Job & internship opportunities

We are hiring: Finance and Administration Director

[Brussels, 22 January 2020] Do you want to work for a Feminist Europe?
You are in the right place! The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisation of women’s organisations in the European Union, gathering over 2000 women’s associations. The EWL has members in the EU Member States and 3 of the candidate countries as well as 19 European wide members. The EWL campaigns for a feminist Europe, which promotes women’s rights and equality between women and men in the European Union.


We are looking for a Finance and Administration Director to oversee the smooth running of the EWL Secretariat, including ensuring sound financial and human resources management policies in line with the EWL’s feminist culture and the Belgian legal requirements.

This person will also be responsible for managing, coaching and empowering a team of 2 admin and events staff to support the smooth running of the EWL office, finance and events. In addition to having the relevant experience in finance and administration work (outlined below), the Finance and Administration Director needs to have strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated experience in working collaboratively and establishing trust with colleagues, members, and external suppliers.

As an inclusive feminist organisation, we are seeking to build an organisation that represents Europe in all of its diversity. We believe candidates with diverse experiences and backgrounds bring real added value to our existing feminist culture. As such, we strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented and marginalised groups, sexualities or nationalities to apply: for example candidates from ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities, people with caring responsibilities etc.


Please read the instructions and the role description, necessary skills & attributes and conditions carefully before you apply. As we often receive a large number of applications, we will give priority to those who can demonstrate that they meet the criteria listed. We know you are busy, and we appreciate you taking the time to apply!

Interested candidates are requested to submit to the European Women’s Lobby at by 23 February 2020 23:59 CET:

  1. Your 2 pager CV in Word or PDF (name your file as follow ’Last name-CV’)
  2. A two page cover letter outlining your motivation and your experience relevant to the role (name your file as follow ’Last name-cover letter”)

Please keep in mind that only applications transmitted via the correct procedure will be considered.

Closing date for applications is 23 February 2020 23:59 CET. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held on w/c 16 March 2020. Interviews through Skype are possible for candidates who are not able to come to Brussels in person. The ideal candidate should be able to start by June 2020.

Data protection
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is committed to fully comply with the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on 25 May 2018. We can confirm that the information you provide us in the application form is only intended to be used for the process of selecting candidates for the position advertised. We will keep your information safe and we will only share with the EWL staff and hired consultant who deals with the recruitment for this post. We will store your information electronically for a period of 12 weeks in a safe space, only accessible to the EWL staff involved in the recruitment. After 6 months time, all the information you provided us will be entirely discarded and no record will be kept. If you would like this information to be discarded before that date, you can simply email us at and we will proceed with your request. If you are hired for the position, EWL will then store your CV and application form in your Human Resources files.

Latest video

Loud and United to end violence against women and girls, European Women’s Lobby Conference, 6 December 2017, Brussels.

Find more videos on our Youtube channel

Facebook Feed

Get Involved