JOIN OUR TEAM - Call for Senior Project Officer

End FGM EU is looking to recruit a Senior Project Officer to oversee the successful planning, implementation, and delivery of our projects, mainly funded by the EU. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in project management and EU project applications. The position is based in Brussels, Belgium and would be reporting to the Director of the Network.


Main Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of EU-funded projects to completion, ensuring they are delivered on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards;
  • Develop and maintain project plans, including timelines, budgets and resource allocation, to ensure the successful implementation of the project objectives;
  • Coordinate project activities and liaise with project partners and stakeholders to ensure effective communication and collaboration;
  • Identify & manage project risks and issues, implementing appropriate mitigation strategies where necessary;
  • Provide regular project updates to the Director & Board, and project partners, highlighting significant issues or risks affecting project delivery;
  • Lead project coordination internally with relevant team members and motivate team members to achieve project objectives, ensuring effective communication and collaboration within the team;
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with project partners and stakeholders, fostering a culture of partnership and collaboration;
  • Manage project finances, including budget tracking, forecasting and reporting, ensuring that project resources are utilized efficiently and effectively;
  • Constantly review and assess opportunities within EU calls for project applications;
  • Manage and coordinate EU project applications & co-funding applications;
  • Contribute to team exercises, Network events, organisational wellbeing and organisational development where necessary.

Experience and Skills


  • A minimum of 2/3-year project management experience of working in the EU civil society sector;
  • Proven track record of successful project grants & applications;
  • Excellent project management skills, including planning, budgeting, risk management and stakeholder management;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with project partners and stakeholders;
  • 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;
  • Professional fluency in oral and written English;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for detail;
  • Ability to think and plan strategically and to break projects into defined tasks;
  • Ability to work to a high standard, managing stress effectively whilst prioritising multiple tasks and competing deadlines.


  • Understanding of debates on FGM, violence against women and girls (VAWG) and gender issues;
  • Experience in running events or meetings;
  • Knowledge of the EU institutions and understanding of EU landscape;
  • Experience of transnational coordination work with member organisations
  • A working knowledge of French and other EU languages are an asset.

All applicants must have the right to reside and work in Belgium. People from FGM-affected communities are especially encouraged to apply.

    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 one year, with the possibility of renewal to a CDI;
    • A competitive monthly salary according to our salary scale and the candidate’s experience, coupled with various benefits:
    • In addition to the salary, we offer benefits such as meal vouchers, contribution to transport, additional 5 days of holiday & closure of the office in Dec/Jan, working from home allowance, internet allowance, 13th month and hospital insurance.


    If interested, please apply by sending a CV and a completed application form in English to by the 7th of January 11:59 pm CET.