The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, the official political think tank of the largest European political group, the European People’s Party, conducts activities on a wide range of policy-oriented, EU-related issues. The Martens Centre is offering a unique opportunity to join an energetic team which lays the groundwork for the foundation’s ambitious plan of action, and is looking for a dynamic, motivated and innovative individual to fill the following opening:

Key responsibilities:

– manage the entire life cycle of the yearly EU grant (application, implementation, final reporting);

– ensure a high level of financial control and compliance with EU financial regulation and applicable national legislation

– provide advice to co-workers on financial and compliance matters

– prepare financial reports, budget estimations and analysis

– prepare/verify contracts, agreements, call for tenders

– ensure the completeness and accuracy of documentation for internal and external audit

– liaise with external legal and accounting services, bank, EU authorities

– maintain an accurate electronic bookkeeping and execute payments

– oversee the tasks within the Administration team

– general administrative support for the Centre and its Executive Director

– organise statutory meetings

– assist with HR matters, including selection and recruitment

– streamline processes and procedures, improve operational efficiency of finances and HR tools


  • university degree in finance, public administration, economics, European law, etc.
  • proven experience related to the job description
  • strong project management and organisational skills
  • ability to work independently
  • good knowledge of legal requirements and procedures, and strong attention to detail
  • excellent ability to multitask, manage parallel workstreams, and ability to prioritise
  • experienced user of digital tools (especially Microsoft Office, Salesforce CRM, internet banking)
  • sound knowledge of European and international politics and familiarity with the history and the tradition of the Christian Democrat, conservative and like-minded political parties of the EPP family

Why you should be interested in this position:

  • Be part of an organisation allowing you to interact with high-level political leaders from the across the EU
  • Join a dynamic and international working environment with a great atmosphere
  • An attractive remuneration package (incl. several benefits) commensurate with qualifications and experience

The applications will be reviewed, and the interviews will be organised on a rolling basis; early submission is encouraged. Starting date is January 2021.



SectorFinance, Grant Management