Operations and Program Manager

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Finn Church Aid (FCA) is looking for Operations and Program Manager for the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers (the Network). Reporting to the Network’s Executive Director the Operations and Program Manager will oversee and lead the implementation of the Network’s Global Program and Strategy, supervise Helsinki-based staff and Regional Program Managers, oversee the Network’s financial, administrative and HR procedures and to act as the focal point for FCA and European based donors and partners. 


  • Act as the Network representative at FCA Head Office

  • Act as the focal point for European-based donors and partners and advance partner and donor relations in Finland and globally

  • Oversee the planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the Network’s Global Program and Strategy

  • Ensuring the Network Global Program follows FCA policies and guidelines

  • Oversee the Network’s annual budgeting process, monitor the spending and financial and administrative procedures

  • Oversee the Network’s fundraising efforts and ensure all FCA policies are followed

  • Supervise Helsinki-based staff, regional program managers and resource mobilization manager, which includes the approval of working hours, work plans, travels, contract renewal(s), etc.

  • Lead the recruitment process for Helsinki-based staff and support recruitment of regional programs in coordination with regional program managers and the Executive Director

  • In charge of inductions for new personnel in Helsinki and support the induction for other global staff

  • Convene and chair team meetings and ensure the timely communication of FCA HQ updates to entire team


  • At least three years (3) of experience in leadership positions in international settings and demonstrated ability to lead a global team

  • At least five to seven (5–7) years of experience in peace building and mediation, international relations, development cooperation or similar field

  • Experience in working with faith based actors and in interfaith setting

  • Strong experience in HR, finance and administration, including budgeting,  financial management and HR planning

  • Excellent interpersonal as well as organizationalskills

  • Strong commitment to strive innovative and effective ways of working and team building

  • Substantial experience in high-level advocacy work in Finland/ internationally

  • Strong networks in Finland as well as internationally in the fields concerned

  • English and Finnish as working languages; French, Arabic and Swedish are an asset

A fixed-term contract for this position will be made until 15.1.2022 with four months probation period, starting 1st of March or as soon as possible. The compensation is based on FCA Compensation System and depends on prior work experience. 

For more information please contact Sara Linnoinen, Acting Head of Secretariat, sara.linnoinen(at)kua.fi between 27.1.–31.1.2020. Please apply by using the link no later than 12.2.2020. 

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 (Network), 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 15 staff members that work in four different continents. 

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.

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