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Manager, Global Health, International Health Unit

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 13177
Date Posted: Apr 13, 2022

Job Description

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Do you have experience in global health, leading teams, and a desire to see lives changed around the world? Our International Health Unit has an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Global Health to join their team in Boone, NC. This position will be a part of the support, development and management of global health programming of Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief and long-term field offices. This is a great opportunity to use your medical background and knowledge to reach the nations with the hope of the Gospel! We invite you to apply today!

A day in the life of a Manager, Global Health, International Health Unit:

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 Manager, Global Health you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Manage International Health Unit (IHU) Programs Staff and oversee all programming related activities. To include:
    • Manage team to ensure the implementation of health programs in country offices, technical advising to health programming, and continued response to international health disasters
    • Identify, train, and mentor Medical Coordinators to assist in implementing new programs in the field – country office and disaster focused responses. Mentor and provide ongoing programming guidance to the Medical Coordinators on the field
    • Develop and implement a plan for field office engagement, programmatic implementation, and ongoing support in a structured manner
    • Ensure timely and technically appropriate reviews of health and medical proposals from field offices, as requested
  • Develop and implement plans and strategies for growing health capacity throughout field offices and in international health disasters
    • Ensure quality programmatic Emergency Medical Response (EMR) capacity is maintained
    • Spearhead implementation and roll-out for future programs and disaster responses
    • Develop and maintain organizational health protocols and policies, program management, clinical, and ethical standards and SOPs
  • Oversee the development and facilitation of medical Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) training program to contextualize medical skills to disaster environments and assist in the development of medical subspecialty trainings. Provide guidance in reviews of medical DART staff performance and hiring decision of medical roles
  • Monitor health crises globally and identify opportunities for medical and health programs in both crisis response and ongoing programming
  • In coordination with Medical Operations staff, help to provide insight and finalize the clinical and design requirements of units including emergency field hospitals, emergency response units, specific clinical models for ongoing programming, cold chain management, and severe malnourishment treatment
  • Maintain clinically knowledge and skillset through ongoing work at an agreed to level within local medical facilities
  • Serve as health program lead in a disaster response or on an incident management team (IMT) as needed
  • Serve as primary implementer for field health programs as needed
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Registered Nurse, Medical practitioner or similar degree and licensure in a related field and a minimum of two (2) years’ international field experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s degree in Public Health (M.P.H.) strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated management capability and experience in a low resource or crisis setting
  • Prior experience with grant creation and management, in collaboration with government and non-government donors
  • General knowledge of effective strategies for teaching various types of adult learners and public health professionals
  • Experience with statistical analysis for field epidemiology strongly preferred
  • General knowledge of global humanitarian landscape
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required); if not already completed, opportunity to meet and complete requirement is available upon hire. 

Job Location: Boone, NC

Type:  Full-Time

Travel Expectations: estimated 20% travel annually; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary


  • On-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days

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: Boone, NC, United States
    Date Posted: Apr 13, 2022

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