Biblical Leadership Training Coordinator, South Sudan

Are you an experienced ministry leader with a passion for leadership development?  Join us as a Biblical Leadership Training Coordinator at Samaritan’s Purse!  As a Biblical Leadership Training Coordinator in South Sudan, your ministerial and training expertise will help to develop a strong cadre of biblically-minded local leaders.  For an opportunity to serve a hurting world as the hands and feet of Jesus, let God put your talents to use for a humanitarian cause with an eternal purpose through Samaritan’s Purse.  Join us today!        

Description of Job Duties:

  • Organizes and implements training workshops for church and government leaders.

  • Participates in presentation of Samaritan’s Purse Biblical Leadership Training materials.

  • Works with local senior leaders and organizational ministry teams to plan leadership workshops.

  • Creates and follows an implementation plan for new Biblical Leadership Training curriculum.

  • Evaluates and improves existing Biblical Leadership Training resources.

  • Standardizes ministry projects throughout Samaritan’s Purse South Sudan’s field locations.

  • Conducts follow-up sessions with trained leaders to monitor implementation of lessons-learned.

  • Develops extension material to augment initial training workshop during follow up visits.

  • Builds relationships with local training institutions and works towards development of a Diploma Course in Biblical Leadership Training.

  • Builds local church capacity for leadership program sustainability.

  • Empowers and provides technical support to national staff at each field location to facilitate program replication amongst church and local leaders.

  • Directs program logistics, managing inventory and transportation of training materials as appropriate.

  • Manages available budget, and coordinates with Ministry Program Manager to produce timely and accurate reports for relevant stakeholders.

  • Travels up to 50% of their time to support all field locations.

  • Attends daily morning devotions and participates in prayer support for the ministry, its donors, and volunteers.

  • Occasionally leads devotions and orchestrates sharing of testimonies.

  • Assists with all other duties as assigned by Ministry Program Manager.

Job Requirements:

  • Maintains a personal relationship with and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.

  • A bachelor’s degree in theology is required, though a higher qualification is desired with a specialization in leadership. An MBA is also strongly preferred.

  • 3-5 years’ ministry experience required; experience in business management strongly preferred.

  • Proven church partnership, leadership, and management experience.

  • Experience in chaplaincy is desirable.

  • Proven experience working with church structures and building inter-church coalitions.

  • Extensive international and cross-cultural working experience.

  • Strong planning, organizing, budgeting, communication, and strategy formulation skills.

  • Must be a humble team player

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle in extremely difficult conditions.

  • Ability to understand complex security situation and advise program design accordingly.

  • Willing to build local national staff capacity by utilizing training and coaching skills.

  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity to cultural and denominational differences.

  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English.

  • Ability to speak Arabic and other local languages preferred.

  • May travel in country with exposure to communicable diseases, hot and humid weather conditions.

This is a 24-month position with the possibility of extension.  

This is an unaccompanied assignment.

International Employee Benefits

Employees who choose to work internationally get to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage

  • Disability insurance

  • Term Life insurance

  • Retirement savings plan

  • Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)

  • Annual home leave

  • Twelve vacation days per year

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

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.