Food Assistance Program Manager, South Sudan
Are you an experienced humanitarian program manager seeking to serve through nourishment of both body and soul? Join us as a Food Assistance Program Manager at Samaritan’s Purse! As a Food Assistance Program Manager in South Sudan, your managerial expertise will help to deliver Christ-like care to those in need. 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:
Direct-line management of food assistance staff and drivers in the districts of operation, including performance review, ongoing direction, support, encouragement and correction.
Updates Human Resources (HR) records for all project staff in the districts of operation, sending monthly reports to Director of HR for attendance, leave, and contractual changes as they arise.
Ensures effective budget management and administration of project finances, including adherence to organizational and World Food Program (WFP) financial management guidelines.
Acts as official representative to stakeholders for matters concerning Food Assistance.
Establishes clear strategy and direction for Food Assistance programming in collaboration with the Northern Bahr El Ghazal State Area Coordinator.
Works alongside Area Coordinator to develop food security programs in districts of operation.
Coordinates effective implementation of clear security protocol for distribution.
Ensures all project activities are conducted in accordance with agreed work-plan and proposal.
Coordinates updating of beneficiary lists, sending updates to WFP as required.
Ensures coordination of all activities with relevant Local Government authorities, NGOs and CBOs, and community stakeholders, and maintains constant coordination with WFP in strategic project implementation.
Performs other duties assigned by the Area Coordinator, Country Director, or Regional Director.
Maintains a personal relationship with and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
One year of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
Experience with Food-for-Assets and Asset Creation Programming.
Familiarity with WFP general food distribution practices and policies.
Experience in coordination with other international humanitarian organizations and UN agencies operating in complex emergencies.
Willingness to travel in and out of field.
Practical, quick, reasoning skills; must be able to keep communication lines open with all parties in program of scheduling changes.
Clear understanding of major donors and their perspectives, requirements, and standards.
Organizational and time management skills.
Good interpersonal and written oral communication skills.
Ability to coordinate activities with other agencies, build and maintain positive working relationships.
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 position is contingent upon receipt of anticipated funding and will be a 5-month contract.
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
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
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