Job Opening (Maternity Cover - 7 months) - Director of Network

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as the Director of the End FGM European Network and lead the Network and its secretariat.

End Female Genital Mutilation European Network

Brussels, Belgium

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as the Director of the End FGM European Network and lead the Network and its secretariat.

About the End FGM European Network

The End FGM European Network (End FGM EU) is based in Brussels and brings together 32 national organisations in 15 European counties working in the field of female genital mutilation (FGM) as a form of violence against women and girls. It offers a platform for organisations and women and girls affected by FGM to engage directly with European decision makers. The experiences and expertise of member organisations define and guide the network’s calls for European and national political action to end FGM.

Our Vision

A world free of all forms of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) where women and girls are empowered and can fully enjoy their human rights.

Our Mission

To be the driving force of the European movement to end all forms of female genital mutilation (FGM), joining the forces of communities and civil society organisations, and building synergies and cooperation with all relevant actors in Europe and globally.

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End FGM EU is looking to recruit the role of Director (maternity cover). This is an exciting opportunity to lead and grow a fast growing regional organisation that plays a key role in the Global and European End FGM movement. The Board is looking for a dynamic individual to build on its success and lead its experienced and passionate team for the upcoming months.

Experience and Skills

  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience within a non-governmental or governmental organisation
  • People and consultant management experience
  • Knowledge and experience of how a membership-based NGO operates would be an asset
  • Proven record of advocacy success and experience in European & EU advocacy processes
  • Proven track record in the ability to develop a and implement a strategy
  • Financial management and budgeting experience
  • Strong coordination skills, ability to lead networks, keep them engaged, provide guidance and inputs on relevant issues
  • A university degree or equivalent experience in human rights, political science, gender studies or any other specific field relevant to End FGM EU’s work and/or relevant working experience.
  • Knowledge of the FGM movement is an asset
  • Excellent leadership and team building skills
  • Ability to work to a high standard, managing stress effectively whilst prioritising multiple tasks and competing deadlines
  • Excellent communication, representational and inter-personal skills
  • Fluency in English is a prerequisite. French is an asset


  • Demonstrated commitment around women’s rights and gender equality
  • Passionate and enthusiastic attitude able to motivate the team
  • Team-oriented, versatile, personable and flexible
  • Highly driven and can work independently
  • Works collaboratively and listens actively to the views of those involved
  • Intercultural understanding, non-discriminatory attitude and open-mindedness

Please find a more detailed Job Description here.

What we offer

  • This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic network interacting daily with organisations passionately committed to women’s rights and ending FGM;
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium (with some home-working);
  • Full time contract 38h/week;
  • This is a fixed-term appointment for 7 months from approximately mid-June 2022 to mid-January 2023.
  • This position is a maternity cover.
  • A competitive monthly salary according to the candidate’s experience, coupled with various benefits:
  • In addition to the salary we offer meal vouchers, contribution to transport, 13th month and hospital insurance. Currently when we are working from home we are also offering working from home allowance and contribution to internet charges.

How to Apply

To apply please send a motivation letter and CV in English to by 21st of April 2022.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates should hold a valid work permit for Belgium.

Interviews will be held online from 26-28 April.

Recruitment Policy


  • All appointments should be made in a transparent way and comply with all relevant employment regulations. No job applicant or employee should receive less favourable treatment on the ground of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, gender identity, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.

Work permit

  • All applicants, have to have the right to reside and work in Belgium.


  • Any relevant volunteering experience can be considered equal to any other professional experience.