Junior Professional (m/f/d) in our Governance Department


Starting date: As soon as possible

Duration: 2 year term contract with the option for permanent employment

Country: Germany

Duty station: Hamburg

Job code: GOV-DEU22GFA0092/5

Deadline for application: August 17, 2022

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 by promoting sustainable development to achieve the SDGs and leveraging opportunities for digital innovation. 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 implemented projects in more than 130 countries and have continuously expanded our service offerings, which currently include ten technical business areas and corresponding departments.

In the Governance and M&E Department, we offer consultancy services related to Public Administration Reform incl. Digitalization, Local Government, Decentralization, Urban Development, Suport to Civil Society, Human Rights, Democracy and Urban Development, and Monitoring and Evaluation methodologies.

Join our team in the Governance 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 social sciences, economics, law, public administration.
  • 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 and/or Spanish 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 work at the heart of International Cooperation; finding solutions to global challenges through our projects and diverse team of employees from all over the world. In this context, we give you the possibility to grow and learn within GFA through our Junior Professional Training Program including continuous skills development and further training. After successful completion, we offer you a permanent position as Consultant.

Our flexible working time model, the possibility to work from home, and our family-orientated company policy facilitate a healthy work-life balance. GFA’s offices are surrounded by nature, despite being easily and quickly accessible from central Hamburg. To promote climate-friendly commuting, 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 provide opportunities for exchange.


Please send your application (cover letter, CV, copies of diplomas and references/certificates) per e-mail to: mueller-matthesius@gfa-group.de

Ms. Britta Müller-Matthesuis

GFA Consulting Group GmbH

Recruiting Department

E-mail: mueller-matthesius@gfa-group.de

Tel.: (49) 40 603 06 - 225