Consultant

Berlin Office

RPP is currently looking for a Consultant in our Berlin office with a geographical scope covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

RPP is a public affairs consultancy focused on policy creation and development. Established in 2002 as Rohde Public Policy, RPP aims to deliver new conceptual services in public policy and has grown to be one of the most respected and well-established independent policy service providers. The topical focus and expertise of RPP has been in healthcare, research and innovation, social policy, and related trade and market access issues. Over the past years, we extended our services to areas such as transport and aviation, food and agriculture, environment, employment and internal market policy. RPP is today represented in Berlin, Brussels, London, Paris, Hamburg, Rome and Vienna, and more recently Canberra.

The Consultant position will involve taking a leading role on projects in the public health field with including close client interaction and a strong external role. This role would offer the right candidate an opportunity to take over a significant degree of autonomy and work towards expanding our Berlin team. The Consultant will directly report to the Director for Healthcare Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
 

Job Overview:

  • Fast paced externally facing role on major projects in the field of healthcare; 
  • Client management role, building and implementing strategies;
  • Engagement with political institutions, advocating on behalf of clients;
  • Work in coordination with leading functions in all RPP offices and engagement also in pan-European projects;
  • Opportunity to profile an entrepreneurial spirit in a growing office; 
  • Full-time contract with competitive salary.
     

Activities and tasks shall include:

  • Analysis of political developments and policy dossiers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to form advice for clients and to shape future advocacy work;
  • Client management and strategy development;
  • Responsibility for and management of several projects, including the management of junior colleagues;
  • Organisation and coordination of meetings and events in political institutions;
  • Active engagement with colleagues in Berlin as well as the other RPP offices in order to deliver high quality work on projects involving a range of stakeholders;
  • Close interaction with senior leadership to build additional skills in advocacy to enhance the successful applicant’s ability to take on further leadership roles.
     

The candidate should fulfil one or more the following criteria:

  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in preferably public healthcare, political sciences, law, or communications. A secondary degree in any of the above would be considered an advantage;
  • 2-3 years of work experience in the field of political advocacy in order to fit quickly into a fast-paced work environment and quickly take on responsibility;
  • A background in a political body would be considered beneficial with an in-depth knowledge of the functioning of political system as essential;
  • An interest and active background in health policy (to be elaborated in your application); and experience in healthcare policy would be considered an advantage. 
     

Furthermore, the candidate is expected to bring in the following capabilities:

  • German language skills at native speaker level, excellent English; further language skills are an advantage;
  • Excellent social and communication skills, most importantly in drafting comprehensive but concise analysis of political developments and trends to inform project work;
  • A strong team player is a must and the candidate is expected to contribute to a friendly office atmosphere;
  • Ability to work independently and take on responsibility quickly;
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to handle several tasks and requests at once;
  • Flexibility also with regards to travel requirements;
  • Proficient in handling of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


The Consultant would start as soon as possible and will be granted a standard employment contract. Regular performance reviews could also allow for a quick progression through the firm into increased responsibility.

Please send your documents in English, mentioning the position in your email header, to the head of the Berlin office, Mr. Lars Dudeck (recruiting@rpp-group.com) by 01 October 2018.