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International Regional Director, East Africa

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 13856
Date Posted: Jan 4, 2023

Job Description

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Samaritan’s Purse is seeking an International Regional Director, East Africa to serve with Operation Christmas Child (OCC).  This role would allow you to provide overall regional vision, program and people development, and implementation of the OCC Project in the areas of Logistics, Teambuilding, Ministry Partner Development, Financial Stewardship, as well as overseeing all aspects of The Greatest Journey Discipleship Program in the region for the advancement of the Gospel!  As Regional Director, you will be part of sharing the Gospel through evangelism, discipleship and multiplication to children throughout the East Africa region. Come and join an amazing team and be a part of advancing God's Kingdom to the nations!


A day in the life of an OCC International Regional Director, East Africa

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 and our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe.

In the role of International Regional Director, East Africa, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Provide regional vision, strategy, leadership toward accomplishing OCC Global Goals
  • Prepare, justify, manage, and report on regional budget and country grants effectively year round
  • Lead and direct the Regional Team – 1-3 Regional Mangers, International Field Representatives (IFR’s) and Regional Coordinators
  • Provide direct leadership and development to all Regional NLT’s and indirect leadership and development to all Strategic and Regional Volunteer teams (sRLT, RLT)
  • Strategize, direct, coordinate the health of the OCC project in the region through the training of volunteers, deployment of RM’s and IFR’s congruent with the OCC ministry cycle
  • Lead, direct, facilitate 3-year growth plans in each country in the region as well as regional UPG (Unreached People Group) strategic initiatives w/ OCC project
  • Ensure effective support and oversight for Annual iConnect Conferences, Regional Business Meetings (RBM) as well as country-specific nConnects
  • Prioritize the application and acquisition of exoneration in every country in the region while also ensuring National Teams (NLT’s) maintain constant engagement with Consignee, Clearing Agent, and customs officials
  • Manage the regional Global Distribution Plan (GDP) in conversation with IHQ & Logistics while also monitoring and tracking the importation process in the region in cooperation with the OCC Logistics Team
  • Provide oversight for effective implementation of Special Trips/Organizational Initiatives (harvest trips, initiatives from president’s office, content trips etc.)
  • Maintain project accountability through observations, ministry alignment checks, and coaching to ensure OCC resources are used responsibly through effective training and reporting
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse.


Qualifications & Experience

  • An active and growing faith in Jesus Christ
  • Working knowledge to read, analyze, understand and communicate via written or verbal correspondence
  • General knowledge of basic arithmetic
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook required
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Proven ability to train, coach and develop staff and/or volunteers
  • Effective communication, presentation, and time management skills
  • 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: Boone, NC

Type: Full-time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required); Proficient to communicate in regional Languages (as needed) ex. French/Spanish

Travel Expectations: 80-110 days/annually; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary



  • On-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days


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: Boone, NC, United States
Date Posted: Jan 4, 2023

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