Local Liaison and Research Assistant CEV – Centre for European Volunteering Brussels, Belgium

The Centre for European Volunteering (CEV) (until 1 July 2020 known as the European Volunteer Centre), established in 1992, is the European network of over 60 organisations dedicated to the promotion of, and support to, volunteers and volunteering in Europe at European, national or regional level.

Through our network we aim to be the leading voice in the values-based volunteering debate in Europe, influencing and sharing the current trends & challenges and those predicted for the future, developing and providing policy advice and expertise for European Policymakers so that volunteering policies and programmes developed at European level are effective and fit for purpose. Network members are also supported to further their own objectives at national/regional & European level by the protection and support for a free and enabling civil society space, advocating for suitable European funding support, and by developing supportive policy statements at the European level on pertinent volunteering issues. In this way, reaching out to the many thousands of volunteers and volunteer organisations in Europe as a source of support in bringing the European dimension to their work.
The position

The Local Liaison and Research assistant will work closely with other members of the CEV team to prepare, implement and follow up on European funded projects focussed on volunteering and active citizenship.

-Support the coordination of the engagement of volunteers and volunteer organisations based in Belgium in European volunteering projects;
-Develop reports on volunteering related issues with a European scope with a special focus on the Belgian reality;
-Provide support to the communications team in writing content to communicate about volunteering in Belgium and across Europe.


Experience with the civil society and volunteering sector in Belgium;
Familiarity with the Belgian legal framework for volunteering;
Experience of desk research and report writing for a non-academic audience;
Knowledge of EU institutions is an asset;
Experience in communicating and working with diverse stakeholders is an asset;
Proactive, critical, flexible and solution oriented;
Ability to work independently and as part of a team on a common project;
Ability to work under pressure, manage challenging workload and tight deadlines;
Demonstrate excellent time management and organisational skills in stressful situations;
Languages: French and/ Flemish to Native speaker level is required. Strong oral and written English is required.

Personal skills

-A quick learner who is keen to learn news skills and gain exposure to an NGO environment;
-An effective communicator who enjoys working in a team;
-Ability to set personal objectives, be proactive and think strategically;
-Good organisational skills and capacity to multitask;
-High capacity to work independently within a small team and strong time-management skills;
-Ability to meet change head-on, think creatively and develop innovative solutions;
-Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage a challenging workload;
-Computer literacy, with good working knowledge of word processing, email and online applications.


We offer a permanent, full time (37.5 hours per week) contract with a competitive gross monthly salary. Hospitalisation insurance, meal vouchers, mobile phone, public transport in Brussels and other benefits are offered.

Candidates to this position should be willing to travel and work flexible hours including if required occasional weekends.

Candidates have to have the right to work in Belgium and should be resident and living in Belgium.

To submit your application for this vacancy, please email [email protected] with “Local Liaison and Research Assistant” in the email subject line your Europass CV and a cover letter. The final deadline for applications is Wednesday 5 January 12 noon but applications will be addressed on arrival and interviews scheduled as soon as possible.

Interviews for this vacancy will be held in December & January 2021 and the successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible in 2022.

Due to the high number of expected applications, only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted. All candidates are kindly requested to refrain from any phone inquiries.
Don’t forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.