Consultant/Project Manager (m/f/d) in our Energy Department

Posted on
15 Mar, 2023
Application by:
11 Apr, 2023
Project status:
Duration of assignment:
It is envisaged that the initial contract duration of 2 years leads to permanent employment
Duty station:
Job code:
ENY-DEU23GFA0049-Consultant/Project Manager RE Power Sector

Project description

We make the world a little better...
as a leading European consulting company working in international development cooperation.
Since 1982, we have implemented numerous projects and studies in over 130 countries, focusing on topics of global importance. We are dedicated to improving people’s lives around the world and providing technical advisory services to state and non-state actors.
We promote sustainability in our international projects as well as at our headquarters in Hamburg because we contribute to achieving the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our multinational and multicultural team of professionals is at the heart of our success. If you are passionate about international cooperation and enjoy working in an international environment with space for you to contribute your ideas for a better world, join the GFA team as an open-minded and versatile Consultant/Project Manager (m/f/d) and contribute to our mission to provide quality services worldwide.

Job description

In the Energy Department, we offer consultancy services related to sustainable energy with a focus on renewable energy, green hydrogen and energy efficiency. Our services include advice on the improvement of policy  and institutional frameworks, energy sector studies, development of sustainable energy action plans, capacity building for energy management in private and public sectors, as well as the preparation and management of project pipelines for energy access, green hydrogen supply and energy efficiency measures.
Currently, we are extending our Renewable Energy and Power Sector team to be in the forefront of this highly dynamic topic. We look for one Consultant/Project Manager who can as a team cover the socioeconomic, technical and management aspects of Renewable Energy and Power Sector projects.

Your responsibilities

  • Acquisition of new projects, including elaboration and coordination of technical and financial proposals in the field of sustainable energy, including but not limited to Power Sector Transformation with Variable Renewable Energy and grid integration of Renewable Energy;
  • Conducting fact-finding and technical short-term consultancy missions;
  • Elaboration of reports, concepts and presentations and contribution to knowledge and quality management;
  • Work closely with thematic sector leads in technical and business development in the field of “Utility Scale Renewable Energy Development”, “Power Sector Transformation” and/or “Grid integration of Renewable Energy”;
  • 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;
  • Representing GFA in conferences and seminars.


  • University degree (MA) in engineering, engineering management, energy economics, energy policies or environmental sciences with focus on Integration of Variable Renewable Energy, Power Sector or Power Market Development;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience (incl. internships) in one or more of the above mentioned fields, including good general understanding of the Renewable Energy Sector;
  • 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;
  • 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.

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 lay the foundation for you to grow and learn within GFA through continuous skills development and further training.
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.
Interested candidates should send their complete application (cover letter, CV, copies of diplomas and work certificates or references) by e-mail to Ms Séverine Rix.
Deadline: April 11th, 2023

Contact Person

  Severine Rix

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