Cardno Emerging Markets
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    May 28

Position description

The Manager is employed on a full-time basis and reports to the Executive Director.

The role of the Manager is articulated around two main axes:

  • Contribute to the fulfillment of the Business Unit’s growth targets by winning new projects, focusing on donor-funded business opportunities (EU in particular). This will be achieved through:
    • The participation in the design of the company’s short-term and long-term business strategy;
    • The further development of the company’s network of partners, experts, client representatives and local beneficiaries;
    • The management of all stages of tendering: identification, marketing, consortium building, expression of interest, experts selection and technical and financial proposal preparation.

Proposals are typically prepared by bid teams of 1 or 2 staff members fulfilling various key roles. The Manager is expected to fill out different roles in turn, including but not limited to: Bid Co-ordinator, Technical Lead and Financial Lead.

  • Contribute to the efficient and effective management of the Business Unit’s on-going and new projects. This involves, among other tasks:
    • Organising the start-up of new projects (recruitment, procedures, training, etc.);
    • Supervising the project’s implementation through regular interaction with the project team in the field and the Contracting Authority;
    • Regularly assessing the quality of project delivery by reviewing reports, collecting feedback from project stakeholders, etc.;
    • Managing the mobilisation of short term experts;
    • Monitoring project budget and overseeing timely client invoicing in interaction with team members in charge of financial control and accounting;
    • Ensuring that client rules and procedures are duly followed in all aspects of project implementation;
    • Carrying out backstopping missions to the field when appropriate.

Projects led by Cardno are typically managed at BU level by a team of 2: a Project Manager and a Project Director. The Manager might be asked to fill out either of these two roles depending on the needs.

Profile requirements

To be successful in your application, you will be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant university degree;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in business development, including tender preparation, for long term Technical Assistance projects funded by multilateral or bilateral donors;
  • Good knowledge of EU development assistance programmes;
  • Strong leadership skills and at least one previous experience in team management;
  • Ability to think logically and express complex ideas in a clear and synthetic manner, both orally and in writing;
  • Previous exposure to a fast-paced environment and ability to thrive under tight deadlines;
  • Highly motivated, organised and detail-oriented;
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel;
  • Proficiency in English and French.

Terms of the Contract

The contract is for an open-ended duration and full time (38 hours per week).

Candidates for this position should be willing to travel and work flexible hours.

Application instructions

If interested and qualified, please send your CV and a cover letter to Frédérique Jouare [email protected] mentioning “Business Analyst” in your email subject, before 20th June 2021.

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