Project Manager Development Aid Sector

  • Date Posted: 2024-06-04 12:36
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Project Manager Development Aid Sector

DevelopmentAid Recruitment Solutions (DRS) provides global talent acquisition and project management support to the international development aid sector. DRS assists non-profit organizations, consultancy firms, and major donors. Our team consists of multilingual professionals with significant experience in recruitment and project management. DRS is part of DEVAID LTD /DevelopmentAid, the largest development sector information provider in the world, with an active membership of approximately 3,200 organizations. Among our customers, you will find WB, IADB, UNOPS, UNIDO, UNWOMEN, FAO, Millenium Challenge Cooperation, USAID, World Vision, the British Council, and many other consultancies, civil engineering organizations, NGOs, universities, and research institutes. We provide these organizations with business information and support them in their project implementation.

We are looking for...

A Programme Manager Development Aid Sector to manage and execute significant donor-funded assignments awarded to DEVAID LTD. The scope of these assignments is often the provision of recruitment services to the respective organizations. You manage teams of consultants responsible for hiring key personnel for a new country or regional organization.

Next to recruitment services, you may be involved in other assignments that may include providing research and/or other project implementation services to our customers.

The successful candidate will also source and identify relevant bidding opportunities for DEVAID LTD. After successful identification, the candidate will coordinate the proposal with other team members, lead the recruitment process, and successfully assemble a bid, including all required communication.


Manage a portfolio of MCC-funded and other donor-funded projects. These projects will be primarily managed remotely. However, some travel to the respective countries per necessity is anticipated. Lead project teams consisting of different consultants. Depending on the project, you may work with such specialists as recruitment specialists, market researchers, technical, sustainability, and other experts. Ensure that projects remain in scope and meet budgetary, scheduling, and quality requirements. Provide training and instruction on the use of project tools. Be the main point of contact in all communications with the customer. Prepare proposals, interview and hire qualified staff, and coordinate the bidding process for upcoming BPA (Blanket Purchase Agreement) assignments. Identify relevant assignments and prepare proposals for such bidding opportunities. Report to the program director weekly.


Proven experience in the international development sector (having worked for at least one international NGO, donor, or development agency). Proven experience managing projects remotely. Proven experience in the field of international development aid. Experience with managing and coordinating teams of consultants. Experience with recruitment and human resources management is a plus. Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, International Business Administration, Development Studies, Human Resources, or related field is required. The successful candidate for this position will have full professional proficiency in the English and French languages. Largely independent.

We offer:

Competitive salary Full-time job, Monday- Friday; flexible working hours; working remotely. International working environment A talented and supportive team of peers Internal, on-the-job training and continuing professional development program Training policy covering professional training needs Corporate events, team building, and social events