Framework Contract Manager in our Public Finance and Blending Team

Interested in Public Policy and Development Finance?

We are looking for a full-time Framework Contract Manager to expand our Public Finance and Blending Team.

About ADE


ADE is one of Europe’s leading consultancies. We are based in Louvain-la-Neuve, near Brussels, Belgium.

We support senior decision-makers in formulating, monitoring, implementing and evaluating public policies and strategies.

Our areas of specialisation include notably:

  • Macro-Economic Reforms and Public finance
  • Development Finance and Private
  • Sector Development
  • Strategic and Impact Evaluations, and monitoring
  • Rural Development, agriculture, and environment, and regional development
  • Humanitarian aid
  • Conflict Resolution, Security, and Fragility


Development cooperation clients include the European Commission (various Directorates- General), EU Member States’ cooperation agencies (France, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Netherlands…), the African Development Bank, UN agencies, ministries in third countries, and others.


The Public Finance and Blending Team is a young and dynamic team which manages the acquisition and implementation of projects in the area of public finance, budget support, and innovative finance.

As it is expecting a large number of new opportunities, the team is currently looking for a Framework Contract Manager to work on the acquisition and management of projects under EU Framework Contracts (SIEA 2018) covering:

  • Budget Support and public finance management
  • Innovative financing for development
  • Sustainable management of natural resources and resilience
  • Infrastructure, sustainable growth and jobs
  • Human Rights, Democracy and Peace


We are looking for a candidate with:


  • A Bachelor or Master’s degree in management, economics, public finance management, public administration, governance or related fields in development cooperation
  • Excellent project planning, management and organisational skills, with ability to multitask under tight deadlines
  • Experience in development cooperation (strong asset)
  • Experience and/or interest in macroeconomics and development finance (asset)
  • Previous experience in acquisition of projects under Framework Contracts (such as EU FWC SIEA) in one or more of our key areas of expertise (strong asset)
  • A solid understanding and challenging interest for proposals development process
  • Co-operative and supportive team player with ‘Can Do’ attitude
  • Good stress-resistance and ability to work independently
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English and French is required; Spanish is an asset
  • Between 1 and 5 years of experience


What you will do:


  • Prepare proposals for all framework requests in a timely manner, by:
    • Identifying high-quality experts and tailoring CVs for specific assignments; developing methodologies and work plans;
    • Negotiating and agreeing on working conditions with the experts as well as supervising the methodology preparation process;
    • Support the drafting of technical offers/methodologies
    • Preparing budgets
    • Coordinating and ensuring efficient communication with clients, partners, and experts
    • Preparing annual reports for the Clients
  • Fulfilling project management tasks, including responsibility for several projects won (backstopping, logistics, contractual and administrative arrangements, financial follow-up, interaction with clients, partners and teams, etc.)


What we offer:


  • A full-time position within a company with highly developed expertise and consultancy experience (part-time can be an option);
  • A long-term contract
  • A full salary package with benefits (pension scheme, lunch vouchers, public transport allowance, travel insurance, company car, etc.).
  • The opportunity to rapidly expand your skills (in business development, contract and project management as well as thematic skills in international development and public finance/macroeconomics).
  • A nice working environment, within a great team!
  • A hybrid and flexible work model.


How to apply?


Please send a CV and 1-page cover letter in English to by 12 February 2023. The sooner the better since applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please indicate in your cover letter a possible starting date, and the channel through which you learned about this opportunity.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.