ECF – European Climate Foundation

Brussels or the Hague

About the European Climate Foundation

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was established in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to help Europe foster the development of a low-carbon society and play an even stronger international leadership role to mitigate climate change. The foundation works through several sectoral, cross-cutting and regional initiatives and collaborates with a wide network of partners to advance progress towards this shared goal.

The ECF team is a highly dynamic group of individuals, combining ambition and passion with a rigorous, results-oriented and analytic approach to the work. The ECF’s culture is one of intensity, enthusiasm and mutual support.

Key responsibilities

As Grants Officer, you will be part of the Grants Administration team and report to the ECF Operations Manager. You will support 2-5 programmes, platforms or projects and will ensure consistency of approach and compliance with the internal processes. You will serve as the liaison between the programmatic work and the Finance department.

  • You conduct due diligence on new and existing grantees;
  • You create/prepare grant requests in FLUXX, ECF’s internal grant management system;
  • You follow-up at all the grant contracting stages;
  • You monitor grants through review of grant reporting (financial and narrative reporting);
  • You handle grant payments in close relation with the Finance department;
  • You handle grant closing activities;
  • You support with budget management, in close relation with the Finance department;
  • You handle other related administrative tasks.

Skills and experience

  • You have 3-4 years experience in an financial administrative role;
  • You have a genuine interest in the ECF mission and values;
  • You are computer literate with good knowledge of the MS Office and excellent knowledge of Excel;
  • You are comfortable working with new software;
  • You have an eye for details;
  • You have impeccable ethics;
  • You pride yourself in delivering high quality output within ambitious time frames;
  • You like to engage with various stakeholders and you have a customer-oriented approach;
  • You understand the importance and value of teamwork but you are also comfortable working autonomously;
  • Above all, you have a friendly and open personality.

What we can offer you

  • The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work;
  • A full-time position with a 12-months fixed term contract;
  • A competitive salary.

Start date: As soon as possible

How to apply

Please send your CV and a short cover letter, in English to the following email address:

Please, indicate ´Recruitment – Grants Officer´ in the Subject line. Candidates need to possess a valid work permit for the locations. All applications will be treated confidentially.

All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.

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