Officer (Water for Resilient Landscapes, Swedish Water House)

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Stockholm, Sweden
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
Languages Required: 


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Swedish Water House is currently looking for an Officer (Water for Resilient Landscapes) to join the team.

Form of employment:1 May 2019 – 31 December 2019
Fulltime/ part time: Part time, 50% (20 hours/week)
Language: Fluent in English and Swedish. French and Spanish is a plus
Other conditions: According to KFS Agreement, SIWI Code of Conduct and Personnel Handbook

For information about the position please contact Lotta Samuelsson Manager SWH:  or Adele Nerelius, Manager HR

Areas of responsibility

Technical and administrative support to Swedish Water House on water, forests food and landscape activities, Water for Resilient Landscapes, which are being developed.


A.      Undertake a targeted review of the water-forest-food-landscape nexus to develop a conceptual approach for engagement that builds on comparative advantages and conclusions from SWH cluster groups on water, forests, food and landscapes as well as other related activities within SIWI. Expected outputs:

  • A paper for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal
  • A resource mobilization strategy for the nexus ‘Water for Resilient Landscapes’ including a short report that identifies funding opportunities from bilateral and multilateral (e.g. GCF , GEF) donors, research funding and private sector funding.
  1. Undertake an analysis of existing INDCs reviews (e.g. GWP, FAO and Focali reviews) that identify to what extent the forest-water nexus is included. Expected output:
  • A background note for Forest-Water Champions meeting at WWW 2019 and possible event at COP25 of the UNFCCC
  1. General support to SWH water-forest-food-landscape related activities, such seminars and events, communication products, social media, ITP and Ethiopia project, private sector dialogue etc.

No budgetary responsibility but responsible for financial reporting and follow up on related activities.

Reports to SWH Water Forest Program Manager.

Education and professional qualifications

Minimum of a master’s degree in natural resources management or equivalent, preferably a PhD. At least 5 years of professional experience. Experience with working in developing countries is a requirement and at international level an asset.

Personal qualifications

  • Strong collaborative skills.
  • Strong organizational skills; time-management and troubleshooting, ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure, and to independently deliver on tasks and deadlines.
  • Skills in writing scientific papers, reports and meeting summaries.
  • Experienced in preparing and leading meetings, seminars and workshops and making presentations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experienced in collaboration with academia as well as with NGOs the public and private sectors.


Accomplished Word and Excel user.

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is a policy institute that generates knowledge and informs decision-making towards a water wise world. SIWI conducts research, builds institutional capacity and provides advisory services in developing countries in areas related to water governance and transboundary water in response to water-related pressures of climate change, energy provision, food production and urbanisation. SIWI organises the World Water Week – the leading annual global meeting place on water and development issues – and hosts the Stockholm Water Prize and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

Swedish Water House is a department within SIWI that act as a neutral platform for Swedish actors interested in international water issues, creating spaces for dialogue, cooperation and knowledge sharing. The overall objective of Swedish Water House is to contribute to cooperation over water and development issues.