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Administrative and Finance Officer

20 June 2019

Deadline: 5th July


The Association of Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (OCTA) was constituted in March 2003 by the governments of the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) and registered in Belgium as a not-for-profit association (ASBL). Out of 25 OCTs, all the permanently inhabited territories (21) are currently members of OCTA as well as the French Southern Antarctic Lands - TAAF. OCTA serves as a platform through which the OCTs realize their common goals by working collectively through cooperation, policy dialogue, promotion of common positions and partnerships for the sustainable development of OCTs.

In 2015, OCTA initiated the setting-up of a permanent secretariat in Brussels and has since recruited four full-time Officers: Coordinator, Administrative & Finance, EU Programmes and Energy & Environment.

Operating Grant

Under the 11th European Development Fund for OCTs, a total envelop of EUR 2,2 million along with OCTA own contribution have been identified for the accompanying measures to the OCTA. These support measures are implemented via annual operating grants, covering the period 2018-2021. In order to adequately implement the grants, OCTA had to develop its administrative and financial management capacity.

Job description

The Administrative and Finance Officer primarily contributes to ensure the compliance of OCTA’s activities with the EU rules and Belgian Law, providing a combination of accounting, secretarial and logistics services, as well as support to the team of the Secretariat. He/she will report directly to the Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Finance and Administration duties

2. Support to Events organisation

Being part of a small team, the Administrative and Finance Officer will also support the other members of the Secretariat, in particular the Coordinator.

Desired profile

Location and Duration

The full-time position (38h/week) is based in Brussels, Belgium.
The position will start ideally by August 2019 or as soon as possible, for an initial period of one year (1), with a possibility for a further extension.
Contract under Belgian Law
Salary: to be discussed at the interview

How to apply

If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter mentioning your availability by e-mail to:

Please mention “Administrative and Finance Officer” in the subject line.

Deadline to apply: candidates are invited to apply as soon as possible, and no later than 5th July 16.00 (Brussels time)

Interviews of selected candidates will take place in Brussels on 10th July in the morning

For more information on the position, please contact Mr Nicolas Ferellec – Coordinator of OCTA Secretariat by email: ferellec@overseas-association.eu; or by phone: + 32 2 895 34 32