A day in the life of a Grants & Programs Manager in South Sudan
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The Grants Manager is the head of the Programs Department, providing strategic guidance in conjunction with the Deputy Country Director for all current and future program development, streamlining grants and proposal development processes, and serving as the main liaison between the South Sudan office and International Headquarters on all proposal and/or grant related matters. The Grants and Programs Manager will also manage a portfolio of grants within an assigned sector/sectors (e.g., WASH, FSL, Nutrition, Health, etc.). He/she will manage the complete life cycle of grants within his/her assigned portfolio, from proposal development to grants closeout.
– Provide oversight for all grants within the Samaritan’s Purse South Sudan grants portfolio, ensuring timely submission of proposals, reports, and amendments. Liaise with Program Development Officers (PDOs) to be sure grants are on track for timely completion and that targets are being met.
– Provide strategy and oversight for the Programs Department, evaluating potential funding opportunities, based on their fit within SP South Sudan’s vision and mission.
– Liaison between SP and Governmental/Non-Governmental authorities for collaborative programming on behalf of Samaritan’s Purse. Integrate cluster strategies into project design, as appropriate.
– Document and communicate to Program Managers and relevant members of the Senior Management Team any important information coming out of cluster meetings.
– Act as primary driver of the proposal development process, working in close collaboration with Program Managers, Area Coordinators, Logistics, and the National M&E Manager to inform project design and determine feasibility. Ensure that proposals meet all donor requirements and strategic priorities, as outlined in the donor’s guidelines for applications.
– Assist the South Sudan senior management team with strategic planning as necessary.
– Keep the DCD informed of project implementation status, needs, and concerns.
– All other duties deemed necessary by the Regional and/or Country Director
– Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.
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.
– BA degree or above in social sciences, public health, business administration or international development.
– 6-years’ or more experience and in-depth understanding of grants/contracts management.
– Experience in WFP, USAID, UNDP-CHF, UNHCR, UNICEF, FAO, IHA and GAC funded projects
– Experience with FSL, WASH, health, nutrition, food aid, and gender projects.
– Experience working for INGOs, preferably in Africa
– International experience of development and/or humanitarian work, preferably from several countries.
– One year of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
– Highly self-motivated
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
– Ability to coordinate both financial and programmatic functions of grant management
– Strong skills in analytical and strategic thinking
– Proven experience in database development and management
– Excellent quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
– Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently
– Ability to plan, organize, manage time, and meet deadlines in an ever changing environment
– Ability to understand financial reports and analyze financial variances
– Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
– Excellent knowledge of computer applications, in particular proficiency required in MS Word, MS Excel and Power Point
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: Occasional Travel to field locations to be expected
– Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
– Disability insurance
– 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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