Fundraising Officer

European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Apr 03

Position description

Are you interested in international cooperation and Europe-Africa relations in particular? Do you have experience in fundraising and enjoy discovering and pursuing new funding opportunities? We are looking for a dynamic person to join our fundraising and institutional relations team in Brussels.

Who are we?

The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is a leading independent think tank that wants to make policies in Europe and Africa work for inclusive and sustainable development. We have two offices: one in Maastricht and one in Brussels.

Our more than 60 staff members from over 25 countries worldwide provide independent research, advice and practical support to policymakers, advisors and practitioners in Europe, Africa and beyond. Our focus is on EU foreign policy and policies related to conflict, migration, governance, sustainable food systems, regional integration, business, finance and trade.

About the fundraising and institutional relations team

Our fundraising and institutional relations team helps us increase and diversify our funding base. The team builds and nurtures the relations with our institutional partners, coordinates our fundraising activities and supports our various teams in mobilising resources.

What will you be doing?

Our ideal candidate:

  • Has a university degree in economics, international relations, social science, development or any other field related to the areas of work;
  • Has experience with fundraising, donor relations and communications;
  • Has at least three years of experience working in the EU, ideally in the field of fundraising;
  • Has a well-developed understanding of strategic fundraising strategies;
  • Is fluent in English and French;
  • Has a good understanding of EU call for tenders and proposals. Knowledge of European Commission procedures, the Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU External Actions (PRAG), Horizon 2020 and Framework Contracts would be a plus;
  • Has experience with drafting technical and financial proposals for tenders, including budgets;
  • Knows how to work independently and in a team;
  • Is a self-starter, takes initiative and knows how to work towards deadlines;
  • Has excellent interpersonal and donor communication skills;
  • Is flexible and creative;
  • Has good organisational skills, attention to detail and is rigorous.

Do you meet all or most of these criteria and are you interested in joining us? We would be eager to hear from you.

What do we offer you?

  • A one-year contract for 40 hours a week, with possibilities of a longer term extension upon good performance;
  • A salary ranging between €40,887 and €53,482 gross per year, including a holiday and end of year allowance – depending on experience;
  • A generous package of 47 leave days;
  • A lot of room to grow and learn;
  • A home in an international and dynamic organisation;
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home.

More information

If you would like to receive more information about the position or working at ECDPM, please get in touch with Karen Gielen via [email protected] or +31 (0)433 502 930. For more information about ECDPM and our areas of work, please have a look at our website.

Application instructions

You can address your application to Karen Gielen. The subject line of your application should read: ‘Fundraising officer’. We will not take into account incomplete or late applications.

Interviews and a written exercise will take place early May. The preferred starting date for the position is 1 June 2019.

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