Investment Climate Reform Project Lead

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 30

Position description

SNV is a mission-driven global development partner working in more than 20 countries across Africa and Asia. Building on 60 years of experience and grounded in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we work on the core themes of gender equality and social inclusion, climate adaptation and mitigation, and strong institutions and effective governance. Together with our team of over 1,600 people, our mission is to strengthen capacities and catalyse partnerships that transform the agri-food, energy, and water systems, which enable sustainable and more equitable lives for all.  

Our core values of people-centeredness and respect, equity and equality, and diversity and inclusion, are fundamental to who we are, and what we do. This is reflected in our vision and mission, and strategy, which sets out our aspirations and commitments as our compass towards 2030. For more information on SNV, please refer to our website:

We are currently looking for an Investment Climate Reform Project Lead, fulltime, 40 hours a week, one year initial contract.

The Investment Climate Reform (ICR) Facility, operational since September 1st, 2019, is a dynamic program co-funded by the European Union (EU), the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the British Council. Collaboratively implemented by GIZ, the British Council, Expertise France, and SNV, the ICR Facility is committed to enhancing the business and investment climate in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP). It focuses on facilitating structured dialogue between the private and public sectors, aiming to foster a more conducive environment for business and investments. The program has three pivotal components: Technical Assistance for Business Environment and Investment Climate Improvement, Strengthening national and sub-regional development financial institutions and, Compiling and mainstreaming lessons learned and good practices. SNV, leading the first component and contributing to the third, is seeking a skilled project manager.

Job Description

The Project Manager is responsible for overseeing and orchestrating the project's lifecycle, in this case including its execution, completion, and the management of its team. This role entails ensuring that the project adheres to its defined scope, budget, timeline, and quality standards, in accordance with the obligations laid out in agreements with the donor and other key stakeholders. The Project Manager operates in accordance with SNV's established standards for project management, as well as adhering to donor guidelines, with the goal of delivering high-quality impact and fulfilling the project's agreed-upon results.


In this role you will lead the overall planning, execution, and completion of the project, ensuring alignment with the ICR Facility's strategic goals. Besides this you are responsible for:

  • Team Management: Direct and manage project team members, fostering a collaborative environment and ensuring effective allocation of resources;
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Liaise with donors, partners, and other stakeholders to maintain strong relationships and ensure project alignment with stakeholder expectations;
  • Budget and Resource Allocation: Manage the project budget, ensuring efficient use of resources and adherence to financial guidelines and donor requirements;
  • Quality Assurance: Monitor and maintain project quality standards, implementing continuous improvement practices to meet or exceed project deliverables;
  • Risk Management: Identify, analyse, and mitigate project risks, ensuring timely resolution of issues to prevent project delays or budget overruns;
  • Reporting and Documentation: Prepare comprehensive reports and maintain detailed project documentation for internal and external stakeholders;
  • Capacity Building: Strengthen capacities through effective knowledge transfer, training, and support in line with SNV's core themes and values;
  • Travel and Coordination: Undertake regular visits to ACP countries and the SNV Netherlands Office for project coordination and monitoring.


To be successful in this recruitment you have at least:

  • A degree in Economics, International Development, Project Management, Business Administration;
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in project management, preferably in international development and business investment reform;
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with an ability to inspire and motivate multidisciplinary teams;
  • Familiarity with guidelines and requirements of donors such as the EU, OACPS, EDF, BMZ, and the British Council;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of engaging effectively with diverse stakeholder groups;
  • Strong analytical skills and adept at problem-solving, especially in complex project environments;
  • A deep understanding of and respect for cultural differences and the ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment;
  • Fluency in English; additional language skills (e.g., French, Spanish) relevant to ACP countries are a plus;
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to ACP countries and other relevant locations.

Additional Information

Contract Type: National employment contract for one year initial contract
Full time (40 hours per week)
Preferred Start Date: as soon as possible

Working at SNV

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website:

SNV strives to be an inclusive employer, thriving on the diversity of its people and does not discriminate on the basis of disability status, religion, ethnic origin, gender and sexual orientation, etc.

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