Health & Nutrition Program Manager
Serving the physical needs of the refugees opens up the door for the gospel, which provides true healing through the gospel of Jesus Christ. As it says in Isaiah 53:5 "But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed."
The Health & Nutrition Program Manager is responsible for strategic development, coordination, and management of Health & Nutrition programming for Samaritan’s Purse (SP) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This includes supervising and reporting on current programs as well as developing new programming opportunities.
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Description of Job duties:
- Under the direction of the Senior Program Manager (SPM), provide leadership over the development of a Health & Nutrition Sector Strategy for SP DRC.
- Directly guide, manage, and support Health & Nutrition project staff through assigning work packets, conducting performance reviews, resolving team conflicts, capacity-building, ongoing technical support, direction and constructive feedback.
- Increase SP DRC Health & Nutrition program visibility by representing SP DRC in various coordination forums, and by developing relationships with Health & Nutrition clusters, local government, other INGOs/NGOs, and other stakeholders in SP DRC’s areas of operation as it pertains to Health & Nutrition.
- Ensure information-sharing and coordination of project activities with relevant local government departments, health centers, NGOs and community stakeholders.
- Ensure all project activities are in line with national and international standards; but also ensure they are conducted in a timely fashion to meet project objectives.
- Provide Health & Nutrition technical assistance to PDO in developing new project proposals that align with Country Office strategy for sector-specific and multi-sectoral programming.
- Effectively manage project finances through adherence to SP and donor financial guidelines within approved budget limits. This includes budget planning and forecasting, budget monitoring by regularly tracking financial expenditures, managing FERs (Field Expense Reports) and ensuring all project expenditures are accompanied with appropriate justifications (such as receipts), conducting PAR reviews, and ensuring the accuracy and timely submission of financial reports.
- Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, as well as other reports required by internal stakeholders and external donors.
- With technical assistance from the M&E Coordinator, regularly monitor and evaluate project activities to track progress toward indicators, incorporate lessons learned, and improve Health & Nutrition programming
- Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
- Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university, plus three to four years of experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training in one or more of the following majors: Public Health, Nutrition, Community or International Development, Health, etc.
- Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
- Ability to fluently speak, read and write in English and French. Ability to speak Swahili is a plus.
- Experience working in humanitarian organizations will be an advantage
- Proven competence in managing staff cross-culturally
- Strong skills in analytical and strategic thinking
- Good quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
- Good communication skills
- Proven experience in Concept Notes and proposal development
- Ability to travel to field sites to monitor projects.
- Previous experience in eastern DRC/Africa, specifically in Health & Nutrition interventions
- Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment
12 month contract with the potential for renewal.
This is an unaccompanied position.
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 #: 7785