Program Assistant

We are looking for a responsible Program Assistant (PA) to provide personalized secretarial and administrative support to the Program Director and the MSC Scandinavian and Baltic Sea Regional (BSR) team.

You will play a vital role supporting the Program Director and co-ordinating the activities of the BSR team. The PA is also responsible for the smooth and effective day-to-day running of general administrative services in the Stockholm office. 

This is a busy and varied role, requiring a well-organised service-oriented person with good administration and communication skills and the ability to work in a team, as well as to take initiative whilst using sound judgement. A good understanding of what a PA post entails is essential.

You will:

  • have experience of working as a Program Assistant or as administration support; preferably a combination of both;
  • have excellent organizational skills with experience in making executive travel arrangements, event planning, invoice handling and managing multiple calendars across various time zones;
  • have good Microsoft Office skills, particularly Outlook, Excel, Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Office 365;
  • have excellent written and spoken Swedish and English. 

Who are we?

The MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations. Through our internationally-recognised certification and ecolabeling programme well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the market place, through the leadership of our partners. Critically, other fisheries are incentivised to improve their performance to meet the growing demand for certified sustainable and traceable seafood choice. Over 400 fisheries around the world, representing 14% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC programme and over 1200 documented improvements to the way our oceans are being fished have been recorded. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries. 

Program Assistant, Scandinavia and Baltic Sea Region job description
Description: Detailed job description for MSC Program Assistant, Scandinavia and Baltic Sea Region.

Date of Issue: 14 December 2018

To apply

If interested, please email the following information to

  • a cover letter outlining how your skills, experience and knowledge directly address the responsibilities and requirements detailed in the job specification, and include information on your salary expectations
  • a copy of your current CV

Please ensure your documents are sent in Word or PDF format with the title "[your name] CV" and "[your name] cover letter".

The subject of your email should read: Program Assistant, BSR

Closing date

Tuesday 22 January 2019, 09:00 (CET). 

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Language: English
Date of Issue: 23 May 2018
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