Albania: Eurasia Director

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Albania
Closing date: 06 May 2014

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c14, 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people an d relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length:24 months

The role

As a member of the Regional Office Senior Management Team, the Eurasia Director will oversee Save the Children’s programmes across the Eurasia region – comprising of the South Caucasus and South East Europe. The post holder will contribute to the strategic development and delivery of international programming, for both humanitarian and development contexts, in line with the Save the Children’s mandate, strategy and theory of change. This role will also develop and implement strategy for future management of the Eurasia Region with the involvement and buy-in of all Save the Children’s stakeholders. The post holder will support the Eurasia country programmes to develop appropriate solutions to key management and operational challenges that reflect the distinctive nature of programmes in the South Caucasus and South Eas t Europe. In consultation with the Eurasia Country Programmes, the Eurasia Director will also explore potential regional programming opportunities.

The position is based in the region or based within one of the Country Offices within the Eurasia region– with 50% travelling per year

Qualifications and experience


* Substantial experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise

* Experience growing programs, capturing significant donor funding, and working in particular with European donors

* Experience mentoring and managing senior staff

* Experience managing a crisis situation requiring quick changes to priorities and ra pid action to respond

* Experience leading change in an organisation which has led to considerable results for the organisation

* Experience building personal networks at a senior level, resulting in securing new opportunities for the organisation

* Experience in child rights programming in the European context preferred

* Significant regional experience of working in the South Caucuses and South East Europe

* Good understanding of programme, financial and operational management processes

* Good understanding of key trends in international and humanitarian development

* Commitment to the Save the Children values


* Regional language skills

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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Please appl y in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

How to apply:

Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV

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