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Regional Director – Europe, Mediterranean & Arab States (EMAS)

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association
Location: London, SW1
Last Date: July 8, 2011
Email: (Reference:

Summary and Main Purpose:

To act on behalf of the Secretary General as the representative of the International Secretariat in the Europe, Mediterranean and Arab States (EMAS) region to promote, to encourage, and further to develop the Award Programme in the region. Working closely with the London-based International Secretariat, and in consultation with the Regional Advisory Board and through leading the Europe, Mediterranean and Arab States (EMAS) regional team, this post will develop and implement the International Secretariat’s strategy within the Europe, Mediterranean & Arab States (EMAS) region.

The role has overall responsibility for the key areas of:
• Contributing to the development, implementation, monitoring and budgeting of the medium-term (3 / 5 year) International Secretariat strategic plan.
• Setting and meeting the objectives for the four core areas of Programme (Capacity Building; Priority Country Development; Advocacy and Profile; Youth Engagement and Development; Research Data and Collection); Governance and Structure (Governance and Planning; HR and Staff Development; IS Communications (staff-to-staff); Alliance Project Management; Business Model Engagement); Communications (International Secretariat to National Award Authorities, Independent Operators, and external); and Fundraising and Events within the Europe, Mediterranean & Arab States (EMAS) region.
• Representing the International Secretariat at regional forums, facilitating links to national youth development agendas through partnerships with various stakeholders including ministries, NGOs, UN, and other agencies.
• Line managing the Europe, Mediterranean & Arab States (EMAS) regional team.

Essential Knowledge/Experience:
Educated to degree level or equivalent.
Proven experience and evidence of success in a leadership and management role.
Proven experience of developing and implementing strategy.
Proven knowledge and experience of the Award.
Experience of working within an international context.
Experience of managing relationships with partners and volunteers.
Line management experience.
Experience of working with high level leaders.
Experience of managing budgets.
Proven knowledge of youth issues and / or community development experience.
Proven knowledge of socio-economic / historical / cultural aspects of the Europe, Mediterranean & Arab States (EMAS) region.
Ability to travel away from home and throughout the region.

Desirable Knowledge/Experience:
Experience of working in the charity / not-for-profit sector / development sector.
Experience of quality assurance processes.
Working knowledge of European languages / Arabic / Russian / and / or other languages spoken in the Europe, Mediterranean & Arab States (EMAS) region.
Knowledge of current trends and practices of youth development.
A perspective on issues such as gender, equity, social inclusion, and youth participation.

To apply for this role please email your CV to along with a supporting statement outlining your suitability for this position. Applications received after 1700 hrs on 8 July 2011 will not be accepted.

Registered Charity: 1072453. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer.



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