Vacancy Announcement: Coordinator in Development Cooperation/Governance

Vacancy Announcement: Coordinator in Development Cooperation/Governance

The Embassy of Finland is recruiting the Coordinator in Development Cooperation/Governance.

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Coordinator in Development Cooperation/Governance

Finland´s development cooperation in Mozambique concentrates on two main sectors: governance and education. The Embassy of Finland in Maputo is now recruiting a COORDINATOR for the governance sector.

The principal duties of the Coordinator are:

  • Support the planning, implementation and reporting of Finland’s Country Programme for development cooperation in Mozambique
  • Assist in the management of the governance portfolio of the Country Programme (project specific responsibilities will be specified)
  • Participate in relevant donor coordination working groups and dialogue with the Government of Mozambique as agreed
  • Contribute to the external communications on the Country Programme events and results
  • Liaise with relevant CSOs, NGOs and INGOs operating in Mozambique
  • Support the enhancement of business-relevant links and partnerships
  • Other tasks assigned by the Head of Mission


  • Relevant university degree (MA in social or political sciences or another relevant area)
  • Previous working experience of at least 3 to 5 years in the field of international cooperation, preferably in an international organization or an embassy
  • Knowledge of key issues in good governance and gender equality
  • Project management skills
  • Fluent (oral and written) English and Portuguese
  • Flexibility, self-initiative and target orientation
  • Strong team player skills
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, but always representing the views of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Good communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Mozambican nationality is preferential

The contract is for one year, starting on 15 March 2021 or as agreed.  A security clearance will be made on the proposed candidate with the consent of the applicant. (Law on security clearance 726/2014).

Applications, consisting of a short motivation letter and a CV of a maximum of three (3) pages, both in English, are to be sent by e-mail to [email protected] by 18 February 2021.

The Embassy of Finland will treat the personal data provided by the applicants confidentially and in accordance with EU data protection legislation. The Embassy will not transfer or disclose information for any valid and legitimate reason. Applicants are invited to consult the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland privacy policy.  By applying for a job, the applicant agrees to the privacy policy and consent to the processing of their personal data.

Further information is provided by Ms. Eeva Alarcón, Head of Cooperation: [email protected].