Open position: Project Assistant for one year’s fixed time period


Are you looking for a meaningful work? Are you interested in working in social work field, working in a non-governmental organization, or working with immigrants? Maybe you have work experience or education from social field from outside Finland, but you lack work experience from Finland or need to practice your Finnish language in work environment?

If you answered yes to the questions above, apply our open position for project assistant already today! We in Sininauhasäätiö work to improve the situations of people experiencing homelessness

We are looking for a person to be hired through The vacant job funding program, for one year’s fixed time period. The vacant job funding program is a funding program of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The aim of the program is to promote the employment of those who find it difficult to find employment through offering jobs in non-governmental organizations working in social and health fields. The vacancies created by the program can only be applied for by young adults under 30 with poor employability and people with partial work ability (without an age restriction).

In The Blue Ribbon Foundation’s immigrant work we work for preventing homelessness of those moving to Finland and support immigrants experiencing homelessness. The work includes advising people who are undocumented and arranging group activities, assisting people without apartment in finding apartment, advising in housing related matters, and arranging courses about housing in Finland. We also do advocacy work and cooperation with other organizations.

The person we are looking for could work in many different tasks in KOTA-program. The tasks can be partly tailored depending on the interests and skills of the selected person. Fluent Finnish is not a prerequisite for getting the work, but we wish the selected person will be motivated to use and develop their Finnish skills.

What we wish from you:

  • You are interested about the work themes and are eager to learn
  • You master the basics of IT, or have the ability to learn the use of different programs easily (e-mail, Office365, social media)
  • Your Finnish is at least on skill level B1
  • English skills and other language skills (for instance somali or arabic) are an advantage
  • You have education or earlier work experience from social work field
  • You actively take initiative and know how to ask for help when needed
  • You have good teamwork skills

What we offer:

  • Mentoring throughout the employment period
  • Possibilities to take part in defining the content of the work
  • Work team, where we help and support each other
  • An opportunity to develop your skills
  • Different work benefits: travel benefit, culture and sports benefit and occupational health care

If you feel like this is the job for you, do not hesitate to apply! We are looking forward to welcome you to our team!

Apply for the position by sending your application letter and CV through this link.

Additional information from the Immigrant Work Manager anna-Leena Myllylä. You can reach her through e-mail ( or by calling to the number 040 664 6480 on Monday 9.1. between 9-13, on Thursday 12.1. between 12-17 or on Thursday 19.1. between 13-17. The application will be open until 29.1. and the job interviews will be arranged between 1.2. and 9.2.. The work will start latest 1.3.2022.

The job is located in Vallila, Helsinki. The work includes occasional evening work. Salary for the position is 2080,52 – 2250 euros. The salary will be defined by the applicants education, experience and skills.