Business Development Assistant - Brussels

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Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey with the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)?

Join us to make the clean energy transition happen in emerging markets!

About us:

At ARE, we unite over 200 members to power development worldwide. Our mission is to drive private sector-driven markets for sustainable electricity services, enable green jobs, power equitable green economies and facilitate the transition to renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America & the Caribbean.

ARE is recruiting a Business Development Assistant, starting as of 1 April 2024 for a duration of six months.


Our new Business Development Assistant, who will report to the Business and Market Development Officer, will play a pivotal role in implementing ARE's working programme, with a focus on implementation of country activities, trainings and engaging with ARE members.

What you will do:

  • • 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 and webinars
    • • Collaborate in enhancing membership satisfaction and ensuring the retention of existing ARE members.
    • • Deliver membership services to existing members.

  • • Project support (40%)

    • • Support with capacity-building activities, such as organising masterclasses and investment 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 involving liaising with speakers and programme implementation.
    • • Support the Business Development team as needed, which may include developing the membership database, generating ideas, drafting proposals and reports.

About you:

  • • You bring a proactive mindset and a can-do attitude to the table.
  • • Attention to detail is your second nature.
  • • Your proficiency in both written and spoken French and English (native speaker or equivalent) is a must.
  • • You have the ability to 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 a valuable asset.


We offer:

  • • Full-time internship with a professional immersion contract (contrat d'immersion professionnelle Bruxelles Formation):

    Convention d'Immersion Professionnelle - CIP - 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.

Work Day: Full Time
Employment type: Internships
Salary: Negotiable
Positions available: 1

Minimal experience: Unspecified
Gender: Indistinct

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