Financial & Grants Officer (m/f)

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 of at least two years
  • Strong project management and organisational skills
  • Good knowledge of legal requirements and procedures, and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent control of multiple tasks 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

Submission of application

  • Applicants should forward a detailed CV and a cover letter by e-mail to to the attention of Tomi Huhtanen, Executive Director, by 29 November 2020.  When applying, mention “Financial & Grants Officer” in the subject-line of the email message. The applications will be reviewed, and the interviews will be organised on a rolling basis; early submission is encouraged. Starting date is January 2021.