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Infrastructure Development Advisor, Emergency Response

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Location: , South Sudan
Job ID: 13208
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2022

Job Description

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We are hiring an Infrastructure Development Advisor to join our Emergency Response team in South Sudan. This Advisor is responsible for the development of all infrastructure/construction project activities such as school infrastructures, health facilities improvement, WASH facilities, roads, bridges, office premises, etc. You will provide technical support on managing construction and rehabilitation activities in the program area. If you are searching for more than just a job, but a career with lasting impact, come see how we accomplish that!


A day in the life of an Infrastructure Development Advisor, Emergency Response:

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 Infrastructure Development Advisor, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Serve as focal point for technical inputs with regards to grant design and preparation of Bill of Quantities (BoQs), budgets, and proposal narratives
  • Undertake technical assessments for small scale community infrastructure projects including buildings/community centers, hospitals, schools, roads, bridges, water points
  • Analyze requests for new rehabilitation and/or construction works to advise the team
  • Carry out assessments and prepare regular reports and recommendations for follow up actions and review.
  • Collaborate with contracted firms and construction teams to provide guidance throughout the process including site selection, layout, blueprint development, safety protocols, and compliance. This includes regular visits to oversee, monitor and inspect progress
  • Ensure architectural plans follow best practices in design and construction
  • Prepare documentation for purchase requests and requests for quotes
  • Participate in and provide technical input during the bidding and contract process.
  • Interpret plans and specifications and project milestones to ensure compliance with requirements, project timeframe and to resolve questions as to intent of same.
  • Lead collaborative approaches to problem solving between key stakeholders.
  • Work closely with local communities, stakeholders, and authorities to coordinate participation in and implementation of stated requirements and makes recommendations on how to resolve conflict.
  • Ensure that all complaints and requests for information are handled promptly and properly.
  • Take timely action on potential delays and/or cost overruns that can either be prevented or mitigated are quickly reported with recommended remedial actions for Samaritan’s Purse leadership approval.
  • Ensure all administrative aspects of construction project management are completed according to procedures.
  • Develop operation and maintenance plan (O&M) for each site and conducts training program for grantees for understanding and implementation of O&M plans.
  • All other duties as assigned



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Qualifications & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in civil engineering with a certification as a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and five (5) years of experience; or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Experience in low-cost, context-appropriate small-scale infrastructure design and management of the related procurements
  • Experience managing construction projects from the design phase to the close out/retention period with in-kind grants management experience, including knowledge of community-led programming
  • Experience working in conflict zones, specifically within sub-Saharan Africa or South Sudan
  • Thorough knowledge of USAID rules and regulations (including environmental protocols)
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Excel and other computer applications
  • Strong management skills in a complex operating environment and ability to pivot as needed based on operating environment
  • Strong reporting, writing, analytical, organizational & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to coach and mentor others and keep teams up to date with relevant information and produce timely reports
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (can be completed after hire)


Job Location: Unity State, South Sudan

Type:  Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required); Knowledge of Arabic preferred

Accompaniment: Un-Accompanied

Travel Expectations: Domestic travel within South Sudan approximately 30 days/year; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary



  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • When at IHQ, on-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)



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: Sep 21, 2022

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