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Senior Project Manager, National Reconciliation & Local Governance


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FCA is seeking a Senior Project Manager for its Somalia Country Office as well as the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, based in Mogadishu, Somalia – responsible for the management of a project supporting national reconciliation and local governance in the country.

Main areas of responsibility include:

  • Oversight of implementation of a project on national reconciliation and local governance in Somalia, under the purview of the Somalia Country Office (SOCO), implemented jointly with the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers (NRTP). Responsibilities comprise oversight of programmatic and budgetary planning, implementation and monitoring, including oversight of contractual, financial and programmatic compliance;
  • Responsibility for liaison with donor governments, the Somali government counterparts, and implementing partners, as well as coordination with other international and local actors implementing peacebuilding, dialogue and governance related programmes in Somalia;
  • Preparation and review of concept notes, budgets, project reports and procurement plans - ensuring programmatic and financial compliance;
  • Provision of technical and programmatic guidance on the development of local governance structures and national peacebuilding policies and frameworks in Somalia, inclusive of ensuring complimentary between in between FCA’s programmatic work in this realm;
  • Plan for and monitor implementation by partners and service providers, assuring contractual compliance and adherence to FCA rules and regulations;
  • Preparation and organization of programmatic meetings, such as the project steering committee.

Competence and Personal Requirements:

  • University degree (post-graduate level) in a relevant field, e.g. peace and conflict studies, international relations, development studies, human rights or similar
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience from mediation, peacebuilding, governance and/or development sector
  • Thematic expertise in peacebuilding, mediation, conflict transformation and inclusive governance
  • Regional expertise and experience of working with/in countries in the Horn of Africa region
  • Experience in project management, including the planning, implementation, M&E and reporting
  • Experience in developing funding proposals, budgeting and financial reporting
  • Excellent skills in analytical thinking and professional writing
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills and experience working in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Fluent in oral and written English
  • Excellent organisational skills and to proactively manage and coordinate work.
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure.

The position is fixed-term for one year, with six months’ probation period, starting as soon as possible. The compensation is based on FCA Compensation System and depends on prior work experience.

For more information please contact Business Development Manager Mr. David Nangumba, by e-mail David.Nangumba (at) Please apply by using the link no later than on the 5th of February, 2023. Applicants will be short-listed and contacted for a test and 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, the 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 global network that brings together actors to provide support for grassroots to international peacemaking and peacebuilding efforts. The activities of the Network involve more than 80 active organisations around the globe.

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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