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Institutional Partnerships Officer

Location: BELGIUM (Brussels)

Type of contract: 12 months Fixed term contract than potentially Permanent contract

Starting date: ASAP

Deadline for applications: 04/10/2020



In order to implement its development and humanitarian activities in its countries of interventions, HI mobilizes funding from a large range of institutional partners.

As Institutional Partnerships Officer, you are in charge of donor relationship, compliance framework and support to contract implementation of your portfolio of donors : Belgium institutional donors (Development cooperation DGD, Belgian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, ENABEL, Brussels Region,…). This portfolio may evolve.



As Institutional Partnerships Officer:

  1. You manage relations with the donors of your portfolio in order to develop businesses. For this, you:   
  • Build and disseminate knowledge on donors, and therefore you anticipate & understand donors’ expectations & strategies & shares your analyses.
  • Negotiate with institutional partners & defend HI interests.
  • Support business development.
  • Contribute to successful preparation of reports through advice and clarification of the rules, according to the agreed standard.
  • Manage information on donors.                     
  1. For compliance framework: you define, disseminate & control the application of standards as per donors’ requirements. For this, you :     
  • Develop sound knowledge of / expertise on donors rules & regulations
  • Apply problem-solving if standard not applied (adapting standard, training, …)
  • Support the contract implementation                      
  • You also support operations staffs in their funding strategy & in the implementation of their contracts. For this, you:    
  • Support project staffs in interpreting & applying donors’ regulations, and for this you provide advises & organize training.
  • Support project staffs liaising with the donors or act as in-between when required.                



  • 4-5 years of higher education in a field relevant to the job, or equivalent experience  
  • Good spoken and written English + French + Excellent command in Dutch
  • You demonstrate at least two years’ experience of managing funding and/or development/emergency aid projects abroad or at NGO headquarters. You have an experience in European funding management and knowledge of rules of Belgian donors is a +.
  • you have the capacity and appetite for networking (experience working with an NGO coordination platform is an asset)
  • You have excellent writing and synthesis skills
  • You enjoy working in international/multicultural teams
  • You have strong Pedagogy, adaptability, and flexibility skills



  • Type of contract: 12 months Fixed term contract than potentially Permanent contract
  • Remuneration Package: includes a gross monthly salary, holiday allowance, end of year bonus and fringe benefits such as meal vouchers, group insurance and hospital insurance.



On-line applications only, accompanied by a CV and covering letter, via the following link: