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GFA Consulting Group hiring Rule of Law Consultant


Hamburg, Germany, 16 May 2014

Project Description

GFA Consulting Group is one of the leading German consulting companies working within the framework of international development cooperation. Its 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 and has continuously expanded its areas of work to currently ten strategic business areas. Rule of Law reform has rapidly moved into prominence in the development assistance arena over the past ten years. GFA Consulting Group has advised national, regional and local governments on the application of sound Rule of Law principles around the world. We have worked together with key institutions such as ministries of justice, interior and other judicial bodies as well as the civil society. We support those institutions with capacity building activities, mentoring and training activities to improve their services for the public. We believe that local ownership is crucial for the success of justice reform programmes as part of international rule of law assistance and security sector reform (SSR).

Job Description

In our EMENA Department ((working in the Europe, Middle East and North Africa region), we are currently looking for an enthusiastic and optimistic colleague, who will support our on-going projects as well as actively assist in the acquisition of new contracts. Duty station will be Hamburg, Germany, with frequent travel to the EMENA region. As a Consultant you will be a team member of our EMENA Department. Under guidance of the Portfolio Manager, you will work with increasing responsibility in project management functions, technical concept development and strategic business development. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Project acquisition in the field of Rule of Law development, with a strong focus on security sector and justice reform;

  • Technical backstopping and project management (financial and technical administration, monitoring and evaluation of projects and studies);

  • Carry out short term consultancy and technical and administrative backstopping assignments abroad;

  • Client and partner management (maintaining and establishing networks and professional relationships with donor agencies, beneficiaries, partner companies or institutions, subcontractors, individual experts);

  • Knowledge management.

Duration of assignment: 2 years contract with option to be extended.

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