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International Procurement Operations Specialist

Location: North Wilkesboro, NC, United States
Job ID: 14643
Date Posted: Nov 22, 2023

Job Description

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Samaritans Purse is seeking an International Procurement Operations Specialist to join our Projects Department in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. This position develops, delivers, and curates in-person and remote training content in order to advise and train regional management and international operations staff on procurement policy and operational best practices. You will have the opportunity to apply experience in international, humanitarian aid procurement, and operations. The Procurement Analyst acts as technical resource and subject matter expert on procurement and operations. Apply today and use your gifts for the Kingdom!


A day in the life of a Procurement Operations Specialist:

At Samaritans Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and prayer. We hear from members of our staff, both from IHQ and our global offices, as well a special guest speaker who encourages us in Gods word. We then join together in prayer for one another, as well as praying for staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. We get paid to start each day this way! 


In the role of a Procurement Operations Specialist , you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ
  • Provide instruction to apprentices as the technical trainer assigned to the Procurement and Operations technical track. Coordinates communication and plans for guest subject matter experts as needed
  • Create conditions for collective learning that ensure the capture and documentation of key successes, promising practices, and lessons learned
  • Curate and showcase field-based content, solutions, and initiatives from field-based Subject Matter Experts to encourage peer-to-peer learning
  • Create procurement and operations trainings, job aids, and process improvements for field offices.
  • In advance of and upon completion of each training session, analyze effectiveness and makes improvements to the training materials. Work in collaboration with the Curriculum Specialist to incorporate changes into the curriculum.
  • Develop and maintain training and mentoring relationships with deployed apprentices
  • Provide in-person and remote support to field office procurement and operations as needed.
  • Collaborate with Finance, Programs, and Procurement teams to create, implement, and monitor a Procurement monitoring plan
  • Advise and support country offices and regional teams on procurement and operations as necessary.
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participates in prayer support for the ministry, donors and volunteers
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritans Purse


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelors degree from a 4-year college or university in a relevant field and two (2) to three (3) years of international humanitarian experience with Samaritans Purse in an operations-related management role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of all functions of managing procurement and operations effectively within the Samaritans Purse context, including Samaritans Purse Procurement Policy, Procurement Field Operating Guidelines, operational best practices and procedures (fixed assets, fleet, human resources, base management, warehousing and information technologies), budgeting, financial management and procurement planning
  • In-depth knowledge of the structure and roles Samaritans Purse field offices, and ability to contextualize key knowledge for apprentices
  • Ability to train on procurement topics including standard procurement processes, quote analysis, public tenders, and fraud prevention/detection
  • Ability to train on operations topics including fixed assets, fleet, human resources, base management, warehousing, and information technologies
  • Working knowledge of the Samaritans Purse Fixed Asset System (FASt) and ability to lead detailed trainings on the topic
  • In-depth knowledge of ministry activities and strategies that are common in Samaritans Purse field offices


Job Location: Boone, NC

Type: Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)

Travel Expectation: Approximately 40 days of international travel 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 Gods 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: North Wilkesboro, NC, United States
Date Posted: Nov 22, 2023

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