Country Director

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

Description

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

 

following:

 

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

 

country;

 

  • 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

 

Initiative;

 

  • 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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