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AFD Louvain-la-Neuve is recruiting many new members for 2018-2019! Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone, to participate in something meaningful in your time as a student, to achieve goals with your team and to learn a lot besides all of this? Then there are many possibilities for you!

On the links below you’ll find all the practical informations in relation to the application for the different functions. For further questions you can always send an e-mail to hr.lln@academicsfordevelopment.be.

Deadline: 20th of March, 11:59 pm.


Project Coordinator

The responsibility of the project coordinator is to be the pivot between all the actors of the AFD projects, namely project students, coaches, NGOs, board and professors. In particular, it is to ensure the continuous monitoring and development of projects in order to ensure the quality of the work carried out by the teams and the adequacy of the actions undertaken with the expectations of the stakeholders

Being the cornerstone of the association’s “projects” section, the project coordinator must demonstrate availability, perseverance and ability to demonstrate communication and organizational skills. A good command of English is also an asset.

In short if you are looking for a diverse, high-responsibility function and with direct contact with the world of social impact then this function is for you!

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Project Development

The main responsibility of the person in charge of the development of the AFD projects is to define the portfolio of projects for the following academic year through the monitoring of the relationship with the project partners and the prospecting of new partners. In addition, the project developer is in permanent contact with the person in charge of project coordination to refine AFD methods and tools to optimize the quality of the projects.

In order to carry out this task, the person in charge of project development must be able to organize his / her work independently and possess good communication and relational skills. Fluency in English is required and knowledge of Spanish is an asset.

If you want to be in touch with the actors of change and the inspiring initiatives they carry while developing your trading skills this function is made for you!

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Marketing & Communication

The responsibilities of those in charge of marketing and communication are crucial for the development of the association in view of the many actions that it carries out.

The communication media used are both digital, e.g. publications on social media, on the website, and non-digital, e.g. creation of posters, banners and other relevant marketing material.

Responsibilities related to this function are carried out on a daily basis and allow its managers to put into practice their learning in marketing and communication and especially to develop their creativity. A fluency in English is an asset for this function.

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IT & Knowledge management

The responsibilities of the person in charge of IT are divided into two axes.

On the one hand, the person’s mission is to develop the website (wordpress) and to bring computer knowledge to support the development of the association’s online tools. A unique opportunity to put his theoretical knowledge into practice!

On the other hand, the person’s mission is to lay the foundations of a relatively new function, that of Knowledge Manager. The reason is strategic: as the expertise and know-how of the association is starting to develop, an integrated system to collect, synthesize and communicate the expertise accumulated over the years becomes necessary.

The task of the IT manager in charge of Knowledge Management is therefore also to organize the safeguard and the access to this knowledge to put them at the service of a long-term development of the student association.

A mastery of the computer tools and a good capacity of analysis are recommended for this function. This feature will allow you to unleash your initiative in a diverse and dynamic environment.

Do, or do not. There is no try.” Master Yoda

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Corporate partner relations

The person responsible for the relations with private partners is responsible for maintaining and developing new partnerships with companies, in order to negotiate financial and technical support for the association and the project teams. Among other things, he is invited to meet potential partners through networking events and/or to organize events promoting meetings.

This function requires good interpersonal, communication and business skills. Fluency in English is also recommended.

If you want to get in touch with the professional world while developing your networking and negociation skills then this feature is for you.

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Human Resources

The responsibilities of those in charge of human resources fall into two areas. On the one hand, the function involves the recruitment of AFD students and the development of an Alumni policy. On the other hand, it consists of setting up various training courses (given by professors or professionals) and team building events for all AFD students.

The HR function includes as many strategic aspects as operational aspects and is in fact a unique opportunity to let its creativity run wild. Interaction with other members of AFD as well as with the partners of the association is regular. The HR function therefore requires good communication and organizational skills.

If human contact has always interested you and you want to put your organizational skills into practice in a dynamic and meaningful association.

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Legal

The person in charge of the legal aspects of the association is the legal adviser of the association, who devotes a permanent attention to the conformity of the actions of the members of the board with the legal rules and norms that should be applied. In addition, its function also consists in adapting the contracts with the company and project partners and updating the statutes of the ASBL at the beginning of the year.

This function requires a good knowledge of the legal framework, fluency in English and a good written expression.

If you are someone who is trying to put their legal skills into practice in an inspiring and united organization then this is the job for you.

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Impact Development

AFD is continuously growing and looking for more opportunities to have more social impact. This is why, this year, a new function will be created in the executive board, impact development.

Concretely, the task of the freshly appointed impact developers will be to design and plan the implementation of a brand new program in Louvain-la-Neuve, namely the Brightminds, already implemented in Leuven.

For more info on Brightminds, click here.

Feeling ready to take up the challenge ? We look forward to your application !

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How to apply?

The recruitment process is divided into two steps:

1) Firstly, send us your CV and cover letter at hr.lln@academicsfordevelopment.be. Tell us why you want to join AFD and don’t forget to explicitly mention the position(s) you that appeal the most to you.
2) After that, we’ll get to know you a bit better during a short interview (max 30 mins) where you’ll also have the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have.

In case you’re wondering, dress accordingly without feeling uncomfortable!

Deadline: 20th of March, 11:59 pm.