Humanitarian Programme Manager

Plan International Finland is seeking a programme manager with experience in humanitarian programming to strengthen its Programme team in Finland. As the humanitarian programme manager, you will be responsible for humanitarian project development and implementation. The position involves coordination and project oversight of humanitarian projects with Plan International country offices and implementing partners, while providing technical support for project planning, monitoring and evaluation, and offering capacity building to Plan International country office staff.

This is a permanent contract based in Helsinki, Finland or in a location where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the right to work. Employment terms will be as per local conditions. The programme manager will work as part of the Programme Team of Plan International Finland and will report to the Programme Director.  

Main responsibilities:

  • Humanitarian project development in cooperation with Plan International country offices, including proposal writing for institutional donors (primarily ECHO and MFA) and budgeting
  • Support Plan International country offices in monitoring ongoing projects, data collection, reporting and analysis, including financial oversight and donor reporting
  • Designing and implementing needs and impact assessments and internal monitoring and evaluation
  • Representing Plan International Finland within the federation and external fora  
  • Cooperating with Plan International Finland’s communications team in developing content for fundraising, advocacy and communications

The position requires travel, sometimes to hazardous environments and at short notice. The Programme manager needs to be prepared to live and work in insecure environments. There will be periods of intense work which will require extended working hours. 

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Employment type: Permanent

Who we are looking for


  • Minimum five years of experience in humanitarian aid (some of which should be in humanitarian settings).
  • Educated to University Degree or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the humanitarian programme cycle management, including planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Strong knowledge of humanitarian accountability/quality tools (CHS, SPHERE, INEE).
  • Experience in programme design and proposal development and proven ability to secure funding from public funding streams (ECHO and Finnish MFA). 
  • Experience with stakeholder relations and humanitarian in-country coordination (cluster, donors, government).
  • Thorough understanding of children’s and girls' rights and specific challenges in humanitarian crisis.
  • Experience in gender-sensitive programming and working with gender and age marker.
  • Experience and the ability to work in diverse conflict/disaster affected communities in an inclusive and sensitive manner.
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral, with the ability to summarise complex information clearly. Finnish is an asset.


  • Experience working in/with situations of forced displacement and/or fragile/insecure settings.
  • Experience working with UN and private sector donors.
  • Experience in facilitating training and other capacity building events.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of global humanitarian policy discussions.
  • Knowledge of conflict sensitivity and the Do No Harm approach.
  • Knowledge of gender in humanitarian settings, including gender in emergencies assessments.


Please submit your expression of interest and CV through our recruitment system by 11 August 2022. The interviews will be held during the week starting 15 August 2022.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Programme Director Annukka von Kaufmann via email (annukka.vonkaufmann(at)

Plan International Finland

Plan International Finland is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We connect committed people with powerful ideas in order to find solutions and trigger change that makes a real difference for children, especially girls. For 80 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to claim their rights, free themselves of poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Our humanitarian work has a particular focus on girls, as conflicts and natural disasters put children - and especially girls - at a greater risk. Plan International has no religious or political affiliations.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive working environment.  

Phone: 096869800
Location: Lautatarhankatu 6 00580 Helsinki
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