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Deputy Country Director, Iraq

Location: Erbil, Iraq
Job ID: 13469
Date Posted: Aug 3, 2022

Job Description

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We are hiring a Deputy Country Director to serve in our Iraq office! We are looking for an experienced leader to provide mentorship and oversight to our program managers and program development team, as well as provide guidance in field office vision and leadership. Do you have experience with external donors and a gift for program design and implementation? We are looking for someone with experience working in a variety of international contexts and we think you could be a great addition to our leadership. Come see how we do ministry and change lives!

A day in the life of a Deputy Country Director:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 

In the role of Deputy Country Director, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Assist the Country Director to create, articulate and disseminate a clear vision and strategy for Samaritan’s Purse Iraq.
  • Provide strategy for programmatic and operational aspects of the Samaritan’s Purse Iraq country office
  • Provide day to day support and oversight to the Senior Programs Manager, Senior Operations Manager and Grants Manager to ensure successful project implementation
  • Through management of those direct reports, ensure that operational and programmatic processes are in place so all that grants, awards and internally funded programs are implemented according to the Samaritan’s Purse field operating guidelines and policies as well as grantors policies, with timeliness and efficiency
  • Ensure operational and support processes are in compliance with government law and regulations, are culturally appropriate and properly support programmatic activities
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education & experience. 
  • Knowledge of project planning and implementation.
  • Extensive field humanitarian experience in a management role.
  • Experienced in cross-cultural team leadership.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to coordinate activities with local involvement and establish working relationships with other NGOs.
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required); if not already completed, opportunity to meet and complete requirement is available upon hire. 

Job Location: Erbil, Iraq

Type:  Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required); Arabic strongly preferred

Accompaniment: Family Accompaniment

Travel Expectations: Travel to field sites as necessary; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary


  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • When at IHQ, on-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)
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Location: Erbil, Iraq
Date Posted: Aug 3, 2022

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