Job Category: Administration & Finance
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Mannheim (Germany)
Closing Date: Rolling Applications

To expand the management team at our Mannheim location (with global responsibilities), we are seeking a leader who is committed to upholding our appreciative and philanthropic corporate philosophy and supporting the current managing directors, Professor Dr. Markus Frölich and Dr. Markus Olapade, especially in the areas of finance, controlling, administration, global management, and global human resources.

You are looking for a challenging and meaningful role in a global organization dedicated to development cooperation with a research base in Mannheim and roots in the Global South (Ethiopia, Pakistan). Our mission is to reduce hunger and poverty in Africa and South Asia and combat climate change through applied research and evidence-based projects.

You bring high performance, work efficiency, diligence, enthusiasm, and passion and are ready to roll up your sleeves. Then apply now.

The Mannheim Center for Evaluation and Development (Center for Evaluation and Development C4ED) is a non-profit charitable organization that researches which programs and policies in development cooperation work for whom, when, why, and under what conditions. Our focus is on Africa, Asia, and Latin America. With approximately 100 employees globally, we conduct research in areas such as poverty, education, employment, healthcare, climate change, microfinance, social security, and rural development. Our partners and clients include UNICEF, UN World Food Programme (WFP), World Bank, European Commission, UN Climate Fund (GCF), IFAD, ILO, BMZ, KfW, and GIZ.

Your responsibilities:

  • Management of the international corporate group
  • Content and disciplinary leadership, especially in the areas of finance, taxes, law and contracts, controlling and cost accounting, accounting, and human resources
  • Responsibility for budget, financial planning, annual financial statements, non-profit status, and ongoing reporting (internal and external)
  • Willingness for global management, particularly for the locations in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) and Pakistan (Islamabad)
  • Enthusiastic and inspiring leadership at the Mannheim location

Your profile:

  • Experience in the areas of controlling/financial and accounting
  • Willingness and readiness for a leadership position
  • Experience in corporate organization and process optimization
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in taxes, law and contracts, non-profit status
  • Leadership, communication, and social skills in an international environment
  • High performance, diligence, and work efficiency
  • Strong entrepreneurial thinking, proactive problem-solving orientation
  • Winning personality, goal-oriented demeanor, and openness to a complex and dynamic environment
  • Very good MS Office and English skills, French skills are an advantage

We offer a meaningful role in one of the largest German research centers for development cooperation and impact research with scientific approaches. We are particularly pleased that two Nobel Prizes in Economics were awarded for this type of research in 2019 and 2021. Our Mannheim location is centrally located and easily accessible by public transport. Our international team shares the global vision of sustainable and ecological development in the Global South without poverty and hunger. If you would like to support us with enthusiasm and passion, we invite you to apply.

We ask applicants to consider the salary range of a charitable organization committed to development and reducing poverty in Africa and Asia. Base salary 50,000 to 66,000 euros plus performance-based bonus. Applications can be sent by email to Professor Dr. Markus Frölich at, or by post to Mannheimer Zentrum für Evaluation und Entwicklungsforschung gGmbH, attn. Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich, O7, 3, 68161 Mannheim.