Sirje Vaittinen

Sirje Vaittinen.

Name: Sirje Vaittinen
Job title: Project Coordinator
Tel: +358 2952 47033
E-mail: [email protected]


  • bilateral and EU project collaboration with Northwest Russia and Eastern European countries
  • Barents Region co-operation
  • Nordic Council of Ministers' (NCM) Cooperation with Russia on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programme
  • cross-cultural communication 
  • linguistic support (interpretation and translation)

Primary duties

  • project administration and management
  • public relations


  • 1997 Bachelor of Arts (Russian language and literature), University of Helsinki
  • 2013 Studies in Health and Disease in Developing Countries, University of Helsinki

Work experience

  • 2016 onwards, technical assistant of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland regarding the Joint Working Group on Health and Related Social Issues (JWGHS)
  • 2013 onwards, coordinator of NCM projects with Russia, THL
  • 2009 – 2013 project coordinator in non-communicable diseases and injuries control project in Mongolia, THL
  • 2000 – 2012 project assistant and coordinator of several Finnish-Russian and EU projects in the field of infectious diseases, drug work, child protection and public health training, THL (STAKES)

Language skills

  • Finnish (native)
  • Estonian (excellent)
  • Russian (excellent)
  • English (good)
  • Polish (good)