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Food Assistance Technical Advisor, Emergency Response

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Location: , South Sudan
Job ID: 12856
Date Posted: May 16, 2022

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The Food Assistance Technical Advisor is responsible for overall coordination and management for food assistance projects for Samaritan’s Purse in one of two program areas in South Sudan. You’ll get to provide technical support and guidance to ensure orderly and effective food distribution to beneficiaries and timely/accurate data collection, recording, and financial management to ensure field teams receive the required logistical support. There are many people struggling to feed themselves and their families and this position has a huge role to play in our efforts to reach people in great need.

 

A day in the life of a Food Assistance Technical Advisor:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 

 

In the role of Food Assistance Technical Advisor, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Manage the program budget and day-to-day program implementation. This includes storage, transport, and distribution to make sure we deliver on time and within financial guidelines
  • Liaise with the donor, in conjunction with the Grants Manager and Deputy Emergency Response Manager, to develop program plans and resolve ongoing issues. In turn this means keeping the program up to date on the food security and nutrition situation in the area
  • Coordinate and manages the registration of beneficiaries and make sure all reporting is accurate and on time
  • Monitor the delivery of project activities and conduct post-distribution monitoring by obtaining stakeholder and beneficiary feedback
  • Develop and implement a detailed procurement plan for all required food assistance materials well in advance with Nutrition/Food Security/Livelihood Technical Advisors and Emergency Response Operations Manager to ensure timelines are well understood
  • Develop the capacity of national staff serving on the food assistance team in the program areas and create a transition plan to hand over responsibilities to a national designate within two years
  • All other duties as assigned

 

 

Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse

 

Qualifications & 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 (3) years of work experience in managing WFP food distributions; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong ability to write, develop, and manage WFP grants and budgets
  • Able to communicate diplomatically with other NGO, governmental, and community partners
  • Flexibility and adaptability in an ever changing environment
  • Culturally sensitive and respectful of church leaders from all denominations
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies (required)

 

Job Location: Unity State, South Sudan

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

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

Language Requirement: English fluency required; Arabic a plus

Travel Expectations: In-country travel around 30 days/year

 

Benefits

  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • Annual home leave
  • R&R

 

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: May 16, 2022

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