Finn Church Aid (FCA) is seeking for a Grants Adviser, for a fixed-term employment to support the funding growth from institutional donors and to ensure donor compliance in grant management. Grants Adviser will be a member of Grants unit at the Service and Accountability Center. The unit focuses on supporting FCA programme countries in institutional fundraising, proposal development and grant management. The position is located in Helsinki (remote work from another location may be considered either in FCA programme countries or in Europe). Terms of employment for locally hired employees will be applied. The responsibilities will be executed within the given mandate following FCA Policies, Guidelines and Processes. The Grants Adviser will report to Head of Grants Unit.
Areas of responsibility:
- Advice and guide FCA programme in donor policies, funding opportunities and requirements throughout the project cycle for Governmental donors and other assigned donors
- Support FCA programme in proposal development and grant management ensuring donor compliance.
- Support FCA country programmes in their strategic and programmatic planning from strategic and sustainable income planning and fundraising perspective
- Support development of donor relations, networking and following donor policies and trends.
- Advocacy towards priority institutions and representation in networks and donor forums related to donor portfolio
Competence and Personal Requirements:
- Strong knowledge of institutional donor’s interests, priorities and compliance mechanisms
- Experience in institutional donor procedures and managing grants
- Experience in working with Governmental donors (especially US) is preferred
- Experience in working with humanitarian programmes and donors such as PRM, BHA, ECHO, UNHCR, UNICEF, Humanitarian funds is preferred.
- Extensive experience in leading project development including facilitating complex proposal processes, project design, log frames and budgeting
- Good writing skills and extensive experience in developing proposals and reports
- Good attention to detail and highly numerate
- Experience in facilitating trainings and workshops for programme, financial and partner staff to develop funding applications and manage grants focusing on donor compliance
- Masters degree in development studies, humanitarian aid or relevant discipline
- Strong knowledge and experience of the humanitarian and development sector
- Strong coordination, strategic planning, analytical, negotiation and communication skills
- Strong team working skills
- Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
- Fluency in English, both written and oral.
- Fluency in French is preferred and capacity to write and speak in Finnish is an asset but not mandatory.
The position will be filled as soon as possible and it is a fixed-term employment until 15th September 2022, with six-month probation period. The compensation is based on FCA salary scale and the candidate’s level of experience.
For more information please contact Ms Hanna Lauha: hanna.lauha (at) kua.fi.
Please apply by using the link no later than on 3rd October 2021. Applicants will be short-listed and contacted for an interview on a progressive basis.
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 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).
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