Global Strategic Advisor Partnerships – Belgium

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Position description

We are looking for a Global Strategic Advisor Partnerships, who will operate from our office in Brussels, Belgium. Do you want to take on this challenge? Continue reading!

Responsibilities of the Global Strategic Advisor Partnerships

As our Global Strategic Advisor Partnerships you will be co-responsible for VVOB’s partnerships and investor engagement strategies at global, regional, and country levels contributing to the implementation and the continuous improvement of VVOB’s income diversification plans and encouraging shared leadership in relation to partnerships and overall organisational goals.

You will work together with another Global Strategic Advisor Partnerships, who is based on the African continent. Your specific focus will be on partners in North America.

You will:

  • You co-develop and adjust the global VVOB partnerships & investor engagement vision and strategies in order to support further organisational recognition and development.
  • You contribute to the further growth of funding for VVOB. You initiate and negotiate partnership agreements with (potential) consortium partners in the USA and Canada.
  • You lead the expansion of VVOB’s strategic contacts with existing and new investment partners in the USA and Canada and you contribute to lobbying and advocacy efforts to position VVOB as a global leader in strengthening teacher profesional development and school leadership. You manage the organisational pipeline for USAID-funded projects and you handle conversations in regard to the pipeline at the global level.
  • You ensure that partnership information is efficiently organised and accessible within VVOB. This includes using, managing, and promoting the existing internal CRM platform (Pipedrive).
  • You support the formulation of new projects, especially for regional or multi-country projects and countries where VVOB is not yet present.
  • You are the first point of contact for VVOB’s directors, managers and strategic advisors for questions and advice related to strategic partnerships in the USA and Canada.


Who are you?

Your expertise and experience

  • You have a relevant Master’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • You have knowledge of and a vision on building a global partnerships and investor engagement strategy.
  • You have a professionally proven skillset of tact and diplomacy.
  • You have thorough experience in building partnerships and partnership management in a social sector, preferably in the (global) education sector.
  • You have experience in working with relevant actors (such as USAID, CIDA, UN agencies, World Bank, GPE and major private foundations).
  • You have excellent writing skills.
  • You possess native-level proficiency in English.
  • Lived experience in one or multiple VVOB countries is a plus.
  • You are authorised to work in Belgium, on a national contract.

Matching competences

VVOB core competences:

  • Result-oriented
  • Continuous improvement
  • Cooperation

Function specific competencies:

  • Strategic networking and partnership building
  • Persuasiveness
  • Creativity
  • Vision building
  • Problem analysis and judgement

What we’re offering:

  • A dynamic working environment in an international context.
  • An exciting job in a growing organisation with varied responsibilities and opportunities for professional development.
  • A contract of indefinite duration (80% or 100%).
  • Salary based on the A111 salary scale (cf. Flemish government); net allowance; free travel to work by train, tram, subway or bus or bicycle allowance; meal vouchers; hospitalisation insurance and group insurance.
  • Working from home to align your work and private life in the best possible way.

Join us!

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