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Vacancy: Regional Quality and Accountability Advisor for Tdh Europe Region


Regional Quality and Accountability Advisor

Start date: as soon as possible

Contract: one-year fixed-term local contract, renewable

Location: flexible, in one of Terre des hommes’s offices in the region (Budapest, Tirana, Bucharest, Chisinau, Pristina, Athens or Thessaloniki) with frequent travel in Central and Eastern Europe

Eligibility: the candidate must be legally eligible to work in the country where the position is based


Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. Founded in 1960, we are committed to improving the lives of millions of the world's most vulnerable children. Through our innovative protection and health projects, we provide assistance to over three million children and their families in almost forty countries each year. In Europe, Tdh intervenes directly or indirectly in many countries, relying on teams based in Hungary, Albania, Greece, Kosovo, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine.


The Regional Quality and Accountability Advisor will support the region and its delegations in the design and implementation of Tdh’s Q & A approach within Central and East Europe. This position will be responsible for promoting Quality and Accountability within projects and programmes in the region through methodological and technical support to operational staff in the region and its delegations. This position will be involved in project management (situation analysis, strategy development, operational programming, monitoring, project steering, evaluation, capitalization), information management process and optimal information exchange, communication as well as participation in the decision-making processes of the key stakeholders (accountability).


Strategy and Management

  • Leads the development and implementation of the Quality & Accountability strategy at the region and delegation levels in line with Tdh's policies and guidelines;
  • Helps to consolidate and disseminate ‘lessons learned’ and promotes a culture of openness and exchange;
  • Ensures that projects and programmes work to meet the ethical principles of gender equality, equity and Do No Harm;
  • Understands and applies Tdh’s policies on safety, child protection and fraud prevention.

Technical and Methodological Support

  • Supports the delegations to develop their Q&A (including M&E and IM) capacities;
  • Provides Q&A (including M&E and IM) support to project and programme teams engaged in regional and complex delegation level projects;
  • Supports situation analysis, strategy development, monitoring & evaluation, information management, capitalization and accountability.

Learning / Training

  • Contribute to identifying Q&A related thematic issues;
  • Develop and implement a capacity building strategic plan for programme and project teams, M&E and IM staff;
  • Organize ad hoc mentoring and training sessions.

Internal and External Network

  • Contribute to exchange good practices between delegations;
  • Foster and participate in Q&A related exchanges with the Headquarters;
  • Follow up on the latest developments related to Q&A issues and contribute to adequate information dissemination;
  • Participate in Q&A networks at regional levels.


Requirement and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in international Quality & Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluating;
  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences or relevant field;
  • Expertise in project cycle management, in-depth knowledge of its concepts, processes and tools, and in facilitating participatory processes;
  • Expertise in the design, planning and implementation of quality and accountability processes;
  • Knowledge and experience working in the field of children's rights (protection, health) in the development / humanitarian context in SEE;
  • Ability to grasp and question a problem, hypotheses and a research system, in collaboration with a team of external researchers;
  • Sensitivity and knowledge of ethical issues related to project management, gender, equity, do-no harm;
  • Excellent oral and written English (C2) is mandatory.


  • Ability to establish an environment of cooperation and collaboration;
  • Conceptual and strategic analysis;
  • Self-controlled, with skills to support and counsel others;
  • Flexibility, availability and adaptability;
  • Results-oriented and problem solving skills;
  • Competency in an Eastern European language is highly desirable.


Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their application through the following link: