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Country Director, South Sudan

Location: Juba, UY, South Sudan
Job ID: 13711
Date Posted: Sep 22, 2022

Job Description

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We are looking for our next Country Director to lead our large office in South Sudan. Do you have experience leading large teams and programs to provide relief to communities in need? In this role you will be the face and primary representative of Samaritan's Purse in South Sudan. Working closely with the Regional team you will be casting vision and guiding our team’s activities in the country. This includes project development, staff management, reporting, budget management, daily field operations, staff support, and implementation. Come lead the team in our efforts to change lives and help in Jesus’ name.

A day in the life of a Country Director in South Sudan:

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
  • Build and develop a team to lead programs targeted to the serve the needs of the beneficiary community and the local church. This includes hiring, training, directing, mentoring, guiding, rewarding, disciplining, and building capacity
  • Cultivate an environment of continuous development of spiritually healthy field teams
  • In collaboration with the Regional team and country senior management, lead the development and implementation of a country office strategy and vision within the overall Samaritan’s Purse mission
  • Professionally represent Samaritan’s Purse to key stakeholders including government officials, local authorities, dignitaries, other NGOs, funding agencies, donors, beneficiaries, and visitors
  • Regularly monitor program progress and financial accountability, ensuring reporting is accurate and proper in accordance with all policies and guidelines
  • Oversee all aspects of country office operations and logistical support to ensure effective use of resources and support personnel for optimal operating capacity
  • Coordinate with the Security Department to monitor present and potential security situations and emergencies
  • Monitor and track potential disasters, both natural and man-made, and keep the Regional team informed of events and recommendations/plans for action
  • Support the ministry’s initiatives to promote integrity and accountability in all areas of operations including safeguarding and the prevention of fraud, bribery, and corruption
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse

 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and Master’s degree in International Development or related field preferred with five (5) to seven (7) years’ related leadership and international field work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Working knowledge of international affairs, foreign policy, and fundamental political frameworks within country of oversight
  • Working knowledge of socioeconomic, cultural, and political conditions within South Sudan
  • Working knowledge of partnerships with USAID and other governmental and non-governmental funding organizations
  • 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: Juba, South Sudan

Type:  Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)

Accompaniment: Unaccompanied

Travel Expectations: Occasional Travel to Field Sites to visit staff, projects, or local leaders; 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
  • R&R
  • Housing and Food provided

 

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: Juba, UY, South Sudan
    Date Posted: Sep 22, 2022

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