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27 Feb 2019

We are a European trade union organisation in the Agriculture, Food and Tourism sector with 120 national affiliates from 35 European countries.  

The secretariat in Brussels is currently looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant for its Food sector

Main tasks:

  • Drafting documents, letters and minutes
  • Translations
  • Preparation and organisation (all aspects) of European meetings in Belgium and abroad (this job requires regular travelling abroad), contact with the services providers (hotels/booths/interpreters/translators…);
  • Maintenance of good and constructive relationships with representatives from various European institutions, employers’ organisations, companies, etc..
  • Taking care of correspondence (emails, phone calls, etc...)
  • Coordinate travel arrangements
  • Manage activities with suppliers
  • Management of the Agenda of the Political Secretary;
  • Upload messages on the EFFAT website and extranet;
  • Some other administrative tasks…


  • Language skills: Excellent spoken and written English and French is an absolute requirement; other languages like German are highly welcomed;
  • Proven organisational skills: organising meetings & events and respecting project deadlines;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Capable to work in a small European team (11 employees) and able to take initiative and be pro-active;
  • Understanding of EU policies, institutions and decision-making process;
  • Excellent computer literacy including internet, email and standard MS Office applications.

The position is based on a full-time contract under Belgian law. Starting date: as soon as possible. EFFAT offers an attractive social package (13 months and holiday allowance, tickets-restaurant, supplementary pension scheme…) and the premises are centrally located in Brussels.

If you believe you fit this profile, please send your application before 28 February 2019, including a motivation letter and your CV to

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