Implementation Officer (CO-CREATE)
Date posted: 24.07.2020
Work location: Oslo, Norway
Job function: Engagement, coordination, and policy
Job type: Full-time, 6 months with the possibility of extension until 12 months
Start date: October 1, 2020
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. Please visit EAT’s website for more information about our organization and the work we do.
We at EAT are looking for a high performing individual who enjoys strong teamwork, but also has the ability to work independently, connecting with all levels of our organization and with our external stakeholders.
CO-CREATE is a research project aiming to reduce overweight and obesity among adolescents by working with adolescents themselves to create, inform and disseminate obesity-preventive and evidence-based policies. EAT leads an important part of this work by enabling Dialogue Forums across Europe that bring together adolescents, policymakers and representatives from businesses to refine youth-led policy ideas and produce actionable commitments to enable healthy nutrition and physical activity habits among adolescents. CO-CREATE is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation program for Sustainable Food Security (grant agreement no. 774210). Please visit https://www.fhi.no/en/studies/co-create/ for more information about CO-CREATE.
The CO-CREATE Implementation Officer reports to the Director of Implementation and is part of the Implementation team. The role will be divided approximately 60 % in support of CO-CREATE and 40 % in support of other projects in relation to youth or public engagement.
Key tasks and responsibilities
- Lead the planning, coordination and execution of Dialogue Forums of varying size, sometimes simultaneously, at local, national and regional levels across Europe. This includes coordination with partners and providing them with the necessary support and guidance, development of necessary materials and execution plans, and handling logistics and administrative matters.
- Write EU-mandated reports and deliverables.
- Act as primary liaison with youth organizations and other relevant stakeholders to deliver Dialogue Forums, sustain CO-CREATE’s and EAT’s policy work and help to maintain strong relationships with partners.
- Support Dialogue Forum communication and dissemination efforts, and if applicable and relevant, specific research efforts, in CO-CREATE.
- Support the collection, dissemination and exploitation of results and lessons learned from CO-CREATE, and integration of these into EAT activities and programs.
- Support budget, grant management and reporting, as well as other administrative, logistical and financial needs of the CO-CREATE project.
- Help build linkages between CO-CREATE and other projects and initiatives within the organization.
- The tasks and responsibilities related to other projects at EAT will depend on the applicant’s profile, competencies and interests.
- Minimum bachelor’s degree, master’s degree strongly preferred, in a relevant field such as nutrition, public health, public policy, environment or climate change, with a strong understanding of cross-disciplinary linkages.
- Experience organizing multi-stakeholder events, preferably with and for youth and/or within EU projects.
- Experience working with youth organizations or directly with youth in an engagement, advocacy or research capacity is a strong asset.
- Grant management experience, particularly for EU grants, is a strong asset.
- Structured individual with strong coordination and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills. Successful experience working with stakeholders from different sectors, cultures and backgrounds.
- Ability to work independently and in teams, often with short deadlines and competing priorities.
- Interested to work in an international and high-paced environment.
- Excellent oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Dutch, Polish, Portuguese and/or a Scandinavian language is an asset
- Willingness to travel around Europe.
- Advanced digital tools skills (Office 365).
- Commitment to EAT’s mission and values.
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 savings, workers compensation/occupational injury and travel insurance.
Terms of employment
- This is a paid full-time position requiring 37.5 hours of work per week inclusive of lunch hours.
- The set duration of employment is initially 6 months with possibility of extension to 12 months. The desired start date is October 1st 2020.
- EAT is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all employees.
- EAT is unable to sponsor visas or work permits and it is the responsibility of the employee to ensure that they are legally permitted to work in Oslo.
Please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for the position. All application material and inquiries regarding the position should be in English and directed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Implementation Officer (CO-CREATE)” in the subject line.
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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.