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Mirsal organization is looking for a specialist!

Do you want to work in a multicultural and diverse environment? Would you like to get to know the Arabic culture more closely and be part of Mirsal’s family? 

About Mirsal 

Mirsal works at the grassroots level. It is recognized as a key organization for Arabic-speaking immigrants in Finland. Mirsal provides a window to the Arabic-speaking community in Finland, allows them to express themselves and develop skills, as well as improves their wellbeing.  In 2022, we extended our focus to community building, especially towards youth leadership and gender equality. 

About the “Father is important” project 

The “Father is important” project is a three-year STEA-funded project. The project targets those Arabic-speaking fathers living in the Metropolitan region of Helsinki who are stuck in their integration process without work, hobbies or studies. The project’s aim is to support men in finding their own role and getting peer support and helping them find a new career or training place.  

About the position  

As part of the STEA-funded “Father is important” project, the project specialist will be in charge of STEA communication and reporting as well as project administration. The project specialist’s work pair is the project manager, who is responsible for implementing the activities and taking financial care of the project. Additionally, the project specialist supports the association’s chairperson in the management of the association, f.ex. regarding funding applications.   

The project specialist’s tasks include:  

  • Monitoring the project plan’s progress together with the project manager  
  • Advocacy work  
  • Stakeholder cooperation  
  • Communication work 
  • Reporting and communication with STEA.  
  • Supports the association’s chairperson in administrative tasks and funding applications.  
  • Other tasks defined by the organisation and agreed upon contractually. 

The project specialist must have:  

  • Previous experience in STEA funding   
  • Teamwork skills  
  • Fluency in English and Finnish  
  • Understanding of Arabic culture, gender equality related issues, community development 
  • An independent and development-oriented working style 
  • Coordination skills 
  • Public speaking skills. 

Additionally, we consider favorably:  

  • Knowledge of funding sources 
  • Fully available for the position.  
  • Experience in association management 

What we offer: 

Mirsal has a hybrid working model, so you have the flexibility to work sometimes remotely and plan your own working hours. Mirsal is a multicultural and bilingual working community where work is done in Finnish, English. 

We are looking for an organizational specialist to start from May 2023 for a fixed-term contract. The work starts on May 1, 2023, and ends on December 31, 2025. The job has a 6-month trial period. Work is full-time (37,5 hours per week) and may include evening and weekend work. The salary offered is in accordance with the collective agreement for social sector organizations.  


Please send your free-form application and CV by email to [email protected] by Friday 31 March at the latest. In the subject field of the email, please write the following text: Specialist, Mirsal ry. Interviews will be organised in April 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.