Regional Program Development Officer, Middle East & Europe
Are you an experienced and creative technical writer with a passion for people? Join us as a Regional Program Development Officer at Samaritan’s Purse! As a Regional Program Development Officer for Europe and the Middle East, you will serve as the region’s senior grant writer, as well as the advisor for the development of programs within your region. Your expertise will serve to maximize Samaritan’s Purse’s access to funding opportunities, ensuring continued Christ-like care of those seeking safe-harbor from a war-torn region. For an opportunity to serve a hurting world as the hands and feet of Jesus, let God put your talents to use for a humanitarian cause with an eternal purpose through Samaritan’s Purse. Join us, today!
Description of Job duties:
- Develop programming through writing concept papers, proposals and budgets for Samaritan’s Purse (SP) using best practices and lessons learned in coordination with appropriate program units.
- Reports directly to the Regional Director (RD) Advocate at International Headquarters (IHQ) on behalf of the field for needed and reasonable changes within field policies.
- Act as primary driver of the proposal development process in the region, working in close collaboration with national PDOs and directors to inform project design and determine feasibility.
- Serve as the main liaison/initial point of contact with IHQ on all proposals, agreements, reports, and amendments.
- Represent SP-Europe and Middle East in relevant UN cluster meetings and other donor/partner meetings.
- Build relationships on behalf of SP-Europe and Middle East with bilateral donors, International Non-governmental Organizations, and other agencies.
- This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities; however, will also oversee various technical support staff in the specific programs designed and will coordinate with associated program units.
- Conduct relevant trainings on program development process and grant management at SP field offices.
- Conduct regional donor outreach to new donors not presently in SP’s funding portfolio and identify future funding opportunities through unsolicited calls for proposals.
- Review/write proposals in close collaboration to ensure they align with rules and regulations of awarding agencies and/or internal requirements
- Monitor and be aware of upcoming agency "calls for proposals" and proactively inform assigned supervisors of upcoming opportunities.
- Work with PDOs to facilitate writing and timely submission of all narrative donor reports.
- Support PDO and in-country senior management teams in assessing proposal opportunities.
- Assist as needed in program implementation, including: developing assessments, baselines, budgets, monitoring and evaluation systems, field visits to verify data, reporting and close-out.
- Align with the various SP Country Directors regarding the rules and regulations of the field office and ensure that they are aware of all meetings, progress and ideas being formulated.
- May participate and assist in monitoring disasters outside of current field office location, participate in exploration of opening new field offices and/or participate on a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART).
- Bachelor’s Degree in International Development (or related field) required; Master’s Degree preferred. Strong field based experience will be considered.
- At least 3 years’ international experience required, preferably related to implementation of relief and development programming.
- Extensive experience and strong working knowledge of the grant submission processes of major external donors such as UN, CIDA, DFID and USAID, PADF, etc.
- Expert technical writing skills, including developing proposals, training/instruction manuals, and reports.
- Demonstrated ability to translate technical expertise into mentorship and leadership of less experienced program development staff within the region.
- Able to confidently perform in an advisory capacity to senior leadership, both within the region, and within the organization.
- Strong written and oral communication skills in the English language.
- Knowledge of basic public health skills, such as:
- Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) principles
- Utilizing Information, Education, and Communication
- Program Management
- Excellent knowledge of computer applications, in particular, proficiency required in MS Word, MS Excel, and Power Point.
- Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
12 month contract with the potential for renewal.
This is an unaccompanied assignment.
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)
- 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 #: 7932-1