Do you like bringing together the assets and needs of diverse organisations to give life to projects with a clear impact? Are you good at putting these ideas in writing and report on projects? Do you like working with volunteers and young people? This job is for YOU!

AFS and the European Federation for Intercultural Learning

EFIL, the European Federation for Intercultural Learning, is the umbrella organisation of all 24 AFS organisations in Europe. EFIL’s members are European, volunteer-based associations which organise long and short term intercultural stays for young people in a worldwide network.

EFIL is a competent partner in Europe in the educational field, with substantial expertise and experience in intercultural learning. EFIL actively supports its member organisations to implement the AFS mission and strategic plan, and to operate within the European environment.

EFIL’s activities revolve around three pillars: Advocacy and Research; Intercultural Learning; and Active Citizenship.

The EFIL team is based in Brussels and is currently composed of 6 employees and a variable number of volunteers, interns, and consultants. The main working language is English.

Main tasks:


  • Project ideation with the office team and with Member Organisations;
  • Grant writing and reporting (European Youth Foundation structural grant and annual workplan, Erasmus+ KA3 Civil society cooperation grant, Erasmus + KA1 and KA2.)
  • Manage 1-2 funded projects annually, including coordination of project partners through online and in-person communication, implementation of activities included in the project also through teams of volunteers across Europe.
  • Provide input for advocacy on improving the funding programmes EFIL works with, and participate to meetings with other civil society organisations to share experience with funding programmes (European Youth Forum, Lifelong Learning Platform)
  • Coordinate the drafting of EFIL calendar of activities in cooperation with the colleagues, and in cooperation with AFS International, including defining host countries for events.


  • Coordinate the team of one of the PEACE Camps taking place at the end of November every year in Belgium, involving a team of around 25 volunteers and 150 participants from across Europe between 15 and 18 years old. The preparatory meeting for this event will be either on 10-14 July or in the second half of August.
Profile of the Candidate
  • At least 5 years of experience
  • Fluent in English (at least C1), both spoken and written
  • A good understanding of the sector of volunteer-based, educational and youth-oriented non-profit organisations and/or intercultural exchanges
  • Experience with project creation and partnership creation based on organisational needs
  • Proven budget management skills
  • Proven grant writing, grant reporting and project management experience with the European Youth Foundation and Erasmus+ programmes
  • Knowledge of other funding programmes (CERV, DEAR, Horizon Europe) is a plus
  • Experience with measuring project impact (indicators, quality assurance plans) is a plus
  • Leadership and organisational skills including relevant experience with coordination of events and facilitating in-person and virtual volunteer teams
  • Proven track record in training and facilitation in the education field, experience on the topics of intercultural learning and global active citizenship
  • Strong communication skills in an international and online-based setting, including ability to build relationships across a network
  • Comfortable use of ICT tools, especially in terms of online collaboration (e.g. GSuite), project management and effective use of social media
  • Prepared to work in Brussels, occasional travel and work on week-ends. Must be legally eligible to work in Belgium.
Our offer
  • Fixed-term contract (CDD) of 1 year (renewable);
  • A salary that will be commensurate to previous experience and skills, with a ceiling of 2600 EUR gross;
  • Benefits package (transportation reimbursement, group pension, hospitalisation insurance, meal vouchers, extra holiday days, internet, working from home lump sum etc.);
  • Flexible working hours according to EFIL labour regulations;
  • A stimulating and international working context;
  • A positive working atmosphere in a small, young and multicultural team;
  • Suggested starting date: 21 August 2023


  • Letter of motivation explaining experience with grant writing, project management&reporting, and youth work
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Submit documents to EFIL Secretary general ad interim Elisa Briga at

Only complete applications will be considered

Application deadline: position open until filled – latest by 25 June 2023

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and interviews with short listed candidates may be conducted before the closing date. Interviews will take place on 29-30 June 2023 at the latest.

Given the large volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


The European Federation for Intercultural Learning encourage all persons with the qualifications specified to apply for the position, without distinction in terms of sex, handicap, social or ethnic origin, religion, conviction or sexual orientation.  EFIL recognizes different types of experience, professional and volunteer experience.