(Junior) Project Acquisitions Manager (m/f/d)

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Last update: Mar 2, 2022 Last update: Mar 2, 2022


Deadline: Mar 10, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Germany Germany
Sectors: Procurement Procurement
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English, German English, German
Work experience: From 1 years
Date posted: Mar 2, 2022
Expected starting date: Apr 1, 2022


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Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED)

07, 3

68161 Mannheim



Mannheim, 01.02.2022

(Junior) Project Acquisitions Manager (m/f/d)  (J2202PA)

Please note only applications with full documentation (CV, cover letter, a writing sample in English, a copy of your University transcripts and/or certificates (if available), and job references) as PDF or zip files submitted via the email address jobs@c4ed.org with the reference J2202PA will be considered. Please read to the end for all required application documents.

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED), Germany, is looking for a (Junior) Project Acquisitions Manager to join its Project Acquisitions Team. The person will be working alongside quantitative and qualitative evaluators, research manager, and others on applications for work taking place in developing countries.

C4ED’s vision is to improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable by making development interventions more effective. With a strong focus on mixed-methods and quantitative impact evaluations in developing countries, C4ED is one of the leading German research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, and nutrition. C4ED is currently conducting projects all over the world and maintains research relationships with 3ie, ACTED, GCF, IFAD, ILO, IPA, J-PAL, the World Bank, and UNICEF to name just a few of its cooperation partners.

As a (Junior) Project Acquisitions Manager, you will be involved in the preparation and submission of expressions of interest (EOIs) and applications for new projects that C4ED is interested in working on. Your tasks would include:

  • Manage the proposal process through all phases to ensure submission of high quality, compliant and competitive proposals.
  • Contributing to proposal development and acquisitions for various donors, e.g. World Bank, 3ie, GIZ and other
  • Preparation of Expressions of Interest or other pre-qualification documents and proposals
  • Coordinating project proposal writing including one’s own contributions to project proposals
  • Conduct research on possible partners, client priorities, current programming and other topics related to specific proposals.
  • Researching, communicating, and liaising with project partners and donors
  • Quality Management and continuous improvement of project acquisition processes
  • Maintain proposal folders, documents and resources.
  • Help organize and maintain business development resources.
  • Prepare and improve short marketing and communications texts
  • Support social media and web content development
  • Contributing to Public Relations, including short translations
  • Administrative duties with German Authorities
  • Additional tasks as assigned

You have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in social science, international development, economics or a related field. For the Junior Project Acquisitions Manager, you are interested in gaining first-hand experience in the field of international development at a firm that focuses on impact evaluations, research, and data collection for development interventions. To qualify as a Project Acquisitions Manager, you must have at least 1 year of full-time acquisitions or business development experience in a relevant field.

You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in German and English; written and verbal communication skills in other languages (e.g. French, Spanish) would be a plus. Important attributes include a high attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure. Familiarity and/or interest in creating and working with proposal budgets is a plus.

While you will be working in a team, you are also able to work independently. You are detail-oriented, adept at multitasking, and can work under pressure. You enjoy interacting with a wide range of individuals ranging from researchers to donors and local partners, and you are able to maintain good collaborations. While travel is not generally included in this position, if required, willingness to travel to work locations is a necessity.

The position offers a good opportunity to gain experience in international development. We are interested in offering you a long-term job perspective, including professional development. The position is based in Mannheim, Germany. Kindly note that this position does not offer a remote work option.

We look forward to receiving your CV, cover letter, a writing sample (in English), a copy of your University’s transcripts and/or certificates (if available) and job references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a final deadline for applications being the 10th of March 2022. Candidates who have the capacity to start quickly will be given priority.

For further information, please contact Tanja Topuzoglu (jobs@c4ed.org). Please submit your application exclusively using the email address jobs@c4ed.org and mention the reference J2202PA.