Head of Unit - Governance and Institutions - Stift The Stockholm Environment Institute, Sei - Läkarjobb i Stockholm
Head of Unit - Governance and Institutions
Stift The Stockholm Environment Institute, Sei / Läkarjobb / Stockholm

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We are now recruiting a Head of Unit at SEI Stockholm for the Governance and Institutions unit (GOV). The position presents an opportunity to join an internationally leading research institute and contribute to the management of a growing and dynamic research environment. The Head of Unit will manage a team of researchers and project managers and be part of the Executive Team. The position will also provide the opportunity to actively engage in externally funded research activities within the research field of the unit.

Governance across scales and in various contexts is at the core of societal transition towards more sustainable pathways. Changing trends in globalization present a new set of challenges to international cooperation pertaining to environmental change, economic development and global security issues. The ambitious 2030 Agenda continues to generate a need for new knowledge and institutional support. These are some of the overarching issues addressed in the research portfolio of the Governance and Institutions unit. The projects of the unit include development of methodological approaches for policy and institutional analysis, systems analysis and scenario development processes with different stakeholder groups.

Main purpose of position
Provide overall and ongoing guidance to the unit's employees, addressing all aspects of management and competence development
Actively oversee implementation, reporting, monitoring and learning of projects and results
Lead research and business development and contribute to a strong, visible and lasting project portfolio in line with the SEI Strategy
Persistently balance compliance and innovation to deliver results with the highest quality
Be an active member of the Executive Team, contributing to the strategic development of SEI

Key duties and responsibilities
Provide leadership to enable strong research, engagement and project management delivery in the unit
Stimulate and support unit employees in identifying, developing and implementing research projects in line with the SEI strategy
Support effective internal and external outreach together with the Communications team and engage with policy makers and other target audiences
Raise project funding from a variety of Swedish, European and international sources

Areas of accountability
Act as the immediate manager of the employees in the unit, represent the employer in all matters, i.e. performance/development and salary dialogues, target setting, follow up, and full work-environment responsibilities, including ensuring a balanced workload for all unit employees
Accountable for the professional development of the employees in the unit
Responsible for resource planning and recruitments in collaboration with HR, the Executive Team, and other heads of unit

Who you are
The applicant should possess outstanding leadership, project management and research skills. The applicant should also have a proven 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 innovative and high quality research environment at SEI.

Formal qualifications and knowledge
Masters or higher academic degree in relevant field
Experience working in international, multi-disciplinary research teams
Proven track record of effective people management
Experience working at strategic levels of organizational development
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, for both technical and public audiences
Knowledge of Swedish and international funding structures and stakeholders is an advantage

Personal skills required in the position
Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills, and project management experience in a knowledge-based organization
Strong interest and capacity to support colleagues in their professional development process, both as individuals and as a team
Ability to act as a role model in the organization
Proven ability to engage in knowledge production in partnership with stakeholders
Ability to delegate effectively and follow up on actions and project delivery

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an independent, international research institute founded in 1989. Its mission is to support decision-making and induce change towards sustainable development around the world by providing integrative knowledge that bridges science and policy in the field of environment and development. SEI was ranked as the second most influential environment think tank in the world in the Global Go To Think Tank Report 2017, compiled by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

SEI has around 240 employees working at research centres in seven countries around the world. SEI's headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden. Additional SEI research centres are located in Kenya (SEI Africa) Estonia (SEI Tallinn); United Kingdom (SEI York and SEI Oxford); the United States (SEI US); Thailand (SEI Asia); and Colombia (SEI Latin America).


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Sista dag att ansöka är 2019-01-27
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