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Senior Programs Manager, Vietnam
at Samaritan's Purse
Are you an experienced humanitarian leader with a mind for strategy and a heart for people? Join us as a Senior Programs Manager at Samaritan’s Purse! As a Senior Programs Manager in Vietnam, you will serve as the site’s senior representative for humanitarian programming. Your expertise will help to create a favorable environment for continued fiscal support from critical donor organizations. Continued funding leads to continued 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. Join us today!
Description of Job Duties:
- Provides professional representation of Samaritan’s Purse at meetings with government, donor, and civil society partners. Actively engages with these and other valuable contacts to increase support for Samaritan’s Purse programming.
- Acts as a liaison with donor agencies: WFP, USAID, UNICEF, etc. Identifies and maintains awareness of potential funding sources for ongoing and potential Samaritan’s Purse projects.
- Supervises and mentors the Program Development Officer and Program Managers in writing proposals and program budgets, monitoring program implementation and financial expenditures, and evaluating ongoing and new activities.
- Oversees and leads grants implementation, management, and reporting compliance with donor agreements and internal proposals.
- Performs field assessments, identifies needs, and designs appropriate response programs in coordination with the Country Director, Area Coordinator and area Program Managers.
- Assists with set-up of new field programs, including financial, logistical, personnel, and onsite support.
- Makes regular visits to field sites to provide field staff support, address programmatic challenges, and explore potential program possibilities.
- Assists site leadership in the establishment and implementation of appropriate administrative, human resource, legal, financial, and program policies.
- Assists and backstops site leadership in oversight of day to day operations, including site visits by outside visitors, financial reporting and management, staff development, human resource issues, base oversight, and compliance with donor agreements.
- Provides leadership and professional development opportunities for teams.
- Maintains organizational and operational policies and procedures of Samaritan's Purse.
- Delivers presentations to professional, social, and peer groups as required.
- Assists site leadership in fostering spiritual support, encouragement, and growth amongst all staff.
- In the absence of site leadership, serves as the chief representative of Samaritan’s Purse-Vietnam and oversees all finances, administration, programs, assets, and staff.
- Bachelor's Degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and a minimum of one year related international work experience (Asian experience preferred, but not required); or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
- Significant experience with leadership in a humanitarian context is required.
- Demonstrated project, people, and financial management skills.
- Experience with humanitarian response in an urban context, preferred.
- Previous experience with Disaster Relief is desirable.
- Fluent spoken and written English required.
- Strong verbal and written communication.
- Previous experience in proposal writing and administration for donors (such as USAID, UNICEF, etc.) is highly desirable.
- Ability to comfortably work with government, church, and community leaders.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
- Works well in a diverse team in a pressured environment.
- Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in a high-stress environment.
- Spiritual maturity.
24 month contract with the potential for renewal.
This is an accompanied 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
Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:
Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:
* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)
* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)
* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)
* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)
* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)
* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)
* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)
* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)
* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)