Finland Policy Consultant

Home-based

Application deadline: 23 October 2022, 11.59pm CEST.

The Good Food Institute Europe is procuring a part-time Policy Consultant for a 10 month Project in Finland.

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Background to the role

The Good Food Institute Europe (GFI Europe) is at the forefront of the movement to transform meat production in order to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger, to antibiotic resistance and animal suffering.

We work with scientists, businesses and policymakers to make plant-based and cultivated meat (grown directly from cells) delicious, affordable and accessible. Please check out the rest of our website, our 2021 Year in Review and our 2021 Europe highlights blog post to find out more about who we are and what we do. 

One of our key objectives is to boost the amount of research and development funding that governments across Europe devote to plant-based and cultivated meat. So far, we’ve focused our engagement efforts at the EU level in Brussels and in several key countries such as the UK and Germany.

With growing awareness of the societal and environmental benefits of sustainable proteins, there is a significant opportunity to boost publicly funded innovation for sustainable proteins in Finland. 

As part of GFI Europe’s wider work to advance sustainable proteins across Europe, GFI Europe wishes to contract a consultant with expertise in policy and public affairs in Finland. The consultant will build relationships with policymakers and stakeholders, engage in policy dialogues around R&D funding, and ensure an ever increasing amount of public money is dedicated to R&D to advance sustainable proteins, driving a more sustainable, just, and healthy food system. 

This will be a ten month contract (with the possibility of extension depending on funding) to accelerate public R&D funding of the plant-based and cultivated meat sectors in Finland. The consultant will work closely with members of the GFI Europe team who work on policy, corporate engagement, science and technology, and communications.

How you will make a difference

You will spearhead GFI Europe’s work in Finland by building key relationships and accelerating support for GFI’s mission to advance sustainable proteins. You will work independently and in close collaboration with the rest of the GFI Europe team to: 

Who we’re looking for

You must have:

Desirable:

We want the best people and we don’t want biases holding us back. We strongly encourage people of every colour, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritise an inclusive climate absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team.

Benefits and the fine print

Application process

Please complete this short form, upload your CV, and complete a short task of 250 words through this application form.

Successful applicants will be invited to carry out a written assignment during one week, followed by two interviews.

We really look forward to hearing from you!

We want you to have every opportunity to shine and show us your talents – we are happy to make all the reasonable adjustments we possibly can to make sure the assessment process works for you. Email us at europe-hiring@gfi.org

Questions

  If you have any questions about this role, please do reach out to us at  europe-hiring@gfi.org with the subject line “Finland Policy Consultant”. If you’ve read this far but decided not to apply, please feel free to share this job description with someone else in your network who you think might be a good fit for the role. Thank you.

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