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Freelance Public Affairs Consultant

Rome, Italy

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Open Consultants is a Berlin-based group of strategic and organizational consultants with the mission to advance global health & development. We provide strategic, policy, organizational, and analytical support to leading global health and development organizations. We are currently looking for a Freelance Consultant to support our work in Italy.

We work with leading institutions in international development and global health, from large public and private sector clients to foundations and non-governmental organizations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, WHO and the World Bank, among many others.

As a Freelance Consultant, you will support our work with one of our clients to implement their engagement strategy with Italian stakeholders in parliament, government, and broader civil society. This includes providing intelligence, ongoing research and policy analysis, drafting policy documents, and providing engagement recommendations. Ideally, you support us with 3-4 days per month. Our open and collaborative working culture offers the space to bring in your ideas and expertise. You will collaborate with a diverse and fun team that looks out for each other. Sounds appealing? Then join us.

You bring:

  • Previous work experience in consulting or in government, government affairs, ideally with a focus on global health and development policy

  • Strategic thinker with experience and expertise in Italian politics, ideally in global health and development

  • Strategic thinking and the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to quickly acquire familiarity with new policy areas

  • Advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Political Science, Public Affairs, Global Public Health, Economics, or another relevant field from a major university

  • Excellent problem-solving, writing, and presentation skills

  • Proficiency in Excel, MS Powerpoint

  • Fluency in Italian and English

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and a good sense of humor.

Please send your CV to at your earliest convenience, not later than 1 March 2023. We will review resumes as they come in. Any questions? Ping us!

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