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EU Funding Award Junior Officer

  • EIT Food
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: July 19, 2024
  • EIT Food
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: July 19, 2024


EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted by consumers. Established by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in 2017, EIT Food is a fast-growing partnership organisation focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation in the food sector.

EIT Food is a member organisation bringing together key industry players, agri-food startups, research centres and universities from across Europe representing the food value chain in Europe. In addition to thematic leadership, EIT Food is also responsible for coordinating a multi-million euro EU grant allocation from the EIT and distributing it among its partners and stakeholders for the implementation of projects.

EIT Food headquarters (HQ) are based in Leuven (Belgium) and it has 5 regional offices (Co-Location Centres or CLCs) in Europe (based in Poland, Spain, Germany, the UK and Belgium), each working with and for partners in several EIT Food partner countries.

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The EU Funding Award Officer’s primary responsibility is to work with EU Funding AwardManager to execute multiple, concurrent calls for proposals and participants, across the organisation.


The Junior Call Officer´s specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

Working with our Call Manager to execute multiple, concurrent calls for proposals and participants across the organisation:

  • Monitoring and continually updating the workplan for the Call Team;

  • Managing assigned processes g. Evaluation and Feedback to Applicants.

Managing Evaluation:

  • Maintain database of Evaluators;

  • Managing Calls for Evaluators;

  • Resource management per Call;

  • Contracting;

  • Invoicing in cooperation with the Finance Department.

Managing Feedback to Applicants:

  • Writing/answering professional emails to external parties;

  • Editing evaluator feedback reports;

  • Sending acceptance/rejection letters and feedback to applicants;

  • Sending official notice of grant approval.

Scheduling multiple, concurrent meetings with internal, external staff and applicants.  Manage meetings.


The position is a junior officer role.  We are looking for a detail-oriented, reliable, flexible colleague able to work in a fast-paced environment.  Experience with Outlook, Sharepoint, Word, Powerpoint, Teams and Excel and comfortable with learning new technologies is essential. Excellent spoken and written English is required.


Working at EIT Food means joining a team of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to creating a better future through food innovation. We cultivate a culture of collaboration, inventiveness, inclusivity, and constructive feedback. All employees are encouraged to contribute their ideas and expertise towards our mission of creating a more sustainable and inclusive food system.
Together, we're making a real impact on the food industry and we're looking for talented individuals like you to join us.

As a valued member of our team, we'll provide you with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.


  • Full-time permanent position.


  • EIT Food HQ, Leuven (Belgium) with the possibility to work from home;

  • Occasional travel within Europe;

  • Please note that all applicants must be legally authorized to reside and work in Belgium.


Interested candidates are asked to upload their CV and Cover Letter in English in electronic format to CV Warehouse before 19th of July 2024

Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview and may be asked to prove their background, qualifications, skills and experiences by providing relevant documents.


EIT Food is an equal opportunity employer, offering each candidate matching the minimum obligatory qualifications and experiences an equal chance in employment and promotion procedures. If you have any specific requirements for the interview process, please let us know.
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