Human Resources Manager, South Sudan

Job Description

Samaritan’s Purse has been working in the world’s newest country; South Sudan and Sudan, countries in desperate need of the gospel of Jesus Christ for over 20 years. SP-South Sudan (SPSS) is Samaritan’s Purse’s largest field office, operating across 5 bases primarily in emergency relief to refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

As a critical member of the SPSS team, the Human Resources (HR) Manager, South Sudan is responsible for providing strategic leadership, human resource and organizational development support to the South Sudan office by providing oversight in all aspects of Human Resources across SPSS with aims of optimizing the organizational performance and sustaining the desired culture.

Description of Job duties:

  • Develop, amend and implement HR policies, procedures and systems to ensure that organizational and operational goals are met in a timely fashion. Ensure that all systems and procedures are consistent with Samaritan Purse’s Field Operating Guide and the laws of South Sudan.
  • Provide support to ensure that human resources policies and procedures are well implemented and adhered to by all staff within client area.
  • Manage the payroll system in conjunction with the Finance department. Ensure flow of information with regard to changes in personnel positions, duty stations and remuneration package between finance and human resources in a timely manner.
  • Ensure systematic and proper documentation for both national and international staff.
  • Review the SP national staff policies. Update the HR manual, interpret and train managers and staff on new/amended and existing procedures, policies and guidelines indicated in the HR manual.
  • Manage HR vendor relationships, such as legal counsel, health insurance, training and other contracts as needed.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for all staff on HR issues.  Coordinate with International Headquarters on International Field Staff related issues.
  • Develop and maintain healthy relationships with the government and nongovernment organizations of South Sudan in the field of HR.
  • In conjunction with legal counsel as needed, provide guidance on legal HR issues and represent the agency in regards to personnel issues.
  • Maintain awareness of current events, changes in statutes and respond, as appropriate, to the changing legal environment of south Sudan.
  • Liaise with SP field sites to ensure that their HR needs are being met.
  • Identify complexity of employee human resource needs and either resolve or route to the country management and IHQ as well as following up with employees to make sure issues are resolved.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to HR staff members on daily work priorities. Mentor and train HR staff to increase capacity.  Handle any issues that junior staff members are unable to handle.
  • Periodically conduct satisfaction surveys with employees to evaluate effectiveness of Human Resource customer service.
  • 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.
  • Travel to field sites 15 - 25% of the time.


  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
  • Master’s degree (M A.) from an accredited college or university in Human Resources Management, communication, or related field OR a Bachelor’s Degree and professional certification (PHR, SHPR or IPHR); and ten years related experience and/or training in HR Management; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
  • HR Technical skills, influencing skills, conflict management skills, counseling skills and organization awareness skills.
  • Excellent skills in problem solving and conflict resolution, crisis management and training facilitation.
  • Ability to work well within a team and build positive team spirit.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and work under pressure in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to plan, organize priorities, manage time, and meet deadlines in an ever changing environment.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Skilled in information management and record keeping.
  • Knowledge of Sudan labor laws is highly preferred.

12 month contract with the potential for renewal.

This is an unaccompanied assignment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, cooler temperatures as well as extreme heat.

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)

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