Kenya: Coordinator – Somalia

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Organization: Government of Finland
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 26 Mar 2018

The post of locally employed Coordinator (Somalia) will be available at the Embassy of Finland in Nairobi starting from 1st of June 2018.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the Somalia related work of the Embassy, organize visits and events

  • Participate in monitoring, analyzing and reporting on the Finnish Somalia Strategy

  • Support the management of Finnish funded development co-operation programs in Somalia

  • Support and advise the Embassy in any other issues related to Somalia

  • Any other duties assigned by the Head of Mission

Qualifications and experience:

The successful candidate should have

  • Master's degree in political science, development studies, economics, public administration, law or related field

  • Min. 3 years of working experience in an similar position in managing and/or implementing development cooperation programs and interventions related to governance

  • Demonstrated ability to engage in policy dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders, from government agencies to a variety of non-state actors

  • Knowledge of international development policy and aid effectiveness agenda

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali and English. Language skills in Finnish is considered a plus

  • Very good computer skills in commonly used office software and/or applications

  • Ability to travel frequently to Somalia


  • Demonstrate ability to work in teams in a multicultural environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds

  • Strive for results and support others in doing so

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity

How to apply:

Candidates who meet the criteria are invited to apply. The application should contain:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Three reference letters with contact details

Applications with the title field marked as “Coordinator, Somalia” should be sent to the following email address:

Any queries regarding the vacancy should be directed by e-mail to:

Applications should be received no later than 4 p.m. – 26th of March 2018 Kenyan local time. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview. Please note that the Embassy of Finland will verify information given by candidates and might contact candidates’ references. A Certificate of Good Conduct will be required. A security clearance will be conducted with your permission (turvallisuusselvityslaki 726/2014).

The Embassy of Finland is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and staff management is conducted without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion or disability provided candidates are able to meet the requirements of the position advertised.

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