Consultant International Development Unit (IDU) based in Sofia - Bulgaria

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Ecorys is a leading international research and consultancy company, specializing in economic, social and spatial development. We have been bridging science and practice for 90 years. We help, independently, public and private clients with thorough analysis, inspiring ideas and practical solutions for complex market, policy and management issues. The European Commission is one of our main clients. Ecorys employs approximately 550 in-house professionals. We are an employee-owned company and our mission is to support our clients to make and implement informed decisions leading to a positive impact on society.
Please refer to our website for further information about us.

The Role

The role will be based in Sofia and will be primarily responsible for business development by contributing to opportunity tracking, proposal development and project resourcing. In addition, once projects are acquired, he/she will also undertake project management tasks. He/she will work in a team of experienced business development consultants / project managers and report to the Director Business Development in Rotterdam. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Acquisition and management of our projects and carry out strategic marketing and business intelligence activities, i.e. identifying project opportunities at an early stage
  • Support to networking with (potential) clients, national and international funding agencies, partners and experts. Focus will be on developing, pre-accession and neighborhood countries
  • Contribute to bid preparation processes, including production of expressions of interest, selection of experts and coordination with partners
  • Proposal writing
  • Provide project management inputs to our (large) projects including financial management, contracting of experts, preparation of consortium agreements.


  • University degree, ideally in a discipline that includes the study of emerging and developing economies
  • Affinity with work in developing countries, evidenced by internships, research projects etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; knowledge of other languages will be considered an asset
  • Team player with excellent networking and social skills, able to work with people with different nationalities and backgrounds
  • Pro-active mind-set and eager to acquire new skills and experience
  • Highly organised and methodical in a deadline driven environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel worldwide

What we offer you

Ecorys offers its employees a professional, stimulating and learning environment and the space for development. We ensure that our employees are among the best in their field. Talented people who choose Ecorys want to make a difference and strive for change and progress. Ecorys offers a competitive salary, and excellent flexible working conditions, including room for flexible working hours, part-time work and training opportunities. Ecorys has an informal working atmosphere. You work together in a team with inspiring colleagues, in which entrepreneurship, no-nonsense, innovation, but also fun are central.


If you are interested, we would like to receive your motivation letter and CV via our online application form. The selection procedure will consist of interviews, an assessment can be part of the procedure.

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: Ecorys

Locatie: Sofia

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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