H2020 Finance Officer

EIT Food

H2020 Finance Officer

EIT Food

Leuven, Belgium

EIT Food:

EIT Food is a consortium of 50+ partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities across 13 countries that has been selected by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT, https://eit.europa.eu) as the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in the agrifood sector. As one of the largest publicly funded initiatives in the EU agrifood innovation space, the EIT Food KIC acts as a people-centric and resource-smart transformer of the European food system, driving consumer confidence and improving global health.

EIT Food’s vision is to put Europe at the centre of a global revolution in food innovation and production, and its value in society. EIT Food is engaging consumers in the change process, improve nutrition and making the food system more resource-efficient, secure, transparent and trusted. EIT Food has six strategic objectives: (1) Overcome low consumer trust, (2) Create consumer-valued food for healthier nutrition, (3) Build a consumer-centric connected food system, (4) Enhance sustainability, (5) Educate to engage, innovate and advance, and (6) Catalyse food entrepreneurship and innovation.

EIT Food is boosting the innovation skills and entrepreneurial spirit in the sector and we unlock the potential of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), which in turn accelerate innovation, create jobs, benefit businesses and increase Europe’s competitiveness. It aims to, amongst others: (1) Support the creation of 350 start-ups within seven years, (2) Train over 10 000 graduates via its EIT-labelled Master and other programmes over seven years, (3) Develop 290 new or improved products, services, processes and business models by 2024, and (4) Decrease greenhouse-gas emissions in the European food system by 40% by 2030.

The pan-European EIT Food KIC is headquartered in Belgium and its partnership brings together change makers in all relevant areas of the agrifood sector. EIT Food is well positioned to achieve the maximum impact on the challenges outlined above. The highly committed partnership conceives, develops, evaluates and adopts new market-oriented approaches to innovation. It is structured around five Co-Location Centres (CLCs), i.e. in Reading (CLC North-West with partners from the UK, Ireland and Iceland), Warsaw (CLC North-East with partners from Eastern Europe and Nordic countries), Madrid (CLC South with partners from Spain, Italy and Israel), Leuven (CLC West with partners from Belgium, France and Switzerland) and Munich (CLC Central with partners from Germany and The Netherlands).


Limited duration, short-term contract or freelance


The H2020 Finance Officer will support the Finance Manager in the preparation of the Final Report on EIT Food’s activities for 2018:

  • Support the Finance Manager in the preparation of the cost reporting for EIT Food ivzw by ensuring H2020 cost eligibility compliance and input of the cost data into the reporting tool;
  • Gather and centralise the necessary supporting documentation for the CFS audit;
  • Assist the 5 CLC Directors in their cost reporting activities;
  • Be the contact point for our partners for queries related to cost reporting and H2020 eligibility rules;
  • Review the completeness & adequacy of cost reports prepared by our partners.


  • Excellent knowledge of H2020 administrative and financial aspects, eligibility rules and EU cost reporting procedures;
  • Knowledge of EIT and the KICs (Knowledge & Innovation Communities), and experience with the CFS audit process (Certificate on the Financial Statements) is a merit;
  • Fluent English with excellent verbal and written skills;
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (including Word and Excel), with good IT skills;
  • Independent and trustworthy, able to embrace remote interactions with an extended number of parties, including partners and the employees of EIT Food;
  • Well-organized with a proactive attitude and capable of multi-tasking.


The H2020 Finance Officer is requested to start as soon as possible, and to provide support during February and March (availability and contract duration is negotiable).


Mail your CV and motivation letter in English to: work@eitfood.eu.


Nele Cuypers (Office Manager) nele.cuypers@eitfood.eu, +32 (0)16 170 008.

EIT Food values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualitfied candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

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