Hey there!

Thank you for your interest in joining AFD Gent

Do you have the skills that AFD is looking for? AFD is currently recruiting members for the academic year 2021-2022.

Send your CV and Motivation letter to gent@afdimpact.org

Open application


Open Positions:

  • – President
  • – Vice-president
  • – Events
  • – Project Development
  • – Project Coordination
  • – Partner Relations
  • – Marketing, Communication & IT

Your Role

  • – The president and vice-president form a presidential duo.
  • – You are the head of the board team and you are therefore responsible for the well-functioning of the teams, which include leading the weekly board meetings and regularly attending team meetings to support and evaluate their progress.
  • – You are responsible to keep good contact with the different faculties, and are the bridge between the faculties and the students.
  • – You are the external face of the organisation and meet with partner organisations and business partners.
  • – You monthly update towards members of the General Assembly, and actively participate in the General Assembly meetings.
  • – You are responsible to keep good contacts, look for new synergies and further stimulate cooperation with other AFD branches.
  • – You actively take part in all recruiting activities, and are part of the selection panel.
  • – You take the initiative to further strengthen interfaculty cooperation.

Your profile 

  • – You are a bachelor or master student, preferably in Ghent.
  • – You have strong leadership abilities.
  • – You have a healthy interest in development cooperation and social entrepreneurship.
  • – You have a creative, proactive and have a positive mindset.
  • – You are a process-oriented and result-driven person that can handle a wide range of responsibilities with ease.
  • – You live, breathe and think AFD.

Your commitment

  • – Ability to commit to this position for one academic year.
  • – Ability to dedicate part of your time to AFD next to your studies.
  • – Attend weekly board meetings 

Questions

Contact our current President: nsel@afdimpact.org


Your role: 

  • – You are in charge of organizing our events. This includes finding the right partners (together with the PR team), keeping professional contact with them, finding locations, catering, logistics…
  • – You organize events about social entrepreneurship and sustainability in order to reach the broader student community. An event can for example be a lecture with (an) interesting speaker(s), a debate, an event in partnership with interesting companies, social entrepreneurs…
  • – You keep in touch with speakers/partners in preparation to your event and provide them with all necessary information.
  • – You make sure you timely book appropriate auditoria or other locations.
  • – You provide some drinks and snacks for the receptions after events
  • – You should make a detailed action plan (who does what, where and when).

Your profile 

  • – You are a bachelor or master student, preferably in Ghent.
  • – You don’t need a lot of experience. Some common sense, organisation skills, time management and a sense for entrepreneurship will do.
  • – You are a polite and spontaneous person, willing to engage with new partners.
  • – You can come up with a short-term action plan in case a something goes wrong (for example, a speaker cancels).
  • – You work rather precisely and are a good planner.

Your commitment 

  • – Ability to commit to this position for one academic year.
  • – Ability to dedicate part of your time to AFD next to your studies.
  • – Attend weekly board meeting 

Questions? 

Contact our current Events board member: fgruwez@afdimpact.org


Your role

  • – Responsible for the development & selection of the projects for the academic year 2022-2023.
  • – Attend networking and partner events.
  • – You are the contact person for interested project partners and set up meetings and/or (Skype) calls with them.
  • – Maintain contact with these partners and help them define a qualitative project.
  • – You are responsible for the formulation of projects and are the point of contact regarding all project-related issues.

Your Profile

  • – Bachelor or master student, preferably in Ghent.
  • – You can set deadlines for yourself and respect them.
  • – You are well organised with regard to meetings and email conversations.
  • – You are determined and have a critical attitude towards the project content, the quality of the project partner and the general environment of the project location.
  • – You are a creative thinker and you can think along with partners to come up with a suitable & valuable project.

Your commitment 

  • – Ability to commit to this position for one academic year.
  • – Ability to dedicate part of your time to AFD next to your studies.
  • – Attend weekly board meeting 

Questions

Contact our current Project Developer: mvermeir@afdimpact.org


Your Role 

  • – You are responsible for the overall guidance of the social entrepreneurship projects.
  • – Monitor the project progress and handle any issues that arise.
  • – You are the go-to person for everything involving a project’s organization, timeline and communicate project status to all participants.
  • – You are the bridge between:
    • – The project partner
      • · Communicate on a regular base with project partners.
      • · Make sure that the project partners’ needs are met as the projects evolve.
    • – The coaches
      • · Recruit coaches who have project experience.
      • · Communicate regularly with the coaches to follow up the team dynamics and project evolvement.
    • – The project students
      • · Recruit project students.
      • · Organize relevant workshops (project management skills, pitching, …) in order to boost the project content.
      • · Ensure that the project students have the support structure they need to perform their tasks to the best of their abilities.

Your profile 

  • – You are a bachelor or master student, preferably in Ghent. 
  • – You are a process-oriented and result-driven person that can handle a wide range of responsibilities with ease.
  • – You are a strong communicator.
  • – You have solid organizational and time-management skills.
  • – You have a heart for development cooperation.

Your Commitment 

  • – Ability to commit to this position for one academic year.
  • – Ability to dedicate part of your time to AFD next to your studies.
  • – Attend weekly board meeting 

Questions?

Contact our current Project Coordinator: acoene@afdimpact.org


Your role 

  • – You search for new possible partners with whom AFD can establish a structural partnership.
  • – You search for potential partners for our events
  • – You attend networking events to explore new partners and visit these partners personally to ensure that every partner receives personal attention.
  • – You are responsible for maintaining the close ties AFD has with its partners.
  • – You and your team will look into alternative sources of income, including but not limited to for instance government subsidies and grants for our events.

Your profile 

  • – You are a bachelor or master student, preferably in Ghent.
  • – You possess the necessary people skills to initiate and maintain partner contact.
  • – You are a polite and spontaneous person, willing to engage with new partners.
  • – You are eager to network, attend events and maintain contact with partners.
  • – You are interested in developing and maintain contacts in the business world, as well as with NGOs or 4th pillar organizations such as Oxfam.

Your commitment 

  • – Ability to commit to this position for one academic year
  • – Ability to dedicate part of your time to AFD next to your studies.
  • – Attend weekly board meeting 

Questions? 

Contact our current Partner Relations board member: avandorpe@afdimpact.org


Your role  

  • – You are responsible for spreading the word of AFD to the outside world.
  • – You will create the designs that AFD will use for their communication.
  • – You keep the social media up to date about the AFD events and the AFD project students (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram).
  • – You keep the website up to date.
  • – You come up with creative ideas for marketing campaigns
  • – You will support the communication to the participants of our events 
  • – You will look for opportunities to present AFD in the press.
  • – You support the other board members in their communication to students, partners and faculties. 

Your profile 

  • – You are a bachelor or master student, preferably in Ghent.
  • – You have a creative mindset.
  • – You are able to make designs or you have the willingness to learn how to design.
  • – You have an excellent knowledge of English. 
  • – You are able to work organized and precisely.
  • – You believe in AFD’s vision and mission and you cannot wait to tell the rest of the world about it.

Your commitment 

  • – Ability to commit to this position for one academic year.
  • – Ability to dedicate part of your time to AFD next to your studies.
  • – Attend weekly board meeting

Questions? 

Contact our current Marketing, Communication & IT board members: mdecorte@afdimapact.org or lcarrez@afdimpact.org


How to apply?

Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone and become part of our AFD success story? Then we would be thrilled to receive your application! Here’s what the application procedure looks like:

1. First of all, please send us a motivation letter and your CV to gent@afdimpact.org (make sure to mention which function you are applying for and if you have an interest in legal, finance or HR, please feel free to mention this as well)

2. Based on your application we will invite you for an informal interview. In this interview we will look for your competences, experience, and – most importantly – your motivation.

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