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Global Strategic Advisor Partnerships

  • Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: July 14, 2024
  • Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: July 14, 2024

VVOB is an international NGO with programmes and projects in 9 countries worldwide. Our head office is based in Brussels, Belgium.

When you join VVOB, you become a key player in VVOB’s mission to ensure quality education as a key enabler for achieving the sustainable development goals. We implement our programmes and projects with one shared passion: to ensure the improvement of quality education. Our teams of national and international experts achieve this by providing technical assistance to governmental and other education actors. In doing so, worldwide we ensure capacity building of governmental and other education actors.

Do you share our ambition to ensure that learners around the world can enjoy their fundamental human right to quality education, without exception? Are you convinced as well that quality education guarantees equal opportunities for everyone and is the key to a better world?

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!


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.


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.


VVOB core competences

  • Result-oriented;

  • Continuous improvement;

  • Cooperation.

Function specific competencies

  • Strategic networking and partnership building;

  • Persuasiveness;

  • Creativity;

  • Vision building;

  • Problem analysis and judgement.


  • 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.


Your motivation letter and a detailed CV are expected no later than July 14th, 2024. Please use the webform to apply for this vacancy.

Shortlisted candidates will take a written test, go through an interview process and an assessment, before a final offer.

VVOB firmly believes that quality education can only be achieved if equity is ensured. Qualities of people prevail, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or disability.

Is this not exactly the job you are looking for? Please have a look at our other vacancies.

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