Urban Food Systems Officer at EAT

Urban Food Systems Officer

We at EAT are currently strengthening our urban food systems portfolio and are looking for a high performing Urban Food Systems Officer who enjoys strong teamwork but also has the ability to work independently, connecting across all levels of our organization and with our external stakeholders.


Organizational Placement

The Urban Food Systems Officer reports to Director of Communication and Global Engagement and is part of the EAT cities team. 

Key tasks and responsibilities 

  • Lead the coordination of EAT’s role in the Food Trails EU Horizon 2020 project
  • Support tracking and timely submission of deliverables according to project and grant specifications
  • Develop EAT’s portfolio of urban projects and expertise including scoping work, desk research, and content development
  • Provide technical expertise in the urban governance, urban planning and food systems context and stay up to date with major developments in the field
  • Coordinate events and workshops, including developing materials and handling logistics and administrative matters
  • Prepare concept notes, proposals and slides to guide internal project planning and external discussions
  • Liaise with external partners
  • Support budget and grant development and tracking
  • Assist in organization and structuring of cities project materials; support internal and external communication of EAT’s cities work




  •  Minimum 2 years relevant professional experience, ideally working with urban design and planning tools and/or with local government. Particular value is placed on:

- Demonstrating an understanding of how to influence urban food environments

- Experience working in urban contexts in Europe, preferably in the Nordics

- Experience working in multi-partner projects, grants and consortia

  • Masters or equivalent degree in a field related to urban planning, environment and climate change, public health, public policy, or development studies, with technical depth in the food, health and sustainability nexus and an understanding of cross-disciplinary linkages
  • High degree of comfort working in a dynamic environment involving diverse institutions and organizations
  • Fluency in English is required; additional languages (especially a Scandinavian language) are a bonus
  • Competency with Office 365, graphic design skills a bonus



  • Excellent academic and professional performance
  • Structured individual with demonstrable project management experience, 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

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. 

Application documents

Please include resume and cover letter with your application. All application material and inquiries regarding the position should be in English.



When you submit your application, EAT will collect and process your personal data for recruiting-related purposes only.  

Application deadline

Date: 10.09.2021

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. EAT reserves the right to close the position before the deadline if a suitable candidate is identified.

Om arbeidsgiveren

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. Please visit EAT's website for more information about our organization and the work we do.

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