GFA Consulting Group is one of the leading German consulting companies working within the framework of international development cooperation. Its core business is providing consulting services as well as managing projects financed through bilateral and multilateral funds. Since 1982, GFA has been active in more than 130 countries and has continuously expanded its areas of work to currently ten strategic business areas.


Our clients are national and international institutions and organisations in the development cooperation sector, such as GIZ, KfW, European Commission/EuropeAid, and International Financing Institutions (e.g. EBRD, EIB), as well as German Ministries, such as BMEL, BMWi and BMU.


In the business area “Energy” GFA offers consultancy services related to sustainable energy and sustainable energy finance with a focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Our services include advice on the improvement of the legal and institutional framework, energy sector studies, development of sustainable energy action plans, capacity building for energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies in private and public sectors, as well as the preparation and management of project pipelines for the implementation of sustainable energy measures.


For our head office in Hamburg, Germany, we are currently looking for an open-minded and versatile Consultant (m/f) to join our Energy team in our Department Europe, Middle East, North Africa (EMENA).


Job Description:

The consultant (m/f) will be responsible for project management, acquisition and strategic business development in the technical field of sustainable Energy.


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Acquisition of new projects, including elaboration and coordination of technical and financial proposals

  • Fully responsible management of projects and studies (backstopping) on site and Hamburg-based which includes technical backstopping and project management (financial and technical administration, monitoring and evaluation of projects and studies)

  • Establishment and maintaining regular professional contacts as well as networking with donor agencies, beneficiaries, partner companies or institutions, subcontractors and experts

  • Conducting technical short-term consultancy missions including participation in feasibility and project preparatory studies

  • Elaboration of reports, concepts and presentations as well as contribution to knowledge and quality management.

  • Active contribution to the further development of the thematic area renewable energy, energy efficiency and green economy within the EMENA Department and in thematic working groups

  • Representing GFA in conferences and seminars

  • Supporting on-the-job-training of our Junior Professionals


    Qualification and skills:

  • University degree (MA) in a relevant area (economics, political science, energy or related fields)

  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in at least one area GFA provides services in the energy sector

  • Profound knowledge of EU and/or international policies, strategies and framework conditions for promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energies, including market-based instruments

  • Understanding of socio-economic aspects of sustainable energy/energy efficiency and economic assessment of energy related projects

  • Understanding of applied technologies in the area of renewable energies and energy efficiency

  • Working experience in developing countries, preferably in the EMENA-region

  • Familiarity with the German (GIZ, KfW) and European development sector (EuropeAid, EIB, EBRD); a profound understanding of the strategies and policies of the relevant donor agencies will be an asset

  • Full proficiency in written and spoken German and English, at least intermediate level in French; Arabic or Russian is considered an asset;

  • Excellent organisation skills, client oriented communication, demanding in terms of own working standards, social competence, stress resistance

  • Willingness to travel extensively to the countries within the EMENA-region

  • Strong writing, communication and presentation skills

  • Advanced proficiency in Standard MS office applications

  • Ability to manage complex situations with a sense of pragmatism

  • Ability to work in intercultural teams

GFA offers a future-oriented work place in a multicultural team with a strong orientation on values and the joint aim to provide the best solutions for our clients and partners in the developing world. The contract will be a 2 year term contract with the option for permanent employment.


Application until 02. April 2017


Interested candidates should send their complete application (cover letter, CV, work references / certificates) by email to:


Ms. Sabine Glindemann

GFA Consulting Group GmbH

Recruitment Department

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