Save the Children seeks Brussels Director and EU Representative

Save the Children 5<y Senior Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 18 Aug 2018

Job Description

Brussels Director and EU Representative

The Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for a Brussels Director and EU Representative to lead our organisational engagement with the EU and civil society organisations, and a small team based in our well-established advocacy office. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with energy, commitment, and talent, to help create positive change in the lives of the world’s most deprived and marginalised children.

It’s a high profile role, in which you will ensure that we are a credible and effective partner to the EU, able to shape and grow our funding portfolio, and be a respected voice for children in Brussels; able to convene and effect real change. This role carries significant leadership responsibilities, as the public face of Save the Children in Brussels, and the accountable lead for both our EU influencing and fundraising (the Commission being our third largest institutional donor).

We are looking for an outstanding individual, able to build and manage diverse external and internal relationships, including at the highest level. You will be adept at seizing opportunities, managing risk, convening and convincing stakeholders, and harnessing organisational assets to leverage resources. This role will require an understanding of the EU system, a strong substantive grasp of Save the Children priorities and vision, as well as personal stature based on past experience.

This role offers a competitive package, based on national terms and conditions.

Interviews will be conducted from mid-end September 2018.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

Closing date: Saturday 15 September 2018


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