Position Description

Bid Manager - Business Development Division, Economic Growth Unit
Work Location/s Spain
Job Code 1206
# of positions 1
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DT Global is a fast-growing international development organization working across a variety of sectors, including economic growth. We provide world class program management, analysis, monitoring and evaluation services, as well as technical assistance to a variety of public and private stakeholders. Built on the strengths, knowledge, and 50+ years of experience from AECOM International Development, Development Transformations, and the Global Peace and Development Charitable Trust, we have a global ecosystem – including a non-profit partner, the DT Institute – working together to develop cutting edge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. With corporate offices in the USA, Spain and Australia, in addition to project field offices in over 90 countries around the world, DT Global implements projects funded from a wide array of clients, including the EU, USAID or the World Bank, among others. For more information please see: www.dt-global.com.


Responsibilities and Role

The Business Development Division is in charge of the identification of new business opportunities (technical assistance projects funded by the EU and other donors) and of the preparation of the bids to respond to tender procedures.  The Bid Manager will work under the supervision of the Head of Unit, will be based in Madrid and will be integrated in the Economic Growth Unit .


The Economic Growth Unit focuses on the Donors’ technical assistance tenders in the areas of private sector development, international trade, regional integration, rural development and agriculture, innovation and digitalization, as well as other areas related to economic growth. Principal activities will include:

  • Identification of business leads and follow-up
  • Tracking of client requests for services and programs/ projects (i.e. analysis of donors’ strategic action plans/ national indicative programs, etc.)
  • Identification of business partners and consortium negotiations
  • Preparation of expressions of interest
  • Preparation of technical proposals: research, analysis, bid writing, selection of experts and CVs preparation, etc. 
  • Search of external consultants: identification, selection, negotiation of terms and conditions of co-operation with experts
  • Compliance with tender requirements, in accordance with the client´s tendering procedures and DT Global quality standards
  • Preparation of project budgets and financial proposals
  • Conduction of fact finding missions
  • Contribution to other technical and strategic aspects of the team’s work


Qualifications and skills

  • University degree in Economics, Business Administration, Political Science, Agriculture or equivalent
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Language skills

  • Full Proficiency in English language
  • Full Proficiency in French or in Spanish will be considered a strong asset

Professional experience

  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in development cooperation projects
  • A minimum of 3 years’ previous working experience mainly in business development, ideally tendering for EU-funded projects
  • Proven experience preparing tenders and/or in technical assistance projects, including in English
  • Familiarity with the EU institutions and policies
  • Technical expertise in one or more of the above-mentioned technical areas of specialization

Personal skills

  • Result oriented
  • Strong analytical skills and capacity to analyse complex sets of information
  • Strong writing skills and capacity to write solid and coherent texts
  • Very strong organisational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and adapt quickly to changes under pressure
  • Capacity to take initiative and to be proactive, resourcefulness
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills with the ability to work in multicultural teams
  • Good negotiation and networking skills


Location:    Madrid/ home based

Type of contract:  Permanent, full time (6 months probation period)

Overseas travelling required: YES

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