Skip to main content

Country Director - Africa Programmes

Closing date

The MENTOR Initiative is the world’s leading non-profit organisation dedicated to the control of malaria and other vector borne diseases in emergency settings, operating across countries in west, central, and eastern Africa and the Middle East. The organisation directly delivers large scale disease control interventions to the most vulnerable communities caught up in emergencies, and in parallel, also works to build the technical and operational capacity of local and international partners on the ground, to incorporate medium and long term disease control systems into their operations and country strategy. For more information, please visit:

The MENTOR Initiative seeks dynamic and highly motivated candidates with a strong interest in disease control to lead and develop some of its country programmes, partnering with a strong headquarters team.

QUALIFICATIONS: • At least five years work experience managing programs related to international health issues in emergency or developing country settings. Previous experience as a Country Representative preferred; • Solid assessment/proposal development, personnel and financial management experience; • Relevant post-graduate degree or equivalent experience; • Familiarity with the international donor community; •. The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a strong interest in innovative disease control at health systems and community level; and proven ability to produce results and mentor staff. Good working capacity in Portuguese, French or Spanish language a distinct advantage.

How to Apply

Send CV and letter of motivation to