Project Manager, Business Development Department (m/f)

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Our client is a leading international development company providing technical assistance services in economic, social and environmental development, mainly in international markets.

Main Responsibilities

  • Identify new opportunities tendered by international funding agencies;
  • Prepare expressions of interest, setting up the right national and international partnerships, selecting and editing project references, tailoring potential experts’ short profiles and relevant documentation;
  • Analyse tender documents and support the preparation of technical proposals, including providing inputs to the methodology, etc;
  • Identify suitable national and international experts and assess profiles and CVs of consultants for each project;
  • Maintain and strengthen the network of partners, consultants, and international funding agencies.


  • University degree in economics, management, international relations, or related field
  • 2 – 5 years of relevant professional experience, in line with the responsibilities for this post, notably in preparing projects/proposals for tenders funded by international organisations
  • Specific training in international cooperation and development, including Project Management and LogFrame
  • Specific professional interest and/or previous experience in the areas of Private Sector Development, Trade, Public Finance Management, International Policy, Employment promotion and/or Education in the context of international development
  • Specific professional experience in preparing service tender for international cooperation and development donors (such as EU, World Bank, African Development Bank, UN agencies etc.)
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills and attention to details while preparing written documents (i.e. ability to manipulate small pieces of data with accuracy and focus; proofreading and/or editing experience)
  • Resilient and prepared to work in a competitive international environment
  • Strong communication skills, both in English and Portuguese. For non-Portuguese natives, intermediate knowledge of the Portuguese language will be considered adequate.
  • Good command of French and/or Spanish
  • Good computer skills – especially advanced command of MS-Word® and MS-Excel®.

We offer

  • Specific training on Business development topics;
  • Integration in an experienced and dynamic team;
  • Is expect the PM to remain in these roles beyond the initial 12 months and based on his/her performance this will lead to the renewal of the contract. Thus, we seek to integrate a professional with motivation and willingness to assume a medium-term commitment to consolidate the learning and integration processes in the team.

Location: Office in Lisbon. It is not anticipated the need for international travel.
Report: Business Development Director
Duration: 12 months (extendable)