Business Development Assistant

HYDROPHIL recruits a Business Development Assistant for its Vienna head office


HYDROPHIL is a leading provider of premium development consulting and engineering services in the water and sanitation sector in Europe and developing countries. It operates from its head office in Vienna and a subsidiary company in Nairobi. The clients of HYDROPHIL include the European Commission, the United Nations, the World Bank, all regional development banks, other international financial institutions and donor agencies, ministries, and governmental agencies. HYDROPHIL assists governments and the industry in improving its services and achieving business/development objectives through the provision of high-quality consultancy, engineering, and international project management expertise.


Support the implementation of a structured bid management process to deliver competitive proposals, incl. management of HYDROPHIL´s expert database, search for background information, requesting documents from partner organizations, assisting in putting together tender documents, formatting, etc.


  • Student in B.Sc or M.Sc in water, civil or environmental engineering;
  • Proven interest in HYDROPHIL´s field of operation – the water sector;
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English: outstanding oral and written abilities in the formulation of content;
  • High IT affinity, excellent MS Office skills (esp. Excel, Word, and Outlook);
  • Proficient command of Russian, German, and/or BCMS [1] is an asset;
  • Experience in developing and emerging countries is an asset;
  • Straightforward, conscientious, and self-responsible way of working.

[1] Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian language family

DUTY STATION: Vienna, Austria 

WORKING TIME: Part-time (20 hours per week)

COMMENCEMENT: As soon as possible, e.g., 1 February 2023

CONTACT: Send your CV and brief motivation letter to job@hydrophil.at with the reference BDAssistant/02-2023.