HR Partner (maternity cover)

European Climate Foundation BXL Belgium HR
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Company Description

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is a major philanthropic initiative working to help tackle the climate crisis by fostering the development of a net-zero emission society at the national, European and global level.

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

The ECF 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.


Do you love switching from the tactical level to the operational level and back? Are you ready for the next level up? Do you dream of having a job that has a broad footprint and supports the work towards tackling climate change? Do you like bringing structure? Then this role could be your next step!

The HR Partner works closely with the leaders and line managers to build their people capability, plan and manage talent. He/she is responsible for facilitating a strong employee experience in his/her designated groups. The HR Partner liaises with, and is supported by, the centers of excellence (CoE) and services in the HR department. The role reports to the HR Director.

Key responsibilities

For his/her designated part of the organisation, the HR partner

  • Guides the managers through the overall HR Strategy and specific HR programs and policies and identifies and reports his/her groups specific needs
  • Manages, guides and follows up on staffing needs
  • Ensures a smooth employee experience in line with the employee life cycle and supports the management as a trusted advisor by taking actions, activating the HR services or requesting the support of the CoE.
  • Supports the development of people, leaders while watching over the coherence of the structure
  • Is in charge of Employee Relations as and where needed
  • Supports the day-to-day HR management
  • Rolls out recurring or new HR projects or processes
  • Coordinates or contributes to HR activities linked to hosting a new platform or the spin out of an existing one

Collaboration and special projects:

  • Takes the lead on some processes: staffing needs, HR metrics and other projects outside of the CoE work
  • Collaborates closely with the CoE by involving them when their expertise is needed and providing feedback


Experience and competencies

  • 8+ years of experience in a People function of which at least 4 years of experience in an HRBP function, ideally in an international environment
  • Experience in supporting and coaching managers, knowledgable on leadership and people management;
  • Strong trust building and diplomatic skills that enable effective collaboration
  • Excellent collaborating and influencing skills;
  • Outstanding communication skills and fluent in English;
  • Fast learner with a can-do attitude;
  • Autonomous and able to work towards tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Impeccable work ethics;
  • Genuine interest in climate change challenges and the ECF mission;

Other information

What we offer

  • The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work;
  • A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself;
  • Employee or consultancy contract



Start date

As soon as possible, latest early March 2023

How to apply

Please upload your CV and cover letter (in English).

All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.

Diversity Statement

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our organisation. We strongly encourage candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups to apply.