Are You Our New Policy Manager – Head of Children Eating Well?
Amongst other responsibilities, the successful candidate will co-ordinate EAT’s collaboration with UNICEF called Children Eating Well (CHEW). Through research, programs and advocacy, CHEW aims to transform food systems so that every child has access to sustainably produced and nutritious food, with a particular focus on shaping food environments.
Date posted: 12.12.2019
Work location: Oslo, Norway
Job function: Policy
Job type: 12 months with possibility of extension
EAT is an international non-profit organization founded by Stordalen Foundation, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Wellcome Trust, and works towards catalyzing a global food system transformation. Our vision is a fair and sustainable global food system for healthy people and planet – leaving no one behind. The organization connects and partners across science, policy, business and civil society to transform the global food system through sound science, impatient disruption and novel partnerships.
The Policy Manager – Head of Children Eating Well reports to the Policy Director.
The Policy Manager – Head of Children Eating Well is part of the Policy team.
- Develop and manage a selection of EAT’s programs focussing on shifting diets and influencing food environments, which entail working with partners to translate evidence and policy recommendations into the implementation and evaluation of integrated food programs and interventions on the ground
- Develop and implement indicators and monitoring and results frameworks
- Provide technical expertise in nutrition and non-communicable disease prevention policy and advance synergies with the food systems and sustainable development agendas, both within the organisation and externally
- Support an advocacy agenda towards greater understanding and uptake of integrated food systems approaches within global nutrition, global health and development communities
- Deepen EAT’s relationships with key action partners such as UNICEF, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the Global Nutrition Report (GNR) Stakeholder Group, and the CO-CREATE consortium, as well as donors, policy and private sector partners, at both technical and management levels
Key tasks in service of these responsibilities
- Plan and coordinate events and workshops
- Prepare and review concept notes, policy briefs and technical papers
- Build and maintain a network of partners and allies
- Develop and implement budgets, funding proposals, grant applications and reports
- Work both independently and in multidisciplinary teams, potentially with supervisory responsibility
- At least five years of relevant professional experience working with the development, implementation and evaluation of nutrition and food system policies and interventions. Particular value is placed on:
- Program field experience working in urban contexts in low-and-middle-income countries
- Managing people, projects, budgets and relationships with donors
- Experience with results frameworks, monitoring and evaluation and the use of integrated indicators
- Masters or equivalent degree in a field related to nutrition, food systems, public health, public policy, or development studies, ideally with technical depth in the food, health and sustainability nexus and an understanding of cross-disciplinary linkages.
- Fluency in English is required; additional languages are a bonus
- Competency with Office 365
- Excellent academic and professional performance
- Structured individual with strong analytical abilities, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail – while also able to think holistically
- Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills with the ability to provide relevant information to internal and external stakeholders
- Ability to work independently and in teams – connecting with all levels of the organization
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
- Passion for EAT’s mission and positive to work and travel in an international and high paced environment.
In addition to being part of a global platform for fair and sustainable food systems EAT offers a fair salary and competitive benefits package including pension, workers compensation/occupational injury and travel insurance. We offer relocation support for international candidates.
All applications and inquiries regarding the position should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Policy Manager” in the subject line. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and academic transcripts.
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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to close the position before the deadline if a suitable candidate is identified.