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Business Development Assistant

  • Alliance for Rural Electrification
Brussels, Belgium
  • Alliance for Rural Electrification
Brussels, Belgium
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ARE is recruiting a Business Development Assistant, starting in end of June 2024 for a duration of six months.


Membership engagement (60%)

  • Identify and engage with potential new members who share our vision;

  • Maintain the potential member database;

  • Develop and update membership related materials;

  • Support in the sales of sponsorship and exhibition packages for ARE events andwebinars;

  • Collaborate in enhancing membership satisfaction and ensuring the retention ofexisting ARE members;

  • Deliver membership services to existing members.

Project support (40%)

  • Support with capacity-building actvities, such as organising masterclasses andinvestment trainings, from conceptualisation to implementation and reporting;

  • Assist in the organisation of business delegations and webinars;

  • Be a key player in organising and coordinating in-house and external events involvingliaising with speakers and programme implementation;

  • Support the Business Development team as needed, which may include developingthe membership database, generating ideas, drafting proposals and reports.


  • You bring a proactive mindset and a can-do attitude to the table;

  • Atention to detail is your second nature;

  • Your proficiency in both writen and spoken French and English is a must;

  • You can take ownership of activities and projects, making things happen;

  • You can provide clear and concise deliverables even under time pressure;

  • You hold a higher education degree in business and economics, law, development, or related fields, or you have equivalent experience;

  • You have 0-3 years of experience in a similar role, or you're a passionate newcomer eager to make your mark;

  • You have the right to live and work in Belgium;

  • Knowledge of other languages, such as Portuguese and/or Spanish, is an asset.


  • Full-time internship with a professional immersion convention (“convention d’immersion professionnelle” Bruxelles Formation);

  • International fast-paced work environment with offices in the heart of Europe;

  • The chance to make a meaningful impact by advancing renewable energy and energy access worldwide, particularly in emerging economies in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia-Pacific;

  • Collaboration with highly motivated colleagues in a dynamic, scale-up atmosphere;

  • On-the-job training and a top-notch learning experience.

Join us in shaping a brighter, more sustainable future.


Interested candidates who fulfil the requirements should address their application (CV + 1-page Cover Leter indicating earliest possible starting date) with the subject line “Application: Business Development Assistant – First Name + Last Name” to Olha Skrypa, ( Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to:

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