Country Director

Samaritan’s Purse
  • Location
    Juba, South Sudan
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 18

Position description

Description of Job duties:

  • Provide overall vision, management and leadership to SP activities in Sudan;
  • Provide professional representation for SP with government officials, dignitaries, other NGOs, funding agencies, and visitors;
  • Maintain awareness and communicate legal and cultural requirements and ensure reasonable compliance of SP with the same;
  • Ensure proper financial accounting and monthly reporting of all funds and financial activity;
  • Monitor potential and present emergencies and keep SP informed of events, including crisis response options;
  • Ensure appropriate supervision, support and direction for the effective engagement of all expatriate and national staff in their various assignments;
  • Serve as director, executive administrator, and primary contact for country field projects;
  • Monitor program effectiveness and financial accountability, and evaluate ongoing and new activities;
  • Implement programs within the organizational guidelines of Samaritan’s Purse;
  • Develop and implement staff reporting structure;
  • Prepare and submit monthly narrative and programmatic field reports to the Regional Director;
  • Conduct field assessments, identify needs, design and implement response plans, including project budgets and writing funding proposals;
  • Develop new programs, identifying and pursuing potential funding and other available resources for ongoing, new, or planned SP projects;
  • Ensure that stories and photographs are sent to the Regional Director on a regular basis to share with the Communications Department;
  • Maintain profiles on all field staff, including emergency contact numbers and copies of passports and visas, performance reviews and exit interviews;
  • Provide job descriptions for expatriate staff and make hiring/firing recommendations to Regional Director and Field Staff Coordinator;
  • Implement field policies to ensure staff satisfaction, safety and security;
  • Participate in emergency response and first insertion teams as needed'
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers'
  • Be a spiritual leader for the International Field Staff and National Staff;
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public;
  • Be an ambassador of SPSS and ensure relationships with coordination bodies are strong and the profile of SP in such forums is positive and influential.


  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a consistent witness for Jesus Christ;
  • This position requires commitment and understanding of SP Mission and Statement of Faith, as well as agreement and compliance with the Samaritan’s Purse statement of faith and policies;
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; or a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ related international work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • One year of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred;
  • Previous experience working overseas, particularly in Africa;
  • Three to five years of field level management experience in humanitarian aid, including experience in leading a large cross cultural team;
  • Strong prior experience working in a humanitarian relief environment, including management of donor funded projects;
  • Cheerful, diplomatic, encourager, concern for the spiritual well-being of the team;
  • Spiritual maturity; Ability to keep the focus of work on the overall goal of sharing the gospel;
  • Possesses strong organizational skills, communication skills and networking skills;
  • Ability to coordinate activities with local involvement and establish working relationships with other NGOs.

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