We’re hiring a Finance Officer!

Do you want to work for a Feminist Europe?

You are in the right place! The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella network of women’s organisations in the European Union, gathering over 2000 women’s associations. The EWL has members in 26 EU Member States, three official-candidate countries, Iceland, Norway, United Kingdom as well as 17 European-wide member organisations. The EWL campaigns for a feminist Europe, promoting women’s rights and equality between women and men in the European Union.

You could be the person we are looking for!

The EWL is recruiting a Finance Officer to support the effective and sound operations relating to finance management, in accordance with EWL’s Strategic Framework.

As an inclusive feminist organisation, we are seeking to build an organisation that represents Europe in all of its diversity. We believe candidates with diverse experiences and backgrounds bring real added value to our existing feminist culture. As such, we strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented and marginalised groups, sexualities or nationalities to apply. Please be aware that to be selected for this position, you must have the right to legally work in Belgium at the time of submitting your application. Unfortunately, we are not able to make any exceptions or provide sponsorship. The specific tasks, as described in the Role Profile below, will be carried out the EWL Secretariat in Brussels under the supervision of the Finance and Administration Director, and start as soon as possible on a full-time long-term contract.

How to apply

Please read the instructions and the role description, necessary skills and attributes and conditions carefully before you apply. As we often receive a large number of applications, we will give priority to those who can demonstrate that they meet the criteria listed.

You are requested to submit to the European Women’s Lobby via email at

  • Your CV - two pages maximum in Word or PDF. Name your file as ’Last name CV_FAH’
  • A maximum one-page cover letter outlining your motivation and your experience relevant to the role. Name your file as ’Last name_cover letter_ FAH’

Please keep in mind that only applications transmitted via the correct procedure will be considered.

Closing date for applications is 15 May 2024 23:59 CET. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held on a rolling basis. A first interview round will be carried out online, through ZOOM.
A second interview round will be in person at our office in Brussels the following days.

Role profile

The role is within the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) Secretariat based in Brussels, with the purpose of participating in the smooth running of finances and administration of the European Women’s Lobby, through providing support to the Finance and Administrative Hub.
The list of tasks below is not exhaustive. In addition to support, the candidate may be required to lead certain tasks.

Overall responsibilities
1. Finance: Support the Finance and Administration Director with the financial administration and compliance of the organisation
2. Finance administration of the EWL’s re-granting scheme
3. Office administration: Support the Finance and Administration Director in the efficient office functioning and ensuring EWL’s office space is welcoming, inclusive and well organised.
4. HR: Support the Finance and Administration Director with HR administration.

Please find the list of Specific Tasks in the Call for applications.

Essential Skills

  • 3 to five 5 years of experience in Finance, Administration, and HR functions;
  • Financial literacy and skills including experience of processing payments, supporting audits, processing financial documents and implementing finance procedures;
  • Experience in EC grants and reporting
  • Solid IT and technology skills, Microsoft Office, Excel, online meeting systems;
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with diplomatic attitude in all circumstances;
  • Proficiency in spoken and written French and English is essential;
  • Solution-oriented, resourceful and pro-active;
  • Capable of working in a team, while flexible and autonomous.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to support the work of the leading European women’s rights organisation, protecting and promoting the rights of millions of women in 26 EU Member States and three Candidate Countries as well as European-wide organisations;
  • A relaxed office environment, personal autonomy, the possibility of teleworking partially, and room for innovation;
  • A friendly and lively international environment in a small team of 15 dedicated feminists;
  • Environment committed to staff development and personal development;
  • The possibility to contribute to the administration of an umbrella movement organisation operating at EU level;
  • A full time, fixed-term (12 months) contract under Belgian labour law starting as soon as possible;
  • A gross salary of 3.466 EUR/month plus benefits lunch vouchers and reimbursement of local transportation, and (after six months): group pension insurance, health insurance (hospitalisation).

Read more in the Call for applications.

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