Recruiter (m/f/d) in International Development Cooperation

Posted on:
30 Nov, 2022
Application by:
4 Feb, 2023
Project status:
Duty station:
Hamburg / Germany
Job code:

Project description

We are one of the leading German consulting companies working in international development cooperation, being active in more than 130 countries for the past 40 years. 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.

The recruiting of suitable experts for tender and projects is one of the essential tasks in our business and a prerequisite for our success. Our central recruitment department is not only responsible for the acquisition of suitable experts for our worldwide projects but also for inhouse personnel at our headquarters in Hamburg.

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

We offer:

You can expect a future-oriented and international working environment with a strong value orientation. We offer

  • a permanent employment contract,
  • a lively and collegial corporate culture,
  • flexible working hours and the opportunity to work partly from remote,
  • a comprehensive range of company and personal training opportunities,
  • attractive benefits (e.g. public transport allowance, day-care allowance, promotion of sports and health measures, etc.)
  • and a company-wide sustainability concept.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Job description

Your responsibilities will comprise the following tasks:

  • You will be responsible for the whole recruitment process for tenders, projects and studies of different clients  
  • You will address candidates proactively by world-wide sourcing
  • Together with your recruitment colleagues you will maintain and extend our internal expert database
  • You will be responsible for the communication with the experts and establish your own network
  • You will be responsible for the selection of experts in close collaboration with the colleagues in the technical departments
  • You will be the contact person for applicants and for your colleagues in the technical departments in all recruiting matters
  • You will initiate and coordinate personnel marketing events (e.g. organization of job fair appearances)
  • You will publish job advertisements for our inhouse positions, invite suitable candidates, conduct interviews and advise our technical departments on the selection of our future colleagues


  • University degree, preferably in the context of development cooperation, international project management or human resources
  • At least 2-3 years of relevant work experience in recruiting or/and in the context of development cooperation or related tasks
  • Preferably work experience in research / active sourcing as well as confidence in the direct approach of candidates with professional experience
  • Strong communicator on all hierarchy levels
  • Working knowledge of English, Spanish and German (at least level B2), additional knowledge of French or Portuguese will be an asset
  • Confidence in handling MS Office software (Word/Excel/Outlook) and databases
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong team spirit, motivational and social skills
  • You have the willingness to adopt a flexible working approach and timing in response to existing workload, as well as a passion for recruitment within an international team


Interested? Please send your application (cover letter, CV, copies of diplomas and work references / certificates) with the job code REC-DEU22GFA0002/11 including your salary expectations and earliest entry date by e-mail to Ms Dagmar Röhr:
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Röhr directly: +49 40 60306 - 224

Contact person

  Dagmar Roehr

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