Project Coordinator – based in Maputo, Mozambique (national position)

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Mozambique
Organization: Finn Church Aid
Closing date: 10 Jan 2021

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is looking for Project Coordinator for the Secretariat of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers (NRTP). The Project Coordinator will be part of the Sub-Saharan Africa regional team, coordinating implementation of the EU-funded consortium project “TIPS – Towards an Inclusive and Peaceful Society in Mozambique”.

The objective of the project is to strengthen the leadership and capacities of civil society actors to prevent and address natural resource based conflicts through multi-stakeholder dialogue and engagement. The project aims for increased collaboration and mutual learning between communities, CSOs, national and provincial authorities, and the private sector on conflict resolution and natural resource management, and for enhanced and institutionalised participation of CSOs in natural resource governance and development processes.

The Project Coordinator ensures that the EU grant and internal guidelines are followed and coordinates the partner relations and project activities contributing to the successful implementation and achievement of project objectives.

The Project Coordinator will be employed by the consortium partner Instituto para Democracia Multipartidária (IMD) and hosted in their office in Maputo, but reporting to the NRTP Regional Program Manager, based in Helsinki, and supported by the regional and global NRTP team and FCA.

The recruitment is subject to the signing of the grant agreement. FCA and IMD withholds the right to cancel the recruitment at any stage of the process.


  • Acts as the operational focal point for the progress of the project;

  • Manages the overall project implementation, and coordinate the planning, monitoring and reporting (internal and external) of project activities

  • Prepares work plans and produce timely reports as required by FCA and donor reporting systems

  • Prepares and updates project procurement plan and coordinates procurement processes

  • Ensures that project budget is followed in coordination with the Project Finance and Administration Officer

  • Reviews the project financial reports compiled by the Finance and Administration Officer

  • Manages relationships and coordinates the work between project partners and other stakeholders through regular partner meetings and follow-ups;

  • Ensures that all project plans, objectives, policies, procedures, and processes are followed;

  • Manages the project activities led by NRTP, such as selection of project beneficiaries, peacebuilding trainings, cross-regional learning sessions and awareness and advocacy campaigns;

  • Provides technical advice and support to the project partners in design and implementation of the activities;

  • Represents NRTP in Mozambique in all relevant project stakeholder meetings and events related to the mandate of the NRTP and the project

  • Promotes identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned for organizational sharing and learning

  • Supports in fundraising and development and writing of project proposals


  • University Degree in peace and conflict studies, environmental studies (esp. natural resources), development studies, law, political science, sociology, human rights or similar;

  • At least 5 years related professional experience on peacebuilding/conflict transformation and/or management of natural resources;

  • Proven strong project management skills and implementing consortium projects

  • Previous experience in EU project management, preferably in EuropeAid projects;

  • Experience in procurement and financial management of projects

  • Previous experience in capacity building/training of individuals and/or organisations

  • Good communication and advocacy skills and fluent in utilisation of online communication channels

  • Strong understanding of root causes of conflicts, esp. natural resource conflicts and existing conflict transformation and peacebuilding programs and mechanisms in Mozambique

  • Good understanding of the governance structures of natural resources in Mozambique and, existing networks with national and provincial level authorities and key civil society and community actors

  • Fluency in oral and written English and Portuguese;

  • Proven problem solving skills and strategic planning capability with creativity;

  • Good attention to detail and numerate;

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills;

  • Sound organizational skills and initiative to proactively manage work;

  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure;

  • Ability to travel within Mozambique, even to higher security risk areas

  • Authorized to live and work in Mozambique

A fixed-term contract for this position will be made until 31.12.2023 with four months’ probation period. The compensation is based on FCA Compensation System and depends on prior work experience.

For more information please contact Sara Linnoinen, Regional Program Manager, Horn of Africa and East Africa, between 21.12.-28.12.2020: sara.linnoinen(at)

Please apply by using the link no later than 10.1.2021. Applicants will be short-listed and contacted for an interview.

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 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).

FCA hosts the Secretariat of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers (NRTP), 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 20 staff members that work in four different continents. For more information, please visit:

Instituto para a Democracia Multipartidária (IMD), has worked on inclusive, transparent and sustainable management of natural resources in Mozambique since 2017 through strengthening the role of Parliament and Provincial Assemblies in the supervision of the extractive industry and addressing the challenges caused by the rapid growth of the industry in the provinces of Cabo Delgado, Tete, Zambézia, Inhambane, Nampula and Manica. For more information, please visit:

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