Country Director-Venezuela

The Opportunity


This position can be based in: Caracas, Venezuela.


Country Director Venezuela



As a member of the Latin America and the Caribbean Senior Leadership team, you will have shared accountability for Save the Children’s international development and emergency programming in the region.  The role holder will have direct accountabilities for all aspects of the Venezuela Country office. The Country Director will continue to strengthen the management of the country, whilst also delivering Save the Children’s strategy within the country through:

•             Delivering quality programmes for children; and

•             Ensuring world class stewardship of resources from Members and their donors


To be successful, you will bring/have:


  • Experienced leader who has held a senior position in a relatively complex organisation.
  • Track record in recruiting, leading and developing calibre specialist senior staff with a range of backgrounds and expertise.
  • Track record in developing and empowering staff.
  • Strategic thinker who is comfortable with developing ambitious business strategies and has a good track record of delivering on these.
  • Ability to manage and motivate self and others to respond to a major crisis, requiring swift action and rapid changes in priorities.
  • Evidence of identifying and building strategic and effective business networks at a senior level, which have resulted in clear business benefit for the organisation.
  • Innovative approach to solving a range of complex issues and galvanising buy-in to the solutions at all levels.
  • Experience working in a variety of cultures and countries.
  • Spanish and English required.


We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.


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.

Application Information:

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.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at Save the Children | Country Director-Venezuela | Latin America and the Caribbean


We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early applications will have priority. Qualified candidates could be interviewed before de application closing date.



Job description:

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Date advertised: 27 Oct 2022

Closing date: 9 Dec 2022 - 00:59 CST

Location: Caracas, Venezuela

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-time

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