Project Coordinator

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

Join our international non-profit research organization and help bridge environment and development science to policy and practice. Stockholm Environment Institute is a world-leading research institute in its field. We are a dynamic and expanding workplace that employs around 130 people in an activity-based HQ office in central Stockholm. We have an additional 200 employees in seven centres around the world.

The project 

SEI HQ is actively seeking a dedicated Project Coordinator to join our Environmental Policy and Strategy (EPS) team. In this role, you will contribute to the team's portfolio of work by providing technical support to national governments in Eastern Partnership countries, focusing on cross-cutting transitional and cross-sectoral policy work. 

One of your key responsibilities will be to assume the role of thematic coordinator for three teams (Industry, Zero-pollution and Farm to Fork) in the Green Agenda for Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine (GA GUMA) project. The project brings together different government actors from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to deliver policy changes, make economies greener, improve environmental governance, stimulate investment, uptake innovative technologies and create green jobs. The main objective of the project is to assist Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova and Armenia in reaching climate neutrality goals through green transition. Within the framework of the project, national roadmaps for achieving climate neutrality will be developed, based on European Green Deal.  

The GA GUMA project will cover 8 key and 5 cross-cutting thematic areas, totaling 13 (following European Green Deal approach). The key areas include climate, energy, building and renovation, smart mobility, mobilizing industry for a clean and circular economy, zero pollution, farm to fork and biodiversity, along with 5 cross-cutting areas – finance for transition, digitalization, EU acquis, just transition, and research and innovation.  

The teams in the GUMA project will comprise Team Leads, team/thematic coordinators, and international and national experts. They will drive the development of the above-mentioned project outputs in their respective areas.  

Key duties and responsibilities 

  • Provide overall support to Team Leads for the timely delivery of project outputs.
  • Coordinate internal communication and logistics within the teams. 
  • Track and monitor the content of the team’s written materials, ensuring alignment with overall project guidance and work plans.
  • Support the on-boarding and coordination of national experts.
  • Cooperate with other thematic coordinators as relevant. 
  • Respond to information requests and inquiries from thematic area experts and project beneficiaries. 
  • Assist Team Leads in ensuring coherence between different countries’ national teams in their respective thematic area, identifying connections and opportunities. 
  • Conduct necessary analysis and research, in both verbal and written form, where relevant. 
  • Support the GUMA project manager and national coordinators as required. 

Additionally, you will: 

  • Identify new opportunities and donors, lead preparation of bids and proposals, develop budgets and create technical documentation. 
  • Provide general support to Western Balkans-related projects and initiatives. 

Who you are 

You have a strong interest in working with multicultural/functional teams with multiple stakeholders. You are motivated by the opportunity to contribute to a complex project in the fields of Zero Pollution, Industry and Farm to Fork in a dynamic international context. 

You are proactive, self-driven and structured with a willingness to learn, listen and share. You are goal-oriented and able to multitask and meet deadlines effectively. You value maintaining good working relationships internally, as well as with project stakeholders.  

Required qualifications, competencies and experience 

  • Relevant university degree.  
  • Minimum three years of experience in similar projects or initiatives. 
  • Excellent proficiency in English language and ability to produce written outputs (academic papers, reports, policy briefs, and presentations). 
  • Excellent analytical skills. 
  • Familiarity with EU Green Deal and its practical application. 
  • Experience working with the thematic areas (Industry, Zero-pollution and Farm to Fork). 
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary diverse teams, including teams comprising of researchers, technical roles and practitioners. 
  • Ability to handle competing demands and work with tight deadlines. 
  • Excellent interpersonal- and cultural sensitivity skills. 


  • Knowledge of Eastern Partnership countries (specifically, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). 
  • Knowledge of the local language of any Eastern Partnership countries (specifically, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and/or Ukraine). 
  • Experience with regional and/or national projects in Eastern Partnership Countries. 
  • Expertise in the implementation of EU acquis. 

Our offer 

At SEI HQ, we offer a stimulating position in an international environment. You will be part of a leading multinational, multidisciplinary and multilingual team of experts in an organization where the well-being and development of our employees is a high priority. We value diversity and creativity at the core of what we do. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Our ambition is to provide a safe, professional and creative workspace for all. 

Employment at SEI HQ includes: 

  • Collective agreement, including occupational pension and many other collectively agreed benefits. 
  • Annual healthcare contribution and additional benefits connected to promoting employee well-being such as yearly health check-ups. 
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development. 
  • Flexible working hours, 37.5-hour work week and a generous number of vacation days 
  • Being part of a world-leading organizational that works to bridge science to policy and practice in the fields of the environmental and development. 

Additional information 

This is a full-time 2-year fixed-term with placement at SEI HQ in Stockholm, Sweden. The start date is as soon as possible or by arrangement. 

SEI has a hybrid work environment, which allows employees to share their time between the SEI office and working remotely from their homes in Sweden. Please note that it is not possible to work outside of Sweden. 

How to apply 

Please submit your application as soon as possible. We are continuously reviewing applications, so we strongly encourage early applicants but no later than 7 September 2023, 23:59 Stockholm local time. We only accept applications in English that are submitted through our recruitment system. Please apply online using the button below and include: 

  • Cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience and why you are motivated for this position. 
  • Curriculum vitae. 


Inquiries concerning the content of the position can be directed to Bernardas Padegimas, Team Lead – Environmental Policy and Strategy ( Inquiries concerning the recruitment process can be directed to My Persson, Recruitment and Competence Specialist ( 


About SEI

Stockholm Environment Institute is an international non-profit research and policy organization that tackles environment and development challenges.

We connect science and decision-making to develop solutions for a sustainable future for all.

Our approach is highly collaborative: stakeholder involvement is at the heart of our efforts to build capacity, strengthen institutions, and equip partners for the long term.

Our work spans climate, water, air, and land-use issues, and integrates evidence and perspectives on governance, the economy, gender and human health.

Across our eight centres in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, we engage with policy processes, development action and business practice throughout the world.

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