European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
Together for decent work and fair pay from farm to fork


Administrative assistant for EFFAT Food Sector

EFFAT secretariat in Brussels is currently looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant for its Food sector

Main tasks:

  • Drafting documents, letters and minutes
  • Translations
  • Preparation and organisation (all aspects) of European meetings in Belgium and abroad (this job requires regular travelling abroad), contact with the services providers (hotels/booths/interpreters/translators…);
  • Maintenance of good and constructive relationships with representatives from various European institutions, employers’ organisations, companies, etc..
  • Taking care of correspondence (emails, phone calls, etc...)
  • Coordinate travel arrangements
  • Manage activities with suppliers
  • Management of the Agenda of the Political Secretary;
  • Upload messages on the EFFAT website and extranet;
  • Some other administrative tasks…


  • Language skills: Excellent spoken and written English and French is an absolute requirement; other languages like German are highly welcomed;
  • Proven organisational skills: organising meetings & events and respecting project deadlines;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Capable to work in a small European team (11 employees) and able to take initiative and be pro-active;
  • Understanding of EU policies, institutions and decision-making process;
  • Excellent computer literacy including internet, email and standard MS Office applications.

The position is based on a full-time contract under Belgian law. Starting date: as soon as possible. EFFAT offers an attractive social package (13 months and holiday allowance, tickets-restaurant, supplementary pension scheme…) and the premises are centrally located in Brussels.

If you believe you fit this profile, please send your application before 28 February 2019, including a motivation letter and your CV to



EFFAT offers internships to current students. The aim is to supplement your studies by giving you professional experience in a multilingual and pan-European organisation.
If you are interested in undertaking an internship at EFFAT, please email explaining your profile, motivation and availability.
Please note that EFFAT is unable to pay student interns but reimburses reasonable living expenses in Brussels.


EFFAT is the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions. As a European Trade Union Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 35 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 22 million workers towards the European Institutions, European employers’ associations and transnational companies. EFFAT is a member of the ETUC and the European regional organisation of the IUF.