Team Leader EU Partnership Development

SOS Children's Villages International
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Mar 07

Position description

SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation for the global federation of SOS Children’s Villages. As a non-governmental social development organisation we support children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions through services in care, education, health and emergency relief, and we advocate for the rights of children and young people, in alliance with a great diversity of partners. We work in 135 countries and territories, reaching over one million children, young people, families and caregivers each year. To support us with this important responsibility we are now looking for a committed Team Leader EU Partnership Development (f/m) (38 hours/week).

Location: Institutional Partnership Development (IPD)/Brussels/Belgium.


The Team Leader (TL) EU Partnership Development is part of the IPD International Office leadership team. Together with the TL IPD operations the TL EU Partnership Development informs and supports the Head of IPD in leading the department and worldwide IPD Networks. The TL EU Partnership Development leads the EU Partnership Development Team and sets the frame for their operation within the IPD Department, worldwide IPD Networks (Promoting and Supporting Associations Programme and Partnership Network, IPD Leadership Group, regional IPD Networks) and the EU Office.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain and lead execution of EU related capacity development result area of the IPD Strategy;
  • Strengthen Institutional Fundraising through increased number and size of contracts and diversified income through EU funding Instruments for development cooperation (extra EU), social development (intra EU) and humanitarian aid (extra EU);
  • Contribute to increasing quality of project implementation, grant management, and adherence to donor requirements;
  • Promote Partnership Development to enable Member Associations and SOS Children’s Villages International (CVI) to enter into partnership with the EU and their implementing partners, both public and private.


  • Academic background in a relevant discipline (International Relations, Political Science, EU studies, Human Rights etc.);
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in an international context, field experience a strong asset;
  • Experience in managing projects and people in multi-disciplinary and multicultural settings including experience to combine technical understanding and cultural sensitivity in managing the challenges of the position as well as to promote knowledge sharing;
  • Excellent knowledge of the EU institutions, structures, policies, procedures an funding mechanisms;
  • Awareness and interest on promoting and supporting children’s rights and the SOS CV mission;
  • Grant management experience and knowledge of EU rules considered a strong asset;
  • Strong analytical capacity and project management skills; ability to organize and manage a team;
  • Excellent networking and communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and French; knowledge of another European language (German or Spanish) is a distinct advantage;
  • Full computer literacy;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • EU citizenship or labour permit for Belgium required.

We offer

  • Highly interesting position with a varied scope of tasks and the challenge to increase both the number of funding partnerships and the quality of institutionally-financed projects;
  • Our organisation offers an interesting opportunity for a purposeful position where social responsibility for the welfare of children and youths worldwide is uppermost;
  • Opportunities for further training;
  • An attractive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.

Application instructions

If you are interested in this position, please send your detailed e-mail application by 03 April 2018 at the latest. Apply below.

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