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Livelihoods and Food Program Manager, Iraq and Syria

Location: Dohuk, Iraq
Job ID: 12298
Date Posted: Apr 23, 2021

Job Description

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A day in the life of a Livelihoods and Food Program Manager, Iraq and Syria

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! 

Unaccompanied position (no spouses or dependents).

Job Duties

  • Provide overall strategy and vision for the project while meeting project goals and objectives.
  • Closely monitor project implementation activities and ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with the agreed work-plans, proposals, guidelines and SOPs.
  • Lead and successfully manage the implementation of livelihoods activities, including provision of small business grants and job creation and training.
  • Ensure proper management, tracking, distribution, and reporting of all food commodities.
  • Represent Samaritan’s Purse and the food assistance and livelihoods programs in partner and relevant cluster meetings.
  • Aid in the development of plans and proposals for new food assistance and livelihoods programs.
  • Work closely with the Program Development Officer (PDO) to develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation plans to ensure strategic objectives are met.
  • Supervise or delegate the supervision of contractors and employees/temporary laborers to ensure equity and quality standards are met.
  • Manage a diverse staff including delegating tasks, building their capacity, appraising and addressing performance, and handling staff conflict.
  • Assess training needs to further develop the skills of project staff.
  • Coordinate with logistics for procurement, warehousing, and delivery.
  • Steward the budget faithfully in accordance with SP and external donor finance protocol, working with leadership on forecasting expenditure surpluses and deficits.
  • Maintain good working relationships with government officials, donor coordinating personnel, and food      security and livelihood cluster members.
  • Follow policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual.
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participates in prayer support for the ministry, donors and volunteers.
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
  • Other duties may be assigned that are not specifically identified within the content of the job description.

In the role of Livelihoods and Food Program Manager, you are responsible for management of livelihoods and food programs with Samaritan’s Purse in Iraq and Syria. You will provide overall leadership, management, technical guidance, and direction to ensure successful implementation of the program and achievement of program objectives. The Program Manager is accountable for both the quality of the program and for the effective financial and operational management.

Check out why people love serving with Samaritan’s Purse: https://bit.ly/2F8Nom5

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 in Agriculture, Development, Business, Economics, or related field of study.
  • 2-4+ years of technical working experience in development projects management in livelihoods/food or cash projects (required).  
  • Strong knowledge of livelihoods, food processing, or cash distributions.
  • Experience in project management in various sectors including proposal writing, program development, implementation, and monitoring/evaluating methodologies.
  • Experience managing a team of staff. Proven management and leadership experience.
  • Strong project management, financial management, organizational, and relational skills. A strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit.
  • Experience working and living overseas (preferred), with ability to be flexible and adaptable. Experience living and working in Middle Eastern cultures (a plus).
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.                     
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions under pressure.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Language: Fluency in English (required). Strong English language writing and oral communication skills, and demonstrated ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Language: Arabic skills (preferred).

Job Location: Iraq and Syria

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

Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Non-Accompanied (no spouses or dependents)

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

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

Benefits

  • 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: Apr 23, 2021

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