Senior Regional Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor

Country: Panama
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 5 Sep 2021

The Opportunity

This can be a remote position based in Panama, Peru, Colombia, Nicaragua, Honduras or El Salvador.

Save the Children LAC RO is currently recruiting for an experienced Health and Nutrition Adviser to guide programming in the LAC region. We are looking for a committed health professional with a proven track record in leading health programming in humanitarian and development contexts, as well as substantial experience in programme design and delivery.

Key areas of responsibility

The Health and Nutrition Adviser will provide a critical link between Save the Children's global health and nutrition team and country level technical work, strengthening our representation and programme quality oversight at the regional level. They will contribute to building capacity and fostering networks across country offices in the region, in both humanitarian and development contexts. The role supports regional advocacy and influencing, particularly focused on child survival, adolescent health and universal health coverage. They are the coordination focal point for health crises and large-scale outbreaks in the region. They will provide quality assurance and demand driven technical support to country offices, and design and input to implementation and monitoring of regional health programmes. The position plays a pivotal role in strategy design, capacity building, advocacy, representation and resource mobilisation.

In order to be successful, you will have:

  • Experience in humanitarian and development contexts
  • Worked at an advisory or technical level in the international humanitarian sector
  • Proficient Spanish and English language abilities
  • Substantial progressive, professional-level experience
  • Proposal development and report writing skills

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

This position can be based in Panama or another country in the region where Save the Children operates (Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua or Peru).

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.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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