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WEWORLD – Institutional Partnership Advisor – Belgio

WEWORLD sta selezionando un/a Institutional Partnership Advisor da inserire nella sua operatività in Belgio. Durata 12 mesi. Tipo contratto: Scadenza candidature 09/06/2024

Position: Institutional Partnership Advisor

Reporting Relationship: Head of International Programs

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Deadline: 9th of June 2024

Starting date: 1st of September 2024

Economic conditions: from 5.000 to 6.000 Euros gross/month, according to skills and experience of the candidate

WeWorld is an independent Italian organisation that has been working in international cooperation and humanitarian aid for 50 years. It supports people in overcoming emergencies, and it strives to guarantee that everyone can have a decent and dignified life as well as opportunities and a better future. WeWorld directly works in 26 countries around the world, including in Italy. Our local offices in each country ensure a timely and effective response, even in emergency contexts.

Its activities mainly involve women, girls and young people, actors of change in every community for a fairer and more inclusive world. WeWorld is member of ChildFund Alliance, a network of eleven child-focused development and humanitarian agencies.

Working context

WeWorld has its HQ in Italy in Milan. While being integral part of the International Programs Department, the Institutional Partnership Advisor will be based in Brussels, home based, with the possibility to partially work from ChildFund Alliance EU Office. Travels to Italy and projects’ countries may be considered.

Job description

The Institutional Partnership Advisor is primarily responsible for managing WeWorld interactions with specific institutional donors both at European and international levels. He/She takes the lead in strategically engaging with key donors, actively fostering and enhancing these relationships. This position leverages donor insights to enhance program quality and secure funding for WeWorld initiatives worldwide. Moreover, the Advisor collaborates with colleagues in Italy, as well as at Country and Regional offices level, to explore potential engagement with new donors and drive new business development. Additionally, he/she maintains a close relationship with ChildFund Alliance colleagues, particularly those in the EU Office, fostering synergy and collaboration.

Main tasks and Responsibilities

  • Support the Head of International Programs Department (IPD) in defining, monitoring and developing WeWorld institutional donor engagement strategy.
  • Contribute to nurturing relationships with strategic institutional donors, particularly Brussels based donors (such as DG ECHO, DG NEAR and FPI).
  • Help develop relationships with new institutional donors.
  • Develop and maintain the WeWorld mapping of institutional donors in collaboration with Regional and Country Directors and the Head of IPD.
  • Keep Regional and Country Directors updated on institutional donor engagement opportunities.
  • Facilitate synergies and scale up successful donor engagement activities carried out locally.
  • Represent WeWorld in high-level panels, donor communities, networks, institutions and alliances at Brussels level (such as VOICE and CONCORD).
  • Support the Head of IPD in developing relationships with ChildFund Alliance Members and other networks relevant for donor engagement.
  • Guide the planning of the development of contents, studies and technical/strategic documents in line with the positioning strategy.
  • Supporting the international dissemination and valorisation of WeWorld studies and technical/strategic documents.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the line manager.



Qualifications and Professional experience

  • Strong experience in the development and humanitarian sectors.
  • More than 7 years of experience in designing, implementing and monitoring humanitarian and/or development projects.
  • Working experience with civil society organizations.
  • Proven skills in business development and institutional donor engagement across.
  • Knowledge of institutional donor functioning (ECHO, NEAR, INPA and others).
  • Demonstrated history of achieving fundraising objectives and cultivating strategic partnerships.
  • Networking experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken).
  • Flexibility and adaptation skills in changing situations.
  • Commitment to WeWorld’s values and principles.


  • Knowledge of other donors (eg UNICEF, USAid, BHA, MFAs).
  • Previous experience in a similar position in other NGOs.
  • Knowledge of French.
  • Knowledge of Italian and other languages.


Please, send your CV and Cover Letter.

The recruitment process may be closed early if a suitable candidate is found.

Due to the large number of applications, we apologise in advance and will only respond to those profiles deemed suitable for the role.


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