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Regional Manager, Southern (and Eastern) Africa

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 14751
Date Posted: Oct 31, 2023

Job Description

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We are searching for a Regional Manager to serve with our International Projects Department in Boone, NC and provide headquarters-level support to our offices in Southern and Eastern Africa. As a Regional Manager, you will support the Regional Director to build, develop, and implement project activity across the region while supporting and advocating for our teams on the field. Do you have experience as a manager and leader in an international context? This is a great opportunity to support those in need and to make a difference. Come join our team as we serve to make an eternal impact.


A day in the life of a Regional Manager, Southern Africa:  

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 Regional Manager, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Support the Regional Director to create, articulate, and disseminate a clear vision and strategy for Samaritans Purse programing in the region.
  • Work with relevant Headquarters and field-level staff to ensure all grants, awards, and internally funded programs are implemented according to guidelines and donor requirements.
  • Analyze data and background materials in order to provide guidance to and support Regional Director(s) and key decision makers.
  • Assume lead responsibility for managing specific partner projects and relationships. Keep Regional Director(s) informed of status, information, needs, and concerns related to partners.
  • Establish funding and evaluation criteria, send guidelines to perspective partners, evaluate program proposals, make funding recommendations, and monitor currently funded programs.
  • Investigate and determine new opportunities for partnership in existing countries and other countries in the region.
  • Work with the relevant field level staff to provide additional detailed information as requested for communications purposes.
  • Work with the Field Offices and Headquarters HR staff to manage all HR processes required of the field offices related to International Field Staff (IFS). This includes managing the flow of applicants, conducting interviews, and providing timely and relevant reports for field and headquarters level staff.
  • Assist the Field Office headquarter-level support with all aspects of procurement including planning, bid justifications, and contracts.
  • Liaise with Regional Director(s), Country Directors, and Communications to ensure that all relevant partner programs and field office projects are listed on the Samaritans Purse web site and kept current.
  • Provide surge capacity and assumes additional responsibilities for Regional Director(s) during absence due to travel, disaster response, or vacancy. 
  • All other duties as assigned


Learn more about serving with Samaritans Purse


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (BA) from four-year college or university and three (3) to five (5) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Finance background and experience with procurement
  • Detail-oriented and able to problem-solve independently
  • General knowledge of international affairs, foreign policy, political frameworks
  • General knowledge of socioeconomic, cultural, and religious conditions
  • General knowledge of and ability to work in partnership with USAID and other governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (can be completed after hire)


Job Location: Boone, NC

Type:  Full-time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)

Travel Expectations: International Travel to the region approximately 75-100 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 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: Boone, NC, United States
Date Posted: Oct 31, 2023

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