The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is a grant-giving organisation based in Brussels.
EED’s goal is to provide flexible support to democracy activists, complementing other EU and member state democracy support programmes. EED provides context-based, demand driven support based on a principle of fostering democracy and facilitating initiatives of local actors. EED believes in taking an unconventional approach to supporting democracy through investing in transformational ideas and the people behind them.Its geographic mandate covers the European neighbourhood and beyond.
EED seeks a trainee for a six-month traineeship (starting around February / March 2019) for Grant–making Support (Arabic language skills required).
Assistance is required to the EED grant-making contractual, financial and administrative process. Knowledge of grant-making cycle and experience in administrative work and detailed assessment of financial reports strongly preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel necessary. High drive for detail and accuracy. Proficiency in Arabic required, in addition to English. Knowledge of the Turkish language would be an advantage.
For practical reasons, citizenship of an EU Member State or residency in the European Union is preferred.