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Climate Change Specialist - (National candidate only)

Role Purpose

Children have done the least to cause climate change but are most affected by it. Addressing the impact of the climate crisis on children is a major priority for Save the Children across our programming, advocacy, partnerships, and operations. We have a growing network of climate experts and a growing climate portfolio across the world. Cambodia is a priority country given the impacts of the climate crisis on children and their families, and our evolving programming priorities in the country. SCI Cambodia is looking for an experienced expert in climate change impacts and adaptation, with a commitment to children’s rights, who can use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship-building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition for Climate Change in Cambodia and ensure that all of our climate change programming, especially in the areas of Education, Livelihoods, and Child Protection is of excellent technical quality and contributes significantly to Save the Children’s strategic objectives.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Qualifications and experience

  • Master’s degree in climatology, natural resource management, development studies, geography, economics, or other relevant subjects.


  • A minimum of five to seven years of experience in leading the design/creation and implementation of a climate change strategy, demonstrating the ability to identify and prioritize necessary steps toward an ambitious goal.
  • Excellent analytical skills especially on social aspects and the impact of climate change on children
  • Experience in designing and writing proposals, monitoring and evaluating development programs that build resilience to climate shocks with a focus on children.
  • Sound understanding of major issues in Cambodia related to climate change, nexus agenda between humanitarian and development, and action learning/adaptation of programming.
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring colleagues and staff with different backgrounds and expertise. 
  • Experience in building networks, resulting in securing new partnerships and funding opportunities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence, and negotiate both internally and externally – including in English.


  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams in the event of emergencies.
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams in the event of emergencies.
  • A full appreciation of the value of cooperation, both internationally and within a team environment
  • Understanding of Save the Children’s vision and mission and a commitment to its objectives and values.

Contract length: TBC.

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 in PDF as a single document and apply as below link:

Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

SCI offers a competitive remunerative package, including both cash and non-cash benefits as below:

  • International mentoring and professional development to support your growth and career aspirations
  • Group personal accident insurance for staff member and in-patient health insurance for staff member and their dependents
  • Provident fund (10%), seniority indemnity payment, 13th month salary, medical allowance, and phone card allowance
  • 26 weeks full pay of maternity leave and 2 weeks full day of paternity leave
  • Full Government public holidays and 18 days annual leave
  • Working hour is 37.50 per week from Monday to Friday
  • Flexible working hours

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, and our working environment is inclusive and accessible. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for written test and interview.

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

We need to keep children safe so our selection process 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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5 Apr 2024

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