Country:          Germany
Duty Station:   Hamburg, with travel to developing countries
Job Code:        ESE-DEU21GFA0025/1
Starting Date:  as soon as possible
Duration:          It is envisaged that the initial contract duration of 2 years leads to a permanent employment.


Company Description

We are one of the leading German consulting companies working in international development cooperation. At GFA Consulting Group, we strive to catalyse change to improve the quality of life of people around the world. We provide consulting services and implement projects financed through bilateral and multilateral funds. Our clients are GIZ, KfW, the European Commission and many others. Since 1982, we have been active in more than 130 countries and continuously expand the scope of our work, which currently includes ten technical business areas and corresponding departments.

GFA’s C³ Unit for Better Learning offers advice to partners and projects with respect to learning strategies and course development. It further supports the preparation and implementation of training schemes covering all training formats from face-to-face, blended-learning up to e-learning scenarios (

Join our team in the C³ Unit for Better Learning as an open-minded and versatile Consultant (m/f/d) and contribute to our mission to provide quality services worldwide. Part-time basis could be an option. The duty station will be Hamburg, including travel to developing countries.


Your responsibilities

The consultant will be responsible for project management, acquisition and strategic business development in adult education and capacity development with a particular focus on the field of e-learning and social networks.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to the development of ICT based and blended learning concepts;
  • Prepare and implement training courses on communication and didactics;
  • Develop didactical concepts and manuals for training courses together with subject matter experts;
  • Establish and maintain regular professional contacts and networking with clients, partners and sector experts;
  • Fully responsible management of training schemes in projects (backstopping), on-site and Hamburg-based;
  • Conduct fact-finding and technical short-term consultancy missions
  • Elaboration of reports, concepts and presentations and contribution to knowledge and quality management, including GFA publications;
  • Representation of GFA in conferences and seminars;
  • Supporting on-the-job-training of our Junior Professionals.


Your profile

  • University degree (Master) in education or related field;
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant work experience in the context of capacity development, preferably related to e-learning, m-learning and social networks;
  • Full proficiency in written and spoken German and English, working knowledge of French/Arabic/Spanish or Russian would be an asset;
  • Experience in the development and implementation of training schemes and courses (on-line or/and face-to-face), preferably train-the-trainer programs and courses based on a Learning Management System;
  • Familiarity with the German (GIZ, KfW) and European development sector (e.g. EuropeAid, EIB, EBRD); a profound understanding of the strategies and policies of the relevant donor agencies will be an asset;
  • Strong writing, communication and presentation skills;
  • Advanced proficiency in standard MS Office applications;
  • Willingness to travel abroad;
  • Ability to manage complex situations with a sense of pragmatism.


What we offer

We work at the heart of International Cooperation and find solutions to global challenges through our projects. Integrated into a team of employees from all over the world and different backgrounds, we lay the foundation for you to grow and learn within GFA through continuous skills development and further training.

Our flexible working time model and our family-oriented company policy makes it possible for you to reconcile professional and private life. Even though Hamburg is a vibrant city, GFA offices are surrounded by nature. To get here fast and easy we offer a public transport reimbursement program.

The sense of community at GFA is very important to us. We regularly organize social events for people to get to know each other and to exchange.



Please send your application (cover letter, CV and references/certificates) per e-mail to:

Ms Susanne Christ
GFA Consulting Group GmbH
Recruiting Department

Deadline is January 31st, 2021.