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Program Development Officer, Ukraine

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Job ID: 14728
Date Posted: Nov 3, 2023

Job Description

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We are seeking a Program Development Officer (PDO) to serve with our office in Kyiv, Ukraine. This role supports and coordinates the processes related to proposal development which includes writing, editing, and the compilation of lessons learned. The PDO is involved with all parts of program and grant proposals, and provides technical assistance to each of the Samaritans Purse Ukraine projects. This is a great opportunity to make a lasting difference.


A day in the life of a Program Development Officer in Ukraine:

At Samaritans 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 Program Development Officer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Work with Program Managers and their staff to develop realistic programming and budgets for Samaritans Purse Ukraine projects and sub-bases
  • Assist and coordinate with the Country Director, Grants Manager, and Program Managers in the development and creation of a country plan and strategy (including Theory of Change).
  • Build and cultivate relationships on behalf of Samaritans Purse Ukraine with bilateral donors, international NGOs, Affiliate offices, and other agencies within Ukraine.
  • Represent Samaritans Purse Ukraine in relevant NGO meetings.
  • Support the Grants manager with updating Program Managers and Technical Advisors regarding grant related rules and regulations of the field office and ensures awareness of all relevant meetings, progress, and ideas being formulated.
  • All other duties as assigned


Learn more about serving with Samaritans Purse


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelors degree from a 4-year college or university in International Affairs, Development, Politics, or related field of study and two (2) years experience in program management and two (2) years of cross-cultural experience, preferably in the implementation of relief and development programming. Grant management experience preferred
  • Technical writing skills for developing proposals, training/instruction manuals, and reports
  • General knowledge of the grant submission processes of institutional donors including the UN and USAID
  • General knowledge of multi-stakeholder processes such as working in consortia, networking with social enterprises or topics around corporate-social responsibility, and representing the organization as it supplements the work of another agency or larger organization
  • General knowledge and understanding of major grantors and applicable requirements, including USAID, BHA, WFP, IOM, UNICEF, UNHCR
  • Ability to analyze data and project activities against core documents, policies, humanitarian ethics, and organizational goals
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability work with culturally diverse groups of people and live under difficult conditions
  • Ability to work creatively and independently
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required)


Job Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

Type: Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)

Travel Expectations: Limited travel within Ukraine, 5-10 days/year; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary

Accompaniment: Unaccompanied


  • 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


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: Kyiv, Ukraine
Date Posted: Nov 3, 2023

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