ODS - a Brussels consultancy working exclusively with the nonprofit sector - is looking for a new partner/co-owner, as one of the founders of ODS will be leaving the company in early 2020. We expect our new colleague to have an entrepreneurial spirit as well as business acumen, a deep understanding of civil society and its interaction with decision-makers and donors, as well as extensive management experience. As co-owner and executive partner, s/he will work closely with ODS’ second partner and the other team members to bring ODS to its next level.
The people at ODS form a professional team of experts in Organisational Development, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning, Strategy Development & Advice, Interim & Change Management and Process Facilitation, working exclusively for the nonprofit sector. This growing team of 9 is based in a very pleasant office on the edge of the European Quarter in Brussels, but works world-wide. We are organised in a non-hierarchical way with a strong team spirit, and all our team members have previously worked in the sector.
Our vision is a civil society achieving greater impact, contributing actively, effectively and efficiently to achieve peaceful, democratic, green and fair communities. In everything we do, we aim to achieve that by helping civil society think, strategise and organise, work effectively together in teams and networks, and campaign, advocate or lobby.
Over the past seven years, ODS has grown steadily and our methods, research and experience have developed over time. Currently, we have in place a full array of tools and approaches that we tailor to the needs of the project at hand, always departing from an understanding not only of what the issues are but who the organisation and its people are.
This has resulted in a strong portfolio of varied and interesting clients and projects, from grassroots organisations to global INGO networks, working across a range of areas including in peacebuilding, climate crisis, development, human rights, social justice and many more.
For more information on our current team, work and clients, please visit www.odsupport.eu.
At the same time, we are looking to renew. As the not-for-profit sector operates in a rapidly changing environment, a crucial challenge it faces is to turn change into opportunity while remaining true to the ambitions for a better world. As a consultancy team, we need to ensure that we remain creative and innovate as well, so that we continue to offer our clients relevant services. This is true for what we offer but also for the way we work and organise ourselves.
We are looking for a dynamic, creative, entrepreneurial individual with ideas and ideals who can help us develop further in this important moment for ODS. We are open to a variety of profiles but are especially interested in:
In addition, we expect:
Our new partner should be willing to make a commitment to acquire a number of shares in our company. The extent, timing and form of this commitment as well as the working conditions will be subject to discussions between the right candidate and ODS. In any case, ODS not only offers only a business opportunity but a pleasant work environment, the opportunity to shape our future and to support our clients achieve their important missions.
Interested candidates can send us a CV/LinkedIn link and a short letter or video explaining their interest, or could give one of the partners a call for more information or to schedule a personal meeting:
We hope to fill this position in early 2020 but earlier if possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the end of November 2019.