Want to make an impact…?
Then come join us at GFA Consulting Group – a leading European consulting company working in international development cooperation.
Since 1982, GFA has carried out numerous development and research projects in over 130 countries, focusing on matters of global importance.
Our work, both in our projects and at our headquarters in Hamburg in Germany, supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to improve people’s lives and protect the planet. Our international and multicultural team of professionals is at the heart of our success.
If you share this passion for international cooperation and enjoy working in an international environment, where you can contribute to shaping a better world,
join the GFA team as
Head of Corporate Communication (m/f/d)
This year we set up a fully-fledged corporate communications unit. We are looking for someone with an ability to identify topics and messages to strengthen our reputation or simply to tell high quality stories with us. In this role you will have the overall responsibility for all aspects of GFAs communication, including strategy, brand identity and design and ensure accurate and current presentation of our content on our website and channels. For this purpose you structure and share the workload with your team. You are driven by a genuine interest in acting for sustainability and international cooperation. You will be able to work in a multicultural environment with a wide range of stakeholders.
The Head of Corporate Communications reports directly to the management board.
Lead on all communication activities of the company.
Work with the Management Team to further develop and implement GFA communication and marketing strategy
Continuously improve existing activities and bed them into a coherent marketing and communication strategy
Absorb demand and advise together with the Marketing Manager Communication needs of our technical business areas and our recruiting, including social media outreach
Ensure the development of a content plan together with the Marketing Manager Communication
Ensure brand identity and brand design for all promotional materials together with the Marketing Manager Design
Lead and manage projects in communication and marketing within GFA
Form and manage the corporate communications team (two further staff) and liaise with external contractors. Together the workload needs to be shouldered and structured along interests and abilities
Review and report on activities, outreach and impact for continuous improvement and adaptation
Masters degree in journalism, marketing, communications or related field
You have 5 – 8 years‘ experience in a communications role, preferably at an international operating organization and with first experiences in management responsibility
Experience in CI and brand development
A broad understanding of international cooperation
Proven experience in executing successful projects, events and multi-faceted communication campaigns
Excellent communication skills in German, written and verbal. Full proficiency in written and spoken English (our working language), French is a plus.
Strong management skills and proven capacity to organize effectively work of self and others
Great interpersonal skills, highly motivated, proactive, good team player, calm under pressure
Excellent time management skills, ability to work effectively on multiple work streams at once and deliver to agreed deadlines
An opportunity to be part of a multicultural and diverse team that comes together in Hamburg’s lush green district of Volksdorf to work on issues that are at the heart of international cooperation. We lay the foundation for you to grow and learn with GFA, providing continuous skills development and further training . Additionally, we offer the following:
Flexible working arrangement: Our flexible work model enables you to work remotely from home as well as in the office.
Work-life balance: Our family-orientated policies enable a healthy balance between your professional and private life. We grant a tax-free childcare allowance (daycare) and offer family leave when you need to take care of your relatives.
Health and wellbeing: We provide access to gym membership with a rich selection of well-ness and sport programs around the city. Additionally, staff members organize various sporting activities and events.
Commuter allowance: To promote climate-friendly commuting, we offer a public transport reimbursement program.
Surrounded by nature: GFA’s offices are set in natural surroundings, and easily accessible from Hamburg’s city center. At your convenience, the offices are also within reach of public and social amenities.
For more information, please visit our website: www.gfa-group.de
Duration of assignment : 2-year term contract with the option for permanent employment
Please send us your application documents with reference ADM-DEU23GFA0135/5-JW, stating your salary expectations, earliest possible starting date and your language level by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Interviews with candidates will take place as soon as possible.
We are looking forward to your application!