Are you our new Policy Coordinator?

Published December 22, 2017

EAT Foundation is a small organization with an outsized impact that is playing a central role in placing food, health and sustainability on the international agenda. We’re growing rapidly and we’re now looking for a Policy Coordinator to drive our policy work.

As the Policy Coordinator, you will be an integral part of the EAT policy team. The policy team translates scientific knowledge to action through advancing integrated food systems policies at local, national and international levels; co-ordinates impactful programmes with civil society organisations, policymakers and global institutions; and informs EAT event content and strategy, including for the Stockholm Food Forum and regional events.
The successful candidate will have excellent English writing and editing skills and be able to manage multiple projects and relationships with various degrees of complexity. The Coordinator will report to the Policy Director, with additional guidance from the Chief Strategy Officer, and will work directly with the Policy team- the Head of International Policy, two Policy Officers and a Policy Intern.

Main responsibilities
• Ensure balance of work from programmes, content creation, advocacy and event preparation is coordinated across the team.
• Develop, curate and edit materials such as proposals and technical briefs for a diverse range of stakeholders and audiences.
• Initiate and facilitate pilot activities and projects, including stakeholder engagement, implementation of project activities and strategic planning.
• Advise on strategies to achieve policy objectives at key international and regional policy processes.
• Promote EAT’s policy agenda in bi-lateral meetings and at international events.
• Maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Position qualifications
• Masters or professional degree in fields related to political economy, food systems, health or sustainability with understanding of cross-disciplinary linkages. Strong academic records required.
• Minimum two years of relevant work experience with a government or international policy institution ideal.
• Excellent English writing and editing skills.
• Strong organizational, teamwork, and interpersonal skills and a high working capacity.
• Self-reliant, problem solver, structured, disciplined and with an eye for details.
• Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills, with the ability to provide relevant information to external and internal stakeholders.
• Passion for EAT’s mission.

Terms of Employment
The position is full-time. Start date is as early as possible. The position is based at EAT’s headquarters in Oslo. International travel will be required.
EAT can offer a rewarding, international, dynamic working environment and the opportunity to play a role in building a healthy, equitable and sustainable global food system.
EAT is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all employees.

About EAT
EAT is an international non-profit organization established by the Stordalen Foundation, Wellcome Trust and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. The vision of EAT is a future where healthy and sustainable food is affordable, attractive and accessible to all.
EAT has rapidly grown since its inception in 2013 and has expanded its scope, reach and resources, building from a narrative-setting initiative, to a global platform catalyzing change, enabling cross-sectoral collaborations, initiating research, structuring programmatic work and fostering trust between stakeholders.

How to apply
Application deadline is February 25th, 2018, however we reserve the right to close the position before the deadline if a suitable candidate is found.
To apply, send CV, academic transcript, and cover letter in English to The cover letter should include examples of efforts to co-ordinate projects and advance a policy agenda and your exposure to issues in the food, health and sustainability nexus. Please mark the application clearly with “Policy Coordinator.”