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.

Job Requirements:

  • 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

  • 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

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