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Vacancy: Deputy Country Representative in Romania (Closed)


Terre des hommes Foundation is seeking to recruit a Deputy Country Representative for Romania.

Start date: as soon as possible

Contract: One year, local (no expatriate benefits), full-time contract, renewable.

Salary: Ranging EUR 1500-1700 net depending on skills and experience (paid in local currency).

Location: Bucharest with travel to offices in Craiova and Bacau

Deadline for receiving applications: the 20th of May, 2018. Recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

Priority will be given to candidates legally eligible to work in Romania.


Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. The Foundation has been helping children in need for over 50 years, defending their rights regardless of their race, creed or political affiliation. In over 35 countries, Tdh protects children against exploitation and violence, improves children’s and their mother’s health and provides emergency psychological and material support in humanitarian crises.

In Romania Terre des hommes (Tdh Ro) has been active since 1992. For the past few years, the delegation has been working on three main intervention areas: (1) Strengthening child protection and juvenile justice systems, (2) Protection of children affected by migration/trafficking, and (3) Social inclusion of minorities. Every year thousands of children and their families benefit from projects implemented either at a national or regional level.


The Deputy Country Representative (DCR) will be responsible for supporting the strategic development and implementation of the Terre des hommes programs in Romania. The DCR reports directly to the Country Representative (CR) of Romania and Ukraine, advises and assists the Country Representative in the definition of programs, projects, operational and institutional strategies in line with Tdh’s global, regional strategy and policies.

He/she is responsible for leading the advocacy strategy and partnerships of Tdh in Romania as well as in representing the organization in strategic meetings and events as required. The DCR has direct management responsibility and supervision over the program staff based on the organization’s organigram. Additionally, the DCR is in charge of the overall financial and administrative management of the delegation.


  • To lead and oversee Tdh Romania implementation of the country and regional strategy, overall projects coordination, planning and monitoring;
  • To represent the Country Representative with partners, donors and in advocacy, networking events;
  • To lead the advocacy activities for migration, juvenile justice and child protection;
  • To contribute and lead in some occasions in writing project proposals and support fundraising efforts;
  • To be up to date with the political situation in the country and follow closely the implementation of the government agenda on child protection, migration, juvenile justice, social inclusion, and other related topics;
  • In charge of ensuring quality control of all public and internal documents, communication tools and strategies to promote the work of Tdh and its partners;
  • In charge of the overall financial and budget management of projects under DCR supervision including quality control, operational budget piloting (monitoring, forecasting, anticipating and proposing changes) and follow-up;
  • To organize and facilitate quarterly program review and lead or contribute to the organization of various staff meetings, working groups, planning events, etc.;
  • To contribute to the strengthening of knowledge management efforts and overseeing research elements and projects;
  • To promote synergy and team building within Tdh Romania, and to work with the CR and HR for defining and reviewing the best team architecture and training possible, to ensure team coherence;
  • To contribute to the M&E system, development and implementation;


  • University degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in a relevant field;
  • Strong expertise in the field of child rights and child protection; knowledge of migration, juvenile justice and social inclusion programs;
  • Minimum 5 years of management experience preferably with an international organization;
  • Strong team leadership qualities;
  • Extensive project management experience (management; planning; staff development and training skills)
  • Capacity to work independently and under pressure;
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills;
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English (C1). Romanian language skills are highly desirable.

How to apply:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their CV and motivation letter in English to: no later than 20th of May 2018. Please include “Deputy Country Representative for Romania” in the subject line.

Child Safeguarding policy:

To commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy.

Due to an anticipated high number of applications, Tdh is not in a position to respond to every applicant individually. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.