Protected: Are you our new Project Manager for Global Engagement?

Published November 18, 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 Project Manager to lead the organization of EAT’s multi-stakeholder events, including our annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum, regional forums and events at the United Nations.

As the Project Manager for Global Engagement (PM), you will be part of the EAT Engagement & Communications team. The PM will manage end-to-end event project planning consultation, design, execution, and post-event due diligence in addition to other engagement activities. The position requires superior organization, negotiation and communication skills, experience with technical production, as well the ability to manage budgets effectively. The successful candidate will be able to process and prioritize a vast amount of information, and manage multiple projects with various degrees of complexity at the same time. The PM will support the development of the strategic vision for events, performing duties including (but not limited to) supervising the logistics and production of events, collaborating with external and internal stakeholders, sourcing venues, contract negotiations and managing project timelines.

Main responsibilities

  • Planning and execution of multiple key events of varying size simultaneously, including EAT’s flagship event the EAT Stockholm Food Forum
  • Supervise all aspects of event and engagement operations from initial briefing to reconciliation
  • Collaborate closely with internal and external content development teams
  • Set, communicate and maintain project timelines and priorities
  • Negotiate and manage vendor agreements related to production, design, equipment, venue and catering
  • Oversee production, quality assure vendors and lead production staff
  • Ensure accurate and timely budgeting and reconciliation
  • Maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Position qualifications

  • Minimum bachelors degree or equivalent, with strong academic records
  • Minimum three years of relevant experience with organizing large international events
  • Proven track-record of delivering successful productions including event design, technical production, creative management, vendor and budget management
  • Proven ability to negotiate, and interpret contractual documentation, including the ability to manage performance to contracts and agreements
  • Strong organizational, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
  • 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
  • Excellent oral and written English is essential. Knowledge of a Scandinavian language an advantage
  • Passion for EAT´s mission

Terms of Employment

The position is full-time. Start date is as early as possible. The position would be based at EAT’s headquarters in Oslo, and would report to the Director of Global Engagement and Communications. 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.

We are a strategic platform whose mission is to engage the key stakeholders of the food system to find common solutions to the challenge of sustainably feeding a healthy population of over nine billion people by mid-Century.

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 Dec. 8th, however we reserve the right to close the position before the deadline if a suitable candidate is found.

For additional information on the position, please contact Marianne Stigset, Director of Global Engagement and Communications:

To apply, send a CV and cover letter in English to Please mark the application clearly with “Project Manager for Global Engagement.”