Job Description

Hurricane Maria left the island of Dominica devastated. Samaritan’s Purse is currently providing clean water and shelters to islanders recovering from the aftermath of this natural disaster. Click here to discover more about our work on the island! Help demonstrate the love of Christ in a tangible way by serving as a Program Development Officer in Dominica!

As a Program Development Officer (PDO), you will be given the opportunity to be responsible for all aspects of Samaritan’s Purse Dominica's grant portfolio, including assessments, grant writing, program design, program monitoring, and program evaluation. The PDO will also manage donor relations with various government and agencies as well as manage Samaritan's Purse involvement in all in country coordination mechanisms.

The job:

    • Liaise between Samaritan's Purse and Governmental/Non Governmental authorities for collaborative programming on behalf of Samaritan’s Purse.
    • Design and implement Samaritan's Purse’s coordination strategy, including developing relationships with key partner agencies and participating in applicable coordination mechanisms (i.e. Cluster meetings).
    • Monitor and be aware of upcoming agency "calls for proposals" and proactively inform the Country Director (CD) of upcoming opportunities.
    • Write concept papers, proposals, and project summaries in support of the CD, as well as develop proposal budgets, project timelines and logs frames.
    • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of quarterly program activities.
    • Coordinate assessments and conduct field visits in order to collect and verify data.
    • Analyze data and background materials in order to provide guidance and support to Program Managers and key decision makers.
    • Develop and utilize tools, templates and work processes that result in streamlined and efficient proposal teamwork.  
    • Keep the CD informed of project status, information, needs, and concerns. 
    • Provide and maintain a monthly project tracking and status report on all assigned programs, projects, and initiatives.
    • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
    • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
    • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.

    The requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree (BA) from four-year college or university; or three to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred. 
    • Experience working for an international NGO strongly preferred.
    • 3 years experience in grants/contracts management.
    • Ability to understand financial reports and analyze financial variances.
    • Ability to coordinate both financial and programmatic functions of grant management.
    • Field experience in the implementation of relief and development programming.
    • Proven experience in database development and management.
    • Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.
    • Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently.
    • Strong writing and presentation skills.
    • Previous experience working overseas.
    • Excellent knowledge of computer applications, in particular proficiency required in SPSS or equivalent, MS Word, MS Excel and Power Point.
    • Technical writing skills including developing proposals, training/instruction manuals, and reports.

    The perks:

    • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
    • Disability insurance
    • Term Life insurance
    • Retirement savings plan
    • Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
    • Twelve vacation days per year

    *One-year contract

    *Unable to accommodate family or spouse

    Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:

    PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

    SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom

    RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister

    DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work

    WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible

    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)

    Posted 17 Days Ago

    Full time


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