Friends of the Earth Europe
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Aug 24

Position description

Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) is seeking a Fundraiser.

Deadline: 17th September 2017

Friends of the Earth Europe campaigns for sustainable and just societies and for the protection of the environment. We unite over 33 national organisations with thousands of local groups and form part of the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, Friends of the Earth International. Please see for more information.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a green NGO working at the European level in Brussels. You will be working in a highly respected campaigning organisation, as part of a vibrant European network.

Purpose of the role:

Develop and implement FoEE fundraising strategy designed to maximize FoEE’s income in line with its strategic aims, researching and pursuing funding opportunities with a broad range of funders including the European Union, charitable trusts and foundations, government institutions and other donors.

Key responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals, including mission critical EU operating grant application;
  • Assure high quality proposals being submitted;
  • Identify potential new funders in line with FoEE’s strategic needs and in consultation with programmes and the Management Team;
  • Conduct donor research, monitor relevant trends and evaluate the funding potential across the network;
  • Maintain a comprehensive overview of current funders, funding opportunities and the outcomes of all funding proposals, including funder’s feedback;
  • Support fundraising-related work carried out by the programme staff and national member organisations to enhance the overall fundraising capacity of the network;
  • Assist colleagues to develop fundraising skills, especially in writing successful funding applications;
  • Set up and manage reporting processes with programmes and finance, ensuring timely delivery of high quality reports and meeting reporting obligations;
  • Maintain comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date fundraising guidelines and support colleagues to implement them effectively;
  • Prepare income forecasts for FoEE campaigns and activities;
  • Work with the Finance team to update programme/project budgets and the annual budget, plans and financial forecasts;
  • Work with the Communications team to assure that outreach is in line with reports and achievements;
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.


  • Strong commitment to the values, vision and mission of Friends of the Earth Europe;
  • At least three years fundraising experience with the European Union, private donors and governmental institutions;
  • A relevant university degree;
  • Thorough knowledge of current funding trends especially for environmental work;
  • Ability to present FoEE campaigns and work programme in creative and attractive ways;
  • Knowledge of EU structures and funding procedures;
  • Good comprehension of campaigning;
  • Solid knowledge of theory of change, logframe and other project design frameworks;
  • Good understanding of budgeting and finances;
  • Proven organisational skills in setting up and managing processes;
  • Networking, communication and negotiation skills;
  • Self motivating, able to work in a team and independently;
  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workloads;
  • Innovative and creative, with ability to develop and implement new ideas;
  • Excellent written and spoken English, other European languages an asset.

The position requires occasional evening and weekend work.

Salary between Euro 2.741 – 3.631 gross, depending on experience, plus benefits (13th month, luncheon vouchers, pension scheme, hospitalization insurance). Conditions are according to Belgian legislation including the legal ability to live and work in Belgium.

FoEE offers a highly motivating working environment in an international NGO and office located in an environmentally friendly NGO building.

Application instructions

If you feel you meet our criteria, and are inspired by the objectives and challenges of the position, please send us a motivation letter with a CV and contact details for two references by 17th September 2017.

The recruitment process will consist of two steps: a written test that will help selecting candidates for an interview. Test and interview are planned between 20th Sept. and 5th of October 2017.

Only candidates selected for the test and interviews will be contacted - thank you for your understanding.

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