Business Development Manager

Department: Business Development
Project Location(s): Berlin
Education: Master’s Degree

Luvent Consulting GmbH is a leading international development consultancy specialised in private sector development, climate change and digitalization. Our clients are major international donor organisations including the European Union, the German development agencies GIZ and KFW as well as the African and Asian Development Banks. They trust Luvent to deliver valuable and impactful solutions for complex societal, economic and environmental problems. Building on our continuous growth and successful track record in implementing more than 100 projects in over 80 countries, we have rapidly established our standing as one of the leading development consultancies in Germany and beyond.

For our growing team at the headquarters in Berlin, we are looking for Business Development Managers with expertise in the areas of digitalization, private sector development and climate change for development consulting. We are looking for detail-oriented, proactive and responsibility-taking individuals that aim to create a positive impact through high-quality consulting services in the global development market.

Our offer

  • Opportunity to further specialise in one of our areas of expertise: digitalization, private sector development and climate change
  • Opportunity to take on project management responsibilities and lead initiatives, enhancing your leadership and organisational skills
  • Tailored training offers and hands-on practical experiences for career development (courses, workshops, conferences)
  • Possibility to travel to different emerging countries
  • Impact-driven work in an exciting sector with opportunities for professional and personal growth.
  • Attention to work-life balance with flexible working hours
  • Friendly working atmosphere with a supportive team spirit, multicultural teams and flat hierarchies
  • Competitive salary according to experience, skills and responsibilities



  • Preparation of project proposals including methodology, project strategy drafting and overall technical offer preparation
  • Recruiting of expert teams for our various projects and opportunities including contract negotiations
  • Representing the main point of coordination for consortium members, experts and clients

Sectoral Responsibilities

  • Assure ecosystem visibility of Luvent in your area of expertise
  • Stakeholder management
  • Engage with the current development in the field of specialization

Experience & Skill Requirements

  • Outstanding academic credentials with a Master’s Degree in International Studies, Political Sciences, Economics, European Studies or other relevant
  • At least two years of business development experience for donor-funded projects
  • Experience in preparing financial and technical offers for consulting projects
  • Fully familiar with different donor-specific procurement rules related to development cooperation
  • Proven track record in working with multiple stakeholders (clients, consortium partners, experts)
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Full computer literacy and full proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Fluency in English and/or French is a requirement, and in both languages a strong advantage
  • Display commitment and passion for international development
  • Positive, “can do” attitude

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