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Samaritan's Purse

Deputy Country Director, Haiti (2002)

Samaritan's Purse
Jacksonville Beach, Haiti, Haiti

Date Posted: 02/13/2014
Categories: Church/Ministry - Management - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Deputy Country Director (DCD) will assist the Country Director (CD) in activities that promote the success of Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Haiti and the fulfillment of its goals and strategic objectives.  These activities include management of government and donor relations, program design, program implementation and evaluation, management of finances and human resources, and support to field staff.  The DCD will be based in Port Au Prince base, but may travel up to 50% of the time to SP field sites. 


1. In the absence of the CD, serve as the chief representative of SP and oversee all finances, administration, programs, assets, and staff.

2. Provide professional representation of SP at meetings with government, donor, and civil society partners.  Actively engage with these and other valuable contacts to increase support for SP programming. 

3. Act as a liaison with donor agencies: WFP, USAID, UNICEF, etc.  Identify and maintain awareness of potential funding sources for ongoing and potential SP projects. 

4. Assist in writing proposals and program budgets, monitoring program implementation and financial expenditures, and evaluating ongoing and new activities. 

5. Assist in the set-up of new field programs, including financial, logistical, personnel, and on site support.  6. Make periodic visits to SP field sites to provide field staff support, address programmatic challenges, and explore potential program possibilities. 

7. Work closely with program and administrative managers to build their capacity in areas of program, finance, and human resource management. 

8. Assist the CD in oversight of day to day operations, including site visits by outside visitors. 

9. Assist the CD in the establishment and implementation of appropriate administrative, human resource, legal, and program policies.

10. Assist the CD in fostering spiritual support, encouragement, and growth amongst all staff. 

11. Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.

12. Assist with other duties deemed necessary by the CD.  Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.

13. Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.

14. Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: In the absence or discretion of the CD:  Manages several subordinate supervisors who supervise a number of employees in various areas of supervision.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.  Also directly supervises non-supervisory employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Demonstrated project, people, and financial management skills. • Self-starter with strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. • Ability to cope with stress and live in basic conditions; patience and flexibility.  • Previous living and working experience in a developing country, especially in Africa.  • Fluent in written and verbal English.  • Strong verbal and written communication.  Previous experience in proposal writing for donors such as USAID, UNICEF, etc, is desirable. • Ability to comfortably work with government, church, and community leaders. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.  • Strong Christian witness and testimony. • Christian training with minimum 1 year bible study from accepted university, college or other equivalent program. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ related international work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred or one year at a Christian college/university.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Fluent spoken and written English required.  French/Creole language skills preferred, but not required.

Open Till Filled

One Year Contract

Accompanied Position Unable to Accommodate Children

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”


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