Conducting analyses (through mappings, qualitative data analyses, quantitative research and analysis etc.) and developing policy recommendations
Conceptualizing study designs, evaluations as well as other means of research design; drafting publications and reports
Focus on human security and the women, peace & security agenda
Designing programs, political dialogue and discourse formats
Managing all phases of a project management cycle, including formulation of strategic milestones, budgeting/profitability, team lead, stakeholder management, monitoring & evaluation
Identifying strategy needs (goals, challenges, target audience etc.); developing, implementing and evaluating strategies (timeline, milestones, roadmap etc.)
Designing and conducting strategy workshops for management and project teams
Advising on business strategies and product development
People management (HR planning, recruiting, staffing, development, employer branding)
Implementing target group specific communication towards public, political decision-makers or civil society
Designing and conducting advocacy, engagement and communication strategies as well as instruments of communication (press releases, one-pager, concept papers)
Barbara Mittelhammer is an international policy professional at the intersection of foreign, security and development policy. She focuses on human security, the women, peace & security agenda and sustainable development. She complements her policy expertise with management and organizational development skills, gained from several years performing in leading positions in the private sector.
As director with the Agora Strategy Group, a political consultancy, she built up and managed the Agora Strategy Institute, the consultancy’s think tank unit with a far-reaching global network of experts, and led international client projects. Barbara Mittelhammer headed Agora Strategy’s Berlin office, was head of HR and team lead. Prior to that, she was press officer and project manager with the Munich Security Conference, one of the world’s leading platforms for debating international security policy. Barbara Mittelhammer studied political science, international law and cultural anthropology in Munich and Paris. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French and German and speaks basic Italian.