Funding officer

Eurocities, the network of major European cities, is recruiting a funding officer to provide Eurocities’ members with a high-quality funding service.  The candidate would ideally start in February 2022.


As funding officer, you will work with the projects & knowledge sharing director to provide Eurocitie’s members with funding services of the highest quality. In this role, you will :

  • monitor EU funding programmes
  • draft funding briefs on calls for proposals
  • manage the partner search service for members
  • keep up to date on new EU-funded programmes and calls
  • prepare the funding forecast
  • contribute to proposal development activities
  • organise and lead on project brokerage events for important calls for proposals
  • organise regular webinars for our members about funding opportunities.
  • design and implement project activities related to funding and financing, including Eurocities activities related to funding and financing in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors
  • organise training events for Eurocities’ members about project writing or project management
  • manage the budget related to the funding services
  • exchange information (internally and externally)



You have:

  • At least three years of relevant work experience in EU funding and/or financing programmes
  • a Master’s degree or equivalent
  • good understanding of the EU institutional framework
  • good analytical and organisational skills
  • very good organisational and coordination skills
  • good oral and written communications skills in English
  • good interpersonal skills for an international environment

you are :

  • dynamic and proactive


  • Experience in events management
  • Experience in proposal writing


We offer

A full-time employment position, under Belgian legislation:

  • The selected candidate will need to either live in Belgium or be willing to move to Belgium for the duration of the contract (candidates need to provide a Belgian address)
  • An open-ended contract, starting as soon as possible
  • €2,600  – €3,000 monthly gross salary, according to profile and experience



Meal vouchers, pension plan, hospitalisation insurance, public transport costs, 13th month, éco-chèques

Some other benefit examples are :

  • training opportunities and access to on-line trainings
  • a dynamic international team
  • a pleasant working environment
  • flexible working and relaxed dress code
  • part time teleworking.

Eurocities promotes the importance of a work life balance.

Applicants are requested to send a letter of motivation, explicitly describing point by point their relevant experience and linking it to the requirements for the position, together with a CV with at least two referees (including your current or last employer)  by 17:00 on 19 December 2021 to: Patricia de Wouters, Head of HR, at
Please send the documents in pdf format and mention ‘funding officer’ in the subject line.

Interviews will be held remotely on the week of 10 January 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. CV and personal data of non-selected candidates are not shared with anyone outside Eurocities and will be deleted immediately after the recruitment process. For more information, read our privacy policy.