SPICE Project Coordinator

‚Äč17 May 2017

The Baltic Marine Environment Commission - Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) is an intergovernmental organization (Denmark, Estonia, the European Union, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden) with its headquarters (Secretariat) in Helsinki, Finland, working to protect the marine environment of the Baltic Sea. We offer an open, friendly and energetic, at times even hectic, working environment that challenges everyone to contribute their best to our common goals.

SPICE Project

The EU-co-financed project "Implementation and development of key components for the assessment of Status, Pressures and Impacts, and Social and Economic evaluation in the Baltic Sea marine region (SPICE)" is directly contributing to the finalization of the 'State of the Baltic Sea' report, developed in the HELCOM HOLAS II project. The initial assessment will be published in mid-2017, and an updated version will be published in mid-2018. The SPICE project runs until 31 December 2017.

Project Coordinator job

We are currently in search of a skilled and enthusiastic person to join our team at the international HELCOM Secretariat in Helsinki, Finland, as SPICE project coordinator.

The appointment is planned to be full time from June to December 2017 (ca. seven months).


  • overall coordination of the SPICE project as part of HOLAS II,

  • substantial input to the assessment of benthic habitats (Theme 4 of the project),

  • contributing to the assessment of marine litter (Theme 2 of the project).

We expect that you:

  • have a university degree in a relevant field or corresponding education,

  • are meticulous and result orientated,

  • have excellent coordination and multitasking skills,

  • have excellent writing skills in English and experience of editing scientific texts,

  • have experience from managing multipartner international (preferably EU-co-financed) projects, including substantial reporting and follow-up on the spending,

  • ideally have specific expertise on benthic habitats and assessment of impacts on such habitats.

How to apply?

If you feel you have the personal qualities and expertise we are looking for, please e-mail your application (consisting of a CV and a motivation letter) to Administrative Officer Satu Raisamo (satu.raisamo@helcom.fi) no later than 28 May 2017. Please write "SPICE Project Coordinator" in the subject field of the message.

Please note that the interviews are planned already for 1-2 June 2017, and the selected candidate should be able to take up his/her duties as soon as possible thereafter.