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Migration & Partnerships Junior Intrapreneur at Ashoka Belgium
For 35 years, Ashoka has pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship - finding, selecting and supporting some of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Our network of over 3,000 Ashoka Fellows is successfully implementing system-changing solutions to human and environmental problems in almost every area of need, in 85 countries. Ashoka Fellows are extraordinary changemakers. But we believe that everyone needs to become a changemaker.
We believe that everyone should be equipped with the skills that underpin social innovation. We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to become the kind of human being who is fully equipped and inclined to change their world for the better - to thrive and help others thrive in the modern world. And we believe that the modern world demands this urgently. To help everyone become a changemaker, we need to make big changes in the way we school young people.
Building on our extensive experience with seasoned social entrepreneurs and with young changemakers, we are now working to catalyse fundamental changes in the experience of young people so that everyone can become a changemaker.
Time commitment: Minimum 6 months full time with possibility of extension depending on the growth of our Migration Initiative and Partnerships.
Compensation: based on experience
Please note that you must be eligible to work in Belgium to apply for any paid or unpaid position at Ashoka Belgium.
Ashoka is best known as the world’s largest network of systems changing social entrepreneurs. Ashoka is on an audacious mission – to create a world where everyone is a changemaker i.e. a world where everyone has the skills to make a positive change in their families or communities. It is only in such a world that the solutions will outrun the problems. Launched in 1981, Ashoka has a network of over 3,500 leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows), 10,000 youth ventures, 250+ Changemaker Schools, and 35+ Changemaker Campuses - as well as a community of 20,000+ innovators on Changemakers.com. Ashoka is widening this network through engaging partners in order to strengthen its impact. Please check http://www.belgium.ashoka.org and http://www.hello-festival.com/ashoka.html for more details.
Meet the Team
You’ll love working with the Ashoka BE team! We are a passionate, committed and motivated group – who are determined to change the world. We’ll never forget your birthday and we’re always happy to hear your ideas.
Role and Responsibilities
Do you have an eye for the next big thing in social enterprise? Are you passionate about integrating refugees?
As part of the team at Ashoka Belgium, we are bringing together Belgium’s most ambitious and effective changemakers. We’re working with the most innovative people on the frontline of social change.
The Ashoka Migration Initiative tackles the challenge of integrating refugees in Europe. By bringing impactful solutions of Ashoka Fellows and Changemakers to Belgium, Ashoka sets up an acceleration platform to scale these solutions in Belgian society. Migration Initiative activities involve mapping solutions, matching partners to set up a scaling strategy and organizing a conference to develop partnerships for scaling.
Ashoka continuously widens its network of partners such as foundations, companies,… in order to have more impact. As an Intrapreneur, you assist Ashoka Belgium’s Country representative with account management in a national and international context.
Our new team member will ideally have experience in the social and/or business sector and a personal track record of taking the lead. We are looking for a skilled individual that can build strong relationships. We hope that you will be as excited as we are to build Ashoka’s programmes and that you have an eye for detail.
1/ Partnerships Management (50%):
Support the Ashoka Country Representative to manage relationships with potential and existing partners
Co-ordinate meetings and networking events for a national and international community
Conduct research and write proposals for potential partnerships
2/ Migration Initiative (40%):
Map solutions for the integration of refugees in Europe
Build a network within this field through excellent stakeholder management
Organize a conference: management of invitations, programme’s graphics, venue logistics,….
3/ Admin (10%):
Support the team with database management on Salesforce
Support the team with general administration
How to apply
Please send your application by February, 12th, with a CV and cover letter. For any further information, do not hesitate to contact us.
Required Skills and Experience
Fluent in English, Dutch and French
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated track record in producing high quality written materials (in at least 2 languages)
Ability to work productively, proactively and independently, on own initiative
Excellent time management skills
Organised and detail-oriented
Experience in the citizen sector, either as a social entrepreneur or a volunteer, trustee etc.
Gain valuable project management skills for the non-profit sector
Enjoy flexible working hours
Meet leading social entrepreneurs from around the world, leading corporations and foundations and gain invaluable insights in the social enterprise sector
Work in an international work environment
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- French: excellent