Humanitarian Manager

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Main purpose of the position is to manage FCA’s emergency work in line with FCA’s Global and Humanitarian Strategy. We are looking for a person with a solid expertise and working experience in the humanitarian sector.

The post will be located in the Humanitarian Assistance Unit (HUA) in Helsinki, in the department of International Programme. HUA consists five staff members stationed in Helsinki and works in a close collaboration with humanitarian staff in FCA’s Country Offices.  Humanitarian Manager will report to the Head of Humanitarian Assistance Aid Unit.

Main duties and responsibilities: 

  • To manage emergency operations in FCA's non-program countries, including program administration and financial management

  • To provide targeted support to FCA’s country offices during acute emergencies, when requested  

  • Deployed to emergency operations both in new emergencies and to cover strategic human resource gaps in FCA’s country offices 

  • To support communications and fund-raising efforts related to FCA’s emergency operations 

  • To identify and develop new initiatives, programming and cooperation opportunities with other like-minded humanitarian actors

  • Development of tools, practices and systems for FCA’s humanitarian programming

  • Global follow-up of emergencies and disasters, focus on FCA’s non-program countries 

Competence and Personal Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of five years’ working experience in the humanitarian sector

  • Solid experience of emergency work in field operations, especially working in fragile contexts

  • Experience in FCA’s thematic sectors and cash based approaches in humanitarian assistance

  • Knowledge in Humanitarian Program cycle, covering assessments, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluations 

  • Extensive understanding and knowledge of approaches, frameworks, methodologies, standards, principles and International Humanitarian Law, which are adhered in humanitarian assistance and ability to transfer this knowledge into FCA’s programs

  • Experience in funding mobilization and grant management, including financial management of projects  

  • Strong coordination skills and working experience in multicultural settings

  • Good communication and facilitation skills 

  • Flexibility and readiness to travel to project implementation sites and work in challenging circumstances and under pressure 

  • Fluency in written and oral English; Finnish, Swedish, French and Arabic are an asset

This is a fixed term position until 31 March 2022 with a six-month probation period, starting 1.4.2021. The compensation is based on FCA Compensation System and depends on prior work experience.

For more information please contact Head of Humanitarian Assistance Unit Ms. Eija Alajarva by e-mail eija.alajarva (at) kua.fi. Please apply by using the link no later than on 1st of  March 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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