Partnership Development Lead


Liliane Fonds and MIVA stand for an inclusive and diverse society in which everyone can participate, regardless of backgrounds, characteristics and preferences. We are an organisation in which all those different colleagues are respected and belong. Together we achieve the best results.

Liliane Fonds improves the quality of life and prospects of children with disabilities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We believe participation is a right – not a privilege. We aim to use our expertise in education, health care, rehabilitation, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and livelihoods to set up large-scale community based rehabilitation programs that offer sustainable solutions to pressing social issues. In order to further diversify our funding, we are strengthening our new institutional fundraising team.


As a Partnership Development Lead you will develop new relationships, partnerships and proposals to fund and implement projects of the Liliane Fonds and its partners in the Global South. This way, you, in collaboration with your colleagues from the International Partnerships and Programs (IPP) department, will contribute to structural change and to an inclusive society in the countries where we operate.

What are you going to do?

  • you identify opportunities for partnerships with new and existing international partners, with the aim of future collaboration and fundraising for projects of Liliane Fonds. You lead the process of forming consortia. Your focus for the coming two years will be on the development of strategic partnerships to for example answer to Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs funding;
  • you look for innovative ways to make our work and knowledge relevant for potential partners. You develop new propositions and program concepts that are in line with the strategy of Liliane Fonds, for example by looking at our role as disability inclusion experts in mainstream education, health, and youth employment programmes.

Furthermore you:

  • develop and maintain a broad network of European governments, international donors and potential partners in Europe and the Global South;
  • map out existing (European and global) calls, subsidy schemes, and funds, and advise colleagues and strategic partners of the Liliane Fonds about funding possibilities;
  • coordinate the development of funding applications sent out by the EU and other international institutional funds. You do this in collaboration with thematic and country experts, our partner organisations, and colleagues from different departments.

You will be part of the Institutional Fundraising team (IF) within the International Partnerships & Programs department. In addition to your two team members, you will frequently collaborate in multidisciplinary teams. You will report to the team manager.

Functie-eisen en profiel

You take initiative and excel in networking; you have the ability to represent Liliane Fonds well and create fundraising opportunities. You perform effectively in an environment where processes are still under development, you are solution oriented and feel comfortable working as a pioneer. You have up-to-date knowledge on developments and trends in the development sector and are able to use this knowledge to formulate a strategy and put it into action.

Finally, you recognise yourself in the three core values of Liliane Fonds: openness, connection, and trust.

What do you bring?

  • an advanced university degree (masters or equivalent) or academic thinking level;
  • you meet all the legal requirements to work in the EU;
  • at least 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • experience in building and maintaining relationships with donors and other (I)NGOs in Europe and the Global South;
  • affinity with and knowledge of the position of maginalised groups;
  • preferably knowledge in the field of SRHR, Inclusive (early) Education and/or Youth Employment;
  • knowledge and experience in developing partnerships and propositions;
  • knowledge and experience in fundraising from international, institutional donors such as governments and the European Union;
  • oral and written communication skills in English and Dutch on C1/C2 level. Knowledge of French is an advantage.

Ons aanbod

Salary based on scale 10, starting from a minimum of €3.149,- with growth possibilities up to a maximum of €5.062,- gross per month, based on a full-time position of 38 hours. Additionally, there is an 8% holiday allowance. This position has the potential for permanent employment after one year.

An attractive workplace, housed in a former convent with a beautiful courtyard garden in the heart of 's-Hertogenbosch and a 7-minute walk from the railway station. Possibilities to work partly from home.

The organization places importance on creating an inclusive work environment. Inclusive recruitment and selection practices are followed, and the office is designed to be accessible. Employees can also adjust two collective days off to coincide with important personal holidays.

Finally, Liliane Fonds cares about the well-being of its employees. We are proud that our employees, on average, rated the organization with an 8.

Informeren en solliciteren

Please send your motivation and CV by e-mail to the HR team ( Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. We therefore encourage candidates to apply for the position as soon as possible. For more information about the position, please contact Annemieke van Wesemael, team manager Institutional Fundraising ( or 06 - 82 34 25 00).