Samaritan’s Purse International Jobs

Location: Africa.

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Country Director

Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall vision, management and leadership to SP activities in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Provide professional representation for SP with government officials, dignitaries, other NGOs, funding agencies, and visitors.
  • Ensure proper financial accounting and monthly reporting of all funds and financial activity.
  • Monitor potential and present emergencies and keep SP informed of events, including crisis response options.
  • Interview, hire and train employees; plan, assign and direct work; appraise performance; reward and discipline employees; address complaints and resolve problems.
  • Serve as director, executive administrator, and primary contact for country field projects.
  • Monitor program effectiveness and financial accountability, and evaluate ongoing and new activities.
  • Implement programs within the organizational guidelines of Samaritan’s Purse.
  • Develop and implement staff reporting structure.
  • Prepare and submit monthly narrative and programmatic field reports to the Regional Director.
  • Conduct field assessments, identify needs, design and implement response plans including project budgets and writing funding proposals.
  • Develop new programs, identifying and pursuing potential funding and other available resources for ongoing, new, or planned SP projects.
  • Provide job descriptions for expatriate staff and make hiring / firing recommendations to Regional Director and Field Staff Coordinator.
  • Implement field policies to ensure staff satisfaction, safety and security.
  • Participate in emergency response and first insertion teams as needed.
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.

    Qualifications:

  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university.
  • One year of college-level Biblical studies is preferred.
  • 3-5 years related international work experience.
  • Demonstrated successful leadership experience in a developing country.
  • Exemplary capacity in project/grant cycle management.
  • Ability to drive and implement overall vision and direction for a country program.
  • Proven track record of managing a complex portfolio of humanitarian activities.
  • Ability to travel to field sites to monitor projects.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Works well in a diverse team and a pressured environment; flexible and adaptable.
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Strong relational skills and financial management experience preferred.
  • Strong diplomacy and negotiating skills.
  • Fluent spoken and written English and French required.

    How to apply:

    In order to apply, please go to http://www.samaritanspurse.org/our-ministry/employment-listings/, click on "International Positions," click on "Country Director, Democratic Republic of the Congo (1715)" and click on "Apply Now" at the bottom of the page.

    Closing Date: 16th September 2013


    Country » South Sudan

    Program Development Officer

    Responsibilities:

  • Liaison between SP and Governmental/Non-Governmental authorities for collaborative programming on behalf of Samaritan’s Purse, including participating in applicable cluster meetings.
  • Monitor and be aware of upcoming agency "calls for proposals" and proactively inform the Country Directors, Regional Director and Regional Program Development Officer of upcoming opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain donor summary sheets for all potential donors in South Sudan.
  • Write concept papers, proposals, and project summaries in support of the Grants Manager.
  • Work with the Grants Manager, Program Managers, and Juba based support staff to develop proposal budgets, project timelines and log frames.
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of quarterly program activities.
  • Coordinate assessments with the National Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and conduct field visits in order to collect and verify data.
  • Analyze data and background materials in order to provide guidance and support to Program Managers and key decision makers.
  • Develop and utilize tools, templates and work processes that result in streamlined and efficient proposal teamwork.
  • Maintain base line data of social indicators and digital library of all relevant assessments and reports.
  • Research and propose best practices in emergency relief and development programs and NGO operations.
  • Provide surge capacity and assume additional responsibilities in the event of a natural disaster or crisis.
  • Assist the Grants Manager with various program activities as needed and when not directly engaged in Program Development activities.
  • Conduct relevant trainings on program development process and grant management at SP bases throughout South Sudan.
  • Assist the South Sudan senior management team with strategic planning and the implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting of newly funded programs.
  • Keep the Regional Director and Country Director informed of project status, information, needs, and concerns.
  • Work with the National Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to develop tools to allow Program Manager’s to track M&E for each grantor.
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.

    Qualifications:

  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university; or three to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year of college-level Biblical studies preferred.
  • Experience working for INGOs, preferably in Africa.
  • 3 years’ experience in grants/contracts management.
  • 3 years’ experience in proposal/grant writing.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of donor requirements especially (USAID, OFDA, CIDA, UNHCR, WFP, CHF, etc.)
  • Ability to understand financial reports and analyze financial variances.
  • Ability to coordinate both financial and programmatic functions of grant management.
  • Strong skills in analytical and strategic thinking.
  • Proven experience in database development and management.
  • Good quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer applications, in particular proficiency required in MS Word, MS Excel and Power Point

    24 month contract with the potential for renewal.

    This is an unaccompanied assignment.

    Mission Statement: Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.

    Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

    The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Distinct Objectives: The work of Samaritan’s Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles:

    Proclaim the Gospel

  • Exalt Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world Serve with Excellence