Job Vacancy: “Analyst at the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies”, Deadline July 4 (UI, Sweden)

The Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS) is hiring analysts who will be involved in shaping and establishing the Centre’s activities.

The Swedish Institute for International Affairs deepens and enriches the foreign policy discourse by promoting interest in and broadening the knowledge on foreign policy issues. UI does this through research, analyses, seminars, conferences, own publications, participation in the media, involvement in international networks etc.

The Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS) was established in 2021 as a national centre of excellence on Russia and Eastern Europe at the Swedish Institute for International Affairs, with the task of building new and strengthening existing competence about the region and constituting a source of competence for politics, society, authorities, business and academia.

The Centre shall contribute with policy-relevant analysis and public dialogue based on relevant research and constitute a central node in a Swedish network and strengthen the Swedish imprint in the international discussion on Eastern Europe. The Centre shall, on its own initiative and on assignment, write reports, arrange conferences, presentations, seminars, lectures and roundtable discussions.

The Centre’s geographical mandate is Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan and the outside world’s relations with these countries. The Russian aggression against Ukraine places increased demands on analysing and formulating policy in relation to Russia and Eastern Europe also before the Swedish EU Presidency commences in the first half of 2023.

The operations will be built up during 2021 – 2023 and the Centre will now employ additional analysts.

The Position

As an analyst at SCEEUS, you will be involved in shaping and establishing the Centre’s activities. You will be responsible for covering one or several issue areas and running projects independently. The work includes formulating policy-relevant issues, independently or in collaboration with others, writing analyses, arranging seminars and meetings and formulating policy recommendations. High demands are placed on written and oral presentation as well as public appearances, including in mass media.

The position is a fixed-term employment with the possibility of extension. The operations are based in Stockholm. The position will be filled as soon as possible or by agreement.

Your Qualifications

  • Relevant academic degree.
  • Experience of politics and social issues concerning Russia and Eastern Europe, and/or other countries’ relations and politics vis-à-vis the region.
  • Knowledge of the issues, actors and processes that constitute Sweden’s and the EU’s relations with the countries in the region.
  • Ability to independently establish networks and communicate knowledge to different target groups.
  • Excellent language skills in spoken and written English.
  • Good Russian or other Eastern European language skills ​​are a merit.

Relevant work experience may, for example, include policy work (in public administration, international organisations or civil society), journalism, research or other similar analytical activities. Newly graduated candidates are also eligible.


Your application must include a CV and a cover letter of maximum two pages describing your background and why you are applying for the position. Examples of written texts on topics related to the position in question (in English or Swedish) should be attached.

Please submit your application at the latest by 4 July.

Combine all the documents in a PDF file and email the application to jobbansokan[at] Write “SCEEUS Analyst” in the subject line.

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