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Samaritan's Purse

Akuem, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Sudan

Date Posted:
08/03/2011
Categories:
Management - Missions/Int.
Job Type:
Full-Time
Samaritan's Purse
Job Description:
South Sudan - The Base Manager for Akuem is responsible for establishing and maintaining a smooth functioning support base. Responsibilities include but are not limited to inventory management and tracking, national staff management, resolving technical issues, as well as community relations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Inventory Management
• Maintain organized storage and warehousing
• Oversee the national staff inventory managers
• Oversee permanent asset tracking and SPIR tag upkeep
• Manage the Compound Supervisor and Logistician
• Ensure good facility upkeep
• Ensure the compound is clean and conditions are kept sanitary
• Maintain base stock levels of household supplies (i.e. toilet paper, soap, chairs etc)
• Ensure Casual Laborers are being managed well
• Oversee scheduling for guards, cooks, cleaners, water carriers and other compound staff
• Conduct performance evaluations for base staff
• Arrange guest accommodation
• Ensure that all staff accommodations are up to a comfortable standard
• Manage the Akuem Technical Assistant
• Assign tasks and follow up on progress
• Enforce high quality work standards
• Ensure a weekly report on technical issues is being produced
• Ensure that all base tech systems are working
• Manage community relations in Akuem
• Implement base safety and security practices. Maintain emergency stocks of food, water, and fuel
• With a generous and serving spirit perform all other tasks and responsibilities assigned for the benefit of Samaritan’s Purse
• Maintain a Christian witness to the communities

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Knowledge of computer systems and its applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook
• Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle in rough road and extremely muddy conditions
• Previous experience working overseas, particularly in Africa, specifically Sudan
• Field level management experience; strong organizational skills; cross cultural communication skills, written and verbal
• Experienced in cross-cultural team leadership
• Understanding of and sensitivity to local culture is essential
• Willingness to travel in and out of the field ; willingness to stay in the field for extended periods
• Arabic language skills a plus
• Experience in information technology, electrical systems, plumbing or general construction is desired

Length of contract: 12 months
Open until filled
Target date to the field: July-August 2011
Position is unaccompanied



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Samaritan's Purse

The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God's desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, "Go and do likewise."    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 disa More...