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Working at the EFC means joining an international team focusing on the many facets of philanthropy, from policy and programmes to specialised events and publications relevant to the sector.

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Director of Programmes


Location: Brussels, Belgium

Application Deadline: 01 January 2020

Date Posted: 06 Dec 2019

Full-time permanent contract – Brussels based – 4,200-4,500€ monthly gross salary depending on experience

This is an exciting new senior position at the Brussels-based Secretariat of the Eurochild network. It is suited to somebody with extensive project and people management experience and skills, combined with a passion for, and solid understanding of, children’s rights.

This new position is created to help take Eurochild to its next stage of development. Critically, we want to diversify our income sources and establish new funded partnerships both with the corporate and philanthropic sectors. We intend to build on our core strengths of member engagement, child participation and leveraging EU political and funding influence to catalyse positive change for children throughout Europe.

The Director of Programmes will supervise and support the work of 5 staff responsible for advocacy, communications, project management, and thematic coordination. He/she will be part of the Eurochild executive team, together with the Finance Director and Director of Operations, which will be responsible for decisions concerning resource planning, monitoring and evaluation, risk management, human resource development and fundraising. He/she will deputise the Secretary General in external representation responsibilities.

The full job description can be found here. 

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited to interviews.

If you have any questions, please email Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General.

Chief Executive

European Foundation Centre

Location: Philanthropy House, Rue Royale, Brussels, Belgium

Application Deadline: 16 January 2020

Date Posted: 27 Nov 2019

Read the Position Profile – Chief Executive, European Foundation Centre.

The Chief Executive (CE) reports to the Management Committee (MC) and Governance Committee (GC) of the EFC’s membership and is responsible for the overall leadership, management and execution of the activities and business of the EFC. They will work very closely with the MC and staff on the execution of the multi-year strategic framework, vision, plan, policies and programmes to evolve and refine the EFC’s business model, advancing the interests and value add for its members.

The successful candidate will build upon the EFC’s rich history and strong foundation to effectively serve its members. The Chief Executive will ensure that the EFC members can build upon their own brands of philanthropy as innovative, strategic leaders and tackle the substantive issues in this sector today. This person will lead as a relevant and influential policy voice to best represent EFC’s membership and strengthen the voice and role of philanthropy in Europe.

Tactically, the CE will set the EFC’s priorities and help lead the members and staff to achieve specific goals and objectives necessary to accomplish the agreed upon strategy. The CE will promote and advance the EFC’s value proposition and concentrate the EFC’s efforts to ensure that the members are supported in their missions.

This person will be a credible thought leader, have proven business acumen, and be an influential leader within the philanthropic and civil society sectors. They will serve as an external spokesperson and key representative of the organisation to a wide range of stakeholders, the public, EU institutions, governments, and related partners. The successful candidate will not only enhance the EFC’s relationships with all relevant constituencies, both at European and international levels, and with other related professional organisations.

With the team and the Management Committee, this person will further develop relevant insights and tools to enhance the philanthropic ecosystem, especially for its members.

The Chief Executive must also understand its members needs and wishes through continuous learning and dialogue to identify the best ways to expand EFC’s global reach and impact. The CE must furthermore ensure that the EFC is fiscally strong to meet its members’ short and long-term aspirations and needs. Moreover, the CE must serve as an inspirational leader who will motivate, develop, leverage, hire, manage, and retain an outstanding calibre of people to serve the EFC’s membership.

Expressing Interest

Koya Leadership Partners has been engaged by the European Foundation Centre to advise in this pivotal leadership hire. Leading this search is Nicole Kamaleson, Managing Director of the Global Practice and Turner Delano, Vice President. If you are ready to submit your completed application, kindly submit both your compelling cover letter (addressing motivation and suitability per the above role specifications) and CV/resume here. Only completed applications, with both CV/resume and cover letter, will be presented to the client.

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