The Student Union is Looking for a Development Cooperation Coordinator

Do you want to work in the field of development cooperation? Are you interested in project planning and management?  Now you have an excellent opportunity to get experience in coordinating and managing a development project in practice.

The Student Union (JYY) is looking for a Development cooperation coordinator whose main tasks are the coordination on JYY’s development cooperation project(s), planning and organizing events and fundraisers and participation in the planning and application for possible projects and funds. The work begins immediately. The dates of the training will be mutually agreed upon. The coordinators are in a position of trust and 500 euros is paid for the position.

There are two coordinators of which one of them is the current Board Member of JYY responsible for sustainable development. The coordinators work together with the Specialist in International Affairs, chairperson and secretary of the Subcommittee for Development Cooperation, and other students from the subcommittee.


  • Interest towards development cooperation work
  • Independent work manner
  • Ability to work with the other coordinator and the other actors in the development cooperation sector
  • Innovativeness and good organizational skills
  • Written and spoken fluency in English
  • Competence to work in a multicultural environment
  • Commitment to the project for at least one year


  •    Know-how of project management
  •    Familiarity and understanding of funding possibilities
  •    Familiarity with the field of development cooperation


Please apply by sending your motivation letter and your CV in English to no later than 28 February 23:59. The interviews will be arranged during week 10. All interviews will be arranged via Microsoft Teams.

More information: 

Ville Härsilä
Specialist in International Affairs 

Liina Korkiamäki
Board Member of JYY responsible for sustainable development