Join our international non-profit research organization and help bridge environment and development science to policy and practice. Stockholm Environment Institute is a world-leading research institute in its field. We are a dynamic and expanding workplace that employs around 110 people from 28 different nationalities in an activity-based HQ office in central Stockholm (Garnisonen). We have an additional 200 employees in seven centres around the world.

The Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI) is a global, open and inclusive network platform that supports and promotes multisector dialogue and action around sustainable food systems. SIANI mobilizes over 4500 network members in different sectors and disciplines at different levels and regions. SIANI seeks to support transformation towards more sustainable rights-based food systems inclusive of smallholder farmers, SMEs and marginalized rural groups.

SIANI is in the process to embark on the fourth funded phase (2022-2027).  The role of the network platform is to promote knowledge from within the Swedish Resource Base (SRB) and to enhance knowledge development by bringing in new knowledge from outside of the SRB. SIANI is hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), an independent international research institute bridging policy with environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global levels. In addition to SIANI, SEI hosts other networks bridging science and policymaking, including SweDev and AgriFoSe.

The SIANI project coordinator will work as part of the SIANI Secretariat, providing support to expert groups and other projects funded by the program. The project coordinator will assist the program director with the coordination of expert groups, meetings, and information. The project coordinator will support the SIANI expert group with conceptual advices, setting goals and ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget. The successful candidate will also contribute to the secretariat's role in network outreach and communication tasks such as writing for the website and social media, organizing and running events, and research and stakeholder engagement tasks in support of the secretariat.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Monitor project plans, schedules and budgets
  • Organize, attend and participate in stakeholder meetings
  • Document and follow up on important actions and decisions from meetings
  • Ensure project deadlines are met
  • Assess project risk and provide solutions where applicable
  • Collect and publish impact stories from projects
  • Create new and manage web content for the SIANI website and social media engagement
  • Organize, promote and run events as requested
  • Collaborate on secretariat-wide tasks such as research and report preparation
  • Participate in internal and external meetings
  • Contribute to development of SIANI communications policy, programme document, annual workplan and annual reporting as requested.

Who you are

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

Formal qualifications and knowledge

  • Master's (university) degree in subject relevant to SIANI work (agronomy, agroforestry, agroecology, food security, biodiversity or development cooperation)
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Project management experience
  • Experience working with results-based reporting
  • Experience networking and bridging research and policymaking
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swedish.

Desirable skills

  • Professional experience with desktop publishing software and/or Adobe Creative Suite, experience with basic web design
  • Editorial skills in English/Swedish
  • Experience living, working or studying in developing country
  • Work experience within the development sector
  • Work experience with international organization

Additional information

You do not need to be a Swedish or EU citizen nor have a work or residence permit in order to apply for a job at SEI HQ. SEI has a hybrid work environment, which allows employees to share their time between the SEI office and working remotely from their homes in Sweden.

Our offer

At SEI HQ we offer a stimulating position in an international environment. You will be part of a leading, multinational, multidisciplinary, and multilingual team of experts in an organization where the well-being and development of our employees is of high priority. We value diversity and creativity at the core of what we do and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Our ambition is to provide a safe, professional, and creative workspace for all.

An employment with SEI HQ includes:

  • Collective Agreement incl. occupational pension and many other collectively agreed benefits
  • An annual healthcare contribution and additional benefits connected to promoting our employee’s wellbeing such as yearly health check-ups
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Flexible working hours, 37.5-hour workweek and a amount of vacation days
  • Being part of tackling environmental and development challenges developing solutions for a sustainable future for all.

Once employed, you need to be residing in Sweden and preferably also Stockholm. It is not possible to work from another country than Sweden.

How to apply

We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis so please submit your application as soon as possible, but no later than 30 November 2022, 23:59 Stockholm local time.

Applications should be written in English and consist of a short CV and cover letter (maximum 1 page). As we only accept applications through our recruitment system, please apply online using the button below and include:

  • Cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience
  • Curriculum vitae.

Inquiries concerning the content of the position can be directed to Madeleine Fogde, Team Leader: Agriculture, Land and Bioeconomy (madeleine.fogde@sei.org).

Inquiries concerning the recruitment process can be directed to Filippa Klintberg, HR Specialist (filippa.klintberg@sei.org).

 

 

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 300 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 Colombia (SEI Latin America), Estonia (SEI Tallinn), Kenya (SEI Africa), Thailand (SEI Asia), the UK (SEI Oxford and SEI York) and US (SEI US).


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