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Project Manager Economic Development


ICON-INSTITUT GmbH is a private company designing, managing and implementing international projects in development cooperation. During more than 45 years of experience, we have established ourselves as a recognised actor in the development and cooperation sector. We support our partners and clients with expertise, knowledge and capacities and have developed solid cooperation and working relations with international and national development organisations as well as national and local governmental institutions and civil society organisations. We value interdisciplinary and integrated approaches through our core services: capacity development and training, technical assistance, consultancy and research.

ICON-INSTITUT GmbH currently seeks to expand its dynamic head office team in Cologne/Germany with one or more Project Manager positions.

Sector:                 Economic Development

Begin:                   November/December 2021

Position:             Project Manager, Fulltime

Location:             ICON head office in Cologne

Job Description:

With this job offer we are seeking an ambitious colleague who is eager to join our business area ‘Economic Development’ at our head office in Cologne as a project manager working in project acquisitions and management. 

Project Acquisition:

  • Networking with partner companies, formation of consortia
  • Expert search, negotiation and recruitment of experts
  • Tender coordination / preparation of technical and financial proposals for international financing institutions such as GIZ, KfW, EU and World Bank
  • Fact finding missions and business intelligence

Project Management:

  • Contract management with donors and partners
  • Project planning and supervision (technical and administrative backstopping, budget management and control)
  • Project monitoring and evaluation, quality assurance of deliverables
  • Recruiting of experts and supervision of project teams
  • Public relations and networking
  • Execution of backstopping missions and short-term consultancy missions in assigned areas of expertise

Personal and Technical Profile:

  • Academic degree in economics, social sciences, politics or equivalent
  • Min. of 4 years of experience in Technical Assistance related to the economic development sector, preferably in a consulting company
  • Proven experience in project management in a multicultural environment
  • Knowledge of donor agencies’ management, administrative procedures and technical requirements (GIZ, EU, World Bank, KfW etc) would be an asset
  • Familiar with tools and instruments of Technical Assistant delivery
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Proven communication and teamwork skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Professional level of language skills in English and German. Fluent language skills in French or Spanish would be an asset





ICON-INSTITUTE GmbH & Co. KG Consulting Gruppe (ICON)

ICON-INSTITUTE Consulting Gruppe ist ein Beratungsunternehmen in den Bereichen der Managementberatung und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit.…[mehr]