ENAR is recruiting a Fundraising and Grants Officer

ENAR is recruiting a Fundraising and Grants Officer who will be in charge of fundraising for the ENAR Foundation and re-granting and capacity building projects to members of the ENAR network. Deadline for applications: 26 September 2021.

ENAR aisbl is recruiting a fulltime Fundraising and Grants Officer to join its team in Brussels.

The Fundraising and Grants Officer is the officer in charge of fundraising for the ENAR Foundation and re-granting and capacity building projects to members of the ENAR network to support their work and build their organisational capacities, in close collaboration with the Network Development Officer.

They manage the projects granted by the ENAR Foundation to ENAR members and ensure their adequate implementation by the grantees, including their sound financial management and reporting.

They identify and assess the capacity building needs of the grantees and work with them to design and implement effective actions to build their capacities in relation to their governance, programme management, fundraising, organisational development, networking and strategic planning, among others. To this effect, they identify and hire relevant experts in these areas where and when relevant.

They seek funding opportunities, write grant proposals and service and maintain contact with the ENAR Foundation’s donors, including corporate partners and sponsors. Their activities in this regard are informed by, and coherent with, the vision and strategic priorities of ENAR Foundation and ENAR aisbl.

They manage and ensure the delivery of any deliverables or outputs of the ENAR Foundation’s grant agreement with donors, including corporate partners and sponsors. They track, monitor and assess the progress of the implementation of the programme and prepare high quality reports to the stakeholders and donors.

They handle administrative tasks relevant to the projects. They also support the ENAR Foundation Board to carry out their oversight role through timely and adequate reporting and updates to the Board.

The Fundraising and Grants Officer also collects relevant information from the corporate partners and sponsors for different purposes and in collaboration with the ENAR aisbl. Equal@Work Advocacy Officer and Administration Team.

They work in close cooperation with the Communication department to develop creative communication tools to engage corporate partners and sponsors.

This is a full-time position based at the ENAR Secretariat in Brussels. The gross salary is € 3,159 per month, plus benefits. The contract offered is limited to one year, with potential for renewal.

ENAR aisbl and ENAR Foundation strive for a diverse staff and ensures that opportunities offered are accessible to all regardless of gender, age, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. ENAR encourages members of groups which are affected by racism and related discrimination to apply for this post.

Primary responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing a strong, multi-layered fundraising strategy and seeking new donors and corporate partnerships in close collaboration with ENAR secretariat and in line with ENAR approach and strategic positions;
  • Grant writing and management for the ENAR Foundation;
  • Monitoring grantee projects’ progress and reporting, including financial reporting to the different donors and partners of the ENAR Foundation and its Board in line with their reporting requirements;
  • Liaising with ENAR aisbl’s team to develop necessary deliverables and strategies;
  • Managing consultants to deliver outputs under specific grant agreements;
  • Managing re-granting schemes for the members of the ENAR Network following a sound, collaborative selection process;
  • Work with ENAR’s Network Development Officer to meet the capacity building needs of ENAR members and design and implement training seminars or relevant meetings;
  • Contribute to ENAR aisbl’s Equal@Work working group where relevant.
  • Carry out administrative work relevant to the projects they manage and the ENAR Foundation’s governance in collaboration with the Chair and Treasurer.

Education and knowledge

  • Education to university level with a degree or 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent professional experience.
  • Good understanding of the political debates related to anti-racism and equal rights in Europe
  • Knowledge of networking and organisational development methodologies
  • Experience in re-granting and/or capacity building schemes.

Ability and skills

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong communications skills
  • Ability to work in organisations operating in diverse political and cultural contexts
  • Collaborative team player
  • Ability to prioritize complex tasks, follow on multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in English. Knowledge and ability to communicate in any other language is an asset
  • A strong commitment to ENAR Foundation’s mission and vision
  • Good ICT skills
  • Strategic thinking and ability to maintain the focus on the strategic outcomes while managing multiple activities and strategies
  • Literacy in relevant office software (especially Excel).


  • Experienced grant writer/fundraiser
  • Worked with donors and corporate partners
  • Facilitated a number of meetings and trainings
  • Communicated with organisational stakeholders within and outside the organisation
  • Developed efficient reports to stakeholders.

Reporting duties

The Fundraising and Grants Officer reports to the Director of ENAR aisbl and ENAR Foundation’s Board. The reporting line could change in the future as ENAR and ENAR Foundation further develop their programme.

Line management

No line management duties beyond guiding their own Intern, if applicable

Contract type and duration:

Full-time one-year contract, renewable depending on the availability of funding.

How to apply

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1. An application form: Part 1 and Part 2
Please note that the home page (part 1) of this application form is not shared with the selection committee until the interview. Please make sure that your application (part 2) is anonymous.

2. The equal opportunities form. Although we would welcome receipt of this form, it is not mandatory for you to fill it in. Please do not put your name on this form.

CVs will not be accepted. You are required to use the ENAR application form. All information given in the application, including the Equal Opportunities monitoring form, will be treated in a confidential manner.

All applications should be submitted via e-mail to JobApplication@enar-eu.org by Sunday, 26 September 2021 at midnight CET. Please put ‘Application FGO + your full name’ in the subject line. The recruitment process will include an interview and a written test. The selected candidate should preferably start before 1 December 2021.

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