Senior Program Coordinator for Policy to the Global Resilience Partnership

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm, , SE

The Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) is an international centre that advances sustainability science for biosphere stewardship.

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

GRP description
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.

Main responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting GRP’s partners in resilience policy and programming in developing countries, and informing regional and international policies to increase their focus on resilience. Specifically, the officer will be expected to:

  • Help build the number of active GRP partners and maintain regular contact with partners to assist in the identification of opportunities for action to inform resilience policy and programming.
  • Assist GRP partners in building the capacity of organisations in LDCs on resilience policy and programming to enhance the implementation of national resilience programmes and investments by public and private organisations.
  • Help organize high level meetings and side events at international meetings including those linked to key United Nation (UN) undertakings, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
  • Work with GRP’s knowledge partners to increase the availability and uptake of evidence on best practice on resilience.

Qualification requirements
Main requirements

  • Excellent ability and experience in convening events on development and humanitarian policy and practice, and track record of successfully working with wide range of public and private sector organisations.
  • Proven knowledge of national and international agenda including on the SDGs, especially resilience, climate and UNFCCC.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English.
  • International and developing country experience on resilience policy and/or programming.
  • Relevant University degree at Bachelor or Masters level.

Meritorious requirements

  • Knowledge of development partners, including bilateral organisations (e.g. Sida, DFID and USAID) and multilateral organisations (e.g. World Bank, UNDP and UNISDR), and their work on resilience.
  • Experience of working with businesses and private sector investors.
  • Relevant additional language skill, including working knowledge of French.
  • Relevant PhD or higher academic qualification from recognised institution.

Personal skills

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A team player with ability to work with diverse group of stakeholders and ability to embrace different opinions and perspectives.
  • Self-starter and able to take the initiative and identify opportunities for GRP partners to work together to build resilience of people most vulnerable to environmental risks.

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 is based in Stockholm but will require frequent overseas 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 Deputy Director at SRC, Olof Olsson, [email protected] or Head of Policy at GRP, David Howlett, [email protected].

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

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Closing date: 11/03/2018