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Drilling Program Manager

  • Contractor
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Samaritan's Purse profile

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Samaritan's Purse

We are seeking a Drilling Program Manager to serve in an Undisclosed Africa Location. You will work with area coordinators and WASH managers to identify locations where Samaritans Purse will plan drilling operations. This role manages logistics and planning for the drilling teams to provide year-round access to protected water sources in locations where access is poor and change lives and communities forever.


A day in the life of a Drilling Program Manager:

At Samaritans Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe.

In the role of Drilling Program Manager, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Prepare drilling budgets, together with the Chief Driller(s), and agrees on a drilling plan prior to the rainy season to ensure all activities are completed on time
  • Ensure that communication with local authorities and communities has taken place prior to drilling to remove barriers to activities
  • Manage all the logistical aspects of the program including procurement, delivery, and relocation of drilling equipment
  • Communicate with the security managers regularly to notify them of drilling locations, ensuring that drilling activities are compliant and obtain any needed security permissions or support
  • Collaborate with the Fleet Manager and Head Mechanic to ensure that machines are cared for and spare parts are procured and on hand
  • Ensure all required drilling preparation is completed and geophysical surveys are shared with the Chief Driller
  • Work with the MEL Manager, WASH Program Managers, and other relevant staff to develop simple tools and databases to monitor progress on the status of activities
  • Ensure all information is stored electronically, including GPS Coordinates when needed, in an organized and easy-to-access manner
  • Ensure that appropriate health and safety procedures for construction projects are followed at all times by all people on site, including Samaritans Purse staff, partners, and contractors
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with all government, NGO, and community stakeholders within identified areas
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritans Purse.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Community Development, Public Health, or related field and three (3) years experience working with communities in a CBO or NGO environment, managing logistics, and project management with understanding of community mobilization in relation to WASH/Health promotion; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to manage people, delegate responsibility, and work diplomatically in adverse and pressure-filled environments
  • Ability to encourage and demonstrate concern for the well-being of international and national staff
  • Strong relational skills able to communicate and act effectively in diverse settings
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required)

Job Location: Undisclosed, Africa

Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-Time

Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Non-Accompanied

Language Requirement: English Fluency Required

Travel Expectations: Position is based in the field with frequent travel to different drilling sites; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary


  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • Annual home leave
  • R&R

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.

How to apply


Deadline: 19 Mar 2024

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