adelphi is the leading independent think-and-do tank in Europe for climate, environment and development. We are some 300 strategists, thought leaders and practitioners working at the local and global levels to find solutions to the most urgent political, economic and social challenges of our time. As a policy consultancy, we support a just transition towards carbon neutrality and sustainable, liveable societies. Our work is grounded in transdisciplinary research, evidence-based consulting and stakeholder dialogues. With these tools we shape policy agendas, facilitate political communication, inform policy processes and support 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/f/d) - fulltime

Job summary

From our Berlin HQ, Business Development Managers coordinate 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 Business Development Manager who will report directly to the Head of Business Development.

Your tasks

  • You will support in the identification of relevant business opportunities for various international and European donors
  • You will be supporting the technical and administrative preparation of technical and financial proposals, mainly for our international clients such as the World Bank, EIB, KFW, AFD and the European Commission, GIZ etc. 
  • You will identify relevant partner organisations to cooperate with adelphi
  • It will be your responsibility to coordinate the inputs of adelphi and its partners
  • In addition, you will contribute to the development of our business development unit, by maintaining expert and reference databases

What we are looking for:

  • 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 (e.g. EU, GIZ, KFW, AFD, EIB)
  • Strong communication skills, good team player, together with ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Coordination, planning and organisation skills
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Educational background: University Degree, preferably Master’s level in a relevant field of expertise
  • Fluency in English (writing and speaking), German is not mandatory, but would be an asset

    In your application please outline how you meet these criteria.

    We offer

    • A varied and autonomous job and the assumption of responsible, varied tasks in a sustainable company
    • An exciting, flexible and multicultural working environment and an appreciative corporate culture with flat hierarchie
    • Free health-promoting sporting activities and membership of the Urban Sports Club at attractive, discounted rates
    • Job bike leasing offer
    • Active work-life balance through flexible working hours, various working time models and mobile working
    • Continuous, individual further development of your skills as well as targeted promotion of your career path at adelphi 
    • A company pension scheme subsidised by the employer as well as attractive benefits through a salary conversion programme
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