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Project Development Officer*

Bensheim (Germany)

  • Organization: CBM - Christian Blind Mission
  • Location: Bensheim (Germany)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
  • Closing Date:

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CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world. We are looking forward to recruiting as soon as possible a:

Project Development Officer (m/f/d) - Bensheim

Main objective of the role:

As part of the Institutional Donors Team, the Project Development Officer(s) will be leading on establishing and maintaining a proposal pipeline with the EU as well as USAID. In addition, the team is exploring other international institutional funding opportunities to support CBM’s crucial work in Community-Based Inclusive Development and Inclusive Eye Health.

We are looking for someone who will…
  • Develop proposals and grant applications for co-financed projects and prepare them ready for submission
  • Maintaining contacts with the respective donors and collaborate closely with the regional and country offices and the technical advisors in assessing funding opportunities, project ideas and developing proposals
  • Develop the donor portfolio (Focus International)
  • Close cooperation with the other institutional fundraising departments as well as the project managers in the implementation and reporting on the funded projects
  • Close cooperation with CBM initiatives
  • Contribute to the development and setup of the infrastructure for new donors

We are looking for someone who has/is ...
  • Experience in the development and/or management (including M&E) of third-party funded projects and in dealing with institutional donors (EU, UN, USAID, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and pleasure in actively contributing to the development of the portfolio of projects and donors
  • Good language skills in English as well as French and/or Spanish
  • Practical experience in development cooperation, including abroad, is of advantage
  • Willingness to travel on business to development cooperation partner countries
  • Flexible team player
The future job holder will adhere to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.
CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position. For further information about CBM’s inclusion policy, please visit our Resources & Publications section at If you feel that this role would be a good opportunity for you, we would love to hear from you. To apply for this role, please prepare your CV (in English) and a motivation letter (one page) that summarises how your profile aligns with the key requirements, skills and abilities of this role.
We are pleased to count with Mission Talent, our international recruitment agency of choice, to lead this search process on our behalf. Therefore, we invite you to visit their website in order for you to submit your application documents online by 09/16/2021 here.

After submitting your application, you will receive an automated confirmation. If you do not receive this or have general questions about submitting your application, please write to

This is a 2 years renewable contract to be based in Bensheim, Germany.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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