Country Director - Save The Children, Albania

Closing date:  31 Oct 2011


As a member of the Middle East & Eastern Europe Senior Leadership team, you will have shared accountability for Save the Children’s international development and emergency programming in the region of approximately $60 million each year through an organisation of nearly 600 people. To achieve our ambitious goals and breakthroughs for children, the leadership team will, in collaboration with Save the Children Members and in conjunction with the other regional organisations, aim to drive growth to $2 billion by 2015. The Country Director will lead the transformation of the country to a new operating model, whilst also delivering Save the Children’s strategy within the country through:

• Delivering quality programmes, including advocacy, for children; and • Serving Members and their donors • As a member of the Regional Senior Leadership Team, contribute to strategic development and delivery of international programming, in both humanitarian and development contexts, in line with the Save the Children mandate, strategy and theory of change • Deliver transformational change in-country • Be accountable, and develop the capacity of, mentor and hold staff accountable • Be accountable, and develop the capacity of, mentor and hold Senior Management Team accountable

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE • Experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise • Experience of managing a crisis situation requiring quick changes to priorities and rapid action to respond • Experience of leading change in an organisation which has led to considerable results for the organisation and its stakeholders • Experience of building personal networks at a senior level, resulting in securing new opportunities for the organisation • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in • 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

Please apply to SCIRecruitment@savethechildren.org with cover letter and CV with further detail on our website www.savethechildren.net

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