Only you can determine if it is a position you are interested in. Some things to consider:
Is the job one you consider you are qualified for? I once got told I wasn't qualified for the job that I was very qualified for (but had not held the specific title) and they wanted to interview me for a job that I was in no way qualified for instead. The level of ignorance of the HR person who determined qualifiecations was so poor (She had no idea what programming languages they used or if that was even important) that I declined and have never applied at that paarticular place again.
On the other hand if the jobs sounds like something you can do, whether you should continue to pursue may be based on several things:
- How urgently do you need to leave your current job or get employed?
- Is the pay scale near what you are looking for?
- Will it give you the chance to move up (espcially if that chance is
missing in your current position)?
- How badly do you want to move to management (or do you just want to
escape your current situation)?
- Does the work sound interesting?
If, after asking a few questions about this new job to get a feel for what it involves, you are not interested, then thank them politely, tell them that you are not interested in that position and move on.
Otherwise, feel free to pursue. Sometimes when they tell you that they have another position you qualify for, they are having trouble filling that position and then they may be very interested in you.
Usually when we recommend someone for a different position than the one they applied for, we see something about them that makes them a particularly good candidate from our perspective. If we didn't like you or your resume, it wouldn't matter that we had anopther position you could qualify for, we won't tell you then.
And sometimes it is a new postion we haven't started advertising for. And we would love to not have to pay recruiting costs.
So if you are interested in the position they want to talk about, you probaly have a decent chance at it.