EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019


Engagement Officer ­— LMIC

Date posted: 30.01.2020
Work location: Oslo, Norway
Job function: Engagement
Job type: 6 months

About EAT
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.

Organizational Placement
The Engagement officer reports to the Head of Engagement.
The Engagement officer is part of the Engagement team.

Amongst other responsibilities, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the coordination and execution of low- and middle-income country (LMIC) representation at EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2020 (Forum). This is a temporary role to support the Forum. EAT Stockholm Food Forum is a carefully curated event, open by invitation to 700 participants. Curated this year to maximize opportunities for learning, collaborating and coordinating on-site, the forum will zoom in on the critical themes and trends, making the complexity of change needed accessible. The experience of this year’s Forum will offer a chance to work with the top global thought leaders from science, politics, business, civil society and beyond.

Key responsibilities

  • Oversee the planning and coordination of LMIC representation at EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2020 and other events of varying scope and size
  • Coordinate internal cross-team nomination and confirmation process to ensure LMIC representatives across EAT teams are aligned with the stated objectives of the EAT Stockholm Food Forum
  • Produce all written materials, facilitate LMIC visas, book travel and accommodation, ovesee registration, distribute per diem and other coordination and logistical requirements
  • Support reporting and auditing processes from funding governments
  • Monitor and evaluate progress on the grant reporting framework and ensure compliance with government requirements
  • Refine evergreen tools and framework to ensure LMIC representation at future fora
  • Liaise and collaborate with strategic and operational stakeholders within EAT and across EAT’s wider LMIC network
  • Deepen EAT’s relationships with key regional action, engagement and knowledge partners from the private and public sectors
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested by the EAT Stockholm Food Forum project manager

Key requirements

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent with strong academic records
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience working with the development, implementation and execution of events
  • Excellent level of proficiency in written and oral English (professional usage)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to liaise efficiently with government officials, external bodies, EAT Stockholm Food Forum participants in a clear and professional manner
  • Ability to support complex projects to tight deadlines, sometimes simultaneously
  • A self-reliant problem solver who is detail oriented, structured, disciplined and a team player with strong organizational skills and with confidence using Excel calculations and across different currencies
  • Structured individual with strong analytical abilities, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail – while also able to think holistically
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Passion for EAT’s mission and positive to work and travel in an international and high paced environment
  • Ability to remain calm and respond positively to challenging situations and difficulties
  • Capacity to work both independently and in multidisciplinary teams, potentially with supervisory responsibility
  • Competency with Office 365

Additional Information
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.

Contact details
All applications and inquiries regarding the position should be directed to with “Engagement Officer ‑ LMIC” in the subject line. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and academic transcripts.

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Application deadline
Date: 10.02.2020
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.