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Payroll Officer

  • European Climate Foundation
Brussels, Belgium
  • European Climate Foundation
Brussels, Belgium


The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was founded in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to help tackle climate change by fostering the development of a low-carbon society at the national, European and global level.

We support over 1000 partner organisations to carry out activities that contribute to the public debate on climate action, drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero emissions economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.

The ECF is brings together diverse perspectives and backgrounds to find the best innovative solutions to tackle climate change. We are focusing on engaging and hiring great people from a wide diversity of backgrounds to strengthen the cause. If you share our values of respect, innovation, and collaboration, join us.

As towns, cities and countries around the world declare climate emergencies, seas rise, forests burn, glaciers melt, increasing numbers of people take to the streets demanding urgent action and our societies begin to wake up to what the science has been saying for many years, there has never been a more important time to be working on climate change.


As Payroll Officer you are the trusted expert in all payroll matters. You will ensure correct payroll handling and personnel administration in the countries where the ECF employs staff. You will be part of our very motivated HR team to help deliver a great service to the organisation and you will report to the Payroll Manager.


  • Handles international payroll from A-Z for multiple European countries (knowledge of NL, DE, PL and HU payroll would be an asset);

  • Handles Belgian payroll from A-Z (knowledge of SD Worx e-blox is imperative);

  • Explains employment conditions via induction sessions or answering staff payroll related questions;

  • Takes over from the recruiter when an offer is accepted and manages all the administrative work related to the start of an Employee (contract, insurances, meal vouchers, etc.);

  • Prepares and follows up the recurrent or event-linked administrative documentation and tasks for an employee (maternity leave, parental leave, contract extension or termination);

  • Ensures a proper filing and archiving of employees employment information and documentation (social documents, contracts, absences…);

  • Maintaining HR email box by treating or dispatching mails;

  • Participate in various HR-related projects.


  • Bachelor in HR, or equivalent due to experience;

  • At least 2 years of HR payroll experience, experience Eblox or international payroll is a plus;

  • Fluent in English, Dutch or French is a plus;

  • Structure and rigour: eye for detail, is well organised, analytic, with a problem-solving mindset;

  • Proactivity and a good capacity for working autonomously;

  • Used to work with HR softwares;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team player;

  • Discretion: the ability to handle confidential information in a highly professional way.


Addressing the climate crisis is a great opportunity for bold change towards a fairer, healthier and more sustainable society. The need for an urgent overhaul of our economy and way of life is setting into motion a global response to our biggest societal challenges.

Creating long-term solutions to climate change requires the buy-in and participation of everybody in society.

Cleaner and more efficient communities will raise the quality of life for all citizens.

Greater access to clean energy will fuel new jobs and create a dynamic new economy.

The benefits of a net-zero society can serve not only to avert disaster, but to create more peace and prosperity.


Please upload your CV and a short cover letter (both in English) explaining your motivation.
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