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Samaritan's Purse

Information Officer, South Sudan (971)

Samaritan's Purse
Juba, Central Equatoria, Sudan

Date Posted: 10/10/2011
Categories: Communications - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Information Officer, South Sudan (971)

Juba, South Sudan - The Information Officer will work under the guidance of the South Sudan Country Director to write and edit stories related to Samaritan’s Purse (SP) South Sudan programs for the benefit of International Headquarters (IHQ) and Donor Ministries; provide editing support to the Program Development Officer (PDO) and Regional Program Development Officer (RPDO); and assist in project evaluations on the field. Primary responsibilities of the Information Officer would be within South Sudan, but this would not exclude potential short-term assignments to other countries within the region as needed.


• Assist Program Managers in writing and editing impact stories related to programs. These stories would be written to reflect the full spectrum of SP programming in South Sudan and to communicate the impact our programs are having on our beneficiaries and the communities they live in
• Work with Communications and Donor Ministries at IHQ to provide them with stories and information that properly reflects the impact SP is having in South Sudan
• Organize and hold the library of images for SP South Sudan, and be able to share and distribute them within the broader SP Family as needed (i.e. Communications in IHQ or in an affiliate office that has a vested interest in the programs that SP South Sudan is involved with)
• Provide editing support to the PDO and the RPDO
• Assist Program Managers in editing routine reports for grant and internal purposes
• Assist in project evaluations
• Other duties as assigned by the Country Director


• Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Journalism, Communications, or a related field; or one to two year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills
• Detail oriented
• Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable
• Must be culturally sensitive and respectful of church and community leaders from all denominations
• Experience living and working in a developing nation
• Established strong leadership skills
• Spiritual maturity and the ability to use and apply God's Word in leading self and others
• Strong initiative and self-motivation, with a commitment to teamwork
• Proficiency in common computer packages (e.g., Word, Excel) relevant to the work
• Arabic language skills, preferred but not required

12 month contract with potential for renewal