Programme Officer to SwedBio at the Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Closing date for applying: 2019-05-28.

Project description

SwedBio works with international development cooperation focused on resilience-based biodiversity and ecosystem governance and management for poverty alleviation, sustainable development and the enjoyment of human rights for all, leaving no one behind. SwedBio is a knowledge interface, bridging across practice, policy and science, connecting local experiences and realities in developing countries to global policy processes. It facilitates multi-actor dialogues and contributes to policy and methods development at different scales in a North-South context. SwedBio also manages a collaborative programme with strategic contributions, both financial and technical, to partner organisations in developing countries. SwedBio has been funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) since 2002.

The SwedBio programme is based at the SRC which is an international transdisciplinary research centre within Stockholm University that advances sustainability science for biosphere stewardship.

Main responsibilities

As a programme officer within the SwedBio programme you will: Process and manage support to strategic development initiatives under SwedBio’s Collaborative Programme with special emphasis on marine contributions (preparation, dialogue, monitoring, reporting and other administration including archiving of documents like proposals, reporting and main communication with partners). Contribute to programme activities and to the team as a whole. Collaborate with the Stockholm Resilience Centre’s other activities. Monitor and participate in the international policy and methodological developments related to biodiversity, resilience and ecosystem services and their role in poverty alleviation. Contribute to the synthesizing of knowledge and learning related to the programmes work and communicate that knowledge in relevant forums and forms (e.g. articles, reports, multi-stakeholder dialogues, panels, SwedBio website etc.). To support the Director with planning, annual reporting and applications in close collaboration with the rest of the SwedBio team and the SRC communications team and other SRC staff involved. Special theme: Thematic work within marine sustainability issues related to biodiversity, resilience and development.

Qualitification requirements

Experience in similar working tasks with an emphasis on marine sustainability issues. You should have at least two years’ experience of working with development issues and/or adminstrative tasks, preferably within development cooperation, in order to feel confident in the role. Experience of work in developing countries is a merit, as well as experience in negotiation and global environment and development issues. We expect you to be fluent in written and spoken English. A prerequisite is that you are available to travel.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time position until 31st of December 2019. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Start date immediately upon agreement. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from contacting us at:

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. Interviews take place on an ongoing basis so send your application as soon as possible. Only include the cover letter and CV in your application. Copies of grades and certificates are included in the event of an interview. The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants. You are welcome to apply! Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 28/05/2019