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12 Mar 2021

We are looking to recruit an empathic, solution driven and result oriented Human Resources Officer to:

  • [Short term] Support ongoing HR administration of the EFC.
  • [Mid-term] As part of a broader process of converging the European Foundation Centre and Dafne into one organisation, support leadership in developing a uniting state-of-the-art HR framework for a future-proof and engaging workplace, in which colleagues are empowered to deliver on the mission of the organisation.

Duration: 1 year contract (renewable) – 60% FTE (negotiable)


The ideal candidate is an inspired Human Resources professional with experience in general HR administration, as well as in supporting the development and implementing HR policies and processes and in supporting organisational change.

The Human Resources Officer will be working both for internal EFC administrative support as well as for EFC & Dafne in their convergence process, and must as such be able to juggle different tasks with a great ability to perform administrative duties as well as to support more strategic thinking. He / she must be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Proactive and flexible, people-focussed and with an open mind, he/she will be expected to find solutions beyond seeing problems, to be an empathic and active listener, and to deliver on real and tangible developments which will improve the way of working of the organisation, in particular ahead of and during the planned convergence between EFC and Dafne. He/she will be highly organised to navigate these diverse roles and be meticulous when it comes to the administrative functions required.

The EFC and Dafne wish for the future converged organisation to be built on a culture in which all members of the team contribute to a positive, mutually supportive, and empowered culture. We believe in participative leadership and in the value of being a learning organisation. We are therefore looking for a creative and committed colleague who will perform his / her tasks with a strong sense of community and excellent interpersonal skills.

Desirable skills:

This position requires at least 5 years of experience in HR related roles. In addition to a solid knowledge of relevant Belgian legislation and excellent IT skills, understanding of participatory change-management and an interest in organisational design, mediation and would be considered a plus.

Main tasks:

HR Admin (EFC – reporting to EFC Finance and Administration Officer)

  • Providing monthly payroll data for the payroll/pensions/insurances
  • Pre-screening of CVs and arranging interviews for candidates (when required)
  • Writing the terms of employment & contracts for new employees
  • Dealing with maternity leave, thematic leaves
  • Support induction for new colleagues

Development of processes (reporting with EFC CEO & Dafne Executive Director)

  • Development of HR policies, improving transparency, clarity and equality, including a specific focus on staff inductions, appraisal, remuneration and training
  • Reinforcement of HR admin system
  • Development of measures needed for monitoring and support of staff well-being
  • Support the transition of staff to the new organisation and undertake necessary step to facilitate the smooth transition


English (excellent command both written and oral)

French (excellent command both written and oral)

Dutch considered a great plus – any other language is an asset

Our offer:

  • A versatile position in a dynamic organisation committed to social good, working with a great team of international colleagues, pulling together to bring value to a vast and diverse membership of 250 philanthropic organisations active in Europe and around the world.
  • An attractive salary commensurate with experience and extra-legal benefits including hospitalisation insurance, and, after one year, group insurance
  • Monthly public transport reimbursement
  • A contribution toward one language course per year, up to €250
  • An attractive holiday regime in line with Belgian legislation and the European Commission holiday calendar
  • Lunch vouchers
  • A flexible and friendly work atmosphere in a beautiful building in the centre of Brussels

A bit about us

The European Foundation Centre, based in Brussels, is the platform for and champion of institutional philanthropy – with a focus on Europe, but also with an eye to the global philanthropic landscape. We bring together an international network of 200+ member foundations working in areas as diverse as culture, migration, health, socio-economic development and employment, scientific excellence, civil and human rights, environment etc.

The Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe, Dafne, brings together 30 national associations across Europe, representing over 10.000 public-benefit foundations, big and small, who want to make a difference to society. Dafne leads, strengthens and builds the field for the common good in Europe. DAFNE is involved in four key areas: advocacy, peer exchange, communications and research that are needs-based and future-oriented.

During the course of this year Dafne and EFC will join forces to become one organisation and one voice for philanthropy.  Together we will provide a stronger and more effective infrastructure to help institutional philanthropy tackle today’s and tomorrow’s challenges in an increasingly complex world.

How to apply

Please send your CV and half page cover letter including the names of two references to, using “HR Officer” as your email subject by 12 March. Interviews will be organised online during the week of 22 March. The EFC is an equal opportunity employer and warmly welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds. The selected candidate will be asked to join the team as soon as possible.

For more information about the EFC, please check out our website (, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to see what we’re all about!

For more information about Dafne, please check our website .

The EFC and Dafne are equal opportunities employers and warmly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified


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