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The home of top independent consultants and expert contractors

Outsized is the leading platform for independent consultants, subject-matter experts, and contractors with deep execution skills in Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East.

Join your peers and get matched to the most interesting projects and contract roles with consulting firms and enterprise clients.

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Apply and become part of an independent platform like no other

If you are an ex-consultant with an MBB, boutique or Big4 background, or an industry practitioner with deep execution expertise, you are at the right place! At Outsized, we provide diverse and rewarding projects and contract roles with leading management consulting firms and blue chip enterprises, matching you to opportunities that align with your expertise and passions. Our process to apply is simple:

Easy application

Register in minutes using your LinkedIn profile, and tailor it to showcase your standout skills and experiences. The time you invest in doing this could be the key to your future success as an independent professional.

Onboarding

Once approved you will be part of a carefully designed onboarding journey. You will learn how to get the most out of Outsized, whether on a project with us or not. Highlights include our active Community, Perks and exclusive upskilling opportunities.

Get matched

As an Outsized member you will automatically be matched to relevant opportunities. It goes without saying that we always check your interest and availability before sharing your profile with any clients. You can also apply yourself to jobs listed on our site.

Your benefits as an Outsized member

As a member you will get access to a range of benefits curated especially for skilled independent talent. Most importantly, you will be proactively matched to relevant opportunities with our consulting firm and enterprise clients. What’s more, we’re actively supporting your independent career in a number of other ways, whether you are on an assignment through us or not.

Projects and contract roles you won't find anywhere else

Outsized is a platform highly skilled independent talent, and the projects and roles we have from our clients reflect that. For short-term freelancing gigs, where clients auction out projects and select talent based on price, you are better served elsewhere. However, for longer term, well-paid, and mostly full-time projects and roles you're at the right place!

A Community of peers

Whether you are on a project or not through Outsized, you always have access to our Community of other independent pros. Here you can connect and discuss with other members, find project collaborators, ask and answer questions, access useful resources, and much more. It's your always-on support network, and an independent family of sorts!

Digital events and local meet-ups

Outsized organizes a large number of digital events, such as client fireside chats, Q&As with subject-matter experts, peer learnings, and much more. In addition we are hosting in-person meet-ups in our key locations. These are sometimes purely socials, and at other times there will be a guest speaker with a Q&A.

Perks – products and services curated for freelancers

We have partnered with providers of products and services that we think will either help you in your independent career, or make your life easier. You will find hand-picked offerings related to upskilling, financial protection for independents, admin, and even volunteering opportunities for when you are in-between projects and want to do something meaningful.

Unlock your independent career today

If you are an independent consultant, a highly skilled contractor or a subject-matter expert with implementation experience we’d love to have you onboard. We promise you the best projects and contract roles across Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. What’s more, we offer a unique proposition for top independent talent in form of the exclusive Community, upskilling resources, events, and carefully curated perks.

Featured projects and contract roles

  • Global Payments firm
    MPGS support (payment gateway specialist )
    Our client, a leading global payments firm, is seeking an experienced Acceptance Operations Support Specialist with deep expertise in Mastercard Payment Gatewa…
    Experience
    Senior (11-15 years)
    Location
    South Africa
    Est. Start
    May 20, 2024
    Duration
    12 month(s)
    Skills
    Cards Acquiring
    Mastercard Payment Gateway Services
  • Global Payments & consulting firm
    Commercial Card Sales Specialist – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ( For Arabic Speakers )
    A leading global payments and consulting firm is seeking a seasoned Commercial Card Sales Specialist to join their team in Riyadh, KSA. This role is crucial fo…
    Experience
    Senior (11-15 years)
    Location
    Middle East
    Est. Start
    May 15, 2024
    Duration
    12 month(s)
    Skills
    Commercial Card Sales
    Business Development
  • Protiviti Risk team KSA (Mena based)
    Liquidity Risk Management Expert – UAE
    Opportunity Overview We are actively seeking a Liquidity Risk Management Specialist with 4 to 7 years of experience for leading consulting firm in the Middle Ea…
    Experience
    Junior (0-5 years)
    Location
    United Arab Emirates | Saudi Arabia
    Est. Start
    April 30, 2024
    Duration
    6 month(s)
    Skills
    Liquidity Risk
    Liquidity Management
    1+
  • Accenture Song
    Director – Design and Product
    Opportunity overview A tier one Management consulting firm is looking for a Director of Design based out of Doha. As part of the role you will be working on a k…
    Experience
    Expert (15+ years)
    Location
    Est. Start
    June 01, 2024
    Duration
    6 month(s)
    Skills
    Solution Design & Implementation
    Management Consulting
  • Global Payments firm
    SME Credit Card Lead – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    TERM: 12 MONTHS EXTENDABLE JOB LOCATION: RIYADH, KSA Our client is a global payments and consulting firm. They are looking for an experienced SME Credit Card Pr…
    Experience
    Senior (11-15 years)
    Location
    Est. Start
    May 15, 2024
    Duration
    12 month(s)
    Skills
    Cards Portfolio Management
    Business Expansion
    1+

Why top independent professionals prefer Outsized

Long-term, high-value projects

Interesting projects and contract roles from blue chip enterprises and consulting firms, typically 3-12 months full time opportunities, at great rates.

Community of like-minded pros

Connect with global peers in our forum, attend in-person meetups, take part in digital live events with experts and clients, swap skills with fellow independents.

Upskilling and value-add resources for top talent

Take your career to the next level through upskilling resources relevant for top independent talent, and access value-add products and services tailormade for freelancers.

Working hard for a fair talent market

We're working for a talent market that benefits clients AND talent in equal terms. Fair pay, terms and benefits are the cornerstones of a sustainable marketplace that will thrive long term.

Insights & resources

Articles, how-to guides, roundtables, interviews, and much more – for both clients and talent.

Frequently asked questions

FAQs for independent talent, including how to set up your profile, how does contracting work, how do you get paid, and much more.

About Outsized

What we stand for, what our team looks like, and where in the world you can find us!