Senior Prevention & Liaison Officer at the MENTOR Initiative

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Senior Prevention & Liaison Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno with field visits to other locations
Duration: 9 Months (with possibility of extension)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Reporting to: Prevention Coordinator

The Context

  • The MENTOR Initiative is an international NGO, which directly assists developing countries in their fight against malaria and other vector borne disease.
  • The MENTOR Initiative provides support in the fight against malaria and other vector borne diseases through three key activities: intensive development of the technical capacity of humanitarian organizations and national partners, technical support for in-country programs, and operational research for the development and evaluation of innovative and context-specific tools for improved vector borne disease control.
  • The MENTOR Initiative works in collaboration with various international agencies and governments including the United Nations, the Ministry of Health, and other Humanitarian Organizations.
  • In close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, MENTOR is implementing large scale Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) and community mobilization on malaria and hygiene promotion campaigns in the conflict affected areas of Borno state of Nigeria.

Overall Job Purpose

  • Under the direct supervision of the Prevention Coordinator, the Senior Prevention & Liaison Officer is responsible for developing MENTORs relations with ministries and authorities in Borno state and to ensure smooth roll out and running of programme activities.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To manage rapid assessment visits to the sites selected for the IRS Campaign, and manage other planning activities.
  • To train teams on and conduct population sampling and surveys as required.
  • To arrange/conduct base line and end line surveys in all the designated areas and data compilation.
  • To maintain records of all IRS equipment and insecticide in the MENTOR office and prepositioning at target sites.
  • Work closely with other staff members to develop a greater understanding for MENTOR benefit and solve any issues that arise.
  • To monitor IRS Campaign activities using MENTOR M&E check-list and data tools and compiling results.
  • Ensure M&E plans are in place for all indicators and review their relevance and effectiveness at capturing key program data.
  • To organize, assist, and facilitate trainings of IRS teams and any VBD trainings and to ensure that the Prevention Officers and ME Officer are able to undertake quality trainings to IRS teams or VBD teams.
  • To organize the development of standard IEC materials and also to organize and facilitate trainings for community Mobilizers on proper IEC/BCC.
  • Ensure that mechanisms are in place and effectively used to measure effectiveness and impact of IEC/BCC interventions.
  • To ensure the accurately compilation of daily program data received from the Prevention officers, submit it to Prevention Coordinator and or Field Manager on timely basis.
  • In coordination with the logistician, to ensure that all IRS and entomological equipment and materials are properly maintained and stored under good conditions.
  • To conduct/supervise the entomological activities on regular basis or as assigned by Prevention coordinator.
  • With close liaison with Prevention Coordinator and Field Manager fully participate in the quarterly and final reports writing in reference to the expected indicators of the prevention activities log-frames.
  • To provide timely prevention monthly work-plan that shall be evaluated with the corresponding activities at the end of the relevant month.
  • Ensure the data is properly organized and secured.
  • Collect malaria data from MOH/WHO to compare the impact of IRS in the target locations.
  • Cross check all the databases with hard data before sending to Mentor base office.
  • Any other related tasks assigned by the line manager or the Country Director.


  • Develop MENTORs relations with ministries and authorities in Borno state to ensure smooth roll out of programme activities.
  • Monitor, coordinate, and communicate the strategic objectives of the MENTOR with government ministries.
  • Regular liaison with the MENTOR Senior Management Team (SMT) and the relevant key stakeholders; ministries, partners and community members for the effective implementation of all the planned prevention activities in the target locations.
  • To keep relevant ministries and stakeholders informed about the IRS Campaign and other activities and ensure that relevant documents are signed by The MENTOR Initiative and Community Focal Persons.
  • To keep the SMT informed of necessary permissions, documentation, and procedure that is required with authorities in order to ensure the implementation of programme activities.

Project Support:

  • Assist the Prevention Coordinator in day-to-day activity implementation of the project.
  • Give logistics and administrative support where needed and when requested.
  • Participate in training sessions and meetings
  • Participation in the stakeholder meetings on schedule basis.


  • Provide regular updates to Prevention Coordinator on the progress of all field activities and data analysis.
  • Weekly/Biweekly reporting of the program activities.
  • Assist in the reporting of the monthly, quarterly, semi-annual through the Prevention Officers and M&E Officer
  • Participate in the health, WASH or other related meetings when dedicated by the Prevention Coordinator


  • Work and collaborate with local government stakeholders and partners on ground (these can be MoH authorities, commissioners and other NGO correspondents). Liaise with the Prevention Coordinator on critical or sensitive matters.
  • Specific external communication such as interview by media groups, other agencies, donors or government high level authorities should be referred to the Prevention Coordinator at all times.


  • Work as part of an established team with excellent communication skills, team builder, flexible, adaptable and willing to work and travel to other field locations when required.
  • All other tasks asked by the Prevention Coordinator/SMT if needed.
  • Follow-ups with the relevant ministries for MoU and ethical review.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences or equivalent.
  • 2 to 3 years of Previous NGO and/or work experience related to health and or Liaison at community and government level.
  • Able to work as part of an established team with excellent communication skills, team builder, flexible, adaptable.
  • Excellent command in Liaison with NGOs, various State Ministries and other relevant government departments.
  • Good Computer/ Reporting skills
  • Familiarity of Local context and Languages (English, Hausa, Kanuri)

Safeguarding and Code of Conduct:

  • Adhere to the agreed MENTOR Code of conduct on Ethics and Integrity and Safeguarding including, Whistle blowing policy.
  • The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the organizationÔÇÖs needs.

Application Deadline
20th September, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidate should send their CV including 3 References (not more that 4 pages) and a Letter of Motivation to: using Job Title as the subject of the mail.


  • 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.

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