A day in the life of a Deputy Country Director in South Sudan
At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and prayer. We hear from members of our staff, both from IHQ and our global offices, as well a special guest speakers who encourage us in God’s word. We then join together to prayer for one another, as well as praying for staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. We get paid to start each day this way!
The Deputy Country Director (DCD) will report directly to the Country Director (CD). In accordance with the country strategy and mission of Samaritan’s Purse, the DCD will provide general management of all programming for South Sudan, including grantor relations, government relations, project cycle and direct line management of the Area Coordinators (ACs), and oversight of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team. Based in Juba, the DCD will serve as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and will be required to travel to field site frequently, providing reports back to the CD.
Provide leadership, management and strategic direction for all programs, including donor awards and internally funded initiatives. This includes oversee ingArea Coordinators, the Learning & Strategic Development Director, and the Monitor, Evaluation, and Learning team, and working with Program Managers, Grants Manager and others to ensure all grants, awards and internally funded programs are implemented according to organizational field operating guidelines and policies.
Monitor humanitarian crises in South Sudan, perform field assessments when necessary, and advise the CD of potential response options.
Ensure strong relationships are formed and maintained within cluster and coordination bodies in South Sudan. This will ensure that SP maintains an influential role in the country and remains invited to high-level forums and discussions.
Be a spiritual leader for national and international staff.
Host VIP trips including media personnel, government officials, dignitaries, donors and IHQ visitors. When needed, respresent Samaritans Purse with journalists and media outlets.
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Qualifications & Experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, as well as able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Possess strong organizational skills.
Possess strong communication skills, written and verbal.
Possess strong networking skills.
Knowledge of project planning and implementation.
Experienced in cross-cultural team leadership.
Extensive field humanitarian experience in a management role.
Understanding and experience in logistics.
Experience of financial and administrative coordination.
Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
Ability to operate for extended periods in austere conditions.
Willingness to travel frequently.
Willingness to stay in the field for extended periods.
Ability to coordinate activities with local involvement and NGO networks.
Knowledge of computer systems and its applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
Good teammate and able to live and work closely with others.
Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle in rough road and extremely muddy conditions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
Bachelor’s degree and five years related experience.
Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Previous experience working internationally, particularly in Africa.
Field level management experience.
Experience in leading a large team.
Job Location: Juba, South Sudan
Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-Time
Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Non-Accompanied
Language Requirement: English Fluency Required
Travel Expectations: Frequent travel to the field and remote locations
Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
Term Life insurance
Retirement savings plan
Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
Annual home leave
Twelve vacation days per year
Samaritans Purse Mission Statement:
Samaritans Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritans Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing Gods love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Samaritans Purse Statement of Faith:
* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)
* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)
* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)
* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)
* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)
* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)
* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)
* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)
* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)
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