Acquisition and Project Manager – Framework Contracts

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Location: Hybrid with a base in Rotterdam (NL), Brussels (BE), London (UK), Sofia (BG), or New Delhi (IN)

Are you passionate about international development, keen to work with experts from across the globe and are you commercially driven? Dare to make a difference and join our International Development Unit (IDU)

Your role

As Acquisition and Project Manager, you will work in a team of motivated professionals working on Framework Contracts, mostly for the European Commission (EuropeAid). IDU Manages several lots under the framework contract “Services for the Implementation of External Aid 2018” (FWC SIEA 2018), covering most of the sectors IDU works in, amongst which Lot 3 Governance and Lot 5 Budget support across the following services: Monitoring & Evaluation, Technical Assistance, Programme Management & Implementation and Research and Policy Advice.

You will be responsible for the acquisition of the specific projects launched under the framework contracts (approximately 70%) and the implementation (approximately 30%) of the acquired projects. This means you will have the following main tasks:

  • Identifying suitable experts and negotiating the financial terms;
  • Composing the offer (including a budget and technical proposal) in close collaboration with the expert team;
  • If the offer is awarded, managing the start-up, implementation and coordination of the project;
  • Managing contacts with clients and function as the focal point for the project;
  • Managing the consortium.

More information on these framework contracts can be found on the website:

If you have a commercial outlook, good negotiation skills, you want to win projects, and, you are willing to go that extra mile in order to get the desired result, this is the job for you.

Should you be interested in enhancing your skills and expertise in a specific field, building your capacities in a specific area, Ecorys gives the opportunity to collaborate with other units to do so (e.g. in charge of large technical assistance or small-scale evaluations).

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent; plus a minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in international development, preferably with managing EuropeAid Framework Contracts;
  • Result driven, good negotiation skills and client focus;
  • Excellent communication and networking skills;
  • Team player with hands on mentality, a “Can Do” attitude and result oriented;
  • Excellent time-management, multi-tasking and organizational skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English – working knowledge of French would be a strong asset due to the high number of requests in Francophone countries.

Our Offer

We offer a professional, stimulating and learning environment. Our offer further includes a competitive salary, flexible working hours, and ample training and other professional development opportunities. We also offer excellent additional employee benefits, such as the opportunity to purchase Ecorys shares, employer’s contribution to the pension plan, and purchase of additional holidays. We have a hybrid working policy, which means that we are flexible in terms of working from home or office.

About Ecorys and IDU

Ecorys is a leading consultancy that helps clients make a positive impact on society. From research and evaluation to project management, we support public and private clients by providing them with evidence and advice to tackle the issues affecting communities around the world. We achieve our business objectives in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible way. Our working culture promotes personal and career development.

The International Development Unit (IDU) leads on Ecorys’ work in developing and emerging countries from our teams in the Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Bulgaria, Zambia, Bangladesh, Ghana, India, and Turkey allowing you to work in a truly international environment. IDU’s core focus areas are Public Administration & Governance, Economic Development, Natural Resource Management, Social Protection and Livelihoods while we are active in the service areas Monitoring & Evaluation, project design (formulation), technical assistance, capacity building and grant management.

We have an informal working atmosphere. You will work in teams alongside professional and enthusiastic colleagues. You will be given a large degree of freedom and responsibility. 

More information

If you have questions about the vacancy you can contact HR via 


To apply please send us your motivation letter and CV before 15 April 2022, using our online application form, with reference to “Acquisition and Project Manager – Framework Contracts”. The selection procedure will consist of interviews, while a written assessment can be part of it.

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Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: Ecorys

Locatie: Hybrid

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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