Opportunities

Communication officer with focus on linked global challenges in forest, land, climate, biodiversity, development, and food systems

July 11, 2022

New vacancy with Focali at the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development.

Photo: Unsplash / Jan Kronies

The position is as a communication officer, with some coordinating tasks, within a multidisciplinary research network hosted by GMV: Focali (Forest Climate Livelihoods Research network). The network aims to foster interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration on linked topics such as forests, land use, climate, biodiversity, food systems and related global policy, livelihoods, development and rights issues.

Focali collaborates with a wide range of actors to make use of and disseminate the knowledge available within the network. A close partner for Focali is the Sida funded network Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI) at the Stockholm Environment Institute, SEI. SIANI focuses on sustainable food systems and food security from a human rights-based approach. Focali and SIANI collaborate on dialogues and communication for broad collaboration with a particular focus on socio-ecological sustainability in global food systems and “livelihoods and rights of forest communities, Indigenous peoples and natural resource-dependent poor.”

During the autumn 2022, the Focali network and the Focali-SIANI collaboration will focus on building a new website, research communication and coordination for the Focali annual meeting, and dialogues and communication within the Focali – SIANI collaboration. In addition, the communicator will support regular communications such as newsletters, social media, written news, short films and, if needed, the production and layout of Focali policy briefs. The Focali/GMV – SIANI/SEI/Sida partnership is about to be extended into a new phase, therefore strategic planning and development of the partnership is also part of the work. 

Focali is now looking for a motivated employee with rich experience in communication work and knowledge of the themes in focus who can support the tasks described above. The position is primarily in the role as communicator, but with some coordination tasks as the team is small and collaborates on current major activities, events and strategic processes within Focali and SIANI’s secretariat.

Employment

The position is an 80% fixed-term position until 2022-12-31 with appointment as soon as possible, and with location at the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV. There is some possibility to request a different work time level between 50-80% if the applicant is suitable for the position but not able to work 80%. As the Focali – SIANI collaboration is about to be extended, there is a possibility of extension of the position (after advertisement of a new position) for the new period which is expected to start in the autumn.

The position is based at the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development in Gothenburg, but with the possibility of working remotely according to GU rules. Travel is also included in the position as well as meetings at SIANI – SEI in Stockholm which is a close partner.

Deadline

31 August 2022. Selection will take place on a rolling basis from 15 August but all applications received before the deadline will be considered.