Regional Health Coordinator for Asia

Terre des hommes Foundation In Nepal (Tdh)

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Vacancy Announcement 

Regional Health Coordinator for Asia

Position Start Date Expected: 1st of August 2023

Location/Station: Kathmandu, Nepal

Type of Contract: Fixed term with annual renewal

Closing date of application: 25 July 2023


Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh), with headquarters in Lausanne and an office in Zurich, is the leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid. In 2021, we supported two million children and members of their communities around the world. We trained people who in turn supported a further 3.1 million children and members of their communities.


The Health Program at Tdh works to contribute to the sustainable reduction of morbidity and mortality of pregnant women, newborns, and children under five, and to the reduction of child malnutrition. Tdh’s Health Program looks for existing accurate life-saving interventions, adapts and implements them in all circumstances including in fragile contexts, and pilots innovative tools, conceived and implemented with renowned partners at local and international level. Tdh leverages and exploits the technological advancements for more cost-effective, impact relevant and efficient country-driven interventions, making them suitable and sustainable for scaling up.

Each action of Tdh’s Health Program is embedded in the local health systems, with a strong focus on developing local partnerships (including with the local private sector, academia, and others), pursue sustainability and economic viability, and aim at scaling it up for systemic changes. Tdh strives to support health systems to maintain their capacity to effectively respond to existing and arising needs in various contexts (emergency, chronic crisis, development) without the disruption of existing services. The voice of communities, families, local authorities, and partners are heard and integrated in Tdh actions. A user-centric approach guides the conception and development of Tdh activities. Tdh’s Health Program is focused on improving access to primary healthcare services for vulnerable children and mothers in rural and semi-urban areas of Africa and Asia.


The Health Coordinator for Asia ensures the regional impact of Tdh health projects and the good quality of its interventions. S/he takes care of program management on a regional scale, ensure contextualization and coordinate integration into the region's matrix organization. S/he reports directly to the Head of Health Program, works in coordination with the Deputy Operations Manager for Asia and country program coordinators, and leads and coordinates the development and implementation of the health strategy, in line with institutional directions, geographical contextualization, complementarity, collegiality, transparency and efficiency at regional level. S/he is responsible for managing and carrying out a set of activities within the operational, thematic, administrative, financial, and logistical domains, as well as for the corresponding technical support. Countries to oversee are India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Myanmar.

Under the supervision of the Head of Health Program, s/he will be responsible to:

  • Ensure the roll-out of the health program at the regional level, and as such guarantee the regional impact of Tdh in his/her field of expertise.
  • Demonstrate ethical and exemplary leadership to maintain Tdh’s good reputation and lead all the region’s collaborators to a shared vision in harmony with Tdh’s strategic orientations.
  • Be in charge of developing and consolidating the health program in the region, as well as securing required resources (financial and human) with the support services involved.
  • See to structuring the health program in the region and delegations in collaboration with the operational portfolio.
  • Contribute to program steering in his/her region for the implementation and follow-up of key programmatic indicators.
  • Develop and foster innovation within the program in his/her region.
  • Support the implementation of the insurance and quality-control system for the program’s projects in the region. 
  • Ensure the implementation of knowledge management and sharing in his/her region.
  • Lead and develop program’s strategic partnerships in his/her region. 
  • Collect reporting information and facilitate production of management reports (dashboards, scorecards) at regional level.
  • Ensure that situational analysis, country needs, and funding landscape are up to date.
  • Undertake duty travel relating to project/programme assessment and implementation, liaison with counterparts, problem solving, and new project/programme development, as required.
  • Be responsible for and accountable to beneficiaries, collaborators and donors.
  • Make sure that his/her teams and partners have been instructed in the security policies and the general code of conduct and comply with them at all times.



  • A university degree in Public Health or in a medical field. 
  • Higher education in development studies, management, international relationships, or other field related to the functions of the position will be an asset.

Experience, Skills & Competencies :

  • At least 10 years-experience in coordination and implementation of health projects, within NGOs and/or International Organizations, in international cooperation and/or humanitarian context.
  • Very good knowledge and understanding of Digital Health, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, Health System Strengthening (preferably in Asia).
  • Significant experience in developing partnerships, identifying new opportunities, and mobilizing resources.
  • Excellent public speaking skills (conference, workshop) and ability to adapt to different audiences (governments and local authorities).
  • Significant experience in programme/project management and team management.
  • Experience in writing project proposals and managing grants, fundraising, and good knowledge of funding partners. 
  • Good knowledge and experience of the project management and M&E cycle.

Languages: Proficiency in English and knowledge of French. Other languages will be an asset.

IT know-how: Absolute mastery of MS Office tools

The details Job Description can be accessed from here

Employment Conditions

Salary and benefits: As per Tdh’s salary scale; the salary and benefits are commensurate with academic qualification, experience and competency, plus provident fund, gratuity, festival allowance, health insurance package, children education and communication allowances as per local laws. Please indicate your salary expectation.

Type of contract: Yearly Time Bound /Fixed Term

Job Title: Regional Health Coordinator - Asia

Tdh Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policies : 

  • Fully complies with Tdh’s Global Code of Conduct and systematically reports any breach to the Code through the whistleblowing procedure raises awareness within the Foundation on abuse and violence and the rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of the communities and our own Staff
  • Commits to respecting Risk Management Policies including Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy on the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and the Directive on Staff Misconduct at the Workplace), Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption and Prevention of the Financing of Criminal Activities Policies
  • Commits to reducing the risk of abuse and harm by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children and the communities in which we intervene in.

We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children.

Are you interested? Do you want to face this challenge?


Applicants need to be eligible to work in the country of application

Please applying directly:

Application files will only be processed if complete (CV + cover letter). Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage.

We will be in touch with the shortlisted candidates only in the selection process – with the large number of applications received, we unfortunately cannot provide personal follow-up to the larger candidate pool. Thanks for your understanding.

Tdh promotes workforce diversity. Women, people with disabilities and candidates from minority or sexual minority or disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. No telephone queries will be entertained. The recruitment and selection procedures of Tdh reflect its commitment towards child safeguarding. Tdh reserves the rights not to select any of the candidates.


Category Public Health, Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Fixed Term
Experience 10+ years
Education M.P.H. (Masters in Public Health)
Posted Date 06 Jul, 2023
Apply Before 25 Jul, 2023
City Kathmandu