Network Coordinator

  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Apr 03

Position description

EuroNGOs (the European NGOs for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Population and Development) is looking for a Network Coordinator, preferably based in Brussels, starting asap.

About EuroNGOs

EuroNGOs (the European NGOs for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Population and Development) is a network of 36 non-governmental organizations from 22 European countries promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights. In essence EuroNGOs works to: (1) convene and connect civil society and likeminded stakeholders; (2) producing and sharing information and knowledgestrengthening skills for policy and advocacy work, and facilitating the development of collective advocacy actions. Its specific focus is sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at development cooperation and global policy level. For more information visit:

As a member-led network, the EuroNGOs supreme governing body is the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Between AGMs, EuroNGOs members delegate a Steering Committee to govern the network. The day-to-day management of activities and the overall coordination of EuroNGOs are in the hands of a small and dedicated Secretariat, based in Brussels and hosted by the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN), which also serves as EuroNGOs fiscal agent.

Job type: Full-time/Part-time, fixed-term contract (consultancies considered)
Place: Brussels, Belgium Preferred, Open to other locations
Reporting to: EuroNGOs Chair

Role purpose & main responsibilities

The Coordinator is the Head of the Secretariat, whose purpose is to enable the network to achieve its mission and strategic objectives by translating into actions the Steering Committee’s decisions. The Coordinator’s role is to ensure EuroNGOs is an effective and efficient network. S/he is responsible for the coordination, facilitation and enabling of the network, particularly for the successful implementation of the network’s strategies and work plans, supporting the Steering Committee and managing the Secretariat.

Key tasks & Responsibilities:

Managing the Secretariat

1. Human resources responsibilities

  • S/he appoints staff, interns and consultants for the Secretariat in consultation with the Chair;
  • S/he supervises the work of:
    • Senior Officer (main tasks: convening, information-sharing and sustainability of the network); and
    • Consultants/interns if applicable.

2. Budgetary responsibilities

  • S/he is responsible for the management of the EuroNGOs budget (manage the budget and actuals, check accounts, authorise expenditures, ensure membership fees and confernece registration fees are collected, provide all relevant financial information to donors, Steering Committee and AGM);
  • S/he mobilizes resources by developing project proposals on the basis of the committee’s indications;
  • S/he liaises and works with IPPF EN Finance Director as per MoU between EuroNGOs and IPPF EN.

3. Liaison with fiscal agent

  • S/he is responsible for the good relationship and communication with IPPF EN and acts as contact point between the fiscal agent and the Steering Committee, in coordination with the Chair.

4. Liaison with donors

  • S/he is responsible to prepare proposals, submit reports, provide updates and information.

Coordination, facilitation and enabling of the network

S/he is responsible for:

  • Organizing Steering Committee meetings, supporting and liaising with the committee’s members and Chair;
  • Organizing Annual General Meetings, coordinating with members;
  • Preparing and ensuring implementation of strategies and work plans;
  • Reaching out to potential new members and partners;
  • Communicating with members and external stakeholders on the network’s activities and initiatives;
  • Liaising with partners, particularly in Europe (IPPF EN, Countdown 2015 Europe, ASTRA);
  • Representing EuroNGOs at external meetings;
  • Fostering joint advocacy actions among members and with key partners.

Organizational Development

  • Coordinate the work of EuroNGOs’ transition into a SRHR Partnership;
  • Facilitating the development of new strategies based on the committee’s decisions.


Education, Experience, Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in a relevant field, master degree preferred;
  • 10 years of working experience in a similar position in a civil society context, direct experience with networks and NGOs alliances preferred;
  • Experience in coordinating with a wide range of stakeholders, preferably in an NGO network context;
  • Proven track record in managing teams and budgets;
  • Proven track record in fundraising;
  • Management skills;
  • Advanced coordination skills;
  • Deep understanding of the current funding landscape;
  • Knowledge of project cycle management, in particular developing successful proposals and donor reporting;
  • Strong writing and analytical skills;
  • Professional knowledge of one or more of the following areas: sexual and reproductive health and rights/gender/global health/human rights/population dynamics/development issues;
  • Excellent command of English (equivalent to mother tongue level), French an asset;
  • Self-starter who can work cross-functionally and lead a small dynamic team; solution focused thinker who is not afraid to take responsibilities; wellorganized, capable to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

**Important note: **

In line with EuroNGOs mandate and values, applicants must be supportive of sexual and reproductive health and rights and pro-choice.


The position is full-time or part-time, fixed term (consultancies considered), preferably based in Brussels and starting asap. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. The Coordinator reports to the EuroNGOs Chair.

Application instructions

Please apply by sending:

  • a 1 page letter of interest. In the letter please clarify the earliest date in which you could start working and confirm that you can legally reside and work in the EU;
  • Your CV;
  • Contact details of two referees (your relationship to them, email and phone number)

to [email protected] by 15 April 2018 (no calls or email inquiries, please). Please use “Coordinator vacancy” as the subject of your email.

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the small size of the Secretariat, we will be able to contact onlyshortlisted candidates and we will not be able to give individual feedback.

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