Inhouse, Hamburg-based vacancy

Duration: It is envisaged that the initial contract duration of 2 years leads to a permanent employment.

GFA Consulting Group are one of the leading German consulting companies working in international development cooperation. 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.

In our business area Education, Skills Development and Employment (ESE) we focus on consultancy services related to General Education, Vocational Education and Training, Youth Employment as well as Labour Market Reform.

Join our team in the ESE Department in Hamburg as an open-minded and versatile Junior Professional (m/f/d) and contribute to our mission to provide quality services worldwide.

Your responsibilities:

You work under guidance of a senior consultant with increasing responsibility in the following areas:

  • Acquisition of new projects, including elaboration and coordination of technical and financial proposals
  • Management of ongoing projects and studies (backstopping) on site and Hamburg-based (financial and technical administration, monitoring and evaluation of projects and studies)
  • Networking with donor agencies, beneficiaries, partner companies or institutions, subcontractors and experts
  • Conducting fact-finding and technical short-term consultancy missions
  • Elaboration of reports, concepts and presentations and contribution to knowledge and quality management
  • Representing GFA in conferences and seminars

Your profile:

  • University degree (MA) in a field related to vocational education and training, economics or social sciences
  • 1 - 2 years of relevant work experience (incl. internships) in one or more of the above mentioned fields
  • Past work experience in developing countries / in development cooperation will be considered an asset
  • Full proficiency in written and spoken English and working knowledge of German is a prerequisite; at least intermediate level in French (B2) or another second language is considered a strong asset;
  • Willingness to travel abroad and to remote areas
  • Strong writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage complex situations with a sense of pragmatism
  • Ability to work in intercultural teams

What we offer:

We give you the possibility to grow and learn within GFA through our Junior Professional Training Program. After successful completion, we offer you a permanent position as Consultant.

We provide a future-oriented workplace in a multi-cultural environment. 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.

Application

Please send your application by 7 February 2021 (cover letter, CV and references/certificates) per e-mail to:

Ms Ursula von den Driesch

Recruitment Department

Email: vondendriesch@gfa-group.de