Livelihood & Agriculture Program Manager (WFP), Iraq

Are you an experienced Livelihoods & Agriculture leader with a longing to serve as the hands and feet of Christ?  Samaritan’s Purse in Iraq is looking for a Livelihood & Agriculture Program Manager to manage an externally funded project focusing on livelihood, agriculture, and nutrition through cash grants, provision of greenhouses, rehabilitation of grain storage facilities through contractor and cash for work activities, and community nutrition in the Sinjar area.  Intrigued?  Read on to see if you could be the one to answer the call!        

Description of Job Duties:

  • Manages activities of a World Food Program (WFP)-funded livelihood and agriculture program that will be implemented in Sinjar.

  • Leads and manages implementation of agriculture and livelihood activities in Sinjar.

  • May assist with drafting quality monthly reports, quarterly reports, and final reports.

  • Monitors project implementation activities and ensures activities are conducted in accordance with the agreed work-plans, proposals, and guidelines in Sinjar area.

  • Provides leadership, support, guidance, and training to assigned employees and contractors.

  • Coordinates with local authorities, government agencies, and participants to ensure the timely completion of activities to the maximum benefit of those involved.

  • Advises in negotiation of terms of contracts with private and governmental agencies.

  • Identifies and designs ideas for further livelihood and agricultural programming in the area.

  • Coordinates with logistics for procurement, warehousing, and delivery.

  • May contribute to budget management in keeping with pertinent protocols.

  • Ensures accountability, adequate reporting, and grant compliance.

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

  • Attends relevant Cluster meetings.

  • Maintains a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university with a degree in agriculture, development, engineering, civil engineering, or related field. Four years’ working experience in development projects either in agriculture/livelihoods, cash projects, or engineering.

  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.  

  • Strong knowledge of agriculture, food processing and storage systems;  experience working with contractors and around construction sites preferred

  • Prior experience managing a staff. 

  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.                      

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.

  • Experience working and living overseas preferred, with ability to be flexible and adaptable.

  • Strong relational skills and financial management experience preferred.

  • Fluent spoken and written English required, Arabic skills preferred.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel.

This is a 12-month position with the possibility of extension.  

This is an unaccompanied assignment.

This position subject to approval of funding.

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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