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Samaritan's Purse

Country Director, South Sudan (790)

Samaritan's Purse
Juba, Central Equatoria, Sudan

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

Job Description:
Country Director, South Sudan (790)

South Sudan - Provide overall management to Samaritan’s Purse (SP) activities in Sudan, including project development, staff management, and implementation within organizational guidelines. Position requires commitment and understanding of SP Mission and Statement of Faith, as well as agreement and compliance with the Samaritan’s Purse statement of faith and policies.


• Provide overall vision, management and leadership to SP activities in Sudan
• Provide professional representation for SP with government officials, dignitaries, other NGOs, funding agencies, and visitors
• Maintain awareness and communicate legal and cultural requirements and ensure reasonable compliance of SP with the same
• Ensure proper financial accounting and monthly reporting of all funds and financial activity
• Monitor potential and present emergencies and keep SP informed of events, including crisis response options
• Ensure appropriate supervision, support and direction for the effective engagement of all expatriate and national staff in their various assignments
• Serve as director, executive administrator, and primary contact for country field projects
• Monitor program effectiveness and financial accountability, and evaluate ongoing and new activities
• Implement programs within the organizational guidelines of SP
• Develop and implement staff reporting structure
• Prepare and submit monthly narrative and programmatic field reports to the Regional Director
• Conduct field assessments, identify needs, design and implement response plans, including project budgets and writing funding proposals
• Develop new programs, identifying and pursuing potential funding and other available resources for ongoing, new, or planned SP projects
• Ensure that stories and photographs are sent to the Regional Director on a regular basis to share with the Communications Department
• Maintain profiles on all field staff, including emergency contact numbers and copies of passports and visas, performance reviews and exit interviews
• Provide job descriptions for expatriate staff and make hiring / firing recommendations to Regional Director and Field Staff Coordinator
• Implement field policies to ensure staff satisfaction, safety and security
• Participate in emergency response and first insertion teams as needed
• 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


• 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
• Demonstrated management and leadership experience in a developing country
• Firm understanding of project/grant cycle management
• Ability to travel to field sites to monitor projects
• Excellent planning and organizational skills
• Above average communication skills – both verbal and written
• Works well in a diverse team and a pressured environment; flexible and adaptable
• Cheerful, diplomatic, encourager, concern for the spiritual well-being of the team
• Spiritual maturity; Ability to keep the focus of work on the overall goal of sharing the gospel
• Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
• Diplomacy, negotiating skills
• Strong relational skills and financial management experience preferred
• Previous South Sudan experience preferred
• Arabic Language skills a plus

Length of contract: 24 months
Target date to the field: August 2011
Open until filled