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Save The Dogs & Other Animals General Director Position (Salary Negotiable)


  • Directly manage the Senior staff, other managers/officers (admin, logistic & finance) and assume accountability for the timely, effective and efficient implementation of the projects
  • Oversee administrative, human resources, logistics and financial management of the Romanian office.
  • Ensure the design & the implementation of the local staff capacity building plan
  • Oversee accurate financial forecasting with a view of contributing to the accurate Operating Budgets, track budget expenditure with operations and programs staff ensuring appropriate spending projections, timely procurement and activity implementation
  • With the Board of Directors and other members of the Senior Management Team, develop systems and procedures to ensure smooth running of field office in line with the charity  guidelines
  • Setting-up a monitoring and evaluation plan and ensure project activities documentation and performance reports according to the Board’s requirements
  • Represent Save the Dogs and other Animals at local and regional levels, as well for all internal and external visitors
  • Ensure positive interaction and good relations with partners, nationally and internationally
  • Participate in the recruitment of national staff as required by the Board of Directors.


  • University degree in International Affairs, Public Administration, or related degree; any previous experience in animal welfare is preferred
  • At least 5 years work within an NGO, including field management and report writing
  • 5 years experience managing, supervising and developing operational staff
  • Proven leadership, team-building, and management experience
  • Capacity to work in group and in a multicultural contest and negotiation/interpersonal skills, flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
  • Fluency in spoken and written English or Italian (compulsory); Proficiency in Romanian preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to form and implement systems and procedures and ensure their adherence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven computer literacy skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and in difficult living conditions
  • Genuine interest for animal welfare

Starting Date: November 2017

Expected duration: 12 months renewable

Benefits: accommodation, home leaves, car, health insurance

Application deadline: September the 30th, 2017

Application procedure: send CV to; only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.


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Country Romania

Important Notes

What to pack

Volunteers should take practical / comfortable clothes to work in e.g (scrubs). If you would like to purchase a WVS scrub top please contact the office or visit our online shop.

  • Practical / comfortable clothes to work in (eg. scrubs)
  • Wet weather gear and warm clothing for the evenings
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Ear plugs and eye mask
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • Prescriptions & over-the-counter medication (eg. Imodium, Paracetemol etc)

The project may be extremely short on certain supplies and would likely be very grateful for donations. Please get in touch with us to find out if there is anything in particular that would be helpful to bring with you. If you have any spare room in your bag on the outbound flight, it would be highly appreciated if you are able to bring some spare supplies to use during your trip. This is at your discretion and entirely optional.

Travel Insurance

It is essential that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance for this project which also covers you for veterinary work. We recommend Go Walkabout who offer tailor made travel insurance policies for WVS volunteers. Please note that fully paid members of WVS also receive a 10% discount on Go Walkabout policies.

Health & Vaccinations

This information should be used as a guide only. For up to date information on immunisations please consult your doctor. You will need to allow plenty of time before travelling for your immunisations to be effective. DO NOT LEAVE THIS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. As you will be working with animals the Rabies and Tetanus vaccines are essential. We have provided links below to websites with useful information on immunisations and travel advice which we highly recommend that you visit.


​UK passport holders are required to obtain a visa before travelling. Please visit the Foreign Commonwealth Office website for further details: All WVS volunteers are required to organise their own visas.

Trip dates

There are trip dates available throughout the year. Please speak to a member of the team on +44 (0)1725 557225.

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Benefits of volunteering with WVS

By volunteering with WVS you are making a huge difference to the lives of animals and communities around the world. You will also receive the following benefits:

  • Full logistics support from our UK office
  • 24/7 emergency support in partnership with Red24
  • 10% discount at Cotswold Outdoors
  • 10% discount on travel insurance from Go Walkabout
Country Romania

Questions? Call us now:

+44 (0)1725 557225