Communications Officer

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Stockholm, , SE

Duration: Six-month contract at 50%.

Start date: As soon as possible.

Location: Stockholm, Sweden.

Application deadline: Monday, 5 April 2017

How to apply

Please use the “apply now” button below. Applications sent via e-mail will not be accepted. Attachments should be in PDF or Word format and should consist of a CV and a cover letter that highlights relevant qualifications and experience. Applications must be written in English and arrive at SEI as soon as possible but no later than Monday, 5 April 2017. We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

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The communication officer will have a central role and function in the two SEI projects; Bonus and Mistra.

The purpose of the role is to ensure effective internal and external communications and deliver a tailor made communication plan for each of the research projects. The role is responsible for sufficient outreach of the projects in line with project brief and the project manager with the overall intention to ensure that the research carried out in the projects are providing actionable insights that lead to relevant and timely societal benefits.

The work involves the following key tasks:

  • Raise awareness of the projects, its research insights and methods among clearly defined and segmented audiences;
  • Production of appropriate communication materials;
  • Set up appropriate and effective internal communication tools and ensure effective implementation during the course of the projects;
  • Facilitate engagement and dialogue with target audiences with the aim of maximizing the impact of the project;
  • Support outreach of research findings through communications, publications and presentations;
  • Monitor and evaluate the outcomes of communications in the project;
  • Provide and coordinate the communications capacity of the project.


  • Background in communications or journalism with at least 5 years of relevant experience from the field;
  • Degree in Communication or journalism is preferred;
  • Ability to translate scientific information for a broader public audience;
  • Relevant knowledge about and interest in global issues and geopolitics as well as documented experience in innovative scientific communications is preferred;
  • English native speaker (or the equivalent) is a requirement due to the international outreach of the Institute and the projects and good command of Swedish language both written and spoken is a need for this role;
  • Experience in organizing events and how to ensure effective communication and media coverage are requirements for this role as well as strong networking skills;
  • A wide network in media and communications is an advantage.


Inquiries concerning the content of the position should be directed to Tom Gill, Acting Director of Communications ( [email protected])

The selected candidate will be employed by SEI in Stockholm, following Swedish labor laws. Remunerations will be competitive based on the Swedish market and will be subject to Swedish income tax.