ICON-INSTITUT Public Sector GmbH is looking for a Project Manager to join us at our head office in Cologne. We are part of the ICON-INSTITUTE Consulting Group, which is one of the leading German consulting companies in the field of Technical Assistance and Development Cooperation. The core competence of the Group is to ensure tailor-made and competent project implementation in a wide range of sectors.


Job Description

We are seeking a Project Manager to join our team working on employment and labour market policy area. The candidate will be mainly occupied with the implementation of a large-scale European project. This role requires flexibility and pro-active approach to project management as the candidate will be co-ordinating various project tasks as qualitative and quantitative research, study visits and mutual learning activities. The main tasks will be: 

  • Monitor implementation of the project, assure the quality of deliverable
  • Recruit experts and supervise the project team
  • Manage contractual arrangements
  • Communicate with clients and partners on project implementation
  • Report to the client and different project stakeholder
  • Perform risk management to minimise project risks
  • Coordinate tender preparation

The candidate will have a background or interest in public policy, and ideally experience in consultancy, research organisation, or public policy institution. The person will work in Cologne, but some travel might be required.


Candidate's Profile

  • Minimum 5 years of project management experience
  • University degree in social sciences, politics, economics or related field
  • Familiarity with public policy project
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong analytical and  leadership skills
  • Talent for creative nd innovative thinking
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work under time pressure
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools
  • Excellent knowledge of English both spoken and written

Application to

ICON-INSTITUT Public Sector GmbH
Ronald Delémont

Von-Groote-Straße 28
50968 Köln

Tel.: +49 221 93743 0