Sweden Consultant

SEEK is looking for a candidate to lead our work in Sweden for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). We advise BMGF on a range of strategic issues and manage a network of consultants to support the Foundation’s advocacy and policy work globally. The consultant will report to SEEK’s Berlin office and directly support the Foundation’s government relations lead for Sweden.


Terms of Reference:

  • Starting date: Ideally, 1st January 2019
  • Time investment: Approx. 4 days per month
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Overview of Tasks

1. Targeted intelligence and updates

  • Provide targeted intelligence and updates on political and budgetary developments
  • Enable access to political and budget documents from government and ministries
  • Provide support in preparing policy briefs

2. Relationships and networks

  • Identify and support access to decision-makers, influentials and other stakeholders
  • Support relationship management, incl. dialogue with government
  • Coordinate projects with stakeholders, incl. grantees, government, parliament, CSOs
  • Prepare and provide support for Foundation leadership/staff visits

3. Strategic analysis and advice

  • Provide policy analysis and identify potential implications for the Foundation
  • Advise on opportunities for Foundation engagement
  • Provide thought partnership and strategic sparring



  • Advanced degree in development studies, economics, social sciences, public health or a related field
  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience
  • Strong networks within government and/or parliament; excellent understanding of actors and decision-making processes relating to development with special focus on global health and gender
  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to build relationships quickly
  • Ability to think strategically and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytic skills
  • Strong communication skills and excellent writing; oral and written fluency in Swedish and English
  • Ability to self-manage, working independently and proactively managing areas of responsibility with minimal supervision
  • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations


To apply
To apply, please send CV and cover letter with the subject line “Sweden Consultant” at your earliest convenience to recruiting@seekdevelopment.org. We are reviewing CVs on a rolling basis.