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Food Assistance Program Manager

Location: , South Sudan
Job ID: 12090
Date Posted: Mar 4, 2021

Job Description

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A day in the life of a Food Assistance Program Manager in South Sudan

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! 

 

Job Duties

The Food Assistance Program Manager (PM) will be responsible for the overall coordination and management—programmatic and financial—of all food assistance activities in Maiwut, Upper Nile State. This includes directly supervising the Cash and Voucher Coordinator and Nutrition Coordinator. The PM will guide, train, direct and support project staff in implementing food assistance activities while also providing monitoring and evaluation tools to assess progress against stated objectives. The PM will ultimately be responsible for ensuring timely, orderly and effective food distribution to beneficiaries and timely/accurate data collection, recording, and financial management to ensure field teams received the required logistical support.

  • Manage day-to-day program implementation and support emergency food distributions as needed. Ensure that the program objectives are delivered on time and on budget. This may include food storage, transport and distribution. Goods must always be properly protected and stored at the right temperature.
  • Develop and implement a detailed procurement plan for all required food assistance materials well in advance with Nutrition/Food Security/Livelihood Technical Leads and Logistics Manager to ensure timelines are well understood.
  • Assess, manage and report critical physical, emotional or spiritual concerns of supervised staff to appropriate personnel.
  • Liaise with the donor, in conjunction with the Grants Manager and Deputy Country Director, to develop program plans and resolve ongoing issues. This means ensuring the program team has a clear understanding of the food security and nutrition situation in the area of operation.

 

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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 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.

  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Strong understanding of humanitarian food assistance programs.
  • Capacity to write, develop and manage WFP grants/budgets.
  • Able to communicate diplomatically with other NGO, governmental, and community partners.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in an ever changing environment.
  • Culturally sensitive and respectful of church leaders from all denominations

       EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food security, social work, business administration, economics, international relations or another relevant field is strongly preferred. 
  • At least three years of work experience in managing WFP food distributions.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.

Job Location: Upper Nile State, South Sudan

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

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

Language Requirement: English Fluency Required

Travel Expectations: Living and working in remote areas for extended periods of time

 

Benefits

  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
  • Annual home leave
  • Twelve vacation days per year

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: Mar 4, 2021

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