Job Description

Reporting Line: The Regional Technical Manager (RTM) reports to Chief Business Development & Operations Officer (CBDOO) at HQ level.

Location and Type: Berlin, Full Time

Main Responsibilities

  1. Supporting Programme Development & Country Expansions

In consultation with CBDOO, RTM will contribute to the growth and expansion of programmatic interventions, based on opportunities identified in the Africa and Middle East Strategy. As such, RTM in coordination with field, regional and HQ colleagues (as warranted), is tasked with ensuring: (a) funding opportunities are identified, shared, and followed up on; (b) compliance with donor contract programmatic requirements; and (c) project proposals and reporting are timely and of high quality.

   2. Proposal Writing

(a) Identify and analyse the requirements of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Quotations (RFQs), Requests for Expressions of Interest (EOI) and other solicitation documents, developing summaries that inform and facilitate proposal development whilst ensuring the relevancy of organization’s past performance to bidding requirements; (b) Manage proposal internal deadlines by establishing priorities, assigning responsibilities and targeting dates for information gathering, writing, review and approval; (c) Conduct Needs and Assets Assessment missions when needed and as instructed by HQ.

   3. Improving Programme Quality

The RTM will coordinate with operational teams at field and regional levels to ensure the programmatic activities are aligned with donor programmatic obligations, as outlined in approved proposals.

   4. Donor Reporting

(1) Review project-level M&E plans developed by country teams, to ensure that they comply with RET Germany’s: (a) M&E Standards, Policies & Procedures; (b) Gender Equality & Female Empowerment (GEFE) Policy; (c) Data Quality Assurance/Assessment (DQA) requirements; and (d) Donor M&E audit standards and contractual obligations (OECD/DAC Criteria for Evaluating Development Assistance); (2) Follow up on progress against projects’ KPIs on a regular basis, reporting on progress, whilst identifying programmatic challenges, relaying field observations to HQ Senior Management  in a timely fashion; 

Key Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in International Development, Social Sciences, International Affairs, or equivalent;
  • 6-10 years of experience writing successful proposals working with leading German NGOs;
  • A successful track record in developing multi-year developmental proposals for major donors including EU, ECHO, USAID, PRM, BMZ.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) best practices and principles;
  • Sound understanding of fragile states;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills; A German native speaker. Fluency in English is a must. French language proficiency is desirable;
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

We look forward to receiving your application (CV and Cover Letter) in English in one single PDF-file including your salary expectations and availability date at

Applications are considered on a rolling-basis with February 7th, 2020 being the final date for considerations. Kindly note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.