Now Hiring: Nominations Coordinator

The Food Planet Prize is on a mission to fast-track the imperative shift toward sustainable food systems. We do so by providing potential game changers with the means they need to succeed. Want to contribute? Join us! We are looking for a Nominations Coordinator to support our selection process and more. This is a full-time position, in Stockholm.

Job description 

Every year, we receive nominations from all corners of the globe and food system—visionaries working passionately to reshape our foodways for minimal environmental footprint and maximal human well-being. In this role, you will support the review, documentation, and assessment of each incoming nomination. 

You will work closely with the whole Food Planet Prize team, particularly the Nominations Manager, who leads the nominations process and presents the most promising candidates to the Food Planet Prize Jury. In addition to processing nominations, you will correspond directly with nominees and help develop various informational materials for the evaluation process and publication on our website. You may also coordinate the Food Planet Prize’s participation in relevant events, with the aim of expanding our reach and attracting more high-quality nominations from around the world. 

The role demands a curious and structured individual who wants to learn more about a vast array of food-related projects from different geographies, types of organizations, and parts of the food value chain. 

This position is full-time and based out of our Stockholm office. 


Your role will evolve, but you can count on the following tasks:  

  • Perform the initial screening and review of incoming nominations for the Food Planet Prize 
  • Support the Nominations Manager in ranking and assessing nominations 
  • Liaise with selected nominees to obtain further information about their work 
  • Assist in the preparation of various materials about nominees, to aid in the evaluation process and to publish on our website 
  • Potentially support the Food Planet Prize’s participation at relevant events 



  • Preferably a master’s level education in environmental science, food studies, sustainability science, development cooperation, or other relevant subjects, but we’ll accept a non-academic, unconventional background for the right candidate 
  • A broad understanding of the most significant challenges facing the food system  
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in relevant roles, such as research, project coordination or assistance, or monitoring and evaluation 
  • Excellent communication skills in English (both written and oral) 


  • Experience working with food-related initiatives in different settings 
  • Experience working in an international environment 
  • Professional networks in both high- and low-income countries 
  • Ability to speak/write in languages other than English, preferably Arabic, Mandarin, French, or Spanish 

 Personal qualities 

  • Curious and analytical, with the ability to see the bigger picture 
  • Methodical and organized, with a soft spot for desk researching 
  • Proactive and able to work both independently and collaboratively 
  • Engaged, collaborative, and equipped with a positive mindset 
  • Quality-conscious, impact-driven, and motivated by our mission 

 Compensation and benefits 

  • A full-time position 
  • A competitive salary, to be determined based on your level of experience 
  • Three months probationary period 
  • 25 days of holidays 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Complementary pension 

Interested? Apply now! 

Please send your CV and cover letter (maximum 1 page each) to no later than 17 June 2024. We’ll handle applications on a rolling basis; submit yours sooner rather than later. 

About the Food Planet Prize 

The Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize is the world’s biggest environmental award, and it’s entirely dedicated to projects active in the food sector. Each year, one winner receives $2 million for their potential to rapidly scale up and help achieve our vision: a well-nourished world population on a thriving planet. Unlike most other awards, we seek to support ideas that could change the world rather than those that already have. 

Our small team is made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, with a shared passion for sustainable food. Our actions are rooted in our commitment to: 

  • Restore the environment 
  • Secure the enjoyment of food by all 
  • Advance human well-being and agency 
  • Embrace diversity 
  • Practice fairness and equity   

Do you share our values? Join us! 

Nominate yourself or someone else, it takes three minutes and could change the world!