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Programme Assistant Coordinator at the European Endowment for Democracy

Programme Assistant Coordinator at the European Endowment for Democracy

EED is looking for a Programme Assistant Coordinator to support its flexible democracy support work in the Western Balkans.

The ideal candidate has full professional working knowledge of at least one language of the Western Balkans, has a keen interest in civil society in the Western Balkans and at least two years of proven full-time professional experience in civil society-related projects and programmes.

  1. Main functions of the post:
  1. Duties and Responsibilities:

The selected candidate will work under the guidance of the relevant Programme Manager(s) and reports to the Director of Programmes and shall be responsible for (in addition to the above-mentioned):

  1. Key eligibility and selection criteria
  2. Conditions for eligibility:

Essential selection criteria

Level and type of formal education:

Professional experience:

Functional competencies:


Please make sure you meet all required qualifications and experience before applying. Applicants must upload a motivation letter (outlining why they apply for this job, max. one standard page), a CV (Europass format required), and contact information for three references via the EED website.
Failure to submit these three documents shall result in the exclusion of the applicant concerned from the selection procedure.
Applications should be made online using “apply” panel on this page. After successfully submitting your application you will receive an automatic email confirming receipt of your application. Please no phone calls/emails/letters.

Applications should be submitted no later than 5 September 2021, midnight (Brussels time). Interviews will be planned in Brussels for short-listed candidates. A written test may be organised.
The applications will not be returned to candidates but will be kept on file by the EED. The information provided in the applications is subject to EU legislation on protection of personal data and confidentiality of information.

Applications will be subjected to pre-employment screening & vetting, including criminal records check.

Terms of contract

EED is not an international organisation or EU institution and its employment contracts are fully based on Belgian Employment Law.

Indicative NET salary is around €2,200 per month with standard benefits foreseen under Belgian labour law (meal vouchers, 13th month salary etc.), with additional medical insurance.
The contract will be a fixed term contract, and no renewal is foreseen beyond the end of the second year. *

Expected start day at EED: 1 November 2021

Working place: EED Secretariat located in the centre of Brussels, Belgium.

*The finalisation of the recruitment process will depend on the availability of foreseen donor funds.

For more info please visit the official website.