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Samaritan's Purse

Program Manager, Logistics, South Sudan (1372)

Samaritan's Purse
Juba, Central Equatoria, Sudan

Date Posted: 11/08/2012
Categories: Management - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Juba, South Sudan - The Program Manager, Logistics is responsible for ensuring that all logistics functions which require synchronization between Samaritan’s Purse (SP) offices are handled in a coordinated, cost effective, and timely manner.  These functions include external procurement, shipping, and flight transportation.  To accomplish this, the manager will be the focal point for logistics.  This involves directly managing logistics teams at the support offices (Juba and Kenya), working closely with field sites, and networking with other actors.  The manager will lead in the development and implementation of processes, procedures, and systems for delivering logistics services.  Lastly the manager will work to develop the capacity of the logistics staff to ensure that they can perform daily functions with minimal oversight.   


• Ensure logistics functions are handled in a coordinated, cost effective, and timely manner. • Directly manage and lead the logistics support office teams in Juba and Kenya. • Have full ownership of the supply chain management. • Work with procurement staff to prioritize and monitor the daily progress of all goods and services including updating all concerned parties. • Manage customers, vendors and other stakeholders in the delivery of project requirements to cost, schedule, and quality. • Develop pricing lists for commonly purchased items to distribute to field sites. • In consultation with the Finance Manager, Budget Managers, and Operations Manager, agree payment terms and conditions with suppliers and oversee timely and professional processing of all invoices with correct payment request documentation. • Maintain and update procurement status reports and provide feedback on logistics activities and procurement status updates to the Operations Manager and relevant South Sudan staff on a weekly basis. • Ensure that the most time and cost effective shipping methods are used to transport goods and ensure that items arrive at final destination. • Coordinate clearing of goods using clearing agents while ensuring that SP always adheres to the applicable law. • Ensure that bookings for non-SP flights are made and communicated to travelers, logistics offices, and base managers; ensure that charter flights are booked and coordinated between field sites. • Work closely with field sites and upper management. • Advise the Area Logistics Managers, Area Coordinators, Program Managers, and upper management of significant logistics issues and possible risks affecting operations. • Network and coordinate with other actors such as: Logistics cluster lead, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), local partners, local communities, government officials and institutions, and vendors. • Create, maintain, and improve national processes, procedures, and systems for procurement, inventory, shipping and flights. • Ensure the continuous professional development of all logistics and procurement staff with in-house training and external training. • Identify staff with management potential and intentionally develop those individuals. • 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 in Administration, Logistics, or similar field. • One year of college-level Biblical studies is preferred. • 3 to 4 years of related work experience. • Previous experience working overseas, particularly in Africa or Sudan. • Field level management experience. • Possesses strong organizational skills and cross cultural communication skills. • Experienced in managing multiple programs and large diverse teams. • Must be a humble team player. • Ability to be flexible and adaptable, including quickly adapting to the local culture. • Willingness to travel in and out of the field, and willingness to stay in the field for extended periods. • Arabic language skills a plus.

12 month contract with the potential for renewal.

This is an unaccompanied position.

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”