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Program Development Officer

at Samaritan's Purse

Posted: 3/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 10127
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* LBR-Liberia-Monrovia

We're searching for a Program Development Officer who is a dynamic, self-motivated team player. Are you an initiator with an excellent work ethic who enjoys a collaborative environment? As a Program Development Officer, you will also have the opportunity to steer proposal planning and development processes by mobilizing a cross-functional proposal team including Programs, Finance, Technical Advisors, and Operations. The Program Development Officer will support the deepening of existing strategic donor relations and creation of new networks with other like-minded INGOs for purposes of diversifying funding streams within Samaritan's Purse programming. If you are passionate about the advancement of the Gospel and looking for a career with impact, we invite you to apply today!

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.

Two-year contract

This is a family accompanied position

The job:

  • Conduct regular donor scoping, monitor trends and be cognizant of upcoming key agencies’ "calls for proposals"/RFAs
  • Develop concept papers, proposals, and prepare project summaries
  • Analyze data and background materials in order to provide guidance and support to Program managers and key decision makers
  • Ensure that M&E tools e.g. Gantt charts etc. are in place, regularly updated and aligned with appropriate Samaritan's Purse and respective donor frameworks
  • Research and propose best practices in development programs and NGO operations
  • Provide vital input on strategic and operational planning
  • Provide staff with direction and inputs at all stages of the program cycle management
  • Coordinate with the Monitoring and Evaluation office to carry out assessments and conduct field visits in order to collect and verify data
  • Provide and maintain a monthly project tracking and status report on all assigned programs, projects, and initiatives
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff
  • Participate in daily morning devotions and in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public

The requirements:

  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Agreement and compliance with the Samaritan's Purse statement of faith and policies
  • Spiritual maturity; ability to keep the focus of work on the overall goal of sharing the gospel
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred
  • Bachelors or master's degree in International Development preferred but not required; minimum of three years’ experience in program management and/or training required; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Experience working and living overseas; with ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Strong skills in analytical and strategic thinking
  • Proven experience in database development and management
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
  • Technical writing skills including developing proposals, training/instruction manuals, and reports
  • Ability to develop and carryout work plans and solve problems independently
  • Excellent knowledge of computer applications, in particular proficiency required in MS Word, MS Excel and Power Point

The perks:

  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
  • Twelve vacation days per year

*Please submit a detailed résumé and cover letter explaining how your experience relates to this position. We look forward to reviewing your application!

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)



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