Secretary General

Youth for Exchange and Understanding
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
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  • Posted
    Sep 25

Position description

Youth for Exchange and Understanding International is looking for a motivated person for the full-time position of Secretary-General.

As an appointed legal representative, the Secretary-General works full-time for the organisation at the administrative office in Brussels and is responsible, under the guidance of the Governing Board, for:

  • Daily management of YEU Secretariat;
  • Coordination of projects approved in the annual work plan of the organisation;
  • External representation, communication towards institutions, partners and other organisations in cooperation with the Governing Board in line with YEU and its member organisations’ interests;
  • Financial management of the organisation (together with the Treasurer);
  • Fundraising (searching for grant opportunities and developing partnerships), development of project ideas and preparation of grant applications;
  • Organisation of statutory meetings of YEU;
  • Day-to-day office work, including administration and communication.

Plus other additional tasks to assure the proper development and sustainability of the organisation.


  • Extensive experience in NGO work, ideally on a European level and/or in YEU;
  • Extensive experience in project management in particular European/International projects;
  • Experience with institutional fundraising, especially Erasmus+ and other EU grants, as well as diversification of fundraising;
  • Strong interest in advocacy and European affairs;
  • Ability to work with, engage with and create synergies with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Experience in human resources management and team management as well as leadership skills;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Experience with finances and administration;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS/OpenOffice and online communications (collaborative tools, social media);
  • Time management and organizational skills (including the ability to manage different competing priorities and responsibilities);
  • Ability to work with and reporting to a democratic and volunteer-led Governing Board;
  • The willingness to undertake frequent travels;
  • The sensibility to work in a multilingual and multicultural environment;
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently;
  • Excellent language skills; fluency in English is a precondition, any other European languages, especially French is considered an asset;
  • A thorough understanding of and interest in youth work and social inclusion practices is considered an asset;
  • The applicant should show flexibility, initiative, personal commitment and motivation on supporting the activities promoted by the organisation.

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