Join the Socaba Expert Database & Bid Writer Roster

To stay up to date with consulting opportunities that are relevant to your expertise, make sure to join our Expert Database. Joining is easy: just enter and upload your contact details, your professional experience, and your CV (preferably in EuropeAid format). Once your details have been submitted, we will carefully review your profile, and we will contact you again once a consulting opportunity matching your experience is available.
Socaba is now also expanding its Bid Writer Roster to include experts with demonstrated expertise to conceptualise, write and win international affairs bids funded by bilateral and multilateral institutions. If you have relevant experience and would like to join, make sure to join.

See who you’ll be joining:

Years of Experience

  • under 6 years

  • 6 to 12 years

  • 12 to 18 years

  • over 18 years

Sectoral Experience

  • Governance

  • Justice

  • Migration

  • Security

Geographic Experience

  • Europe

  • Africa and MENA

  • Asia

  • Americas

In-House Vacancies

Administrative Officer

As part of the Brussels-based core team, we are looking for an Administrative Officer to keep the ship steady and provide the full suite of HR, finance and administrative deliverables. The Administrative Officer will be supported by our external providers, including our accounting firm, payroll agency, legal adviser, insurance agents, and health and safety agencies. Our team counts ten core staff and approximately 30 project consultants.


Job Description 

The Administrative Officer’s role is to oversee the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of Socaba, organising people, information, and other resources. The Administrative Officer will ensure that all administrative, human resources and financial processes work effectively, and that relevant records and contracts are up to date. Tasks will include:

  • Plan and coordinate administrative policies, procedures and systems (including HR and accounting) and devise ways to streamline processes
  • Ensure operations adhere to policies and regulations
  • Recruit and induct personnel and allocate responsibilities and office space
  • Monitor costs and expenses to assist in budget preparation
  • Ensure the smooth and adequate flow of information within the company to facilitate other business operations
  • Monitor inventory of office supplies and the purchasing of new material with attention to budgetary constraints
  • Oversee facilities services, maintenance activities and tradespersons
  • Organise and supervise other office activities (recycling, renovations, event planning, etc.)
  • Keep abreast with all organisational changes and business developments
  • Opportunity to also engage in fundraising, project development and engaging with clients.


Profile and Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with project management, administration and human resource management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Law, Political Science, International Relations, Public Administration, or similar Social Sciences
  • Understanding of and interest in Belgian regulations regarding employment, data privacy, project cycle reporting.
  • Understanding of public funding mechanisms, including EU institutions, national and regional organisations, and international organisations (UN, World Bank) and their reporting requirements.
  • Fluent in English and French or Dutch required. Understanding of German is an advantage.
  • Outstanding analytical and creative problem-solving capacity
  • Driven, passionate about public interest innovation
  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding results promptly and be client-oriented
  • Dedication to team over personal success



Employer: Socaba ASBL | Place: Brussels

Contract: until 31 December 2020 with possibility of indefinite extension

Start date: 14 September 2020


Application Procedure

Please upload your professional profile and CV, as well as answer a few questions, on the following page: www.socaba.org/vacancy-admin-officer/

Application Deadline:  27 August 2020, 23:59.

Consultant Opportunities

Socaba is part of Framework Contracts with the European Union (DG DEVCO SIEA Lot 3) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID IMDP Lot 12), and regularly receive high-level consulting opportunities. Please check below for the latest project opportunities.


Institutional development support to the Beninese Human Rights Commission

The overall objective of the mission is to support the institutional development of the Beninese Human Rights Commission.


The specific objectives of the mission are to:

  • Make an in-depth analysis of the needs and action plan of the CBDH (Beninese Human Rights Commission) in relation to the funding objectives of the Delegation of the European Union and those of the Beninese State;
  • Formulate a valid grant application in line with the formats Union European whose aim general the support for developing institutional the CBDH;
  • Under the aegis of the President of the Commission, ensuring the coordination with the other donors concerned;
  • Provide consulting support to the CBDH in the stage of negotiations for funding.


We are therefore looking for a Senior Human Rights expert with the following profile:

  • General experience of at least 5 years in the analysis, identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Mastery of the techniques and tools for studying, designing and formulating development programs focused on Human Rights;
  • Experience in formulating similar complex programs in sub- Saharan Africa .
  • Wide experience of procedures for financing the Union European, and of the Instrument European for the Democracy and the Rights of the Rights (EIDHR) in particular;
  • A good knowledge of the history of human rights in Benin;
  • A good ability in capacity building in the field of rights human , Ability to produce quickly the reports / documents of quality.


The consultancy would be for a total of 24 WD and would take place across 34 calendar days with potential travel to Benin (depending on Covid19). The project will likely start in June 2020.


Should you be interested and qualified for this opportunity, make sure to send your CV to giulio.morucci[at]socaba.org by 15 May 2020, COB.

Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism (STRIVE) Pilot Programme (DFID)

Socaba is currently following a DfID tender opportunity relating to Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism in Bangladesh, Iraq, Lebanon and Tunisia.


The pilot programme is primarily designed to be a learning and evidence generating programme, robustly testing a range of small-scale interventions across different settings in order to:

  • Improve HMG’s ability to identify those most at risk of violent extremism (Component 1)
  • Increase HMG understanding of which interventions and approaches, in what circumstances, are more likely to be effective in reducing vulnerability to VE recruitment and radicalisation and/or promoting deradicalisation, disengagement and reintegration, and how to avoid doing harm (Component 2)


The overall objective is to reduce vulnerability to violent extremist recruitment and exploitation within priority communities.


Programme Details:

The programme would be divided into two main components:


Component 1: Focused Response Pilots

Develop, trial, potentially scale up:

  • Focused interventions to support vulnerable individuals and subgroups and reduce vulnerability to radicalisation and VE
  • Disengagement, deradicalization and reintegration interventions for those seeking to leave VE

Interventions but may include:

  • Pyscho-social interventions, counselling, mentoring and drug rehabilitation
  • Basic skills and livelihood opportunities
  • Youth empowerment and engagement activities
  • Provision of safe spaces and protective networks
  • Cultural and educational activities, including cognitive and critical thinking skills
  • Capacity-building and support to local level responders
  • Prisoner rehabilitation and reintegration
  • Community security / community policing initiatives


Component 2: Technical assistance to Posts

Support build resilience at the structural, community and individual level by carrying out a coordinated effort working with partner governments, civil society and donors to address VET:

  • Conducting/commissioning analysis and research to strengthen the evidence base on VET in priority communities and track trends and emerging issues;
  • Mapping and analysis of ongoing P/CVE activity in priority communities,
  • Technical inputs, workshop facilitation and drafting of key strategy documents and programming tools
  • Support integration and implementation of the findings from above.
  • Supporting coordination and information sharing on P/CVE activities


Experts we are looking for:

Within this context, Socaba is looking for a range national and international technical and thematic (community engagement, gender, etc.) experts that have experience with activities similar to the ones highlighted in Component 1 and 2.


Should you have the relevant experience and be interested in the project, make sure to email your CV to expertise@socaba.org.

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