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External Funding Officer (part-time)

International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity
Deadline 12.04.2024 €2,642-€2,847/month (est.)

International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity is looking for an External Funding Officer (part-time)

CIDSE is an international family of Catholic social justice organisations. We work with global partners and allies to promote justice, harnessing the power of global solidarity to achieve transformational change for people and the planet. We challenge systemic injustice and its destructive impacts through connecting, mobilizing, influencing and telling stories of change. We promote environmentally and socially just alternatives to allow everyone to thrive in our common home.

The CIDSE Secretariat, located in Brussels, is currently looking for an:


The position is 80% and permanent.

Your responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Operations and Communications Manager, and in direct collaboration with the rest of the team, you:

  • Contribute directly to the development and ensure regular updates of the external funding strategy, in line with the Strategic framework, operational plan and related work-plans and priorities of CIDSE;

  • Manage existing external grants and projects, including reporting and donor relations where necessary;

  • Are responsible for scanning the funding environment to identify new funding opportunities, developing and drafting proposals and grant applications, as well as reporting on external funding received through various sources;

  • Support your colleagues in developing their own capacity with regards to external funding, proposal development, and reporting and monitoring of funded projects;

  • Explore and propose opportunities for joint funding initiatives within the CIDSE network and with allies;

  • Coordinate internal efforts in the team and among the membership with regards to external funding opportunities.

Your profile:

  • 3-5 years of work experience in fundraising, co-financing and grant writing; with specific experience in EU grants, foundations, and government sources;

  • 3 years’ experience in project management, and understanding of planning, monitoring, and reporting;

  • Relevant knowledge of funding environment in Belgium, the EU, and within Europe;

  • Experience and knowledge of budget planning and financial reporting;

  • Capacity to work independently and within a team – according to an established work-plan, as well as taking initiatives proactively when required;

  • Good knowledge and understanding of social justice and international development issues;

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, diplomacy, discretion, and tact;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, and working knowledge of French, or another European language an asset.

  • You understand, and are committed to the mission and values of CIDSE;

  • You have good team-working skills and the ability to work in an international, multi-cultural NGO environment;

  • You are a good multi-tasker and results oriented with a professional attitude;

  • You have proven computer skills (knowledge of database an asset) and are available to travel.

CIDSE offers:

  • The opportunity to work in an international organisation with a dynamic international team;

  • The opportunity to work with CIDSE member organisations, allies and partners worldwide;

  • The opportunity to work in the Brussels EU-Quarter;

  • An interesting and challenging job.

  • The terms and conditions of working, including salary range and telework policy are those of CIDSE and depend on experience. The gross salary can vary between 2642 € and 2847 € per month for a 4/5 time

  •  The salary package is completed by:

    • Employer’s contribution to travel costs from the employee’s home to the workplace (60-100% of cost)

    • Luncheon vouchers

    • Additional family allowances

    • Collective personal travel assistance insurance

    • Group pension insurance

    • Hospitalisation insurance

You have a valid EU work permit and are resident in Belgium. 

For more information about CIDSE please visit our website:

Please send your CV and cover letter by 12 April 2024 COB to: 

Interviews will likely be held in the week of 22 April 2024.
Proposed start date: as soon as possible, Mid-May 2024

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