Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is looking for a motivated individual who enjoys the challenge of fleet management and operations as a Fleet Manager, and who takes that challenge as a calling to ensure our relief and ministry programming run smoothly in South Sudan. Be a key player in supporting these critical operations so that others may know the good news of Jesus Christ.
The Fleet Manager will supervise the fleet of vehicles, drivers, mechanics, generators and the workshops of our largest global field office in SP-South Sudan (SPSS), operating across 5 bases primarily in emergency relief to refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Description of Job duties:
- Assess current size and state of fleet and implement a maintenance program, fleet management manual, and make recommendations for improvements.
- Repair diesel vehicles (and a few petrol vehicles), quadbikes, motorbikes and generators (1 KVA - 250 KVA).
- Put in place a system that guarantees spare parts are purchased and delivered to program locations in a timely and efficient manner.
- Ensure all fleet users are trained and comply with the requirements of transport and fleet management manual.
- Guarantee that the manufacturer recommended servicing schedule of all vehicles and generators is carried out.
- Track and monitor all fuel usage.
- Coordinate with the operations department with vehicle planning to ensure cost effective use of resources.
- Support Base Management’s role in dispatching drivers.
- Support outer base field mechanics as necessary.
- Travel in-country for mobile field mechanical work, as necessary.
- Evaluate training needs for the mechanics, drivers, and transport staff regarding technical ability.
- Design and implement training programs for the mechanics, drivers and transport staff
- Ensure that relevant staff are competent in parts management, inventory, and rotation of vehicle controls.
- Establish and maintain an appropriate spare parts inventory for the fleet maintenance and other mechanical needs.
- Ensure that all spare parts are tracked, reported, and stored with a high degree of accountability and integrity.
- Analyze vehicle status and cost upkeep, provide recommendations on vehicle disposal and replacement.
- Support the implementation of the security management plan for the country program through providing adequate transport planning and support.
- Maintain and update standard operating procedures, ensuring that they align with SP country procedures.
- Maintain current fleet registration and insurance on country-wide fleet.
- With a generous and serving spirit perform all other tasks and responsibilities assigned for the benefit of Samaritan’s Purse.
- Report any observed issues of integrity.
- 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.
- Assess, manage and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.
- Maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
- Five to Eight year’s related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of related education and experience; Bachelor’s degree not required, but strongly preferred.
- One year of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
- Previous experience working overseas, particularly in Africa, South Sudan or Sudan.
- Field level management experience.
- Previous experience working in logistics or operations or fleet management.
- Experienced in cross-cultural team leadership.
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
- Understanding of local culture is essential.
- Willingness to travel in and out of the field.
- Willingness to stay in the field for extended periods.
12 month contract with the potential for renewal.
This is an unaccompanied assignment.
This position will often require travel to parts of the country with communicable diseases, hot and humid conditions.
International Employee Benefits
Employees who choose to work internationally get to take advantage of the following benefits:
- 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)
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 8048