Program Coordinator, Global/Sub-Saharan Africa – based in Helsinki

Finn Church Aid is looking for Program Coordinator for the Secretariat of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers (NRTP). The Program Coordinator will support the planning and implementation of NRTP program and projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, including programmatic and financial planning and reporting, coordination of administration and logistics and support to the resource mobilization. The Program Coordinator will also coordinate the NRTP global program planning and reporting, compile annual plans and reports and act as a focal point for FCA annual planning and reporting process.


Coordinate the global program planning and reporting (30%)

  • Coordinate the global program planning, monitoring and evaluation and  reporting under guidance of Senior Operations and Program Manager

  • Compile global program proposals, annual and mid-year reports based on team inputs

  • Develop tools and methods for global program monitoring and evaluation under guidance of Senior Operations and Program Manager

  • Act as a focal point for FCA annual planning and reporting 

    Support to program and projects in Sub-Saharan Africa (70%)

  • Support the Regional Program Manager in planning and reporting of projects and programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly East Africa/Horn of Africa, Central African Republic and Sahel region.

  • Support the development of regional partnership models and coordinating regional meetings 

  • Support the resource mobilization and development of new partnerships

  • Coordinate procurement processes, draft contracts and agreements, ensure proper documentation of projects 

  • Support the budgeting, financial reporting and preparations for audits

  • Coordinate logistical and travel arrangements for meetings and events

  • Support effective communication of program results (producing communications materials, social media updates, reporting and writing updates from events)


  • University degree (post-graduate level) in a relevant field, e.g. peace and conflict studies, international relations, development studies, human rights or similar

  • At least three years of relevant professional experience from peacebuilding and/or development sector

  • Thematic expertise in peacebuilding and conflict transformation

  • Regional expertise and experience of working with/in countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, especially Horn of Africa/East Africa, Central African Republic and Sahel region

  • Experience in program and project planning, M&E and reporting

  • Experience in developing funding proposals, budgeting and financial reporting

  • Excellent skills in analytical thinking and professional writing

  • Fluent in oral and written English. Working knowledge of Finnish, French, Swahili and/or Arabic is considered as an asset.

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills and experience in working in multi-cultural environment

  • Excellent organisational skills and proactively managing and coordinating work.

  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure.

  • Excellent skills in using internal and external communication tools and experience in producing communications materials

A fixed-term contract for this position will be made until 31.12.2021 with six months’ probation period. The compensation is based on FCA Compensation System and depends on prior work experience. The estimated starting date is 1.11.2020 or as soon as possible.

For more information please contact Sara Linnoinen, Regional Program Manager, Horn of Africa and East Africa, between 14.-24.9.2020: sara.linnoinen(at), +358406216085.

Please apply by using the link no later than 30.9.2020. Applicants will be short-listed and contacted for an interview. 

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s largest development co-operation organisation and the second biggest organisation in Finland working in humanitarian aid. FCA is a founding member of the international aid alliance of churches, ACT Alliance. We seek positive change by supporting the most vulnerable people in fragile contexts. We specialize in supporting local communities’ right to peace, livelihoods and quality education. Qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy.

FCA hosts the Secretariat of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers (NRTP), a network that brings together actors to provide global support for grassroots to international peacemaking and peacebuilding efforts. The activities of the Network involve more than 50 active organisations around the globe. The Network Secretariat consists of approximately 20 staff members that work in four different continents. For more information, please visit:

FCA practices zero tolerance against child abuse. FCA’s Child Safeguarding Policy applies to all FCA staff. FCA has zero tolerance concerning aid diversion and illegal actions and may screen applicants against international lists to ensure due diligence and compliance with Anti-money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism requirements. 

FCA is certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).

Application period starts: 2020-09-11 08:00Application period ends: 2020-09-30 23:59
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