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Trade and Private Sector Development Specialist. In-house Project Manager


Position: Specialist Private Sector Development.  In-house Project Manager

Location: Madrid

Contract terms: Permanent fulltime position. Immediate start.

Due to our growing business activity, Equinoccio is currently recruiting qualified professionals to strengthen our international project management team. Specifically, we are looking for an experienced Private Sector Development / International Trade specialist to cover a position with two responsibilities: (1) as a Project Manager, he/she will be responsible for all tasks related to the tendering and contract management of projects; and (2) as a consultant, she/he will participate in technical assistance activities in the projects implemented by the company.



Bid management:

  • Coordinate the tender process with consortium partners
  • Coordinate the preparation of technical proposals, and when required, provide written technical inputs.
  • Identification and setting-up of teams of experts and negotiate the terms of engagement with them.
  • Preparation of project budgets and financial proposals.

Project Management:

  • Contract Management
  • Supervision of project implementation (technical and financial)
  • Budget control during contract execution
  • Review of project technical reports by experts
  • Organisation and delivery of conferences/events
  • Backstopping support for experts in the field
  • Liaison with consortium partners, clients and beneficiaries during contract implementation

Technical assistance missions:

  • Provide advisory and capacity-building services in matters: international trade and private sector development, innovation, social and environmentally sustainable economic activity, public diplomacy actions, and alike.

Corporate responsibilities:

  • Contribution to the development of the overall strategy of the company
  • Contribution to meeting Equinoccio’s quality system, objectives and work procedures


  • Reporting to the nominated Project Supervisor of each project



  • University degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Proven track record in trade development / trade policy / private sector development related training or advisory services
  • Proven track record in the preparation of technical assistance proposals, as well as contract management and administration.
  • Minimum of three, ideally five years of working experience in the sector or equivalent experience in economic or international development, or in the provision of professional advisory or consulting services.
  • Ability to work well in a demanding environment, adhering to project and work deadlines.
  • Delivering essential inputs to colleagues, partners, beneficiaries and clients on time, every time
  • Strong computer skills

Language skills:

  • Native English speaker / Native French speaker
  • Fluency in English / French / Spanish as working language/s would be an advantage



  • Good working environment, being in a well-known, long established and successful consulting company with a professional and experienced team
  • Flexible and experienced internal backstopping capacity
  • Advanced technical tools and resources to undertake responsibilities
  • Clear and predefined work procedures to facilitate flexible, self-motivated, independent execution of responsibilities
  • Attractive salary according to the experience of the candidate

Interested candidates are invited to forward a copy of their updated CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ref PMOP22

Please note that only selected candidates will receive a reply.