Traineeship: Grant-Making Support (Arabic Skills Required)


The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is a grant giving organisation that was created to foster and encourage democratisation and deep and sustainable democracy in countries in political transition and in societies struggling for democratisation. It is an independent private law foundation with its seat in Brussels. Its geographic mandate covers the European neighbourhood and beyond.


The EED is launching a call for trainees. During their time at EED, the trainees will assist EED Secretariat staff with technical assistance and operational support.

In particular, EED is looking for trainees with the following the specific expertise for a six-month traineeship starting around November 2017:

  1.       Grant–making Support (Arabic skills required) – Assistance is required to the EED grant-making contractual, financial and administrative process. Knowledge of grant-making cycle and experience in administrative work and detailed assessment of financial reports strongly preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel necessary. High drive for detail and accuracy. Arabic language skills required.

Citizenship of an EU Member State or residency in the European Union is a requirement.

Should you meet the required expertise above, with some demonstrated relevant experience, please submit your CV (Europass format preferred) including a cover letter specifying to which position you are applying and contact information for two referees.  Applications should be made online using the “apply” panel on this page. After successfully submitting your application you will receive an automatic email confirming receipt of your application. In addition, please send a copy of your CV as an attachment to email address to [email protected], with Trainee (+ specific field you are applying for) in the subject line. Please no phone calls/emails/letters.

The application deadline is Sunday 8 October 2017 at 12 midnight Brussels time.

All applications will be kept on file but candidates will only be contacted if a suitable opportunity arises. The information provided in the applications is subject to EU legislation on protection of personal data and confidentiality of information.

Terms and Salary

Preferred contractual relations with the trainees is a Convention d’immersion professionnelle (a professional immersion agreement under Belgian Law). Expected level of monthly remuneration around €1,400 net per month.