Research Associate (Gender, Environment and Development)

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Bangkok, , TH


SEI is an independent international research institute, engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels for more than a quarter of a century. Our goal is to bring about change for sustainable development by bridging science and policy. We do this by providing integrated analysis that supports decision makers. SEI works from seven main locations, with additional offices linked to these. Project teams generally span locations.

The Research Associate undertakes research activities related to ongoing projects and provides support to the development of new research projects.

The Research Associate reports directly to the Gender, Environment and Development (GED) Cluster leader.




  • Promote the aims and objectives of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) as set out in its Mission and in conformity with the strategic plan. This includes participating in and contributing to the development of respective Centre and Research Theme.
  • Participate in and contribute to the development of research projects or research work, fund-raising for, planning and content of the research.
  • Work within ongoing projects, with close and explicit guidance from supervising colleagues;
  • Perform administrative and reporting tasks related to projects;
  • Gather information and data relevant to the GED Cluster’s research concerns, and which may contribute to specific project(s) or proposal development;
  • Design and implement research methods with guidance from supervising colleagues;
  • Write up, document and communicate research results, contribute to analyses, contribute text to publications or project reports and participate in peer review as requested;
  • Take on increasing responsibilities, including leading sub-projects, managing interns or assistants, and contributing to proposals;
  • Work with the communications team of SEI to ensure that research and knowledge products are disseminated to relevant audiences;
  • Help identify funding opportunities and inform senior colleagues;
  • Participate in external seminars and events as agreed with GED colleagues.
  • Ensure exchange of ideas with relevant institutes, scientists and experts including other SEI Centres.



Required Minimum Qualifications and Required Experience:

  • Master’s degree in the social sciences (development studies, gender/women’s studies, human geography, sociology, political science, economics, anthropology) with two years of relevant experience (work or internship) related to one’s degree.
  • Excellent writing skills for a variety of genre: policy literature, research, assessments and proposal development
  • Knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts around gender, environment and development
  • Fluency in spoken English, and familiarity with communications and social media outlets
  • Excellent and creative skills in organizing events for various purposes (e.g., learning, dissemination of research results, tools and products, policy debates and deliberations)
  • Strong motivation, personal initiative and commitment to excellence and results, as well as enthusiasm for doing scientific research for policy engagement.
  • Team player

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of a Southeast Asian language and culture is desirable
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research approaches
  • A good publication record
  • Network of gender associates in different development organizations


Salary package including health insurance and provident fund commensurate with academic background and experience. SEI Asia offers an exciting and interesting opportunity to work alongside some of the region’s leading researchers to bring genuine change to the world we live in.