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Emergency Response Manager
at Samaritan's Purse
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.
Though our Food and NFI program, we have the opportunity to meet a very real physical need in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In John 6 Jesus says, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." This is the hope we share along with the aid we give. As a critical member of the DRC team, the Emergency Response Manager will provide overall management of the Food and NFI sectors of the OFDA/FFP program. We invite you to apply today!
Description of job duties:
- Maintain a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
Direct and oversee the Food and NFI sectors of the OFDA/FFP program within given budgets and project deadlines, ensuring that all Food and NFI objectives are met through proper planning, staffing, and implementation.
Organize and direct the work of Food and NFI sector staff, providing supervision, training, and performance appraisals.
Discern, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.
Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems in collaboration with the M&E Program Manager.
Submit timely, accurate, and professional program reports that meet Samaritan's Purse and donor requirements.
Ensure project activities comply with international and Samaritan's Purse standards and meet USAID rules & regulations.
Manage project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and to appropriate Samaritan's Purse DRC and Headquarters' staff.
Coordinate with Supply Chain Department to ensure verifiable records for the procurement, transportation, delivery and receipt of project inputs at the respective field sites.
Discuss plans and strategies with relevant stakeholders, including government authorities, UN agencies, other humanitarian actors and Samaritan's Purse partners, to ensure proper understanding and coordination of project objectives.
Make regular visits to project field sites, providing staff support, addressing programmatic challenges, and exploring possibilities for future NFI distribution or fair activities.
Actively participate in program development through the identification of future project opportunities and assisting the Senior Program Manager and Program Development Officer with technical expertise to develop proposals related to Food and NFI sector programming.
Attend daily morning devotions and participates in prayer support for the ministry, donors and volunteers.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, as well as able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
- Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or a minimum of 1 to 2 years’ related international work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Previous experience working overseas, particularly in Africa.
- Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
- Field level management experience.
- Fluent spoken and written English required. French is highly preferred.
- Possess strong organizational skills, communication skills (written and verbal) and networking skills.
- Highly self-motivated; with a desire to work with local communities.
- Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people.
- Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure.
- Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities.
- Familiarity with the aid system and ability to understand donor and governmental requirements.
Two-year contract with the potential for renewal.
This is an unaccompanied position.
International Employee Benefits:
- Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
- Disability insurance
- Term Life insurance
- Retirement savings plan
- Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
- Annual home leave
- Twelve vacation days per year
Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:
PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world
SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom
RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister
DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work
WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible
Samaritan's Purse 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.
Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:
* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)
* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)
* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)
* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)
* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)
* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)
* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)
* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)
* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)