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Director of Grace Community Center

Location: Dohuk, Iraq
Job ID: 12055
Date Posted: Dec 29, 2020

Job Description

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A day in the life of a Director of Grace Community Center, Iraq

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 as special guest speakers who encourage us in God’s word. We then join together to pray 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! 

Job Duties

  • Ensure an appropriate ministry component is included within each area of operation within the Center. Provide a clear vision for the Center.
  • Oversee all aspects of ongoing programs. Work directly with the program staff to address programmatic challenges. Adjust implementation strategies as necessary for successful program outputs. Ensure each program is contributing a significant impact through monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensure program operations are functional. Ensure accountable and efficient systems are in place.
  • Supervise on a day to day the following staff: HR, Logistics, Receptionist, Finance, Monitoring & Evaluation, Security, and Program Managers.
  • Manage Human Resources: Track and approve leave time for supervised staff. Conduct performance evaluations for staff that are directly managed. Resolve staff disputes and disagreements. Conduct interviews for vacant management positions. Enforce disciplinary measures as necessary.
  • Facilitate good community relations by establishing and maintaining positive relationships with local leadership, government officials, and non-government organizations as the primary Center Liaison.
  • Ensure that the community center remains a place of peace; a place where people are attracted to.
  • Ensure appropriate supervision, support, and direction for the effective engagement of the national staff in their various assignments at the Center and continue the process of staff development.
  • Ensure proper financial stewardship of all Center programming. Provide approvals for program and other expenditures while maintaining budget targets. Work with Finance Manager and Grants Team to develop and create yearly budgets as well as spending forecasts.
  • Provide oversight to the maintenance of all Center facilities including quality control of all repairs and work.
  • Produce timely and accurate program reports.

In the role of Director of Grace Community Center (GCC), you will lead and manage the community center that provides hope and healing to a Yazidi displaced community. This includes but is not limited to staff management, staff care, staff development, and management of all programs, initiatives, government relationships, and budget. The Center provides English classes, livelihood classes, sports programs, and other psychosocial classes to the Yazidi community. The project is ministry focused with a goal to share the Gospel and provide discipleship to believers.

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Qualifications & Experience

  • A personal, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and desire to continue being an active, consistent witness for Him.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college or university.
  • 1-2+ years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven management and leadership experience.
  • Strong relational skills and financial management experience preferred.
  • Spiritual maturity; ability to keep the focus of the work on the goal of sharing the Gospel.
  • Clear understanding of the workings of major donors and their perspectives, requirements, and standards.
  • Experience in project management in various sectors including proposal writing, program development, implementation, and monitoring/evaluating methodologies.
  • Experience working and living in Middle Eastern cultures (preferred), with ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions under pressure, and the ability to operate independently.
  • Strong planning, organizational, communication, and relational skills. A strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit.
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and applications such as MS Office and Outlook.
  • Language: Fluency in English (required). Strong English language writing, oral communication skills, strong presentation skills, and demonstrated ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Language: Arabic skills (preferred).

Job Location: Dohuk, Iraq

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

Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Accompanied

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

Travel Expectations: Ability to travel to field sites to monitor projects.


  • Career with purpose!
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan (after 1 year)
  • 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: Dohuk, Iraq
    Date Posted: Dec 29, 2020

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