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Samaritan's Purse

Base Manager, Akuem South Sudan (873)

Samaritan's Purse
Akuem, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Sudan

Date Posted: 08/03/2011
Categories: Management - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

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.


• 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


• 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