A day in the life of a Regional Program Development Officer
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 Regional Program Development Officer (RPDO) will live and work within the Northeast Africa region. The RPDO will work closely with the regional team and respective country office leadership teams to help drive programmatic vision in Sudan and South Sudan. The incumbent will provide consultation in processes related to proposal development, including writing, editing and the compilation of lessons learned. The RPDO will also provide technical assistance to Samaritan’s Purse (SP) field offices during the life of the project. This position reports to the Regional Director.
Some of these responsibilities include the following:
– Develop programs and proposals for field offices using current Samaritans Purse program models and best practices. The RPDO will assist as needed in the implementation of proposals they write, including the development of assessments, baselines, monitoring and evaluation strategies, reporting and closeout.
– Ensure that Grants Managers and Program Development Officer within the region are developing and managing programs in accordance with grantor rules and regulations.
– Build the capacity of field offices. This will include skills development pertaining to general program development, behavior change communication, and quantitative/qualitative monitoring and evaluation.
– Actively build relationships on behalf of field offices with bilateral donors, international non-government organizations, and other agencies.
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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.
Ability work with culturally diverse groups of people and live under difficult conditions.
Proven ability to work creatively and independently. A strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of major grantors and applicable requirements, including USAID, BHA (OFDA/FFP), BPRM, UNHCR, WFP, FAO, GAC, DFID.
Ability to analyze data and project activities against core documents, policies, humanitarian ethics and organizational goals.
Technical writing skills including the ability to develop proposals, training/instruction manuals, and reports.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
– Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college or university in international affairs, development, politics or another related field of study.
– A minimum of 3-5 years of related grants/contracts management experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
– Prior field experience implementing relief and development programs.
– Experience working for international non-government organizations, preferably in Africa.
– Experience with monitoring and evaluation and applicable requirements for major grantors.
– Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-Time
Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Non-Accompanied
Language Requirement: English Fluency Required
Travel Expectations:This position may require extensive travel in and out of the field and within the region.
– 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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