Traineeship (Monitoring & Evaluation)

Job description


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.


Traineeship - Monitoring & Evaluation Support

EED is seeking a Monitoring & Evaluation trainee for a 9-month traineeship (starting March/April 2020).


EED will be evaluated by an independent third party in 2020. The trainee will assist the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager with facilitating this evaluation process. Tasks include the preparation of statistics and documentation for the evaluation team, reviewing the evaluation team’s proposed methodology, and reviewing draft evaluation reports. In addition, the trainee will support the M&E Manager with other M&E activities, including reviewing grant monitoring frameworks and final assessment reports.


The Successful Candidate will meet the Following Criteria:

  • Master’s degree in development studies, economics, European affairs, politics, sociology or equivalent (preferably including Monitoring & Evaluation and/or research modules);
  • Good knowledge and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Strong interest in and clear understanding of the work and dynamics of civil society
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written; and
  • Highly efficient, independent, and able to multi-task.

N.b. For practical reasons, citizenship of an EU Member State or residency in the European Union is a requirement.


Terms and Salary

The contractual relations with the trainee will be regulated by a Convention d'immersion professionnelle (a professional immersion agreement under Belgian Law), which requires all trainees to be less than 30 years old.


The expected level of monthly remuneration is around €1,450 net per month, in addition to meal vouchers and the reimbursement of a monthly subscription to Brussels public transport.


Work place: EED Secretariat, located in the centre of Brussels, Belgium.


How to apply

Should you be interested in a position and meet the criteria, please submit your CV (Europass format required) and a cover letter specifying to which position you are applying and contact information for two referees.


Applications should be made online using the “apply for this job” link on this page. After successfully submitting your application, you will receive an automatic email confirming receipt of your application. Please no phone calls/emails/letters.


The application deadline is 1 March at midnight Brussels time.


Unfortunately, we cannot respond to every application, therefore only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. All applications will however be kept on file and candidates will be contacted if a suitable opportunity arises in the future. The information provided in the applications is subject to EU legislation on protection of personal data and confidentiality of information.