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Samaritan's Purse

Deputy Country Director, Haiti

Samaritan's Purse
Boone, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 07/06/2011
Categories: Management - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Port Au Prince, Haiti - 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 Samaritan's Purse field sites.


• In the absence of the Country Director serve as the chief representative of SP and oversee all finances, administration, programs, assets, and staff
• Provide professional representation of Samaritan's Purse at meetings with government, donor, and civil society partners
• Actively engage with these and other valuable contacts to increase support for SP programming
• Act as a liaison with donor agencies: WFP, USAID, UNICEF, etc.
• Identify and maintain awareness of potential funding sources for ongoing and potential Samaritan's Purse projects
• Assist in writing proposals and program budgets, monitoring program implementation and financial expenditures, and evaluating ongoing and new activities
• Assist in the set-up of new field programs, including financial, logistical, personnel, and on site support
• Make periodic visits to SP field sites to provide field staff support, address programmatic challenges, and explore potential program possibilities
• Work closely with program and administrative managers to build their capacity in areas of program, finance, and human resource management
• Assist the CD in oversight of day to day operations, including site visits by outside visitors
• Assist the CD in the establishment and implementation of appropriate administrative, human resource, legal, and program policies
• Assist the CD in fostering spiritual support, encouragement, and growth amongst all staff
• Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff


• 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 Haiti
• 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
• 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. Christian training with minimum 1 year bible study from accepted university, college or other equivalent program
• French/Creole language skills a plus

Length of commitment: 1 year
Open until filled
**Security concerns for this location dictate that applicants with minor children will not be considered for employment in this position