adelphi is the leading independent think-and-do tank in Europe for climate, environment and development. We are some 320 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.

Reconciling economic growth with climate protection and resource efficiency requires access to affordable and appropriate financing solutions. In many countries, however, markets and frameworks for green financial products and sustainable investments are underdeveloped. adelphi supports clients from politics, business and the financial sector in designing and implementing green financing instruments, both in Europe and in developing and emerging economies.



Your working field

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

Diversity is important to us. For a sustainable future, we need a diversity of experiences, backgrounds and perspectives.


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 and experts 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

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 (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…

  • adelphi_Impact
    You advance social-ecological transformation with impactful projects.
  • adelphi_Fit
    Free or discounted membership to the Urban Sports Club with more than 50 sports nationwide and in five European countries.
  • adelphi_Mobile
    A subsidized BVG company ticket including free transportation for passengers.
  • adelphi_Spirit
    An international and interdisciplinary team with a lot of passionate commitment for a future worth living. A team that not only spins ideas together at work, but also celebrates together at various adelphi events.
  • adelphi_DNA
    A dynamic green new-work environment with flexible working hours for your personal work-life balance as well as IT equipment for your home office.
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