We are hiring

Are you our new Head of Nordic Policy

Published July 4, 2016

EAT’s vision is to provide the growing global population a healthy and nutritious diet within safe environmental limits. EAT believes that this can only be addressed through an integration of knowledge and action in the interwoven areas of food, health and sustainability, and achieved by diverse stakeholders from business, civil society, science and politics.

Steered by an Advisory Board of more than 30 of the world’s leading experts in food science and policy, nutrition, public health, environmental sustainability and economics, EAT convenes, facilitates and catalyses diverse stakeholders to develop collective solutions to our global food challenge. We pride ourselves on our fresh and disruptive perspective, the freedom to challenge the status quo and the flexibility to do things differently.

Originally launched 3 years ago,  in 2016 EAT is now a new, independent foundation, with three core partners: the Stordalen Foundation, the Stockholm Resilience Centre,  and the Wellcome Trust.

The EAT policy team translates scientific knowledge to action, creates advocacy tools to influence decision makers, informs EAT event composition and strategy and works with governments to develop country-sensitive content and practical policy recommendations.

We are now looking for a Head of Nordic Policy who can lead EAT’s engagement and advocacy with Nordic governments and civil society groups. You will play a leadership role in advocacy, outreach, stakeholder engagement and strategic planning in the Nordic region, helping translate scientific knowledge into policy shaping projects.

The Head of Nordic Policy will report directly to the Policy Director. The broader policy team, which will consist of a Project Coordinator, Policy Officer and Intern will provide support with content development and logistics.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain an organisational strategy for engagement with major Nordic policy stakeholders
  • Organise and attend meetings with Nordic policy stakeholders and lead appropriate outreach activities
  • Conceive, help implement, and communicate Nordic policy projects, including projects involving local EAT business and strategic partners
  • Ensure EAT events in the Nordic region optimise strategic local policy goals and help ensure relevant policy stakeholders engage with our events
    Provide input and support into the annual Local EAT Award

The ideal candidate has an education at a Masters level in a relevant subject (e.g. public policy, public health, nutrition, environmental sustainability etc)

Key criteria include:

  • Political experience and strong understanding of Nordic government institutions: Minimum of two years experience developing relationships with and influencing government agencies and civil society groups in the Nordic region.
  • Particular expertise in the Norwegian political context is a bonus.
  • Solid understanding of at least one of the disciplines of health, food or environmental sustainability and their interconnectedness (EAT’s core areas).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills: Native Nordic language and professionally fluent in oral and written English

If you are this person, and intrigued to take responsibility to develop EAT’s Nordic regional policy engagement, and are available for an immediate start, we are happy to hear from you. We can offer professional and personal development in an organisation that is operating globally, with support from a world class advisory board and partnership network.

EAT offers competitive terms of employment. Workplace are at EAT’s main office in Oslo, and some travelling should be expected.

Cover letter, academic transcript and CV must be submitted by September 11 to cv@eatforum.org. Please ensure you make it clear which role you are applying for in your application.