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Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s biggest development co-operation organisation and the second biggest organisation in Finland working in humanitarian aid. Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organisations forming one of the world’s largest aid organisations.


Job Details
Employer: Finn Church Aid (FCA)
Job Title: Project Officer
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Mogadishu
Category: Other
Description:
  • Position Title: Project Officer
  • Reporting to: Project Manager
  • Duty Station: Mogadishu
  • Position Status: National
  • Area of Operation: Banadir Region, Lower Shabelle region in South West State, Somalia

Employment period

Starting in May 2018, one year with the possibility of extension.

Background:

FCA is Finland’s biggest development and humanitarian co-operation organization and the second biggest organization working in Humanitarians aid. FCA operates in 15 countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East and is specialized in three thematic priority areas: the Right to Peace (R2P), Right to Livelihood (R2L) and Right to Quality Education (R2QE). Since 2008, FCA works mainly in Somaliland, Puntland and South-Central Somalia. Thereby, FCA together with local partners is mainly supporting and empowering local peace efforts and initiatives through the Peace Building Initiative.

The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers (Network), with its secretariat hosted and legally represented by FCA, is a global network of 50 international and national NGOs, think tanks, policy centers and academic institutes aiming at improving the effectiveness of peacemaking and peacebuilding by supporting and strengthening the positive role of religious and traditional actors in peace processes. In past years, the Network has supported peace efforts in South and Southeast Asia, Libya, Central African Republic, Somalia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Finland.

Primary purpose of the position:

To support the implementation of the project “The National and local reconciliation in Somalia”.

The incumbent will be expected to undertake thorough conflict analysis, build scenarios and provide timely information that will inform actions by the relevant policy decision makers. The incumbent will work together with the project coordinator and M&E unit.

Main roles and responsibility:

  • Support project manager in project implementation, planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting (internal and external)
  • Be responsible for project documentation
  • Assist in the development and implementation of analysis, assessments and data collection.
  • With support of project manager produce timely reports – financial and progress reports – as required by FCA and donor reporting systems
  • Assist in organizing and facilitating meetings, workshops and seminars with government r representatives, civil society, international and local organizations
  • Provide updates for the Network project coordinator and project manager
  • Perform other duties as assigned by programme coordinator or other supervisors
Essential Requirements:
  • A recognized first degree or professional qualification in: public administration and management; development studies; governance; international relations, or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a government, local authority or non–governmental organization
  • Demonstrable experience of project administration, planning and programming
  • A good understanding of security/peace and conflict prevention issues, and an active interest in the workings of civil society
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral and ability to relate sensitively to diverse groups
  • Experience of preparing budgets and financial reporting
  • Good report-writing skills
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills
  • Flexibility in working in diverse situations with unpredictable working hours
  • Ability to work in timely and effective manner
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to travel to diverse locations in support of projects’ implementation

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing time is 5:00 pm local time.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • An application letter which should include contact information for three work – related referees.
HOW TO APPLY:

Application process:

If you meet the above qualifications and requirements and interested in the Job, please apply in confidence. Applicants should send with a cover letter and their CV to the email address of recruitment.soco@kua.fi . CVs should not be longer than 5 pages. Please put “Project Officer- Mogadishu” as the subject heading.

The deadline for applications is Saturday April 21, 2018.

Female candidates are highly encouraged.

Publish date: 2018-04-17 12:50:27
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