Food Assistance Program Manager (Short-term)
Serve Here! Why? You receive the opportunity to reach the people of South Sudan with life-saving food, but more importantly, with life-saving spiritual food through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Be a part of the team by serving in the Food Assistance Program Manager role.
Samaritans’ Purse (SP) in collaboration with World Food Program (WFP) and Aweil East State Government is implementing a conditional General Food Distribution "to severely food insecure residents" in Aweil East state.
The project is for three months and implementation will begin in March/April 2018 and continue until September 2018.
Description of Job duties:
- Assist in the management of internal and grant budgets for SP Food Programme in Northern Bar el Gazal state NBeG including:
- Approval of budgets, PRs, BJFs, PAR reports, and purchases within approval limit.
- Preparation of monthly spending projections for Food Programme expenses.
- Ensure proper financial management and control while achieving and reporting on donor targets
- Work closely with SP grants unit, and the Area Coordinator to initiate and coordinate program development regarding emergency food assistance:
- Write new project proposals as dictated by emergency response needs.
- Promote and facilitate improvement of current food assistance activities as need dictates.
- Direct line management of Operations Manager including performance review, ongoing direction, support, encouragement and correction.
- Update HR records for all project staff in the area of operation, sending monthly reports to the AC for attendance, leave and contractual changes as they arise.
- Ensure effective budget management and administration of project finances, including adherence to SP and WFP financial management guidelines.
- Act as official SP representative to stakeholders for all matters concerning Food Assistance in NBeG.
- Liaise and coordinate with government representatives, RRC, other NGO staff, donors and partners regarding the advancement of SP programs in NBeG.
- Prepare and submit timely and accurate distribution reports to WFP, cluster leads, partners, and internal reporting.
- Closely monitor program objectives and indicators to ensure that they are achieved
- Ensure quality programming through standardized use of guidelines and industry recognized protocols
- Build capacity of NBeG Food Assistance staff through on-the-job trainings, and supportive supervisions.
- Write and submit reports on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis as needed.
- Continually monitor and evaluate effectiveness of the program through quantitative and qualitative assessments.
- 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.
- Master’s Degree in Agriculture or Humanities.
- 3-4 years’ experience in Project planning and management in developing countries and in difficult environments.
- One year of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
- Experience in coordination with other international humanitarian organizations and UN agencies operating in complex emergencies.
- Excellent management and personnel skills to enable the motivation, encouragement and participation of the medical team.
- Experience in conducting assessments, program development and proposal writing
- Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and health reporting.
- Willing to build local national staff capacity by utilizing training and coaching skills
- Analytical and problem solving skills
- Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences
- Awareness of gender issues
- Ability to work in climatic extremes and in areas of conflict.
- Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English
- May travel in country with exposure to communicable diseases, hot and humid weather conditions.
- Will work in a relatively unstable security settings but with eminent possibility of emergency evacuations at earliest deterioration of security situation
This will be a 6-month contract - with possibility of extension depending on the grantor.
This is an unaccompanied assignment.
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 #: 9066