Consultant (m/f/d) in our Education, Skills and Employment (ESE) Department print

Posted on:
10 Sep, 2021
Application by:
1 Oct, 2021
Project status:
Period of project:
starting as soon as possible
Duration of assignment:
2 year term contract with the option for permanent employment
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Project 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.

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, Labour Market Reform, as well as digital learning methods including development of e-learning courses.
Join our team in the ESE Department in Hamburg as an open-minded and versatile Consultant (m/f/d) and contribute to our mission to provide quality services worldwide.

Job description

The Consultant (m/f/d) will be responsible for project management, acquisition and strategic business development.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Acquisition of new projects, including elaboration and coordination of technical and financial proposals including projects with digital learning components
  • Management of ongoing projects and studies (backstopping) on site and Hamburg-based (financial and technical administration, monitoring and evaluation of projects and studies) including projects with digital learning components
  • 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 focusing on the topic of digital learning
  • Active contribution to the further development of the thematic area of digital learning
  • Representing GFA in conferences and seminars
  • Supporting on-the-job-training of our Junior Professionals


  • University degree (MA) in a field related to vocational education and training, pedagogy, psychology, economics or social sciences
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in one or more of the above mentioned fields including experience with digital transformation of the education sector (digital learning methods (e.g. blended learning), e-learning platforms (e.g. moodle) and ICT applications for education)
  • 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
  • Working experience in/with developing countries and/or threshold countries
  • Full proficiency in written and spoken English and working knowledge of German is a prerequisite. Proficiency in a third language (French/Spanish) will be 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 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:

Contact person

  Ursula von den Driesch

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