HR and Team Coordinator

European Endowment for Democracy
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 19

Position description

The European Endowment for Democracy is looking for a committed and experienced HR and Team Coordinator

To join its Secretariat in November/December 2019

Deadline for applications: 2 October 2019

The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is an independent, grant-making organisation, established in 2013 by the European Union (EU) and EU member states to foster democracy in the countries of the European Neighbourhood and beyond.

Since its inception, EED has provided over 500 grants and evolved into a vibrant, innovative and respected member of the democracy support community. EED funds a vast array of pro-democracy actors including human rights and political activists, pro-democratic movements, civil society organisations, independent journalists and media.

1. Main functions of the post

  • Supporting the development and implementation of EED’s HR strategy and providing support in various human resource functions, which include recruitment, staffing, training and development, performance monitoring (65%);
  • Supporting EED’s operations and administration (35%).

2. Duties and Responsibilities

The Human Resources and Team Coordinator reports directly to EED’s Executive Director and Director of Operations of and shall be responsible for (in addition to the above-mentioned):

A. HR tasks

  • Updating the Staff Manual and job descriptions; keeping and maintaining personnel records;
  • Supporting the implementation of EED’s appraisal system and conducting periodic job satisfaction surveys;
  • Coordinating the selection process of new EED staff members (establishing long list, arranging written tests, arranging interviews, supporting the preparation of contracts);
  • Monitoring changes of the Belgian labour law and regulations;
  • Advising on possibilities for professional development of EED Staff, principally trainings;
  • Organising induction programmes for new employees and overseeing EED leavers’ procedure;
  • Filling in leaves every month (using net salary software) to release the salaries to EED staff;
  • Managing timesheets and EED staff holidays;
  • Ordering meal vouchers at Sodexo;
  • Coordinating the process of obtaining work permits for new staff;
  • Preparing and monitoring visa requests;
  • Managing contracts with EED Interns (including liaising with Bruxelles Formation);
  • Managing EED supplementary health insurance;
  • Liaising with other insurances (civil responsibility insurance; mandatory safety work insurance);
  • Managing contracts of EED translators;
  • Supporting preparation of contracts with EED country consultants;
  • Serving as first aid and fire alert person and emergency contact with EED Staff and their families.

B. Team Coordinator tasks

  • Supporting the team in audit preparations;
  • Processing invoices and executing payments in Isabel;
  • Coordinating work of translators contracted by EED;
  • Liaising with the office’s landlord and other service providers;
  • Managing cleaning services;
  • Ordering stationery and office equipment;
  • Making travel arrangements for members of the Executive Committee, EED staff members, contracted experts and meeting attendees; arranging for cost-effective travel connections, making multiple bookings, hotel reservations, local transportation and insurance, where applicable;
  • Organising and overseeing EED events (liaising with communication team);
  • Back-up of EED Office Coordinator;
  • Performing other tasks for the Executive Director and/or the Director of Operations as required.


3. Key eligibility and selection criteria

a. Conditions for eligibility

  • Preferably be a national or having permanent residence permit of one of the EU/EEA countries or Switzerland;
  • Be entitled to his/her full rights as a citizen;
  • Have completed any obligations imposed on him/her by the laws concerning military service;
  • Produces the appropriate character references as to his/her suitability for the performance of his/her duties;
  • Be physically fit to perform his/her duties;
  • Hold, or be in a position to obtain, a valid Personnel Security Clearance Certificate (national or EU PSC at CONFIDENTIAL and/or EU SECRET level).

b. Essential selection criteria

Level and type of formal education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Social Science or related discipline.

Professional experience

  • At least three (3) years of proven full-time professional experience experience in human resources;
  • Sound knowledge of the Belgian labour legislation;
  • Fluent in English (working language of EED);
  • Ideally administrative French (administrative language of EED), a good knowledge of Dutch is an asset;
  • Experience in working in an international environment;
  • Experience in working in NGO (preferably Belgian one) or similar organisation;
  • Provide at least three (3) references as to the suitability for the performance of duties.

Personal attributes

  • Trustworthy and discreet;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to work on your own;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Flexibility.

Application instructions

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