Updated: 26 days ago
Deadline: 09 Feb 2021

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With around 3 700 full-time equivalent students, 500 employees and 160 international partner universities, the main subjects of economics and law, and its four departments, the School of Business, Economics and Law offers a unique range. The School also provides unique collaborations with industry and the public sector. The School of Business, Economics and Law is EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accredited, making it the only business school in Sweden with Triple Crown accreditation.

The Environment for Development (EfD) is a unit at the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg. EfD is a global network of environmental economics research centers primarily based in the Global South. The overall objective of EfD is to support poverty alleviation and sustainable development by building environmental economics’ capacity for policy-making processes. EfD has centers hosted by academic institutions in Central America, Chile, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam. More information about EfD can be found on the EfD website:

EfD was launched in 2007 by the Environmental Economics Unit at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. EfD continues to work in close partnership with the Department of Economics, which has around 100 employees and 800 students. The collaboration is particularly strong with the research groups in environmental, behavioral and development economics.

Job assignments

You will be actively involved in managing the research cycle of the EfD research fund and provide support to the development, implementation and administration of EfD’s research.

Tasks include:

  • Support the administration of the EfD Research Fund, including facilitating the review process and decision-making by the EfD Research Committee.
  • Monitor, document and follow-up results from ongoing EfD research projects.
  • Organize research meetings, seminar series and workshops.
  • Support the organization of EfD’s Annual Meeting and other major events (physical or virtual).
  • Communicate EfD research and program activities on the website, in social media, annual reports and in other forums.
  • Provide assistance to EfD Global Hub researchers in research projects and grant applications.
  • Assist in research data collection, analysis and visualization.
  • Assist in keeping track of meeting agendas, note-taking and time plans related to EfD’s research.



  • A Master’s degree in Economics with specialization in environment and development.
  • Demonstrable experience of project management, with particular focus on administrative skills.
  • Excellent proficiency of written and spoken English is essential.


  • Experience from analytical work, including synthesizing scientific articles and governmental reports, and writing reports and articles.
  • Previous work experience in the field of development assistance and an active interest in environment and poverty alleviation in the Global South.
  • Experience of working in an academic environment, in particular within research administration.
  • Field experience in low-income countries.
  • An active interest in and commitment to policy-relevant research and capacity development, particularly in the field of environment and development.

Personal suitability is of critical importance for the role. To succeed in this role, you need to be a good problem-solver that can prioritize among assignments and tasks, work with great flexibility, and deliver with good quality. You are used to taking initiative, work independently and take responsibility. Especially important is excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in an inter-disciplinary multi-cultural context and as part of a team.


The employment is a temporary employment during 2 years with an extent of 100% of full time, located at Environment for Development at the University of Gothenburg. The starting date is as soon as possible.

Appointment procedure

A short written and spoken English language test will be carried out for candidates selected for interview.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact:
Gunnar Köhlin, Director of EfD,
031-786 44 26,


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Please attach the following in the application:
- CV
- Personal letter
- Diploma/ degree certificate
- Master’s thesis   

Closing date: 2021-02-09

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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