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The Stockholm Environment Institute is a dynamic, expanding workplace that employs around 100 people from 28 different nationalities in an activity-based office in central Stockholm (Garnisonen), and with an additional 170 employees in centres around the world.


The role

SEI HQ is recruiting a highly motivated program coordinator to work on the Trase initiative. The successful applicant will have a strong background in managing complex projects with distributed teams and partners, particularly as linked to the sustainability agenda.

Trase’s unique supply chain mapping approach brings together disparate, publicly available data to connect consumer markets to deforestation and other impacts on the ground. Trase’s freely-available online tools and actionable intelligence enable companies, financial institutions, governments and civil society organisations to take practical steps to address deforestation. The Trase approach draws on vast sets of production, trade, customs and financial data, for the first time laying bare the flows of globally-traded commodities - such as palm oil, soya, and beef - at scale, as well as the flows of capital used to finance this trade. Trase is a direct response to the ambitious commitments made by leaders across sectors to achieve deforestation-free supply chains - and the urgent need this creates for a breakthrough in assessing and monitoring sustainability performance.

Trase is entering an exciting new phase with a strategy for 2021-2025 to mainstream the deployment and uptake of Trase data to help transform the sustainability of commodity trade.

You will be part of a leading, multinational, multidisciplinary, and multilingual team of experts, working across the Trase initiative to help ensure the delivery of this exciting program of work is effective, manageable and fun! We value diversity, inclusivity and creativity at the core of what we do and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

The Trase Program Coordinator supports the overall Trase team in the successful delivery of projects. They are responsible for providing project management support, activity coordination, communications, and monitoring and evaluation. The Program Coordinator will work directly under the Trase Program Manager, and collaborate closely in supporting the wider Trase leadership team.  Their main responsibilities entail:


●        Provides overall support regarding project management and coordination, monitoring and administration, including maintenance of Trase´s project management tools

●        Supports / Follows up on the development of project activities and deliverables

●        Supports data collection, analysis and evaluation activities on project monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) strategies and activities for projects - helping identify opportunities to improve the impact and effectiveness of our work

●        Supports / Organizes meetings, workshops, and webinars, where necessary (scheduling, content, logistics)

●        Supports management of strategic partnerships

●        Supports budget planning, the preparation of new budgets, supports budget follow-up with external partners

●        Supports / Leads procurement processes required for projects

●        Supports/Leads on donor reporting

●        Coordinates the compiling and editing of reports, meeting notes and minutes.



Who you are


You should have a strong interest in working creatively to support and enable the work of your colleagues, including clarity of workflow, but also the importance of building strong bonds of trust and respect across teams. You are also passionate about working to help understand some of the major environmental and sustainability challenges the world is facing in the 21st Century. You will work independently and as part of a team in a highly flexible and exciting research- and innovation environment. Depending on the background of the successful candidate, this position is open for junior-mid level candidates.


Formal Qualifications and Knowledge

●        Higher education degree or equivalent relevant experience

●        Knowledge of common project management and administration tools, e.g. Asana, Salesforce

●        Minimum of two years of experience working on project coordination with a demonstrable track record in successful project delivery

●        Proven ability to take a structured approach to planning tasks across teams

●        Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to adapt communication approach in different settings

●        Accuracy and attention to detail

●        Timely and efficient

●        Fluency in written and spoken English



●        Experience working on sustainability related projects

●        Experience working in research and/or civil society organizations

●        Experience working in multicultural and multilingual teams

●        Language skills, including any of: Bahasa Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, French, Swedish






Personal skills required in this position

●        Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to build good working relationships with colleagues and partners

●       Highly structured and organized

●       Able to work in a fast-paced environment

●        Eager to learn and develop

●        Ability to prioritize




How to apply

We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis so please submit your application soon, and no later than 24 April, 23:59 Stockholm local time. We only accept applications in English that are submitted through our recruitment system. Please apply online using the button below and include:

·         Cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience and why you are motivated by this position

·         Curriculum vitae.

You do not need to be a Swedish- or EU citizen, nor have a work/residence permit in order to apply for a job at SEI HQ.  

Inquiries concerning the content of the position can be directed to Rosa Indenbaum, Trase Program Manager (

Inquiries concerning the recruitment process, please contact My Persson, Recruitment and Competence Specialist (


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 2020 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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