Secretary General

JEF-Europe - Young European Federalists
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Jan 04

Position description

As appointed officer and legal representative, the Secretary General works full-time for the organisation at the European Secretariat in Brussels and is responsible, under the guidance of the Executive Board, for:

  • Human resources and management of the European secretariat (up to 10 people);
  • Project writing, planning, implementation and reporting;
  • Partnership development and communication with a diverse range of donors;
  • External representation (European Institutions, NGOs, etc.);
  • External communication and support to the member sections;
  • The organisation of statutory meetings;
  • The financial management of the organisation (together with the Treasurer).


  • a thorough understanding of and interest in European politics and affairs;
  • extensive experience in NGO work, ideally on a European level and/or in JEF;
  • extensive experience in project management in particular European projects;
  • experience with institutional fundraising, especially Erasmus+ and other EU grants, as well as diversification of fundraising;
  • excellent language skills; fluency in English is a precondition, any other European languages and especially French and/or Dutch is considered a strong asset;
  • excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • experience with finances and bookkeeping;
  • excellent knowledge of MS/OpenOffice and online communications (collaborative tools, social media);
  • experience with human resources management and team management as well as leadership skills;
  • self-motivation and ability to work independently;
  • ability to manage different competing priorities and responsibilities;
  • ability to work with, engage with and create synergies with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • ability to work with and reporting to a democratic and volunteer-led Board;
  • the willingness to undertake frequent travels;
  • the sensibility to work in a multilingual and multicultural environment.

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