Senior Project Manager in Agriculture Sector Development

Agriculture & Finance Consultants GmbH (AFC) is a private German consulting firm focusing on agriculture/agribusiness and financial sector development projects in developing and transition countries (www.afci.de). We participate in tenders of internationally renowned clients such as GIZ, KfW, EIB, EU, ADB, WB and implement currently projects in 55 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. 

AFC was founded in 1973 and is a member of the GOPA Consulting Group, Germany's largest group of consulting firms in development cooperation with an annual turnover of approx. EUR 240 million in 2021.

AFC generates a turnover of 33 Mio. per year and employs 60 permanent staff members in our headquarters in Germany to manage around 800 professionals in 87 AFC-offices abroad.

Are you interested to join our team in Cologne/Bonn? We are hiring a:   

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

As part of the continuing expansion of our Agriculture Sector segment

Your responsibilities:

  • Acquisition and implementation of project activities is you main task: You are follow upcoming opportunities in an early stage of tender development. This includes the development of work plans, recruitment of experts and management of project acquisition teams during the tender phase. For the projects in the implementation phase, you assure the quality control of project activities. This includes supporting the field teams, reviewing work deliverables, and providing value-added feedback;
  • Conduct research on upcoming opportunities and have an open eye on recent developments in the project regions;
  • In close cooperation with the Finance & Contact Manager in charge you are responsible for project budgets and activity resources;
  • Maintain positive relationships with partners and client;
  • New business activities including but not limited to technical writing, recruitment, cost, collaborate recruitment and management, and strategy development. Mentoring of junior staff on new business activities.
  • Contributions to corporate systems and procedures development support of the senior management, and willingness to support the improvement of office as a whole.

Candidate must be able to work independently and as a team member, and meet tight deadlines and working across cultures. In addition, demonstrated writing capabilities are required. Ability to travel and work internationally required.

Our offer:

  • A position in our headquarter in Bonn with regular missions abroad
  • An attractive salary
  • Subsidy for public transport in the region (Job ticket)
  • Short communication and decision-making processes
  • The ability to work autonomously and result-oriented
  • An excellent work atmosphere in a motivated, multicultural team with competent colleagues
  • Continuous training and skill development

 

Qualifications: 

Your profile:

  • Min 5 years of professional experience in development cooperation;
  • Demonstrated experience responding to EU procurements including recruitment, technical writing and budgeting and knowledge of EU PRAG regulations and contract administration;
  • Technical skills and experience in the areas of agriculture, agribusiness and/or economic growth are a must and we are looking for candidates with an Agriculture background
  • Fluent English speaking level is required and solid writing and communication skills in French would mean a strong asset

Interested candidates should upload their complete application (motivation letter – maximum one page, CV, work references and certificates) here

For any further question on the position or AFC you can contact

Ms Samira Bouazouni, HR/Recruiting, 

 

 

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