Job Opening - Director of Network (Maternity Cover)

Job Opening - Director of Network (Maternity Cover)

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as the Director of the End FGM European Network and lead the Network and its secretariat.

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Deadline for application: 20th of June 2024, 23:59 (CEST).

About the End FGM European Network

The End FGM European Network (End FGM EU) is based in Brussels and brings together 32 national organisations in 15 European counties working in the field of female genital mutilation (FGM) as a form of violence against women and girls. It offers a platform for organisations and women and girls affected by FGM to engage directly with European decision makers. The experiences and expertise of member organisations define and guide the network’s calls for European and national political action to end FGM.

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End FGM EU is looking to recruit the role of Director (maternity cover). This is an exciting opportunity to lead and grow a fast growing regional organisation that plays a key role in the Global and European End FGM movement. The Board is looking for a dynamic individual to build on its success and lead its experienced and passionate team for the upcoming months.

Experience and Skills

  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience within a non-governmental or governmental organisation
  • People and consultant management experience
  • Knowledge and experience of how a membership-based NGO operates would be an asset
  • Proven record of advocacy success and experience in European & EU advocacy processes
  • Proven track record in the ability to develop a and implement a strategy
  • Financial management and budgeting experience
  • Strong coordination skills, ability to lead networks, keep them engaged, provide guidance and inputs on relevant issues
  • A university degree or equivalent experience in human rights, political science, gender studies or any other specific field relevant to End FGM EU’s work and/or relevant working experience.
  • Knowledge of the FGM movement is an asset
  • Excellent leadership and team building skills
  • Ability to work to a high standard, managing stress effectively whilst prioritising multiple tasks and competing deadlines
  • Excellent communication, representational and inter-personal skills
  • Fluency in English is a prerequisite. French is an asset


  • Demonstrated commitment around women’s rights and gender equality
  • Passionate and enthusiastic attitude able to motivate the team
  • Team-oriented, versatile, personable and flexible
  • Highly driven and can work independently
  • Works collaboratively and listens actively to the views of those involved
  • Intercultural understanding, non-discriminatory attitude and open-mindedness

Please find a more detailed Job Description here.

What we offer

  • This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic network interacting daily with organisations passionately committed to women’s rights and ending FGM;
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium (with some home-working);
  • Full time contract 38h/week;
  • This is a fixed-term appointment starting as soon as possible until end of March 2025.
  • This position is a maternity cover
  • A competitive monthly salary according to the candidate’s experience, coupled with various benefits:
  • In addition to the salary we offer meal vouchers, contribution to transport, 13th month, working from home allowance, representation allowance, internet allowance, pension scheme, end of year bonus vouchers, extra holidays, work mobile phone and hospital insurance.

How to Apply

To apply please send a motivation letter and CV in English with subject line “Director Application” to before 20th of June 2024, 23:59 (CEST).

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates must be able to work in Belgium.

Download the full job offer here.