Nordic Energy Research is looking for an Adviser/Senior Adviser to join our Call Management team within the EU-funded Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETPartnership).

The CETPartnership is a transnational partnership of national and regional research, development, and innovation programmes, co-funded by the European Commission through Horizon Europe. The partnership aims to accelerate the energy transition to achieve the goal of climate neutrality by 2050. Nordic Energy Research has an active role in the development and implementation of the CETPartnership, and we are looking for someone who wants to drive this together with us.

Your work tasks

You will work both strategically and operationally in our Call Management team, which coordinates the work with annual calls for research and innovation funds within the CETPartnership together with other funders, especially in Europe.

Examples of tasks include:

  • Designing call texts and manuals.
  • Being the contact point for applicants, assessment experts and other funders, and managing assessment processes.
  • Communicating the results of Nordic Energy Research’s work.

As an employee of Nordic Energy Research, you will also help to promote cooperation between the institutions that fund energy research in the Nordic region, between research environments and the Nordic Council of Ministers, and to disseminate the results of Nordic Energy Research’s work.


We are looking for people who have:

  • Experience in coordination, cooperation, and of projects between different actors in research and innovation.
  • Relevant education on at least Bachelor or Master level.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in at least one Scandinavian language (Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish) and English.
  • Good social and diplomatic skills, as well as a good understanding of roles and processes in a policy-led organization.
  • The ability to work in a structured way both independently and in a team, to take initiative, and to solve problems.

In addition, it is desirable that you have:

  • Knowledge of research call and funding processes, for example from public administration or research councils.
  • Knowledge of the EU system for funding research and innovation (Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe), Nordic cooperation, and the Nordic research environments.
  • Expertise and experience in data collection and analysis.

We offer you:

  • An exciting job at the intersection of research, policy, and analysis.
  • A position in a competent academic environment with many internal and external contacts, and good opportunities for influence and competence development.
  • Highly skilled, welcoming and motivated colleagues from the Nordic countries working together in teams.

Government employees in the Nordic countries are entitled to leave of absence to work for Nordic Energy Research. We particularly encourage employees from the Nordic research councils or ministries to apply. The position provides an excellent insight into EU-Nordic cooperation.

You will be employed on Norwegian terms and conditions with membership of the Norwegian public service pension scheme. The place of work is Oslo and some travelling is to be expected.

The position is a fixed-term contract for four years with the possibility of extension for up to another four years in accordance with the guidelines of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Those recruited from a country other than Norway are also entitled to a grant in connection with relocation from their home country.

In the recruitment process, Nordic Energy Research aspires to ensure that the staff as a whole reflects the Nordic population and to maintain a balance between age and gender.

We will accept applications until 23 November 2023.

Apply here

If you want to know more about the position, please contact
CEO Klaus Skytte or Senior Adviser Maria Enge.