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Mobile Medical Unit Program Manager

Location: , South Sudan
Job ID: 11977
Date Posted: Dec 10, 2020

Job Description

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A day in the life of a Mobile Medical Unit Program Manager

At Samaritan’s 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 speakers who encourage us in God’s word.  We then join together to 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! 

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Job Summary

The Mobile Medical Unit Program Manager (MMU PM) will be deployed as a field level Program Manager to oversee and coordinate the operation of the second Samaritan's Purse MMU in South Sudan. The MMU PM will be expected to take the lead on multi-sectoral coordination, project planning, recruitment, and procurement at the field level. 

The MMU PM will mentor and build the capacity of national health staff. The MMU PM holder will also be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the health program. This includes project monitoring and oversight of programmatic activities to ensure compliance with regulations set forth by the South Sudan Ministry of Health (MOH). 

Background

Samaritan’s Purse has been providing humanitarian services in South Sudan for over 20 years. Previously, SP managed the Lui Hospital in Maridi and is presently managing the Maban County Hospital in the Upper Nile State. Samaritan’s Purse has also been working in South Sudan to conduct health and emergency responses for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness and COVID-19, providing training and mentoring for healthcare workers. In recent months, Samaritan’s Purse has partnered with the U.S. Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) to establish an MMU in Mayom County, South Sudan. Samaritan’s Purse would like to continue to grow its medical and health capacity in South Sudan by establishing a second MMU in Mayendit.

Qualifications & Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, as well as be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Strong skills in analytical and strategic thinking.
  • Good quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.
  • Good communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English.
  • Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently.
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and patience.
  • Excellent personnel skills to enable motivation, encouragement and effective participation from all MMU staff.
  • Working knowledge and adherence to MoH or WHO guidelines for healthcare management in South Sudan is an advantage.
  • Awareness of complex gender issues in the field.
  • Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Practical experience working in a professional health field.
  • Proven experience managing health programs.
  • Prior experience working with international humanitarian organizations and/or UN agencies operating in complex emergency contexts.
  • Experience conducting assessments and working in program development (grant/proposal writing).
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as medical reports and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups and other humanitarian actors. Arabic language skills preferred, but not required.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items up to 25 kg. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The staff member may be require to travel in country with exposure to communicable diseases, as well as hot and humid weather conditions. The staff member must also be willing to live and work in a resource poor location. Staff may be required to stay in rural locations overnight on occasion.

Job Location: Mayendit, Southern Liech State, South Sudan

Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-time

Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Non-Accompanied

Language Requirement: English

Travel Expectations: Occasional travel should be expected

 

Benefits

  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan (after 1yr)
  • 10 paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
  • 12 vacation days per year
  • 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 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: , South Sudan
Date Posted: Dec 10, 2020

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