Company Description

Job description

Role brief

ARE is recruiting a Business & Market Development Assistant, working full-time from Brussels, Belgium, starting at the end of February for a minimum duration of six months.


About the role

1. Business support

  • Support with implementation of ARE's working programme, especially in implementing country activities, events, business delegations, webinars, etc.
  • Support to the Business & Market Development team, where needed (e.g. membership database development, idea development, proposal writing)

2. Membership retention

  • Support with membership satisfaction and retention of existing ARE members
  • Deliver membership services to existing members

3. Membership acquisition and sales

  • Acquire new ARE members
  • Support sponsorship sales for ARE events and webinars


About you

  • Passion for sales
  • Proactive mindset and can-do attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to take ownership of activities and projects
  • Fluent in written and spoken French and English (native speaker or equivalent)
  • Ability to provide clear and concise deliverables under time pressure
  • Higher education degree in business, public affairs, economics or other relevant studies or equivalent experience
  • 0-3 years of experience in similar role
  • Knowledge of other languages (for example Portuguese and/or Spanish) is an asset
  • Previous business development and sales experience in another association or in private sector is an asset
  • Right to live and work in Belgium


We offer

  • Volunteer or study internship contract (unpaid)
  • Perspective of longer-term employment contract based on results delivered and overall development of the association
  • International fast-paced work environment with offices in the heart of Europe
  • Making a difference by advancing both renewables and energy access worldwide, especially in emerging economies in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Working with highly motivated colleagues in a scale-up atmosphere
  • On-the-job training and top-notch learning experience

How to apply:

Interested candidates who fulfil the requirements should address their application (CV + 1-page Cover Letter indicating earliest possible starting date) with the subject line “Application: ARE Business & Market Development Assistant – First Name + Last Name” to Inès van Oldeneel, ( no later than 31 January 2023 COB.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


31 January 2023