We are recruiting a Sustainability Advisor

Monday, 22 April 2024


The Nordic Council of Ministers, Office in Estonia is recruiting a Sustainability Advisor.

Are you an experienced project manager? Do you have knowledge about the green transition, its challenges and opportunities? Are you a person who can identify innovative ways of accelerating the green transition in Estonia, including Nordic partners? We are looking for an Advisor within sustainability to our team in Tallinn. We offer a challenging and meaningful position in an international atmosphere with colleagues from across the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Help support sustainability and integration in the Nordics-Baltics by joining our team!

Job description

You will be part of the team in Tallinn, and be responsible for the Office´s work on the green transition. This includes conceptualizing a new direction for the Office´s work on sustainability, and working to implement the same. You will be working with Estonian and Nordic partners, building partnerships in which Estonia and the Nordics can all benefit from cooperation. National and international travel will be expected.

  • Strategic conceptualization and planning of the Office´s work on the green transition, identifying key areas of work ahead.
  • Building meaningful partnerships with actors from government agencies, from the civil society, private sector and academia in Estonia and the Nordics.
  • Implementing identified projects and activities, including larger and smaller events across Estonia, and often with Nordic partners.
  • Drafting of relevant concept notes and project proposals, mainly for the NCM Secretariat in Copenhagen (for internal funding).
  • Thematic or project reporting on work that is ongoing or concluded. Drafting of relevant material for the Office´s different communication channels, sometimes speeches or other input for the Office Director.
  • Contributions to wider Office initiatives, such as thematic podcasts, panels in Opinion festivals or similar.
  • Coordination of podcast initiatives, often together with thematic Advisors, or external consultants.
  • Acting as the focal point on sustainability internally and externally, communications with the NCM Secretariat in Copenhagen, attending regular meetings with similar colleagues.
  • Physical outreach – attending NCM events in Estonia, and reaching out to new target groups across the country. Regular visits to our Offices in Tartu and Narva and attending relevant events in the Nordic countries.
  • Other tasks upon demand.

Mandatory qualifications

  • University degree equivalent to Bachelor level, in natural sciences, political science, international relations, or other relevant field.
  • Progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in a relevant field of sustainability, for example with advising in public or private sector programming, preferably in government agencies, international organizations, or non-governmental organizations.
  • Knowledge of the green sector.
  • Documented project management experience.
  • Professional fluence in English and Estonian, both oral and written skills.
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Nordic values, and of the mandate and work of the Nordic Council of Ministers.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different backgrounds, different gender and political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
  • Flexibility, structure and ability to work under pressure of deadline.

Desirable qualifications

  • Extensive and deepened thematic experience in a relevant field linked to the green transition.
  • Additional language skills, in particular a Scandinavian language or Russian.
  • Relevant international work experience or experience working in smaller communities of Estonia.
  • A valid driving license for B level/person car.

What we offer

  • A meaningful position working with Nordic-Baltic cooperation in Tallinn, including a great level of flexibility and freedom in planning and designing tasks.
  • A fixed term employment of a minimum of three years, with the possibility of extension.
  • A beautiful office in the middle of the Tallinn Old Town.
  • A competitive renumeration package, including 35 annual leave days, sports contribution and a generous private health insurance (Confido Terviselahendus).

About the Nordic Council of Ministers

The Nordic Council of Ministers is the official body for inter-governmental co-operation in the Nordic Region. The Prime Ministers’ vision is that the Nordic region will become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030. The co-operation in the Nordic Council of Ministers must serve this purpose. The Office in Estonia is working towards developing Nordic-Baltic cooperation through focusing on meaningful cooperation between government agencies, the civil society, the private sector and academia across the Nordics and Estonia. In total approximately ten staff in Estonia, with a small office in Tartu and Narva respectively, in addition to Tallinn as the main section.


Please send a CV (max five pages) and a motivational letter (max one page), in English, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than May 14, 2024. Mark your e-mail with ”Sustainability Advisor”.

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