Humanitarian Manager

Closing date:

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 Emergency Response Unit (ERU) in the Program Support Department. The position is located in Helsinki, but remote work from another location can be considered (subject to a valid work permit in that country). Terms of employment for locally hired employees in Finland will be applied. ERU consists of five staff members and works in a close collaboration with humanitarian staff in FCA’s Country Offices. Humanitarian Manager will report to the Head of ERU.

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 operations during acute emergencies
  • Deployments to start emergency operations in countries without FCA’s country presence.
  • To support FCA’s communication and fund-raising efforts in relation to emergency operations
  • To identify and develop new initiatives, programming and cooperation opportunities with other like-minded humanitarian actors.
  • To support the disaster preparedness of FCA’s country operations.
  • Development of tools, practices and processes for FCA’s emergency response and operations
  • 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 HQ experience with a combination of missions and/or living and working experience in program countries in the humanitarian sector
  • Solid experience of emergency work in field operations, especially working in fragile contexts.
  • Strong in fast and flexible quality coordination
  • Expertise in Humanitarian Program and Project cycle management with assessments, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluations.
  • Extensive understanding and familiarity of Humanitarian sector approaches, frameworks, standards, principles and the International Humanitarian Law. and having the skills to transfer these into FCA’s programming.
  • Experience in funding mobilization and grant management, including financial management of projects
  • An upright communicator and facilitator
  • Flexibility and readiness to travel to project implementation sites and work in challenging circumstances and under pressure
  • Fluency in written and oral English is a prime condition; Finnish, Swedish, French, Spanish and/or Arabic are an asset.
  • Having a wide personal network in the Humanitarian and or Development sector is an asset.

The position is permanent, 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 Head of ERU, Eija Alajarva by e-mail eija.alajarva (at) Please apply by using the link no later than on 13rd of February 2022. 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, 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 practices zero tolerance on sexual exploitation and abuse, including child abuse in all forms. 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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