Job Description

Samaritan's Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. For over 40 years, 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. If you are searching for a Career with Impact come see how we serve! Samaritan’s Purse has an opening for a Food Assistance Advisor in our Projects Department.


Food Assistance Advisor (FAA) will, with Head of Food Programs, provide technical support to all Samaritan’s Purse (SP) food assistance programs around the world.

Job duties:

Objective 1: Technical support to programs and staff:

  • The FAA will regularly update the SP food training manual, and ensure training compliance with other SP technical standards initiatives.
  • Travel to field sites as needed for temporary assigned field responsibility, project assessment, or other work as assigned.
  • Work with SP country food program managers to develop technically sound food aid programs and build the capacity of field staff in food program operational management, evaluation and reporting.
  • Stay current with global food programming trends and regulation changes, and become a resource center for SP food security and food assistance programming. The FAA will specially focus on ensuring the compliance of SP food programs with donor requirements, as well as normal international financial, operational and ethical standards and audit requirements.
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff. * Technical guidance and review of emergency food security assessments/surveys. * Provide support to technical interviews of potential food assistance candidates. * Ensure that food security programs are consistent with SP core Christian values, and that SP food programs are making an appropriate Christ centered contribution to work of the international community amongst the world’s hurting peoples. - Utilize POD and webinars to share relevant training topics and themes with SP field-based staff.

Objective 2: Development of food assistance programs

  • Work with field food program managers, CD’s and the PDD to develop and review project proposals addressing the food programming needs (food assistance, CTP).
  • With the Head of Food Programs, prepare periodic reports to the Director of Program Development on food program status to assist the overall work of the PDD.
  • Monitor global food security trends and identify opportunity areas

Objective 3: Expand SP representation and visibility

  • Meet with regional and country donor community as needed and cultivate relationships with other food assistance agencies at the technical level. At country level, the FAA will assist (the) CD’s and country program managers in managing these relationships and train SP staff toward cooperation with food program staff of other agencies, so as to ensure SP knowledge of and cooperation with the international food assistance community, and thus improve SP technical capacity.
  • Represent SP at relevant donor forums, including WFP/FAO global Food Security Cluster (gFSC), USAID/Food-for-Peace consultative meetings, TOPS/Food Security Network functions, etc.
  • Build linkages within the international humanitarian / food security community to position SP for strategic partnerships.
  • Track SP food assistance activity globally

Job requirements:

  • Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training in International program management; or equivalent combination of education and food program experience.
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
  • Some existing knowledge of USG, UN and European proposal writing and reporting systems and regulations essential.
  • Ability to read, write and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations and procedure manuals is necessary.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

Employees who work in the U.S. get to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long term and short term disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Ten or more days of vacation depending on years of service
  • Ten sick/personal days
  • Staff discounts at retail stores and service providers in the Boone area and nationwide

Frequently Asked Questions regarding an application for employment with Samaritan’s Purse:

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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