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Research coordinator at the Nordic Africa Institute

March 29, 2022

Join the Nordic Africa Institute.

National park. Photo: Sergey Pesterev / Unsplash

Deadline: April 22, 2022

Job description

The Research Coordinator provides administrative support for research conducted at NAI (grant and externally funded) throughout the life cycle of the research project. This includes support with proposal writing, contracts, data management, ethical issues and project implementation. The coordinator will be the natural point of contact for communication between project leaders, research funders and collaborators. The coordinator will also play a key role in the development of research budgets, forecasts and reports and actively monitor research funding opportunities, policy and regulatory changes, as well as coordinates the compilation of our internal reporting (monitoring, evaluation and learning) as part of the Institute’s follow-up. The position supports the Head of Research and is responsible for maintaining long-term relationships with strategic partners in both the Nordic and African regions. Travel within the Nordic region and to African countries may be involved.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Master’s degree in economics, political science, international relations or equivalent.
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in coordinating research projects, managing research projects or research funding
  • Experience in coordinating social science research projects
  • Very good computer skills
  • Good communication and cooperation skills
  • Fluent in Swedish and English (written and oral), desirable Portuguese or French (written and oral)
  • Experience working with the African continent or the global south

About the position

Temporary position for two years. Start no later than 1 September 2022 or as agreed.
Location: Uppsala.

About the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

The Nordic Africa Institute is an institute for research, documentation, knowledge dissemination and research-based consultancy on Africa. Founded in 1962, the Institute is a Swedish government agency under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and is jointly funded by Sweden, Finland and Iceland. The dedicated international team of 33 staff from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, works on current African social issues from different perspectives. The NAI cares for its staff and actively works on health and environmental issues. The office and library are located in a beautiful building in the Botanical Garden in the heart of Uppsala.


Please submit your CV and a covering letter in English via the NAI application system (link below).

Should you have further information, please refer to Eleanor Fisher (Head of Research) or Dan Ă…khagen (HR).