Trainee Consultant with Global Health Related Experience

Acumen Public Affairs
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Internship / Early Career
  • Posted
    Oct 03

Position description

We are looking for a trainee consultant who will support the agency’s teams that work with our global health clients. The role includes monitoring of health issues (legislative and non-legislative across a very wide range of issues including Universal Health Coverage, SDGs, NCDs, NTDs, TB, falsified medicines, antimicrobial resistance, etc.), conducting background research, managing social media output, campaign and/or event management, media relations support, overall support to more senior staff members. The trainee consultant would be a key part of our team, and will be involved in a wide range of activities, attend events, and will given as much ownership as is possible for the projects he/she undertakes.



  • Previous experience/traineeship in a global health related field – either working in an UN or EU institution, campaigns or patient group, PDP or PPP, business or not-for-profit body;
  • Perfect command of English; additional language skills are an asset;
  • Advanced research and writing skills and ability to quickly summarise complex issues;
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to work in a team whilst carrying out own tasks independently;
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, ability to work under tight deadlines in an international environment;
  • Knowledge of UN system and in particular WHO, WIPO, WTO or the EU institutions and legislative processes AND/OR knowledge;
  • Passion for current developments in health affecting the innovation, patient groups and health professionals;
  • Demonstrated experience using social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) for campaigning, maintaining, providing metrics;
  • Availability of 6 months (possibility to be hired for a long-term contract afterwards);
  • Permission to work in Belgium.


  • Strong preference for candidates that can demonstrate experience with drafting opinion articles for media;
  • Knowledge of health media outlets.

Salary: 1200€ net/month

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