Partnership Manager

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26 Sep 2019

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform is a global coalition of environmental, human rights and labour organisations that work to ensure the clean and safe recycling of ships and offshore assets. After 10 years of successful campaigning, the Platform has achieved significant progress including milestone developments such as new legislation at the EU level; criminal liability for the illicit trade of toxic end-of-life ships; and active engagement of the financiers of shipping, including investor divestment from companies with particularly poor practices. The Platform is now looking to build up stronger capacity to effectively promote best practice and snowball a higher standard among stakeholders.

We are seeking a Partnership Manager to take the lead on scaling up the Platform’s existing corporate campaign aimed at enhancing sustainable business conduct, and also develop an innovative fundraising strategy, including revenue generating activities / corporate sponsorships. 

Main Tasks and responsibilities

  • Undertake general research and market analysis for the development of a corporate campaign strategy and take the lead on the NGO Shipbreaking Platform’s corporate campaign
  • Strengthen and develop strategic partnerships with business stakeholders
  • Develop a strategy aimed at identifying and gaining access to financial resources, and take the lead on corporate sponsorships and revenue generating activities, including the organisation of a conference on ship recycling in 2020/2021
  • Represent and be a spokesperson for the NGO Shipbreaking Platform at industry forums
  • Assist the NGO Shipbreaking Platform’s Director as necessary

Candidate Profile

  • Significant experience in project management and fundraising for international NGO campaigns
  • A strong interest in environmental and human rights issues, in particular corporate accountability and environmental justice
  • Strong organisational skills and experience in project management (monitoring of work plan, managing personnel, and making financial overviews relate to achievements)
  • Experience in event management 
  • Knowledge of shipping industry and/or knowledge of waste and recycling issues
  • Proven established relevant network
  • Imaginative and innovative thinker with the ability to develop creative ideas and explore new roads in content and finance – not afraid of being an activist
  • Excellent networking skills 
  • Effective spokesperson and proven communication skills
  • Excellent English (preferably also good command of French and/or Dutch)


  • Reports to the NGO Shipbreaking Platform’s Director 
  • Location – Brussels office, occasional international travel required
  • Candidates must be allowed to work in Belgium
  • Initial three month contract - renewable as a two-year contract depending on the anticipated availability of continued funding
  • Salary will correspond to level of experience and skills
  • Pension scheme and meal vouchers included

How to Apply

  • Please send a letter of motivation in English, Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three references by email to the following address: 
  • Application deadline is 25 September 2019 
  • Due to restricted capacity, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Therefore if you have not heard from us by 30 September 2019, please assume your application has been unsuccessful at this time

Date for interviews with selected candidates: 3 October 2019 in Brussels or via video. Please note that only applicants with the existing right to work within the EU will be considered.

For more information on the NGO Shipbreaking Platform visit

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