Jobcode: 4404040/422 (Click here for link to our site) Köln, Germany



We are currently seeking a Project Manager to join our business area ‘Education’ at our head office in Cologne.


Job Description

Project Acquisition:

  • Networking with partner companies, formation of consortia
  • Expert search, negotiation and recruitment of experts
  • Preparation of pre-qualifications documents and proposals, methodologies and financial proposals for international financing institutions such as GIZ, KfW, EU and World Bank
  • Tender coordination
  • Fact finding missions and business intelligence
  • Budget planning

Project Management:

  • Contract management with donors and partners
  • Project planning and supervision (technical and administrative backstopping, budget management and control)
  • Project monitoring and evaluation, quality assurance of deliverables
  • Recruiting of experts and supervision of project teams
  • Public relations and networking
  • Execution of backstopping missions and short-term consultancy missions in assigned areas of expertise


Candidate's Profile

  • Academic degree in education, social sciences, politics or economics
  • Min. of 5 years of experience in Technical Assistance related to the educational sector, preferably in a private consulting company
  • Proven experience in project management in a multicultural environment
  • Knowledge of donor agencies’ management, administrative procedures and technical requirements (EU, World Bank, GIZ, KfW etc) would be an asset
  • Familiar with tools and instruments of TA delivery
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Proven communication and teamwork skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Professional level of language skills in English and German. Fluent language skills in French or Spanish are also required


Application to

ICON-INSTITUT GmbH, Education and Training
Attn: Claire Merkord
Von-Groote-Str. 28
50968 Köln, Germany

Tel.: + 49 221 937430