Country Director

Country: Venezuela Base: Caracas with regular travels to other states Start Date: ASAP

The context:

The MENTOR Initiative is in the process of establishing a program in Venezuela. The new programme involves training of diagnosis, treatment and surveillance of Vector Borne Diseases to health workers as well as a community based program on vector control.

The Consultant’s services are required to assist The MENTOR Initiative in the


• Strategic planning and management of The MENTOR Initiative’s programs in the


• Promoting effective relations with national and international partners;

• Fundraise for existing and new activities and expansion of the disease control

programmes portfolio;

• External relations with strategic partners such as government institutions, donor

organisations, diplomatic embassies, NGOs, UN agencies and community-based

organizations and private sector partners;

• In-country personnel recruitment, development, training, and supervision;

• Ensuring the development and implementation of disease control programmes to

meet the needs of the most vulnerable communities;

• Supervision of evidenced based operational research activities in addition to

ensuring routine disease control monitoring and evaluation;

• Developing and stewarding annual and specific project budgets consistent with

both the organization and donor requirements;

• Meeting financial and other reporting as required by donors and The MENTOR


• Development and enforcement of field office administrative, security, operational

and logistics policies;

• Country strategy development and own team capacity building.

Job requirements :

- At least five year's work experience managing programs related to International health issues in emergency or developing country settings

- A strong interest in innovative disease control at health systems and community level

- Solid assessment in proposal development, HR and financial management experience

- Relevant post-graduate degree or equivalent experience

- Familiar with donor’s procedures

- Excellent communication and cross-cultural skills

- Fluency in English and Spanish

- Creative, innovative and strategic thinker

How to apply

The Mentor Initiative applies a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation, abuse, mistreatment or harassment, and other types of unethical behaviour including fraud. The Mentor Initiative will contact previous employers of applicants to determine if they have any history of violating international standards and codes of conduct relating to such matters.

To apply, please send your CV, letter of motivation and 3 references to: