Company: GOPA mbH
Location: Bad Homburg vor der Höhe

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61348 Bad Homburg vor der Höhe

Placing people at the heart of development.
Implementing diverse projects in transition and developing countries and thus contributing to a “better tomorrow” is our business. With a turnover of EUR 70 million and 150 permanent staff members we, GOPA Consultants, are one of the leading consulting companies in the field of International Cooperation. For more than 50 years, we have been successfully implementing projects on behalf of national and international institutions; for example, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) and the European Union (EU). Topics are manifold, ranging from the improvement of education for the young, through public administration reform and the support of democratisation, to measures of climate change adaptation.

GOPA mbH is looking for a
Project Manager Finance (m/f/d)
to start as soon as possible in our Governance and Economic Development department in Bad Homburg (near Frankfurt am Main).

As Project Manager Finance you will be responsible both for the acquisition of new projects and for the implementation and the financial backstopping of on-going projects in the field of Governance and Economic Development. Besides the work in our headquarters, you will travel abroad regularly for project set-ups and for backstopping missions and short-term expert assignments.
Your tasks

  • You will support the development of financial proposals at tender stage
  • You will ensure the financial project set-up in the project country and in headquarters
  • You will exchange with clients, beneficiaries, consortium partners and experts during project implementation
  • You will be contracting experts and local staff and you are responsible for processing their invoices
  • You will ensure compliance of project procedures according to GOPA and client specifications
  • You will be preparing the invoices to the client (including expenditure verification audits)
  • You will undertake project missions with the aim of measuring project progress and supporting the project team on site
  • You will ensure a proper financial closure of projects

What we offer

  • The opportunity to focus on your field of expertise (financial management of development projects worldwide)
  • An international working environment and colleagues who enjoy working together, mixing competence with the right amount of humour, and who are looking forward to having you in the team
  • The possibility to actively contribute to the future success of the department and extend its regional portfolio
  • Short communication and decision making processes and a living “open doors” culture across all company levels
  • Free RMV job ticket
  • Job bike
  • Our own cantine

Your profile

  • Relevant academic degree (business administration or equivalent) or a commercial training degree with a financial background
  • Business fluent in English and fluent in either French or Spanish. German language skills are an asset
  • Strong analytical skills regarding budget planning, project implementation and budget monitoring
  • Sound user knowledge of MS Office package, knowledge of an ERP system is an asset
  • Relevant experience in the financial and administrative management of (development) projects required
  • High interest in figures and the constant improvement of department results
  • Experience of donor procedures and requirements, e.g. EU and GIZ, is considered as a strong asset