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Country Director, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Location: Bunia, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Job ID: 12382
Date Posted: May 14, 2021

Job Description

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An opportunity to make impact as the Country Director in DRC

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 and from there we go into our work empowered to make a difference. Our teams are full of passionate people who want to work with excellence and serve people to make an eternal impact.

We are looking for a highly relational and visionary leader to direct our office in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Job Duties

  • The Country Director provides overall vision, management, and leadership to the ministry’s activities in the country. This person builds relationships, pours into staff, and brings wisdom and guidance to various situations and areas.
  • The position requires commitment and understanding of the Samaritan’s Purse Mission and Statement of Faith, as well as agreement and compliance with the Samaritan’s Purse statement of faith and policies.
  • The Country Director will provide professional representation for SP with government officials, dignitaries, other NGOs, funding agencies, and visitors.
  • This role monitors potential and present emergencies and keeps International Headquarters informed of events, including crisis response options. The Country Direct conducts and guides field assessments, identifies needs, designs and implements response plans, including project budgets and writing funding proposals.
  • This role manages several supervisors who lead a number of employees in various areas. Responsibilities will include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, resolving problems, and implements organizational structure.
  • The Country Director is expected to maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.

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

 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Looking for someone with a diverse background in humanitarian aid
  • Cheerful ... an encourager, concern for the spiritual well-being of the team
  • Spiritual maturity; ability to keep the focus of work on the overall goal of sharing the Gospel
  • Financial management and experience with large budgets and portfolios
  • Proven management and leadership experience

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ related international work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.

Job Location: Bunia, DRC

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

Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Accompanied

Language Requirement: English Fluency is required. French is highly preferred.

Travel Expectations: Frequent travel to the field and remote locations

 

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: Bunia, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Date Posted: May 14, 2021

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