Photo: Trym Schade Warloe

Photo: Trym Schade Warloe




**Please note: we are no longer accepting applications for this position**




Business for Peace is looking to hire a Event Coordinator.

Term: 5 month contract, full-time hours

Contract Dates: 1 February 2021 – 30 June 2021

Must be based in Oslo, Norway. 

Job Summary:

The Event Coordinator will assist in planning and executing the annual Business for Peace Summit, taking place 26-27 May in 2021.  The role involves a breadth of task management, adaptability, attention to detail, and interaction with a range of internal and external stakeholders.


The Business for Peace Summit is a two-day, annual event in Oslo that brings together business leaders, investors, leaders of NGO, politicians, academics, and civil society from all over the world to discuss the practical actions needed in order to make substantial and sustainable positive contributions to society. It is a central meeting place for agenda-setting people with a “businessworthy” mindset. In 2021, the Summit will take on a hybrid digital-physical format, adapting to the times and involving participants from around the world.


We are looking for an Event Coordinator to help us deliver an excellent hybrid event format. The ideal candidate has strong planning skills, is highly structured, tech-savvy, professional, and passionate about creating positive change in society. We are a small team so it’s a good opportunity to be hands-on in many aspects of the Foundation’s work!



Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with the organisation of different events as part of the Summit from inception through execution, completing tasks on time and within budget

  • Act as event lead for select events within the Summit

  • Under the guidance of the Programme Manager, recruit and manage contact with high-level speakers

  • Assist with external meetings, such as with partners and vendors 

  • Manage event registration and invitations to guests

  • Assist with all event logistics and administration (for example: venue logistics, hotel bookings, responding to participant questions, gathering information for the website, ordering catering, etc)

  • Contribute to developing the Summit programme, site, and report


Qualifications and Capabilities:

  • Minimum 2-3 years relevant work experience with event management

  • Experience at a non-profit organisation and/or working with CEO-level leaders is an asset

  • Higher education

  • Excellent English skills, oral and written

  • Good understanding of Norwegian, at least B1 level, and based  in Oslo

  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills

  • Ability to think strategically and innovatively

  • Highly structured with excellent planning and time management skills

  • Willingness to execute day-to-day tasks, work independently and problem solve

  • General understanding of developments in international business and the sustainability landscape is an asset

How to apply:

Send a CV and cover letter to with the subject “Event Coordinator” by end of day on 10 January 2021. We thank all candidates for their interest and will contact those selected for an interview.

Please note: This position is dependent on funding.