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Field Director, Syria and Iraq

Location: Dohuk, Iraq
Job ID: 12480
Date Posted: Jul 12, 2021

Job Description

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A day in the life of a Field Director, Syria and 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! 

This position is unaccompanied (no spouses or dependents).

Job Duties

  • Mentors and leads field team ensuring physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being, as well as maintaining team unity.
  • Coordinates disaster response or crisis management activities such as ordering evacuations, opening public shelters, implantation, plans, and programs.
  • Proposes alteration of emergency response procedures based on regulatory changes on the ground.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, and workshops related to emergency management to learn new information and to develop working relationships with other emergency management specialists.
  • Prepares emergency situation status reports that describe response efforts, recovery efforts, and needs.
  • Keeps informed of activities or changes that could affect the likelihood of an emergency, as well as those that could affect response efforts and details of plan implementation.
  • Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solutions and solve problems.
  • Maintains and updates all resource materials associated with emergency preparedness plans. Prepares plans that outline operating procedures to be used in response to disasters or emergencies, as well as communicating these plans.
  • Develops and maintains liaisons with Government Departments and other NGO Partners.
  • Communicates with people outside the organization. Represents the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources.
  • Follows policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual.
  • Attends daily morning devotions and participates in prayer support for the ministry, donors, and volunteers.
  • Maintains 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 Field Director, you will be responsible for the overall management and direction of all Field Team activities. Ensuring that the Field Team provides appropriate assistance to those affected by the disaster, in a timely manner, in our cross-border operation between Iraq and Syria. You will also take responsibility in shepherding the team by looking after their physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being.

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 related field of study.
  • 5-7+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing and overseeing teams of people in complex humanitarian situations.
  • Ability to network and build relationships with government, civil society, and community partners.
  • Strong leadership, relational, problem solving, creative thinking, and supervisory skills. A strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit.
  • Field experience in the Middle East or similar context and knowledge of the region is a strong asset. Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • 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, and be able to cope in high-stress situations.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs and have strong mathematical, analytical, and reasoning abilities.
  • Language: Fluency in English (required). Strong English language writing and oral communication skills, and demonstrated ability to produce quality reports and proposal inputs on short deadlines.
  • Language: Arabic skills (preferred).

Job Location: Dohuk, Iraq

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: Jul 12, 2021

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