Project Manager (f/m/d) for the technical section „Regional and Economic Development“ (Francophone portfolio)

Project Manager (f/m/d) for the technical section „Regional and Economic Development“ (Francophone portfolio)

We are… 

… a multicoloured team of young and motivated people dedicated to creating impacts for sustainable development. We are curious, open-minded and love to design solutions for economic and regional development in our partner countries, mainly in francophone Africa, Middle East and Southeast Europe.

 

 

What our mission is 

We currently implement 17 projects in Algeria, Mali, Senegal, Ethiopia, Iraq and Serbia supporting thousands of young people, women, refugees and marginalized groups to increase their technical and employability skills, find jobs, establish own start up businesses, develop sustainable business plans, get access to social services and land rights, participate in communal planning and resource distribution processes and mediate peace processes or solve conflicts in their communities.

 

 

How do we manage this?

We work on behalf of international development agencies such as GIZ, KfW, EU, NUFFIC. We design project concepts, assess the training and skills needs of people and institutions, design curricula and training concepts, train and coach individual persons, small businesses and local institutions. We support the development of markets and value chains, specifically in green businesses, such as solar and other renewable energies, circular waste management, water management or sustainable and innovative agriculture. We support women to get access to land rights and start to use natural resources to create income. We advise vulnerable groups and public authorities to improve refugees and internally displaced people’s access to social services and security. We train enumerators, conflict managers and mediators to support peace building processes at local level. For all our projects we mobilize and steer highly qualified teams of experts and manage a successful project implementation, the achievement of goals and impacts and keep an eye on the proper use of budgets provided by our international clients.

Job:
Project Manager

 

Location:
Kronberg im Taunus (Frankfurt), Berlin, Cologne, Remote

 

Contact:
kathleen.schepp@ambero.de

Sounds exciting and exactly what you are looking for?


Then this job could be just right for you.

What can you look forward to with us?

  • Excellent team spirit, fun and joy even under high time pressure,
  • Opportunity to contribute as an expert and to use your strengths on site in our projects,
  • Flexible work time arrangement, opportunity to work remotely,
  • Large, inspiring network of experts and partners,
  • Creative scope to design solutions,
  • Space for your own initiatives and heart projects,
  • Flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths,
  • Opportunities for individual and career development,
  • Opportunity to get to know other companies within our holding Dorsch Group,
  • Further education and training opportunities,
  • Great team events,
  • Opportunities to travel and discover the world,
  • Success and acquisition premiums,
  • Corporate benefits (Family friendliness is actively lived at AMBERO. Company pension plans are subsidized up to 30% by the employer. Overtime is compensated with free time.)

 

 

How can you make a difference?

As a project manager, you are a doer, conflict solver, moderator, budget manager, expert, and consultant all at the same time. You use your strengths to motivate and lead your project teams while they implement our service packages, in line with requirements, contractual conditions and regulatory frameworks of our clients. Based on experiences gathered during project implementation you will further extend networks and develop our business by actively supporting the acquisition of new projects from international donors. You will design implementation strategies and calculate project budgets and recruit high professional expert teams. You will always work in tandem with a colleague and draw on our experience and tools as a team. You will further develop your skills and extend your knowledge benefitting from our team spirit and under the supervision of our department manager. You organize your work in a flexible, efficient, and target-oriented manner and use your creative freedom to realize innovative ideas.

 

Your core tasks will be:

  • Coordinating international tenders to acquire new projects on topics such as local, regional and sectoral socio-economic development, entrepreneurship/MSME development, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), employment promotion, land management/land rights, land use planning, social infrastructure and communal services, green economy, circular economy, conflict analysis and management,
  • Being actively engaged in technical and regional networks, creating partnerships to extend our business,
  • Coordinating project implementation, including operational and strategic planning, administration, financial management, personnel management, quality assurance, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of our ongoing projects in Francophone Africa, combined with travel to the project countries,
  • Being actively engaged in the design and coordination of company-wide processes.

 

 

What are we looking for?

Designing creative solutions for complex challenges, thinking and acting out of the box, connecting people and discovering new horizons – that is what drives you. You feel highly motivated to make an impact on the sustainable development of people and institutions in developing countries. You are dynamic, creative, authentic, reliable, humorous, efficient, focused, sensitive to conflicts, curious and determined. You grasp complex issues quickly and design simple and fresh concepts as well as implementable solutions. You are dedicated, committed and love to take over responsibility. You have the enthusiasm and courage for shaping the future and sustainable development and you dispose of professional skills and experience, in one of the above-mentioned topics.

  • Fluency in French (C1) and English (C1) required, good knowledge of German and/or Arabic would be an asset.
  • University degree in a relevant field (preferably business administration, economics, education, political science, social science, law, or public administration).
  • Relevant work experience in one of the thematic focus areas of the department.
  • Relevant work experience in international development cooperation.
  • Work experience with project acquisition and project management.
  • Regional knowledge and experience abroad.
  • Very good knowledge of common office applications and experience with virtual collaboration tools, and data management and visualization tools.

How to apply?

Please send your application documents including a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, and salary expectations by email to kathleen.schepp@ambero.de, with the subject line: „Application PM Regional and Economic Development“.

 

We look forward to getting to know you!

 

Note: Submitted applications will be stored by AMBERO for three months. If you are generally interested in having your CV included in our expert database, please note this in your documents.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.