Job Description

What could be more rewarding than helping people escape the strongholds of slavery and trafficking while having the opportunity to share the good news of the Gospel as well? 

The  Counter Trafficking Program Manager will oversee all programming and project activities relating to counter-trafficking in the operational areas of SP Vietnam.  This position is based in Hanoi with travel to remote project sites.

Essential Duties

  • Work in conjunction with Country Director (CD)/Deputy Country Director (DCD)/Senior Program Manager and relevant program staff and financial staff to develop plans, proposals, and budgets for new and existing projects in the trafficking in persons sector(s).
  • Provide leadership, direction and develop implementation plans for projects in the trafficking in persons sector(s). Ensure development plans are strategic and founded on existing trafficking research on northern Vietnam.
  • Keep up-to-date on existing or emerging academic literature regarding trafficking and Vietnam.
  • In conjunction with national staff, further develop the training (and curriculum) on trafficking and safe migration, as well as training methods. Ensure the quality of communications materials.
  • Assist with the field-level execution of the program against all set objectives and within the agreed budgets.
  • Work with local donor representatives, government authorities and all relevant stakeholders on the program documentation process, ensuring that plans and proposals address critical needs and meet donor criteria for provision of funding.
  • Prepare and submit monthly narrative, financial and project status reports in a timely and accurate manner. Develop reporting procedures and formats for management and donors.
  • Ensure monitoring systems are in place and that project reviews are carried out periodically in conjunction with the project management and team.
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation methods for project activities (ex. baseline surveys, pre/post-tests, qualitative interviews). Ensure proper, non-biasing methods are used in the field. Collect and analyze evaluation data, interpret results, and continuously adjust project activities accordingly based on results.
  • Provide supervision and support for national staff and managers to ensure that personal and professional development of staff via yearly performance reviews. Provide capacity-building opportunities and mentoring to national staff.
  • Promote spiritual development of staff and ensure projects maintain their ministry focus and effectiveness.
  • Look for opportunities to incorporate ministry into all programs and seek opportunities to partner with churches and local partners.
  • Ensure all supervised projects are compliant with donor specific and Samaritan's Purse (SP) policies and procedures.
  • Educate donors to cultivate a holistic understanding of human trafficking.
  • Network in the NGO community, UN agencies, local and national government bodies, donors and other relevant parties within the sector. Including but not limited to attending sector meetings. Understand referral pathways.  


  • Ability to travel to field sites for extended periods to monitor projects
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Works well in a diverse team and a pressured environment
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability
  • Cheerful, diplomatic, encouraging, concern for the spiritual well-being of the team Spiritual and professional maturity.
  • Ability to keep the focus of work on the overall goal of sharing the gospel
  • Understanding of the trainer of trainer’s model of village education
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different nationals, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.  
  • Strong relational skills and financial management experience preferred
  • Proven management and leadership experience
  • Clear understanding of the workings of major donors and their perspectives, requirements and standards
  • Technical understanding of human trafficking, and personal interest and proven motivation in broadening this understanding.
  • Experience in project management in anti-trafficking or working with vulnerable populations
  • Experience with proposal writing, program budgeting and tracking, program development, implementation, and monitoring/evaluating methodologies.
  • Proven ability to develop monitoring and evaluation measures, and effectively analyze M&E data.
  • Experience living and working in Asian cultures (desired).
  • Willingness to learn to speak Vietnamese.


Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in international development, social work, or related field and at least two years of program management experience, preferably in the context of a developing country. Applicants who have (or are pursuing) advanced degrees will be strongly considered, but anyone with relevant education, credentials and experience is welcome to apply. Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred. 

One Year Contract

Accompanied w/ children permitted

Benefits include:

  • 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

Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:

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

Samaritan's Purse 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.

Samaritan's 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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