Country Director

at MENTOR Initiative
Published June 26, 2022
Location Caracas, Venezuela
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


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


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

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