“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 currently work as Project Coordinator 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. Since 2019, I have been working as a project coordinator at the Migration and Anti-Trafficking Program, for Terre des hommes. In my role as a coordinator, I ensure the quality and timely implementation of projects 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."
"My first experience as a volunteer in an organization was during my University studies. Since that moment I knew my vocation was helping people, especially the most vulnerable ones and children. After finishing my studies I continued to work at the same organization for more than 13 years, contributing to the children’s wellbeing. Later, on February 2020 I joined the team of Terre des hommes. Currently, I cover the role of project coordinator. I am happy to continue my contribution toward children’s wellbeing."
"I graduated as a 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 in the role of coordinator for the social-economic empowerment of young people and parents, who are part of Tdh's support programs. Being part of Tdh's team, motivates me to develop my professional skills."
I recently joined Terre des hommes after gaining several years of experience in project administration, planning, and implementation with international organizations and public service. My current aspiration is to pursue a career in the humanitarian field and enhance my skills through this new journey with Terre des Hommes. As a dedicated humanitarian worker, I intend to utilize my skills and education in MSc. Business Administration and Entrepreneurship to empower vulnerable communities, families in need, and children protection by facilitating economic development. I am committed to contributing to the team's efforts to achieve the project objective of sustainable socio-economic reintegration of returned migrants in Albania.
"I have studied psychology and I hold a PhD on Educational Psychology. For more than ten years, I have been working in the field of protection of the rights of children, youth, and adults. Since 2018, I have been working as a project coordinator for the Juvenile Justice Program within Terre des Hommes, Albania. I am responsible to manage and monitor the implementation of all project activities in close collaboration with team members and partners.
The trust that the work we are doing together with Tdh’s team has a very huge impact on the communities we work with, keeps me motivated and inspired in my daily work."
"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 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 Officer 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 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 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 which can teach, it can illuminate, and it can even inspire the audience. But it can do so, only if humans are determined to use it for those ends. With this idea and the passion to strengthen the voice of the weaker people, I started my 13-year-old path as a journalist in different local and national TV broadcasting. Meanwhile I had experiences as communication expert and trainer for youth, working as part time expert for different NGOs, until April 2022 when I got the opportunity to join Terre des hommes as Communication Officer. To promote the wonderful work done with children and youth is an inspiration which feeds daily my creativity."
"I’ve joined the organization in 2011 first as IT & Communication Assistant for Tdh Albania, and from 2016 as Regional IT & Communication Assistant for Albania & Kosovo delegations. Until 2019 I’ve been in charge, except the IT position, also for most of communication related issues, managing social medias, and designing of all Tdh Albania & Kosovo publication. My areas of expertise are IT, graphic design, communication."
“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.”
"My journey in finance has started in 2011 with experiences from private sector and different organizations. I have enhanced my knowledge in the field with a MSc in Accounting and Auditing. In 2017 I joined, Tdh as Finance Officer and within a year, I promoted as Senior Finance Officer. My main responsibilities cover implementation of financial policies in areas such as accounting, budget follow up, financial reporting in support to projects implemented by Tdh. I feel privileged working with Tdh for all these years filled with challenges and achievements, as I see every experience as an opportunity to grow."
"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'."
"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."
"Currently, I cover the position of Procurement and Human Resources Officer at the Terre des hommes, Albania. I joined Tdh after 15 years of experience working with children and developing communities in another International Organization.For 17 years, I have been a professor in university, and I hold the tittle Phd in Linguistic Sciences. Working with young people in the auditorium, have helped me to fulfill my professional expectations. Being part of the Support Team at Tdh, inspires me to assist through my work, this Foundation, to empower and strengthen the VOICE of children, youth and communities."
“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.”
"My work as a logistics / driver in Terre des hommes Albania aims to provide a safe transport service for team’s members of the organization to fulfill their daily objectives and priorities in response to the needs of children, youth, and families in need. Previously, I worked as a driver for public administration institutions at the local level, as well as in some civil society organizations in Elbasan, where I was born and raised."
"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 have finished Bachelor and Master studies in the field of Social Work. After my studies, I have been trained and engaged in various activities, which helped me to gain some experience. Although, I didn't have a real job until the moment I applied, competed, and won the position as a Social Worker near the Multifunctional Community Center in Elbasan, supported by Terre des hommes Albania. Working in a team, which is close to me like a big family is the huge motivation I could found. I feel lucky and grateful to be part of this organization."
"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 followed my universities studies in my native city, Elbasan. I graduated at the University “Aleksandër Xhuvani” as a teacher, in the lower cycle branch.
After finishing my studies, I was temporarily employed as a primary education teacher in various educational institutions. For 3 years, I am part of Terre des Hommes foundation’s team as after school. I am happy to be part of the Terre des Hommes foundation, where my contribution is focused on the improvement and achievements of children in the academic, emotional, and social fields."
"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."
"Graduated in Bachelor Teacher in 2000 in my hometown, Shkodër, I worked for 15 years at the beginning in one of the 9-year-old school and then in a school dedicated to children with special needs. Motivation and dedication towards children and in close cooperation with parents, so that the work which has been done in the classroom, might continue at home, has been one of my aims at work. In May 2019, I joined the Terre des hommes team as a support teacher, in MFCC no. 5 in Shkodër. My journey in Tdh has improved my skills toward knowing the spiritual world of children"
"I graduated for Social Philosophy at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Tirana. I chose to study in this field because I have always been inclined towards the “common good” and my personal contribution to achieve it, for a better and more developed society. My previous experience is related to Social Services in the Municipality of Kukës. My journey in the Terre des hommes has been surprising to me. Very quickly I became an integral part of this family where ethical values and professional morals are at high levels. I like the work I do, because I can help in the field of awareness, the fight against many social phenomena, to get involved in activities with, and to create opportunities, along with with Terre des Hommes, for people in need."
"I graduated in Albanian Language and Literature, Bachelor, and Professional Master's. Whereas I hold the title Master of Science in Albanian Ethnocultural and Literature. I have 12 years of experience as a language-literature teacher, both in schools and in international organizations. From 2019, I am a support teacher for Terre des hommes at the Multi-functional Community Center Lezhë. Being part of Terre des hommes is such a great opportunity for me, because it has helped me to always find good motivation which inspires me daily to work close to the children."
“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.”
"It has been 6 years from now, that I have been working in social services field for international organizations, especially dedicated to children and families in need. Five years ago, I have joined the Terre des hommes team, where I'm covering the position of field coordinator at the Multi-functional Community Center, Lezhë. Being a field coordinator at a MFCC, is a responsibility that keeps me always challenged, as I must take care that the services are provided with quality, on time and reach the families in need. Matching Tdh's values with my personal values as a human being and responsible citizen, makes me commit to my 100%."
"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."
"It’s been a decade since I started at Terre des hommes and I can describe it as one of the most beautiful experiences, in a professional and human facet, which has helped me develop my skills in coordination, case management, in close cooperation with local government institutions in the field of trafficking and protection of children. From July 1, 2019, I hold the position of social worker in the Elbasan Municipal Health Center, with the purpose of my work being case management as well as economic empowerment of families returned from illegal immigration."
"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 as a sociologist at the Faculty of Social Science in 2018. Two years later, I got the title Master of Science on Teaching. Previously, I worked as a teacher in high school of Kukës. Teaching for me is not just a profession, but it is like a mission to educate the new generation. That is way, I see being part of Terre des hommes as a great opportunity to help children and youth to achieve success and self-realization through education. Joining Tdh, has helped me fulfill my mission as a teacher, so I feel appreciated being part of the team."
"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.”