adelphi is an independent think tank and leading international public policy consultancy on climate, environment and development. Our 200-strong team of experts and specialists plays a key role in generating and promoting new ideas, shaping debates, building new strategies and setting agendas. We help to forge new paths towards a sustainable future, both by providing scientifically sound policy analysis and by working in dialogue with political and civil society actors and decision-makers.

Join us and you can expect to work on topical issues that connect the worlds of science and politics, in collaboration with policymakers and practitioners around the world. Contribute your ideas and expertise as part of our interdisciplinary, international project teams, and benefit from a collaborative working and learning environment with flat organisational structures.

Junior Manager Business Development (m/w/d)

To join our Business Development team (full time) - Berlin


Your working field

From our Berlin HQ, Business Development Managers manage tenders for development projects and technical assistance contracts funded by national and international donors worldwide. In order to strengthen our Business Development team, we are currently hiring a Junior Manager, who will report directly to a Senior Business Development Manager.

Your tasks

  • You will be supporting the technical and administrative preparation of project proposals, mainly for our international clients such as the GIZ, KfW, European Commission, World Bank and various national development agencies
  • It will be your responsibility to coordinate adelphi’s inputs and those of our partners
  • In addition, you will contribute to the development of our business development unit, by maintaining our reference and general business development databases

Your qualifications

  • At least 1 year of general professional experience preferably in international project management (call for proposals, grants and/or project management)
  • Experience in the day-to-day management of international tenders will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of international cooperation funding mechanisms as well as the bidding processes of a range of international cooperation agencies is essential (EU as a minimum)
  • Writing skills, ability to edit, write a/o review parts of a technical proposal, (non-technical and possibly technical depending on the technical background) will be a strong asset
  • Ease in networking; willingness to help expand adelphi's expert and partner networks
  • Coordination, planning and organisation skills including time management
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Educational background: University Degree, preferably Master’s level in a relevant field of expertise
  • Fluency in English and German (speaking/ writing); French/Spanish is an asset

We offer

  • Active role in shaping debates on and solutions to the key issues of our time – climate, environment and development
  • Variety and autonomy in your work, and responsibility for a range of multi-faceted tasks at a sustainable company
  • A dynamic, multicultural workplace with flexible working conditions, flat hierarchies and an appreciative corporate culture
  • Free access to exercises classes (including yoga and Pilates) and Urban Sports Club membership at attractive, discounted rates
  • Active work-life balance through flexible working hours, varied working-time models and mobile working
  • Continuous, tailored support for developing your skills and planning your own personal career path at adelphi
  • An attractive and centrally located office on the banks of the river Spree, an ideal environment for creative work
  • A company pension plan subsidized by the employer and an attractive benefits programm


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