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WASH Readiness Specialist

Location: North Wilkesboro, NC, United States
Job ID: 12663
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2021

Job Description

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A day in the life of a WASH Readiness Specialist

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

  • Tracks the equipment and personnel readiness of the Emergency Water Response program using metrics and indicators.
  • Orders new parts and supplies to meet the Emergency Water Response plan and to support the Emergency Water Response Engineering Team.
  • Supports organizational awareness of Emergency Water Response program readiness through creation and management of reporting tools.
  • Consults with the Projects’ Logistics Department on readiness timelines.
  • Builds annual and monthly manufacturing forecasts.
  • Generates purchase orders and manufactures orders to initiate warehouse work.
  • Consults with teams on Emergency Water Response capacities and availability to ensure appropriate program design during potential WASH deployments.
  • Contributes to and maintains Emergency Water Response specific technical build support manuals and equipment manuals in a functional environment such as BOX.
  • Facilitates and documents post-response after-action reviews of the Emergency Water Response program.
  • Supports Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) disaster relief efforts, including deploying on Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) and/or serving on Incident Management Teams (IMTs), as directed.
  • Follows policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual.
  • Maintains a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
  • Attends daily morning devotions and participates in prayer support for the ministry, donors and volunteers.
  • Other duties may be assigned that are not specifically identified within the content of the job description.

In the role of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Readiness Specialist, you will support Samaritan’s Purse’s new Emergency Water Response program by tracking and reporting the readiness of WASH inventory, replenishing deployed inventory, and facilitates training for DART WASH responders. May require International and/or Domestic Travel.

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 Operations, Logistics, Systems Engineering, or related field of study.
  • 2-5+ years related experience and/or training (required).
  • International experience and demonstrated success in cross-cultural communication and ministries (preferred).
  • Knowledge of foreign languages (especially Spanish and/or French) (preferred).
  • Management experience in a crisis or low resource setting (strongly preferred).
  • Expertise in building and managing database software, developing dashboards, and tracking inventory.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Effectively presents information and responds to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions.
  • Demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability to work with a diverse team in a pressured environment.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently. A strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams across the organization.
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions under pressure. International Travel may be required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and Outlook (required).

Job Location: North Wilkesboro, NC

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

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required) / Knowledge of foreign languages (especially Spanish and/or French) (preferred).

Travel Expectations: Ability to travel. This position may require international and/or domestic travel up to 25% per year. Maintaining required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary.

Benefits

  • Career with purpose!
  • Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Twelve or more days of vacation depending on years of service
  • Ten sick/personal days
  • Daily staff devotions and prayer time

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: North Wilkesboro, NC, United States
    Date Posted: Sep 21, 2021

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