Handicap InternationalClosing Date : 2017-01-25
Duty Station : Brussels, Belgium
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Organization: Handicap International
Country: Belgium
Closing date: 25 Jan 2017

Context :

Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than sixty countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

Handicap International has just launched its 2016-2025 strategy which foresees significant growth in its institutional funding over the next ten years, and European Commission funding will be of particular importance. We are therefore seeking a European Union Funding Adviser.

Job description :

The European Union Funding Adviser is responsible for developing and monitoring Handicap International s portfolio of EU funding agencies.

An expert on European funding (especially DEVCO), you must have comprehensive knowledge of the EU s funding management rules and mechanisms and be capable of contributing towards coordination platforms, such as Concord.

Main responsibilities:

Managing the European Commission funding agencies portfolio (primarily DEVCO), as well as some EU member states funding agencies not covered by the network of Handicap International national associations and exploring new funding opportunities and modalities:

Research, knowledge capitalisation, dissemination and training on the opportunities, conditions and strategy of the funding agencies in the portfolio,

Negotiating potential collaborations between HI and the funding agencies;

Coordinating the updating of HI's administrative registrations with the funding agencies in the portfolio (Pador, Prospect...)

Providing support to people (head office + field) working with the agencies in the portfolio, helping them to interpret and apply the rules and conditions, and making suggestions to help resolve any problems;

Contributing towards the internal coordination of funding from the funding agencies in the portfolio;

Actively participating and representing the organisation on European NGOs platforms (especially Concord) on matters concerning European Commission funding and procedures

Helping implement the institutional funding action plan

Contributing towards cross-cutting files on institutional funding issues (especially partnerships and consortia);

Assisting with the development of institutional funding tools.


Five years of higher education in a field relevant to the job, or equivalent experience

Languages: fluent French and English mandatory; additional languages from a EU State member desired

Professional experience and skills:-

At least three years experience of managing European funding (especially DEVCO) and sound knowledge of tools (Pador, Prosepct, Transparency Register )

Proven experience of working with NGO platform ; capacity and liking for working within a network

Applied knowledge of project cycle management methodologies (operational and financial)

Ability to prioritise and manage large quantities of information

Excellent writing and synthesising skills

Sound knowledge of desktop and IT tools

Interpersonal skills:

Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills

Pedagogy, adaptability and flexibility

Ability to work as part of a team (especially international and inter-cultural)

Commitment to the non-profit sector

How to apply:

Apply online, send your resume and cover letter :


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