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The Stockholm Environment Institute is a dynamic, expanding work place that employs around 90 people from 28 different nationalities in an activity-based office in central Stockholm (Garnisonen), and with an additional 140 employees in centres around the world.

SEI HQ is recruiting a junior Network Coordinator to work with network development and communication within the field of Agriculture, Food Security, and Rural Development in developing countries. 

 

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Join our international non-profit research organization and help create a sustainable, prosperous future for all! The Stockholm Environment Institute is a dynamic, expanding workplace that employs around 90 people from 28 different nationalities in an activity-based office in central Stockholm (Garnisonen), and with an additional 140 employees in centres around the world.

The role

SEI HQ is recruiting an entry level Network Coordinator for supporting several projects at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) in Stockholm. The thematic focus for this position is agriculture, food security rural development, and/or research in developing countries. We are looking for a person who is dynamic, entrepreneurial, and motivated to take on this challenge and support a change process through building up and developing networks and communication.

Main responsibilities

SEI is the host of the secretariats of two networks: Swedish International Agricultural Network (SIANI), Swedish Development Research Network (SweDev) and and one learning consortium: Agriculture for Food Security2030 (AgriFoSe). 

The Network Coordinator will support the three secretariats based at SEI HQ in Stockholm. The main part of the work (70%) is to support the SIANI secretariat to develop a stream of work on the topic of rural youth as well as supporting the secretariat with communication and administration tasks. Within AgriFoSe2030 (15%) the position entails communicating and translating science to policymakers and practitioners. Within SweDev (10%) the coordinator is expected to support the overall coordination of the SweDev network through engaging with stakeholders as well as organizing events and seminars.

The Network Coordinator will be based at SEI HQ in Stockholm and work in collaboration with colleagues at several Swedish Universities. The Network Coordinator junior will be a part of the Resources and Development Unit under leadership of Janet Vähämäki.

Key duties and responsibilities include

  •  Network development through interacting with Swedish- and international stakeholders
  •  Coordination of events and other activities
  •  Web-based communication
  • Develop and implement the youth workstream within SIANI

Who you are

We are looking for a person with a great interest in rural development, who has experience coordinating network activities and who is familiar with the UN´s Sustainable Development Agenda. You should also be self-motivated, enjoy outreach- and engagement work, working in remote teams and be open to a wide range of work tasks.

Formal qualifications and experience

  • A Master’s degree related to sustainable agriculture, forestry, rural development, food systems or development
  • Experience of working or studying in a low-income country or other international work
  • Experience in working with youth issues
  • Experience of working and communicating with a variety of interest groups, networks, and stakeholders
  • Experience of using multiple communication channels professionally (both digital and non-digital)
  • Experience of project coordination
  • Fluency in both written and spoken Swedish and English

 

Ideally, the candidate will also bring:

  • Experience of stakeholder engagement
  • Experience in science communication and/or research
  • Knowledge of any other UN languages
  • Experience with running a website

 

Personal skills required in the position

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enjoys and is comfortable with organizing workshops and online seminars
  • Has a positive influence on the attitudes of individuals and teams
  • Capable of providing and receiving feedback in a constructive and respectful manner

 

How to apply

Deadline for applying is August 10, 2020 23:59 CEST.

 

Applications should be written in English and consist of a Cover Letter (maximum 1 page) and CV.

Use the Apply now button below to submit your application. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.

Inquiries regarding content of the position can be directed to Madeleine Fogde, Program Director, SIANI; madeleine.fogde@sei.org or Janet Vähämäki, Head of Unit Resources and Development; janet.vahamaki@sei.org. Inquiries regarding the recruitment process can be directed to My Persson, Recruitment and Competence Specialist; my.persson@sei.org.

 

Please note that during the vacation period of mid-July to mid-August we have no possibility to answer questions.

 

 

About SEI
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an independent, international research institute founded in 1989. Its mission is to support decision-making and induce change towards sustainable development around the world by providing integrative knowledge that bridges science and policy in the field of environment and development. SEI was ranked as the world’s top think tank on environmental policy issues in the 2019 Global Go To Think Tanks Index compiled by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

SEI has around 250 employees working at research centres in seven countries around the world. SEI’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden. Additional SEI research centres are located in Kenya (SEI Africa) Estonia (SEI Tallinn); United Kingdom (SEI York and SEI Oxford); the United States (SEI US); Thailand (SEI Asia); and Colombia (SEI Latin America).

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