Save the Children Europe works in Brussels to ensure European Union (EU) policies and funding have a lasting and positive impact on children’s lives. We focus on making sure the EU fights child poverty in Europe and in developing countries; that the EU responds to humanitarian crises and protects children in conflict, invests in health and education and protects the rights of all children. Save the Children Europe brings together expertise in advocacy, donor relations and fundraising. We work with the EU institutions to break cycles of poverty, inequality and conflict, invest in children inside and outside Europe’s borders, and to listen to children’s voices, involving them in decisions which affect their futures.

In order to increase our impact on children, we collaborate closely with Save the Children Members and offices in Europe and coordinate together through our Domestic Account to ensure the EU funds our programmes.

Who are we looking for:

The EU Domestic Cooperation Officer in Save the Children Europe will play a role in promoting the identification of programmatic synergies across the Movement in Europe on child poverty, children on the move, child participation and child protection, with the goal to support the Domestic Account to secure funding for Save the Children’s cross-country initiatives in Europe.

The Cooperation Officer has a track record of successful projects funded by DG JUST, DG HOME, REA and/or EACEA’s Funding Programmes in the context of a non-governmental organisation or international organisation, has programmatic experience in topics relevant to children’s rights and participation, child protection and migrant children, and is an enthusiastic team player able to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

The role is based in Romania and reports to Save the Children Europe online, with some travel to Brussels. The post-holder must be eligible for a work contract in Romania.

What we offer
o Meaningful work in an international environment in support of the oldest international child rights organisation in the world
o Competitive salary.
o One year fixed term contract with possibility of renewal
Application Information:
Please apply by 14 January at 23:59 Bucharest time by sending a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document to Please also include details of salary expectations. We will review CVs on a rolling basis and contact candidates for an interview. Interviews will be held during the week commencing on 16 January. Expected start in the post (full-time job) is February 2023.