Health and Nutrition Specialist

from Save the Children
Closing date: 23 Oct 2019

As a member of the Program Development and Quality team the Health and Nutrition (H&N) specialist will be responsible for leading the Save the Children country programme in all aspects of health and nutrition.

This exciting role has the potential to have a positive impact on thousands of disadvantaged children in Cambodia. Working with national and international colleagues across a range of disciplines such as early childhood development, primary education, child protection, child rights governance, partnerships, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning the H&N specialist will be a key member of a highly skilled and influential team.

The H&N specialist will provide technical oversight and support to the country programme in program design, proposal writing and development. While also providing technical support to health and nutrition projects, as well as working with governmental and non-governmental partners and staff at all levels to ensure that children and their caregivers in Cambodia have access to quality health and nutrition services.

Qualifications and experience


  • Master's Degree in Health, Nutrition or any relevant field (Pubic Health, Nutrition, Health Science, Health System Strengthening, Early Child Development, etc.).

  • Extensive and substantive relevant practical experience may be considered in lieu of a Master's Degree.

  • At least 7 years relevant work experience in leading the development and implementation of Health and Nutrition programmes

  • Experience working closely with government, donors, and other health actors in Cambodia

  • Proposal development and proposal writing skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken Khmer


  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills

  • Strong writing skills for proposal development, reporting, and designing training materials.

  • Excellent IT [Microsoft Office] skills

  • Ability and willingness to travel to all parts of the country

  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, in emergencies

  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

  • Excellent written and spoken English

  • Project management experience

Contract length:** Unspecified Duration Contract (UDC)

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to apply:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document and apply as link below:

Closing date for application is 23rd of October 2019. Strong candidates will be interviewed and possibly offered the position before the closing date.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

For more information about Save the Children in Cambodia, visit our website: