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Program Development Officer, Undisclosed Middle East

Job ID: 15036
Date Posted: Apr 9, 2024

Job Description

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Are you seeking a career in which your days will be centered on answering a call to action: a call resounding from many men, women, and children in need? We are seeking a Program Development Officer to serve on our team in the Middle East (Levant Region). You will coordinate the design and implementation of programs and grant proposals, keep detailed records, develop relationships with donors and other agencies, and provide your technical expertise throughout the project cycle. Come serve with a high level of integrity while supporting a team pursuing hope! Join us today! 

A day in the life of a Program Development Officer: 

In the role of Program Development Officer you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop programming through writing concept papers, proposals and budgets using best practices and lessons learned in coordination with appropriate program units.
  • Build relationships on behalf of Samaritan's Purse with bilateral donors, International Non-governmental Organizations, and other agencies.
  • Assist as needed in program implementation, including: developing assessments, baselines, budgets, monitoring and evaluation systems, field visits to verify data, reporting and close-out.
  • Build capacity of field staff in general program development skills, behavior change communication, and quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Represent Samaritan's Purse in relevant UN cluster meetings and other donor/partner meetings.
  • All other duties as assigned.

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Qualifications & Experience:

  • Masters degree (M.A.) in International Development or International Economics preferred. Study in a related field and/or strong field-based experience will be considered in lieu of education, preference for: three years experience in program management and/or three years of cross-cultural in the implementation of relief and development programming, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Technical writing skills including developing proposals, training/instruction manuals, and reports.
  • Working knowledge of the grant submission processes of major donors such but not limited to the UN, CIDA, DFID and USAID, PADF, etc.
  • Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently.
  • Experience in working with cross-cultural and cross-denominational Christians.
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies. (preferred)

Job Location: Middle East (Levant Region)

Type: Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required); Arabic (preferred)

Accompaniment: Unaccompanied

Travel Expectations: Travel to field sites as necessary; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary


  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • When at IHQ, on-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)
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Date Posted: Apr 9, 2024

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