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Samaritan's Purse

Karamoja, , Uganda

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Management - Missions/Int.
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Samaritan's Purse
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Karamoja, Uganda - The Program Manager, Operations will be responsible for all field-level logistical and security coordination for Samaritan’s Purse (SP) in Karamoja. The Program Manager, Operations will be responsible for managing all regional logistical support and spearheading security protocols. It will also be required to effectively oversee a team of staff responsible for field-level procurement and fleet management, as well as maintenance of inventory and asset lists. As Security Focal Point for the region, this leader will be responsible for preparation, maintenance, implementation and monitoring of the regional security plan and procedures, ensuring that SP’s in-country leadership is kept up-to-date with new and ongoing emergencies. This position will also represent SP at select district governmental coordination forums.


• Supervise, manage and provide leadership to the Nakapiripirit Logistics Coordinator and Karamoja Field Mechanic, including performance review, ongoing direction, support, encouragement and correction
• Oversee procurement requests, purchase orders and effective delivery of items
• Maintain up-to-date inventory and appropriate stock for essential office supplies
• Ensure regular maintenance of back-up power supplies
• Ensure regular upkeep and maintenance of office facilities, including actively pursuing opportunities to improve grounds/facilities conditions
• Ensure vehicles are in good running condition, needed service dates are scheduled and SP vehicle policies are adhered to
• Submit monthly reports for logistics, inventory and fleet management
• Design and implement appropriate security procedures in partnership with Project Managers
• Provide staff with training on security procedures and how to maintain personal safety
• Develop and maintain relationships with diverse personnel who impact security of SP staff and operations, including cultural, government, military, police, UN and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) leaders
• Ensure all Karamoja offices are in compliance with security protocols, including standard operating procedures, site safety checklist, emergency preparedness and evacuation plans
• Monitor potential and present threats and keep supervisor informed of trends
• Supervise, manage and provide leadership to security and domestic staff, including performance review, ongoing direction, support, encouragement and correction
• Coordinate payment of monthly office vendors
• Streamline administrative & operational procedures for Karamoja region in order to enhance programmatic effectiveness, in collaboration with Project Managers
• Represent the organization at regional security coordination meetings for Karamoja
• Represent the organization at district-level coordination meetings as required
• Plus any further duties as assigned by the Security/Logistics Manager or Country Director


• Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in development management, business administration, public administration, logistics, supply chain management, communications or related field.; or one to two years related experience and/or training in a relevant work environment in administration, operational management, finance, information technology and/or office- base management; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Previous work experience with an INGO, preferred
• Thorough knowledge of office administration, organizational management, logistics and supply chain management
• Experience in establishing systems and policies for asset management, real time inventory and procurement for multimillion dollar projects
• Experience in project cycle management in a developing context
• Experience living or working in a conflict or insecure environment
• Field experience and knowledge of the region is a strong asset
• Strong analytical and leadership skills
• Strong writing and oral communication skills

12 month contract with the potential for renewal
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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...

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