Senior Program Coordinator for Knowledge and Networks to the Global Resilience Partnership

Stockholm Resilience Centre
Stockholm, Sweden
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The Stockholm Resilience Centre is an international centre that advances sustainability science for biosphere stewardship. 

The Stockholm Resilience Centre is currently seeking an individual for the position of Senior Program Coordinator for Knowledge and Networks within the Global Resilience Partnership. Headquartered in the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) at Stockholm University, the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) is a platform for both public and private institutions to unite and work to invest in a more resilient future.

As an independent partnership founded on knowledge excellence and inclusive decision making, the GRP has set out to achieve two main aims for their organisation. Firstly, to identify and facilitate activities with the transformative potential to enhance the resilience of people and the planet to achieve the SDGs. Secondly, to help build a global knowledge forum that informs and supports institutional, policy and business actors in applying resilience in order to reshape the Development and Humanitarian sector. GRP’s partners include a wide range of organisations including UN Agencies, bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, regional organizations, NGOs, academic organizations and think-tanks and knowledge partners at different levels.

Main responsibilities
GRP’s Coordinator for Knowledge and Networks will coordinate resilience knowledge across GRP partners and manage the GRP network. External liaison will focus on both reaching out and responding to partners and key stakeholders request for knowledge and ensuring that partners are engaged in an effective and beneficial manner. Internally, the incumbent will ensure that knowledge platforms and knowledge sharing and coordination mechanisms are developed and maintained working closely with the rest of the GRP Secretariat and its knowledge partners including the SRC. 

  • Being a broker of knowledge, experience and best practice between academic and non-academic knowledge partners and policy and practitioner partners.
  • Manage and assist in partner relationship management with potential and current GRP partners.
  • Contribute to the development of GRP’s and partners’ outreach strategies and core messages, working closely with the Communications team.
  • Build and maintain and knowledge/solutions platform for GRP that includes promotion of South-South and South-North exchanges.
  • Work toward expanding and solidifying partnership efforts around resilient activities.

Qualification requirements

Main requirements 

  • Extensive and relevant experience, including at an international level, in working in a coordination and engagement role, in or with developing countries.
  • Good knowledge of sustainable development in a global south perspective in general and in particular on issues relevant for social and ecological resilience.
  • Good understanding of international development and/or environment policy processes.
  • Experience in partnership and stakeholder management across the public and private sectors and with international organizations.
  • Experience developing and maintaining knowledge/solutions platforms.
  • Ability to produce high-quality written content.
  • Appropriate academic education in fields that are relevant to resilience and sustainable development goals.
  • Fluency in English.

Meritorious requirements

  • Relevant additional language skill.
  • PhD or higher academic position.
  • International and developing country field experience.

Personal skills

  • A team player having outstanding interpersonal communications skills.
  • Good diplomatic and negotiation skills, including ability to embrace different opinions and perspectives.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, energetic and able to find creative solutions.
  • Able to strategize at both macro and micro levels.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, permanent position with a six-month trial period. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Start date immediately. The position will require international travel.

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 the Managing Director at SRC, Olof Olsson, or GRP’s Program Director, Nathanial Matthews,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and (SEKO).

Applications will be screened continually and the selection process is ongoing, so do submit your application as soon as you can.

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the "Apply" button. 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.

Only include the cover letter and CV in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview. 

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!