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Senior Expert in Transboundary Governance

The Senior Expert in Transboundary Governance is expected to provide extensive and quality support to the Transboundary Governance & Environmental Crime


The position, in addition to the general Programme tasks, will involve the development of the methodologies for the assessment of environmental impact of military conflicts, working in the field of disaster resilience and environmental governance, policy and capacity development, reporting, training, coordination and project management. It will require communication and cooperation with the Norwegian Government, including the Ministry of Climate and Environment and Norad, partner agencies, including the United Nations Envrionment Programme, United Nations Development Programme, UNODC, OSCE and other relevant donors and partners.


Main activities

  • Actively contribute to strategic thinking, supporting new development areas of GRID-Arendal
  • Generate new opportunities and successfully develop projects, including securing funding from new and existing donors, international organisations, governments and private sector;
  • Create and maintain professional networks in the field, in particular with the UN agencies, working in the environmental field; stablish and support communication and working relations with environmental Conventions;
  • Establish and maintain good working relations with all stakeholders in countries of existing and prospect projects’ operations, paying special attention to contacts with relevant Ministries and government agencies;
  • Effectively contribute to the research and project work in the areas of professional expertise, including the development, reasearch and editing of various types of assessment reports, feasibility studies, research papers etc, delivering high quality information and communication products;
  • Give lectures, public presentations, publish work and develop new methods and tools, recognized by partners;
  • Ensure personal compliance with GRID-Arendal policies and procedures.


Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum a Masters degree or equivalent in environmental, disaster resilience or natural sciences and minimum 5 years of experience;
  • Demonstrated fundraising skills and experience in development of fundable project proposals;
  • Experience with transboundary governance related issues, work of international environmental Conventions;
  • Excellent research skills, experience in data collection and preparation of assessment reports;
  • Proven management skills in project development, supervision of research teams, development of analytical infromation products;
  • Excellent language proficiency in English, in particular excellent writing and editing skills and working knowledge of another UN language
  • Experience in working with the United Nations agencies is an advantage.
  • Excellent team player capacity and ability to work independently
  • Dedication; initiative, innovative thinking;
  • Excellent communication and diplomatic skills and networking abilities;
  • Willingness to work in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment.


GRID-Arendal will offer

  • A competitive salary based on qualifications and years of experience
  • International working environment linked to the UN Environment Program and Norad (manager of grants in the field of development from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Climate and the Environment
  • Work in one of Europe's leading environmental communication centers, of great social significance.
  • A good working environment with the opportunity to be part of an interdisciplinary, challenging, creative and ambitious research and information environment.
  • Flexitime scheme, with summer and winter time.
  • Exceptionally good pension schemes and employee benefits


The position may require program and project-related travel.


Deadline for applications: 11. December2022


Please send your application by email to: Hr@grida.no and mark in the subject “Senior Expert, Transboundary, Governance & Environmental Crime.”


For more information, please contact:


Head of Program Valentin Yemelin Valentin.Yemelin@grida.no

Chief Culture Officer Anette Sørensen anette.sorensen@grida.no


Position type: Permanent

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