“It has been 2 years, since I started representing Terre des hommes Albania in the role of Country Director while reflecting Tdh expertise with the eight years of experience within the organization including migration and anti-trafficking, access to justice for juveniles and child protection. With a master’s degree in social work and almost 20 years of experience in children and youth focused civil society organizations, I have gained a large spectrum of experience, among the key ones being: organizational change management processes; social innovation and transformational development including community engagement, partnership building and collaborative approaches.”
"I have studied law at Tirana University, and I bring over 20 years of experience in international development and the nonprofit sector, contributing on program and strategic design for several organizations in the country and in capacity building of civil society in Albania. I joined Terre des hommes in 2017, and I hold the position of Regional Program Officer on Juvenile Justice Albania & Kosovo."
“Programing expert with 20 years of local and international experience in child’ and women’s rights issues, on topics such as participation, protection, empowerment, and reintegration. In Terre des hommes, I’ve found the unique blend of expertise in development work and agility to quickly respond to emergency situations or stretching its work from grassroots to high-level advocacy interventions for the benefits of the children in Albania and worldwide, without losing its core value of serving with a purpose.”
"I worked for several NGOs and public institution in Albania since 2003, until I joined Terre des hommes Albania in July 2016. I have been working as a project coordinator at Migration and Anti-traffic program, and most recently as Program Manager on Child Protection and National Focal Point for Safeguarding Policies. Besides my master’s degree in social work, I have persuaded my knowledge and specialization in child protection system. Working for Terre des hommes have given me the opportunity to feel energized, connected and hopefully in bringing positive and sustainable changes for the children. My inspirational motto is the one of Mother Teresa: 'Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love'."
"I currently work as Project Officer for the Migration and Anti Trafficking Program, since 2019 in Terre des Hommes providing support in the establishment, operation, and management of Multifunctional Community Centers for 3 municipalities: Durrës, Elbasan and Fier. My education background includes a bachelor’s degree in Social Worker, MA in Management and Administration and different training, on modeling of community-based services, case management, child protection system, community empowering and youth mobilization, early childhood, positive discipline, ect. Before joining Terre des hommes’ team, I had a 12 years’ experience, working for coordination, integration, and mobilization of vulnerable communities."
"I have studied social work and I am specialized in community organization. I come from a 7-year work experience with international organizations working with children and groups in need. Currently, I have work as a project officer at the Access to Justice Program, for Terre des hommes. In my role as a Project Officer, I ensure the quality and timely implementation of activities in collaboration with team members and partners. Tdh's values and working in team spirit keeps me motivated to accomplish my job, while dynamism keeps me challenged and excited."
"I have a psycho-social background and holds a M.Sc., from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work and Social Policies 'Issues of Children and Families' from the University of Tirana. I have a rich experience working for National and International Organizations for more than 15 years in the field of Child Rights & Child Protection, Youth work, Advocacy, and Juvenile Justice. Since 2018, I have joined Terre des hommes to contribute to the successful implementation of several projects."
"I graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology. Additionally, I continued my Professional Master's Studies in Psychological Counseling. For 15 years, I worked as a psychologist with young people addicted to drugs and alcohol, mostly in public social - care institutions. I was also the Head of the Emergency Center for the first returnees from war zones. Since 2021, I have been working as a mental health specialist at the Juvenile Justice Program for Terre des hommes, and I am responsible for interviewing, assessing and giving psychological support for cases returned from Syria, Iraq, and mentoring frontline Child Protection's workers. My motto in life: 'Never give up! Usually, the last key opens the door'."
"Since I finished my studies, I have worked with children and youth in need, which equipped me with a rich experience, especially related to social services for migrants, child protection services, educational services, mental health ones as well as youth and child empowerment interventions and volunteering programs. I joined the big family of Terre des hommes as an Administrative & Team assistant than as Procurement Officer. Currently, I am a Youth Specialist. 'Why do you like working with young people' is a question I constantly hear. The response I give is always ‘I do it because I love it!’ Each day presents a new challenge that keeps me stimulated to learn more. I become energized when surrounded by their conversations and creativity."
"I graduated in 2007, at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Tirana, in the Social Work branch. After completing my studies, I started working as a Social Worker to several NGOs focused on empowering various marginalized groups, which is my field of expertise for about 15 years. My professional experience, all these years, has been oriented towards the work of reintegration of children, young people and families of the Roma-Egyptian community, youth in street situations, those in conflict with the law, or discriminated because of their orientation sexual.For 5 years I have been working at Terre des hommes as a coordinator in the Access to Justice Program."
"I graduated in Law, at the University of Tirana. I am a licensed lawyer since 2017. For more than 8 years I have worked in civil society as a lawyer, project coordinator, monitoring of penitentiary institutions, trainer in various projects financed by international organizations. My experience during these years has been oriented towards the protection of the rights of marginalized categories, especially minors, women/girls, minorities etc. Since March 2023, I've joined Terre Des Hommes team as a capacity building specialist in the Access to Justice Program."
I graduated as social worker at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. I have 13 years of experience as a social worker, case manager, and project coordinator in various civil society organizations. Also, I have 8 years of experience as a trainer and coach for sustainable employment and growth of entrepreneurial skills. Since 2018, I have been part of the Terre des hommes team. Now I cover the role of social-economic empowerment specialist for Access to Justice Program. The team I belong to is a reason and motivation to develop my professional skills, as well as to contribute to the improvement of the economic development component within the organization.
"I am part of Terre des hommes’ team from more than one year, working on Monitoring and Evaluation field. Prior to joining Tdh, I have served as a volunteer for various national and international civic society organizations, focused on supporting people in need, especially children. I graduated in B.A., Psychology from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana and M.A. in Counselling Psychology with a Practicum at the International Faculty City College, University of Sheffield, Thessaloniki, Greece. I have attended also different training courses, and summer schools focused on migration and crises."
I joined Terres des hommes in February 2023, after 10 years of professional experience in the humanitarian and development sector, in the areas of design, monitoring and evaluation, capacity development and project management. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a master’s degree in Social Policy. My passion, dedication and perseverance to present social issues and speak up for the needs of the most marginalized have found a proper setting in Tdh, which is a leading organization and key actor in the child protection and community development sector in Albania.
"More than just a profession, journalism has been, for me, a communication tool that can teach, illuminate, and inspire the audience. But it can only do so if humans are determined to use it for those purposes. With this idea and a passion for amplifying the voices of marginalized individuals, I embarked on my journey as a journalist at the age of 13, working for various local and national TV networks. Meanwhile, I gained experience as a communication expert and trainer for youth, working part-time for various NGOs. In April 2022, I had the opportunity to join Terre des hommes as a Communication Officer. To promote the wonderful work done with children and youth is an inspiration that nourishes my creativity on a daily basis."
“I’m the Finance and Administration Manager for MCD South Europe. I joined Terre des hommes in Albania almost 5 years ago as Finance and HR Manager, and to date can testify by myself that it’s the place to be for a person who cherishes high-quality performance standards and friendly co-workers. I’m happy to contribute to the organizations’ work with my expertise in financial planning and controlling, organizational governance tools such as fund policies and regulations, staff capacity building and assessment and finance reporting. I hold a Master of Science on Public Administration, Business Administration and Mathematics.”
"I have over 17 years of experience in operations, finance and tax, international accounting, corporate and individual taxes. I am a professor at the university, as well as I have had different work experience in consulting, and advisory services. I began my career in International Organization and Banking, particularly working with Administration, Management, Procurement loan officer on turnaround situations. Since then, I have gained my work experience toward NGO and corporate finance, operations management, and acting FO for NGO and small to mid-sized companies. My motto in life is 'Many say I'm good, but few are loyal'."
"My work experience and qualifications are in the field of finance. For over 15 years, I have worked in finance, gaining expertise in various areas such as accounting, budget preparation, and finalizing reports. Additionally, I had a brief experience last year working with Terre des hommes under a service contract. Even though it was a short experience, I enjoyed it so much and I really appreciated the opportunity. Apart from my experience and expertise, I bring to the team a willingness to collaborate and provide support."
"I have joined Terre des hommes in 2019, leaving behind a 5-year work experience as a procurement and administration specialist in the public sector. The combination of my post-graduate studies (Master of Science) in Social Policy with the graduation in Bachelor, Finance and Accounting has worked for me as a magic "formula" to follow a strategy, which enables quality response and in time to the organization’s needs, in particular of children and young people. The values that determine the procedures, policies, and strategy of Tdh contribute to a favorable working environment oriented towards the best interest of the child."
"Born and raised in Kuçova, I have always felt challenged to raise my voice by being involved in activities promoting human rights. Being sensitive to these issues, I decided to study law at the University of Tirana. I joined the Terre des hommes’ team in 2022, after six years of experience in administration and finance in the private and non-profit sectors. I am very happy to be part of an organization, which aims to protect children and empower them for a better future."
“For 7 years I have been working at Terre des hommes, as a logistics & driver and I feel very satisfied to be part of the team of this organization. Correctness and dedication have characterized me over the years in performing this task. I feel proud because, through this job, as part of the staff, I have served the mission of Terre des hommes to bring significant and lasting changes to the lives of children and young people.”
"I’ve been born in Shkodra, where I grew up and follow my Law studies at the “Luigj Gurakuqi” University. After I finnished my studies, I begun working in some Community Centers as case manager for approximately 4 years. Since 2020, I have been part of Terre des hommes’ team, as a Field Coordinator, responsible for case management in the Multifunctional Community Center nr.5 in Shkodër. I consider myself as lucky because through my work I can implement my skills, be creative, and have a positive influence on the life of families and children."
"I graduated in Bachelor as teacher in 2001, while I hold the tittle Master of Science in Supervision of Educational Institutions. My previous experiences are related to the local administration in Shkodër Municipality, where I covered the position of project officer as well as coordinator of the Multifunctional Community Center for the Family. In January 2021, I joined the team of Terre des hommes Albania, which is implementing the project in cooperation with the municipality of Shkodër. Initially, I covered the position of Facilitator for Economic Empowerment and then the position of Social Worker for this project."
"I have been working for 12 years now in the field of social protection and education. When I joined the team of Terre des hommes Albania in 2016, my contribution was to address the needs of immigrant families and children, returned from asylum, especially the most vulnerable. Currently, I am engaged with Tdh in offering psychological and social support for the war evacuated Afghan children and families, sheltered in Shengjin. Being a part of Tdh is the responsibility as well as the motivation to improve the quality of life of the children and families who attend the organization's services."
“I have finished my studies in Public Health at the Faculty for Medical Science. From an early age, I have worked as a volunteer in different NGOs, because I always liked giving my contribution to the community. On September 2022, I had the opportunity to be part of Terre des hommes’ team, making my wish to work with children, young people, and families in need a true reality. I feel very privileged to be part of this organization and to continue giving my contribution.”
"Since January 2022, I have had the opportunity to be part of Terre des hommes’ team as a social worker providing psycho-social support for different age groups of the Afghan community sheltered in Shëngjin, escaping from the war in their country. I consider my job as great opportunity to give my contribution to their integration to the Albanian’s life, as long as they are going to stay here. I offer to them my support with a lot of love and dedication. Terre des hommes offers amazing opportunities where everyone who is part of this team can grow not just professionally, but also as human being."
"I graduated in Sociology at the Faculty of Social Science. Since the age of 15 years old, I have worked periodically as a volunteer and as an activist, taking part in different activities in Albania and abroad. Recently, I have worked as a youth mobilizer in different organizations in civil society. In October 2022, I joined Terre des hommes in Kukës. Being part of this team is a great opportunity for me, to continue the contribution young people of Kukës.”
"I graduated in Social Policy Administration in 2018 and have been practicing my profession in the social field for four years now.
My previous experience as a social worker helped me to understand the importance of working with families in need, young people and children. I have recently become certified as a Life Coach, to be a more qualified professional, helping people move forward in their lives to achieve greater fulfillment. I currently work as a Youth Mobilizer for the organization Terre des hommes."
“I graduated in Bachelor for elementary school teacher at the University “Aleksandër Xhuvani” in Elbasan. Previously, I worked for almost 5 years as a teacher and then as a social worker and coordinator in a Residential Services Center for trafficked children. It was there, where I got experience in the field of providing rehabilitation and reintegration services for children, youth, and families in need. From May 2022, I am part of Terre des Hommes, as a Youth Mobilizer in the MFCC Elbasan Municipality.”
"I graduated with a degree in Administration and Social Policy from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Tirana." Several times, I have participated in activities organized by various organizations for children. Additionally, I have completed an internship at the Center for the Prevention of Juvenile and Youth Crimes under the Ministry of Justice.From July 11, 2023, I was given the opportunity to join the staff of Terres des hommes, where I worked with great desire and high motivation to support children. I feel privileged to be part of Terre des hommes, to be close to the children, and to contribute to their future."
"I joined Terre des hommes as a field coordinator in Dibër Municipality because I want to contribute to bringing about positive changes for young people, children, and the community where I live. My 17-year experience with national and international NGOs has been focused on improving the lives of children and communities. Although I graduated in the field of health, my contributions extend beyond healthcare. I am committed to enhancing the overall well-being of the most vulnerable individuals in society. I am thrilled to be a part of the Terre des hommes team, an organization that has been advocating for children's rights for 30 years. This opportunity feels like the culmination of my professional journey in this field. »
"I completed my studies in Sociology at the University of Tirana, and I have over 20 years of professional experience in national and international organizations in the fields of child protection, community development, and health. I joined the Terre des hommes team in 2022 as a Field Coordinator in Fier. Working with young people and the positive energy I receive from them every day keep me motivated to achieve my professional goals."
"I graduated from ‘Aleksandër Moisiu’ University in Durrës, in Education." During my three years as a student, I volunteered with a civil society organization. Additionally, I completed a nearly year-long internship working with children who have different abilities. From July 11, 2023, I have been a part of the Terre des hommes team, and I am delighted that my professional journey is progressing within an organization that works towards ensuring a safer future for children and young people.”
"I joined the Terre des hommes team as a social worker at the Multifunctional Community Center in Lezha in November 2022. Although I graduated as a teacher, I have many years of working experience with national and international NGOs, focused on supporting people in need, particularly children. Currently, I work as a community mobilization specialist in Shëngjin, where Afghan families who have been evacuated from the war are settled. My role involves providing social support for them. Being there for people in need and bringing hope to their eyes is a powerful motivation in my work. It renews my energy and will to continue being there every day."