Talent Acquisition Specialist

European Climate Foundation Bruxelles - Brussel Belgium HR
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Company Description

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was founded in 2008 is a major philanthropic initiative working to help tackle climate change 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 foundation works through several sectoral, cross-cutting and regional initiatives and collaborates with a wide network of partners to advance progress towards this shared goal. The ECF team is a highly dynamic group of individuals, combining ambition and passion with a rigorous, results-oriented and analytic approach to the work. The ECF’s culture is one of intensity, enthusiasm and mutual support.


Context of the role

The Talent Acquisition will be responsible for sourcing, identifying and hiring top talent to fuel the growth of the foundation. Working closely with the Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist you will perform the following tasks:

  • Managing the full recruitment cycle: coordinate with hiring managers to determine the required profiles and the recruitment process, prepare job postings, source potential candidates, organise the selection procedure and conduct interviews, feedback to candidates, schedule tasks for candidates and manage reference requests.
  • Developing diversified talent sourcing and inclusive recruitments practices with all stakeholders involved in the recruitment process
  • Supporting the development of a talent acquisition strategy, looking at the competencies needed to achieve overall ECF strategic developmental objectives
  • Ensuring compliance to ECF recruitment standards and country labor laws
  • Proactively seek advice, offer solutions, and articulate necessary changes to refine recruitment process together with the HR team


  • Strong trust building and diplomatic skills that enable effective collaboration with a diverse group of internal and external partners
  • Excellent collaboration and influencing skills
  • Achieving efficient, timely, quality results by directing efforts on expected outcomes


Experience and competencies

  • Genuine interest in climate change challenges and ECF’s mission
  • 5 years’ experience minimum in recruitment in an international environment
  • Strong international experience and ability to manage high volume hiring
  • Effective with technology and feel rapidly comfortable working with new software
  • Fast learner with a can-do attitude
  • Impeccable work ethics
  • Outstanding communication skills and fluent in English
  • Autonomous and able to work towards tight deadlines and changing priorities

Other information


ECF office in Brussels

What we offer

Permanent contract

Start date

As soon as available

How to apply

Please send 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 disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds to apply.