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Samaritan's Purse

Int'l Regional Director, South Asia-Operation Christmas Child (1962)

Samaritan's Purse
Boone, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 03/03/2014
Categories: Administrative - Church/Ministry - Management - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Samaritan’s Purse has an exciting opportunity for an International Regional Director, South Asia who is called to serve and support the local church in the South Asia region.  This position will serve on the Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child – USA International Team based in Boone, North Carolina or possibly in the field working chiefly with National Leadership Teams of volunteers in five (5) countries in Southern Asia under the direction of the Senior Regional Director, Eurasia.


The Regional Director will lead a team of management staff and contractors (International Field Representatives) in the area of relationship building, recruitment, selection, training, and leading of volunteer National and Regional Leadership Teams. Attention will be given to effective planning and implementation of all OCC-related processes and aspects within the South Asia region, with special emphasis on logistics, team development and The Greatest Journey Discipleship program. 

Responsibilities include:


1) Providing direct management and direction to one Regional Manager and several field-based International Field Representatives; 


2) Developing and working with national and regional leadership teams by training and consulting with them as they facilitate the distribution of shoebox gifts and discipleship program in their respective countries;


3) Monitoring the importation and distribution of shoebox gifts into the various destination countries;


4) Collecting and reporting data and stories to allow effective program monitoring, evaluation and promotion;


 5) Managing assigned special projects.

Bachelor’s degree in pastoral, mission or related field (Master's preferred).
3-5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience living and working in Southern Asia (preference given to knowledge and experience in India).
Familiarity with a regional language preferred.
International travel of 85-100 days per year required.
Twelve credit-hours of biblical studies strongly preferred.
Must maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.


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”