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Samaritan's Purse

Program Manager, USAID Food for Peace, Niger (1310)

Samaritan's Purse
Niamey, Niger, Niger

Date Posted: 09/28/2012
Categories: Church/Ministry - Management - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Niamey, Niger - The Program Manager, USAID Food for Peace is a project management position for the proposed Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Food for Peace (FFP) program in Niger. This person will have oversight and managerial responsibility over all aspects of this program. The employee will be responsible for overall program implementation and staff development. The manager will provide direct oversight and leadership for the program.


• Provide overall strategy and vision for the program while meeting program goals and objectives and recommending program priorities. • Closely monitor program implementation and strategy in accordance with USAID monitoring and evaluation requirements. • Coordinate and share information with the Country Director to ensure project targets and donor obligations are being met. • Ensure all project funds are spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations. Work with the Country Director and country Finance Manager to forecast expenditure surpluses and deficits to enable adjustments to be made to the program in a timely fashion. • Support all efforts toward accountability to beneficiaries and to international standards guiding development work. • Liaise with relevant community representatives, donors, and local government. • Frequent travel to field sites is required. • Interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. • 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.


• Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ. • Bachelor’s degree or higher in International Development, Economic Development or other related field is required.  • One year of college-level Biblical studies is preferred. • 5+ years of related relief and development experience is preferred.  Prior experience in managing development programs and project/finance management related to agriculture, water and sanitation, community mobilization, commodities and pipeline grants, or Food/Cash-for-Work is strongly desired. • Experience managing development programs in post-conflict/conflict and/or pastoralist areas. • Direct experience managing USAID or other major donor projects. • Experience living and working in Africa, preferably French-West Africa. • Proven experience in high pressure, fast paced environments. • Financial management experience. • Fluency in spoken and written French.

12 month contract with the potential for renewal.

This position can accommodate a family.

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 - 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-- “God Room”