Framework Contract Manager

Interested in bidding, project management and business development ?

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

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 European Investment Bank, the African Development Bank, UN agencies, ministries in third countries, and others.

The Evaluation, Public Finance and Blending departments are currently looking for a Framework Contract Manager to work on the acquisition and management of projects under EU Framework Contracts and on strategic evaluations in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid policies.


We are looking for a candidate with:


  • A Bachelor or Master’s degree preferably in Management or related matters (marketing, commercial management, public or business administration,…).
  • At least 3 years of project management or business development experience.
  • Excellent project management skills, with ability to multitask under tight deadlines.
  • Previous experience in acquisition of projects under Framework Contracts (such as EU SIEA) in one or more of our key areas of expertise is an asset.
  • An understanding of tender processes as well as EU institutions, policies and procedures would be an asset as well.
  • Co-operative and supportive team player with strong ‘Can Do’ attitude and problem-solving ability.
  • Good stress-resistance, competitive, loving to handle challenges and work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), strong negotiation, and interpersonal capacities.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and financial and data analysis skills.
  • Excellent command of English and French. Spanish and Portuguese being an asset.
  • The nature of this position may require at times to be called upon to work outside normal office hours.
  • EU nationality or valid work permit in Belgium.


What you will do:


  • You participate to the entire process and get involved in responding to framework requests, from conception of proposals to the implementation of contracts, in a timely manner. Key tasks include:
    • Carefully develop and nurture a pool of high-quality external experts.
    • Search high-quality CV, screen, assess and select of in-house and freelance experts. Prepare CVs for submission and references.
    • Build strong multidisciplinary and multicultural consulting teams.
    • Negotiate and agree on working and fee conditions with the freelance experts.
    • Support in the preparation of the tenders with the inputs from the team.
    • Manage project logistics, administration and budget.
    • Develop effective communications with consortium partners, clients and experts to ensure that collaborative efforts are in line with project objectives.
    • Manage cross-organizational synergies to ensure project success.
    • Monitor the performance of the experts.
  • You build a strong internal network, share knowledge and best practices, and support other departments to win new projects.
  • You fulfil project management tasks such as backstopping, logistics, reporting, contractual and administrative arrangements, financial follow-up, interaction with clients, partners and teams, etc.).
  • You contribute to the overall strategy of ADE by suggesting business orientations and process improvements and identifying business development opportunities


What we offer:


  • A full-time position within a renowned consultancy company with highly developed expertise.
  • A value- and impact-driven work, aimed at improving public policies and programs.
  • An opportunity to gain experience and rapidly expanding your skills in business development, contract and project management.
  • A function that impacts financial results of the organization, you can make the difference !
  • An international environment, surrounded by intra-entrepreneurial and high-qualified colleagues.
  • A long-term contract, a hybrid and flexible work model and a complete salary package, including extra-legal advantages (incentive).


How to apply?


Please send a CV and 1-page cover letter in English to 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.