National Representative Romania, Resource and Support Hub

  • Contract
  • Romania
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Social Development Direct

Context and Role

As the war in Ukraine has led to millions of displaced, traumatised, and vulnerable persons inside Ukraine and in surrounding countries, the Safeguarding Resource and Support Hub is in discussions with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), via Save the Children and Plan International to support safeguarding across the humanitarian response. These funds will be used to establish Hubs in Poland, Moldova, and Romania (plus Ukraine if / when the situation allows), providing safeguarding advice, guidance, materials, and resources for use by organisations working on the emergency response and, as the situation stabilises, the longer-term recovery and reconstruction.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an impactful and exciting programme that is expanding its geography into the Eastern Europe (EE) region. The National Representative Romania (NR-R) position is based in Romania, with occasional travel within Europe (Covid/ security permitting). The NR-R will be responsible for establishing, designing, and delivering the workplan of the Romania Hub, including setting the strategic direction (both short and longer term); mapping the safeguarding risks, needs and opportunities; safeguarding service delivery (e.g., developing materials and resources); relationship management with key stakeholders; coordination with other Hubs; and learning. The successful candidate will also lead on developing a national communications plan and safeguarding community of practice (depending on need). S/he will manage all activities targeting Romanian stakeholders (e.g., civil society organisations, government entities, etc) via the RSH digital platform and face to face (covid permitting). S/he will report to the Regional Lead and work closely with colleagues from across the RSH EE team and Technical Advisor pool. Support will be provided from a regional M&E and communications advisors, as well as from short term consultants as needed.

Person Specification

  • Have minimum 7 years of experience working in social work/ safeguarding/ child protection/ child safeguarding/ Gender Based Violence.
  • Have proven management experience with the ability to work autonomously to a high level of delivery. Be familiar with standard work planning and M&E tools and approaches.
  • Understand the importance of gender equality and social inclusion, and be able to demonstrate commitment to feminist values, including disability inclusion and working with minority groups.
  • Be able to work under pressure and pick-up new tasks and processes quickly, as well as experience and confidence in problem solving and risk mitigation.
  • Excellent communication, networking, and facilitation skills.
  • Be able to collaborate respectfully with colleagues and stakeholders from a variety of experience levels, backgrounds, and cultures.
  • Have experience of working with/ for civil society organisations.
  • Have good networks in Romania with regards to civil society, government institutions, networks, and forums around issues of social protection, social welfare, women’s rights child rights.
  • Able to write to a high standard in English and Romanian.
  • Be committed to the highest standards of conduct with regards to safeguarding, and to the RSH core values (see annex).
  • Be willing to travel to different countries in Eastern Europe to support Hub colleagues.

How to apply

To apply

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please email your tailored CV with a cover letter by email to [email protected]. We will be reviewing applications and interviewing on a rolling basis, so please apply at your earliest convenience. The deadline for applying is 31st July 2022, but we will review applications on a rolling basis so apply early to not miss out. Please use this email subject line: ‘National Representative – Romania – Your Name’. Please confirm your eligibility to work in Romania.

Social Development Direct’s organisational vision is a just and equal world founded on gender equality and social inclusion. Our mission is to provide excellence in social development to support policies, laws, social norms, and institutions that advance social, economic, and political justice for all. We are committed to creating a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace and encourage people from minority and non-dominant backgrounds to apply.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. Please let us know if you would require any assistance to attend the interview or complete an assessment.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to respond to shortlisted candidates.

Noting that Closing date is 31-Jul-22