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Samaritan's Purse

Country Director, Uganda (1075)

Samaritan's Purse
Kampala, Kampala District, Uganda

Date Posted: 04/10/2012
Categories: Management - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Kampala, Uganda - Looking for a spiritually mature and field tested Country Director to provide overall leadership to Samaritan’s Purse (SP) activities in Uganda, 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 Uganda.
• Provide professional representation for SP with government officials, dignitaries, other Non-Governmental Organizations (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 Samaritan’s Purse.
• 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.
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• Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.
• Will be responsible to ensure the success, if funded, of USAID Title II Food Program
• Responsible to foster donor relationships to secure funding for projects in a variety of sectors.
• Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Also directly supervises non-supervisory employees.
• Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
• Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
• 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


• Bachelor's degree 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.
• Twelve semester hours of approved Bible related training.
• Extensive field humanitarian experience in a management role, particularly in Africa.
• 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.
• Flexibility and adaptability.
• Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
• Strong relational skills and financial management experience preferred.
• Proven management and leadership experience.
• Diplomacy, negotiating skills.
• 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.

24 month contract with the potential for renewal.

Mission Statement:
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 disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Distinct Objectives:
The work of Samaritan’s Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles:
PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world
SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom
RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister
DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work
WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible-- “God Room”