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Technical Specialist, International Health Unit

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 13361
Date Posted: Jun 2, 2022

Job Description

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Our International Projects team has an opening for a Technical Specialist, International Health Unit. The International Health Unit is called to deliver the hope and healing of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth through innovative, compassionate, quality, and contextualized health care through Samaritan’s Purse field offices and Disaster Responses. This role will serve in the support of field office programs, regional and disaster medical response activities, and technical advisory role to support Samaritans Purse’s overall mission. Come be a part of what the Lord is doing here at Samaritan's Purse!

A day in the life of a Technical Specialist, 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 Technical Specialist, International Health Unit, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Engage with assigned country offices and regional teams on a regular basis to provide programmatic and technical support with growth of existing and new programming
  • Participate in the proposal and program development for country offices and in Emergency Medical responses
  • Develop and maintain best practices and training resources in the sector in order to ensure that our health programs are consistent with Samaritan’s Purse core Christian values, and that Samaritan’s Purse medical programs are making an appropriate Christ centered contribution to the work of the international community
  • Provide support to Emergency Medical response programming by preparing, planning, and deploying emergency health responses as needed
  • Serve on the Incident Management Team (IMT) or Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) as directed
  • Support in the mentorship of current and future health and medical program managers
  • Travel to field sites as needed for temporary assigned field responsibility, project assessment, field support/training, and other duties as needed
  • Actively pursue and maintain global relevancy and readiness for international programming and response
  • Work collaboratively with the Program Management to maintain technical resources and complete technical reviews for proposals and documents routed through Awards Management Team
  • Provide support to technical interviews of potential health programming candidates and medical Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) Staff
  • All other duties as assigned

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Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or other health related field, required. Master’s Degree in a health-related field is preferred
  • Three to five years of experience working in health-related fields in developing countries required; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated management capability and experience in a low resource or crisis settings and ability to travel up to 30% of the time
  • Thorough knowledge of emergency clinical care and response and humanitarian programming in the health sector
  • 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 30% travel; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary

Benefits:

  • 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: Jun 2, 2022

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