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Project Manager (f/m/d), Climate & Natural Resources Department, Cologne, Germany

GITEC-IGIP is looking for a francophone (f/m/d) Project Manager with international project experience in Africa. If you are motivated to work in an international, dynamic team on projects with purpose in the international development sector, apply to this position.

About the company

GITEC-IGIP GmbH is a leading consulting company for international development cooperation projects headquartered in Germany’s fourth-largest city Cologne. GITEC-IGIP’s multi-cultural team and global network of companies and offices around the world has more than five decades of professional experience across four continents. Our companies lead mainly publicly financed development projects.

Our Vacancy

In order to strengthen and support our Climate and Natural Resources (CNR) Department, GITEC-IGIP is looking for an experienced international development Project Manager with a focus on projects in francophone Africa covering the area of rural development, climate-smart agriculture, natural resources and sustainable land management.  
In this position you will be responsible for technical expert input, project acquisition, technical and organizational coordination including result monitoring. You will undertake assignments in current and future projects abroad. Moreover, you will be involved in the guidance and training of local and international staff.
Duty station is prefereably our Head Quarter Cologne, Germany with site visits to project countries, however, we are open to discuss alternative arrangements for working from abroad.



Main Duties in this Position

In this position, you will be responsible for a variety of tasks both in project acquisition and in ongoing projects. This will include:


  • Regular follow-up with national and international stakeholders
  • Identification and liaison with potential partner companies and expert staff
  • Professional development of our African portfolio and network, and independent acquisition of projects in the region
  • Reporting, quality assurance, monitoring (technical, financial, organizational) in ongoing projects
  • Expert input for project acquisition and implementation
  • Coordination with GITEC-IGIP departments both in Cologne and abroad


Educational background

  • Master's degree in a relevant field (Agricultural Sciences, (Social) Geography, Sociology / Anthropology, Economics, Forestry, Livelihoods & Rural Development, or similar)


Required Expertise / Profile

  • Full fluency in English; very good command of French is of advantage
  • At least 7 years of professional experience
  • Experience in (technical and financial) management of international projects in rural development, climate-smart agriculture and natural resources management
  • Working experience in African countries
  • Very good communication and report writing skills
  • Knowledge of the development cooperation sector and publicly funded project landscape is an asset (e.g. KfW, EU, GIZ, World Bank, etc.)


Our Offer

  • Interesting and challenging position in an international working environment
  • The chance to work in open-minded, dynamic, and multi-cultural teams both in Germany and abroad
  • Position with excellent (professional) development possibilities
  • Remuneration package with 13 monthly salaries per year as well as extra remuneration for international assignments
  • Flexible working hours

If you are interested

We look forward to receiving your application documents including a motivational statement with information on earliest start / notice period and gross salary expectations, up-to-date curriculum vitae, copies of professional degree(s) and work certificates.
Please submit your application documents (in English) through the online application form below stating the Job ref. no.: Francophone_CNR_PM_AGR_2023_05
Please note that we can only consider applicants with a valid residence and work permit for Germany / European Union who meet the required criteria!

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We would be glad to receive your candidacy.

Please send us:
  • Your most recent English CV (KfW, GIZ or EU format) including full contact details, fee expectations and details on availability
  • Copies of relevant diplomas
  • Employee certificates

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