Country Director – Nigeria | ReliefWeb

Duration: 1 year (to be confirmed)
Start date: as quickly as possible

The MENTOR initiative is the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against malaria and other vector-borne diseases (VBDs) in emergencies, operating in countries in West, Central and Africa. East, Middle East and South America. The organization directly provides large-scale disease control interventions to the most vulnerable communities caught in emergency situations and, in parallel, also works to strengthen the technical and operational capacities of local and international partners on the ground, to integrate diseases in the medium and long term. control systems in their operations and country strategy.

The MENTOR initiative seeks dynamic and highly motivated candidates with a strong interest in disease control to lead and grow some of its country programs, in partnership with a strong team at headquarters.

The successful candidate will be trained in our systems and approaches and then assume leadership of one of our national programs in an emergency situation.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Strategic Program and Grant Management:

  • Help develop MENTOR’s national strategy for Nigeria.
  • Ensure the rapid and effective development and implementation of all VBD case management and VBD control activities in accordance with donor and local government requirements, in order to meet the needs of the most vulnerable communities in Nigeria.
  • Promote effective external relations with national and international strategic partners such as government institutions, donor organizations, diplomatic embassies, NGOs, UN agencies and community organizations and private sector partners.
  • Fundraising for existing and new activities and expansion of the VBD control program portfolio in Nigeria.
  • Develop and manage annual and specific project budgets consistent with organizational and donor requirements.
  • Respond to financial and other reports required by donors and HQ.
  • Development and application of field office administrative, security, operational and logistical policies.
  • Oversight of evidence-based operational research activities in addition to routine monitoring and evaluation of VBD control.

Staff management:

  • Management of international staff (technical and operational support)
  • Coordination of team capacity building.
  • Oversight of in-country staff recruitment, development, training and supervision.

Job requirements:

– At least five years of experience in managing international health-related programs in emergency or developing country settings.

– Previous experience as a country representative preferred.

– Previous work experience in West Africa preferred.

– Relevant graduate degree or equivalent experience.

– A strong interest in innovative disease control at the health system and community level.

– Solid experience in proposal development, experience in human and financial resources management.

– Understanding of international donor processes and procedures.

– Excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and intercultural skills.

– Creative, innovative and strategic thinking.

– Good ability to work in English.

How to register

The Mentor Initiative takes a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation, abuse, mistreatment or harassment and other types of unethical behavior, including fraud. The mentoring initiative will contact the candidates’ previous employers to determine if they have a history of breaching international standards and codes of conduct relating to these issues..

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and contact details of three references (including your last employer) to: [email protected]

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