Financial Officer – 50% to 100%

Applications accepted on rolling basis


Reports To:       ECL Director

Conditions:       Part- or Full-Time

Start Date:        ASAP

The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), a pan-European NGO, has a need for onsite (with some remote possibilities) financial support. 

Are you a dynamic, positive and intelligent person who thrives on working in a small team?  If so, we would love for you to join us!  You will support the ECL Secretariat and Board, and work with the ECL Treasurer, external Accountant and Auditor to ensure that we meet financial requirements.  This may also include administrative and HR legal tasks.

Financial Responsibilities

  • Prepare and monitor financial reporting and requirements for EU-funded projects;
  • Track income and expenditure on a weekly basis;
  • Issue invoices and follow up with members in a timely manner;
  • Keep track of and pay bills;
  • Manage reimbursements to staff and meeting participants;
  • Prepare quarterly reports to Treasurer;
  • Prepare budgets and other financial reports and present at Board meetings and to General Assembly;
  • Liaise closely with Board Treasurer, external Auditor and external Accountant;
  • Prepare quarterly finance reports, including budget vs actuals;
  • Liaise with bank; and
  • Other financial duties as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • ORGANISED and attention to detail;
  • Fluent in spoken and written French and English;
  • Formal education in a related field;
  • Experienced working in the European context;
  • Some experience in financial reporting, preferably for EU-funded projects;
  • Available to travel at least once a year to our General Assembly meeting in Europe;
  • Excellent PC skills;
  • Excellent prioritisation skills; and
  • Authorised to work in Belgium.

 Highly Desirable:

  • Fluency in Flemish;
  • Specialised degree or certificate in accounting and/or administration;
  • Experience with Sage BOB50.

Terms of Employment: Salary offered will commensurate with experience.  Office is in 1030 Brussels.

Starting date:  negotiable

Send an email to Director (at) (no telephone calls accepted) with the subject line: Application for ECL Financial Officer:  [Your name & surname], with attachments:

  1. Cover letter no more than one A4 page on your a) motivations, b) qualifications, c) preference for % time, d) earliest availability, and e) salary requirement;
  2. Full curriculum vitae with 3 recent professional references.

Please note that applications with missing information will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls accepted. ECL is a smoke-free workplace, compliant with Belgian regulations. 




Part-Time Coordinator for ECL Youth Ambassadors (Freelance contract)

We are looking for a part-time coordinator for our Youth Ambassadors (YA) programme for 2023.  The freelance consultant shall provide operational support for the YAs, in collaboration with the ECL secretariat and the Board.  Priority consideration will be given to current or past members of the ECL YA group. 


This is a part-time, consultancy position, at 4-10 days per month (dependent upon activities for the month and availability of the Coordinator), at the daily rate of 100€ to 125€.  The person must be able to commit at least 4 days a month for the entire year of 2023.  This position can be in-person or remote, and reports to the Director and/or the Communications Officer.


Eligibility:  If you 1) are familiar with the ECL YA programme, 2) have a university degree (graduate degree preferred), 3) are a national of the WHO European Region, 4) fluent in English, 5) have experience or very strong interest in cancer prevention, and 6) have an amazing positive attitude, then we would love to have you on our team!


Applications should be sent to Operations (at) by 15 January 2023 (extended deadline) with 1) motivation letter on what you know about the YA programme, your vision for it, and on how you wish to contribute as their coordinator, plus 2) CV with references.


Please note that we can only reply to shortlisted candidates.



ECL Youth Ambassadors for the European Code Against Cancer

Applications for our Youth Ambassadors programme are now closed. 

Are you a youth leader, passionate about public health and willing to make a change in cancer prevention? Email us to let us know whether you’d like to be notified about the 2023 call at ECL(at)