Alliance for Rural Electrification


0-3 years


15 May, 2024

Business Development Assistant

Job description

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 in end of June 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.

About the role

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):
  • 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.

How to apply

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.