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Country Director, Colombia

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Job ID: 13472
Date Posted: Jul 19, 2022

Job Description

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Are you a visionary and strategic leader? Are you passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ? As a Country Director with our office in Colombia, you will get to cast vision, mentor and develop your team, oversee a variety of projects, and provide hope in the name of Jesus. Come join us as we work to help alleviate suffering and share the Good News! This is a career with eternal impact. Apply Today! 

 

A day in the life of a Country Director, Colombia:

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 Country Director you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Establish culture for the office and maximize your teams efforts and effectiveness
  • Cultivate relationships and represent Samaritan’s Purse to government officials, dignitaries, other NGOs, funding agencies, and visitors
  • Work with Program Managers across of a variety of sectors to meet physical and spiritual needs of beneficiaries
  • Serve as director, executive administrator, and primary contact for country field projects
  • Develop new programs, identifying and pursuing potential funding and other available resources for ongoing, new, or planned Samaritan’s Purse projects
  • Monitor program effectiveness and financial accountability, and evaluate ongoing and new activities
  • Ensure proper financial accounting and monthly reporting of all funds and financial activity
  • Monitor potential and present emergencies and keep Samaritan’s Purse headquarters informed of events, including crisis response options
  • Work with Regional Leadership to capture and share powerful stories
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of your team
  • All other duties as assigned

 

 

Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse

 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) and extensive international humanitarian experience in a management role with ability to lead large cross cultural teams; or a minimum of 5 or more years’ related international experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Financial management experience and knowledge of project planning and implementation
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required but can be completed after hire)

 

Job Location: Bogota, Colombia

Type:  Full-time

Language Requirement: Fluent spoken and written English and Spanish required.

Accompaniment: Family Accompanied

Travel Expectations: Approximately 60 days/annually; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary

 

Benefits:

  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • Annual Home Leave (10 working days plus travel days and weekends)

 

 

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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Location: Bogota, Colombia
Date Posted: Jul 19, 2022

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