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The European Marine Board (EMB) Secretariat is looking for an Executive and Finance Officer.

This multitasker will manage the administration and governance operations, the organisations’ finances, and will support various other tasks such as event organisation and communication. The Executive and Finance Officer also acts in the role of management assistant to the Executive Director.

The selected candidate will be employed by the Flemish Marine Institute (VLIZ) and seconded to the Secretariat of the European Marine Board IVZW. The EMB Secretariat is located at the InnovOcean campus in Ostend.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a dynamic, professional Secretariat to promote and advance marine science on behalf of the EMB membership of institutions from across Europe. The post can involve occasional visits to Brussels and some international travel.

We are looking for Dutch speaking applicants with a Bachelor Degree, excellent standards of spoken and written English and who have at least 2 years’ relevant experience in HR, Finance or Office administration. Applications including a full CV and a motivation statement (500 words max.) should be sent in English in electronic format to Please include the reference EMB EFO2024 in the subject line of the email.

Further details on the job and how to apply can be found in the full job description in Dutch and English.

The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.