Trainee

GFA Consulting Group

Hamburg, , DE

Company Description

GFA Consulting Group is one of the leading German consulting companies within the framework of international development cooperation. Our core business is providing consulting services as well as managing projects financed through bilateral and multilateral funds. Since 1982, GFA has been active in more than 130 countries. Over the years, the company has continuously expanded the scope of its work, which currently includes eleven strategic business areas.

In the Water & Sanitation Department we focus on consultancy services related to development projects aiming at pro-poor water and sanitation access,
capacity development and training for utility management. For our head office in Hamburg/Germany, we are currently looking for an open-minded Young Professional (m/f) to join our Water & Sanitation Department, who will contribute towards achieving the company’s objectives.

Job description

As a Young Professional you will work under guidance of a senior consultant with increasing responsibility in the areas of project management, acquisition and strategic business development in water & sanitation with a particular focus on the fields of pro-poor water and sanitation access,
capacity development and training for utility management, funds management for W&S investments.

The duty station will be Hamburg, with frequent travel to developing countries (e.g. to Sub-Saharan Africa, the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Asia).

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working on the acquisition process of new projects, including elaboration and coordination of technical and financial proposals in close cooperation with the responsible consultant;
  • Technical review of studies and reports;
  • Writing of prequalification documents;
  • Establishing and maintaining regular professional contacts as well as networking with clients, partners and sector experts;
  • Participating in feasibility and project preparatory studies as well as in short-term consultancy missions;
  • Increasing responsibility in project management;
  • Writing of reports, concepts and presentations as well as contributing to knowledge and quality management, including GFA publications.

Qualifications and requirements

  • University degree (Master) in a relevant area (e.g. hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering, economics);
  • Relevant experience in the context of the water supply and sanitation sector, water sector reform, capacity development of water sector stakeholders, preferably related to development cooperation;
  • Full proficiency in written and spoken German, French and English, (working knowledge of Portuguese is an additional asset);
  • First experience with the German (GIZ, KfW) or European development sector (EuropeAid, EBRD, EIB) and a basic understanding of the strategies and programmes of the relevant donor agencies will be an asset;
  • Strong writing, communication and presentation skills;
  • Advanced proficiency in standard MS Office applications;
  • Willingness to frequently travel abroad;
  • Intercultural competence

GFA offers a future-oriented work place in a multicultural environment with a strong focus on values and the joint aim to provide the best possible
solutions for our clients and partners in the developing world.

Interested candidates should send their complete application (cover letter, CV, work references / certificates) by email to:

Ms. Theda Matthiesen
GFA Consulting Group GmbH
Human Resources & Recruitment
[email protected]


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