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Head of Unit, Climate, Energy and Society

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Sweden - Europe
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 12/08/2018
Company Name Stockholm Environment Institute
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Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Climate and Environmental Jobs with SEI. SEI was formally established in 1989 by the Swedish Government and celebrated its 25th anniversary in October 2014. 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. The institute has built a reputation for rigorous and objective scientific analysis in the field of environment and development.
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We are now recruiting a Head of Unit for SEI Stockholm. This is an opportunity to join a leading research institute and contribute to the management of a growing and dynamic research environment.

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Deadline: 12 August 2018, 23:59 CEST


We are now recruiting a Head of Unit for SEI Stockholm. The position presents an opportunity to join a leading research institute and contribute to the management of a growing and dynamic research environment. Reporting to the Centre Director, the Head of Unit will manage a team of researchers and project managers and be part of the Management Team of SEI Stockholm. The position will also provide the opportunity to actively engage in externally funded research activities within the research field of the unit.

Head of Unit

As Head of Unit (50%), key responsibilities include:

  • Act as the immediate manager of the employees in the unit, represent the employer in all matters concerning work, i.e. performance and development dialogues, target setting, follow up and work-environment;
  • Be an active member of the SEI Stockholm management team, contributing to the strategic development of the Centre;
  • Provide overall and ongoing guidance to the unit employees, addressing management, implementation and reporting, and monitoring and evaluation of projects;
  • Be responsible for the professional development of the employees in the unit;
  • Be responsible for resource planning and time reports to achieve a balanced work load for all unit employees, and across the unit; and
  • Stimulate unit employees in identifying and developing research projects in line with the SEI strategy;

Senior colleague

As Senior colleague (50%) we expect the selected candidate to:

  • Develop and lead a strong, visible and lasting research portfolio involving several SEI research employees in the field of climate, energy, and/or socio-technological transitions;
  • Interact with policymakers and other stakeholders, and represent SEI at key events; and
  • Successfully raise funds from a variety of Swedish and international funding agencies including the private sector.

Who you are

The applicant should possess outstanding leadership, project management and research skills. S/he/they should have proven interdisciplinary research experience and ability to work with various stakeholders. The applicant should demonstrate an understanding of both development and environment issues in line with the SEI mission, and be able to conduct independent analysis and contribute to the creative research environment of SEI Stockholm.

Key qualifications

  • Outstanding leadership skills, including a minimum of 5 years of people- and project managment experience in a knowledge-based organization;
  • Strong interest and capacity to support colleagues in their development process, both as individuals and as a team;
  • Strong research and project management experience in the field of climate, energy, and/or socio-technological transitions and innovation or related ares of work;
  • Proven ability to engage in knowledge production towards high level policy making and an established network within national administration, multilateral organizations, research institutes and non-profit organizations;
  • A strong record of research project design and management, securing funding, and publications;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, for both technical and public audiences; and
  • Experience in working in international, multi-disciplinary research teams in policy environments, and with international partners.

How to apply

We are reviewing applications on a ongoing basis so please submit your application as soon as possible, however no later than 12 of August, 23:59 Stockholm local time. Applications should be written in English and consist of a short CV and cover letter (maximum 1 page).

As we only accept applications through our recruitment system, please apply online using the button below and include:

  • Cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience
  • Curriculum vitae
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