Food Security Program Manager

Samaritan's Purse

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We are seeking a Food Security Program Manager to serve with our team in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)! Come be part of Gospel-centered work providing physical aid while sharing the hope of Jesus Christ. As the Food Security Program Manager, you will serve the people of the DRC utilizing your talents in spearheading food programs, in effective management, and in fostering strong relationships and partnerships to make an eternal impact. Join us today!

A day in the life of a Food Security Program Manager

At Samaritan’s 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 Food Security Program Manager, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Direct and oversee the food sector of the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance program within given budgets and project deadlines, ensuring that all food assistance objectives are met through proper planning, staffing, and implementation
  • Organize and direct the work of food sector staff, providing supervision, training, and performance appraisals
  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems in collaboration with the Program Development Officer (PDO) and Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator
  • Submit timely, accurate, and professional program reports that meet Samaritan’s Purse and donor requirements
  • Ensure project activities comply with international and Samaritan’s Purse standards and meet USAID rules and regulations
  • Manage project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and to appropriate Samaritan’s Purse DRC and IHQ staff
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or a minimum of one to two years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Fluency in French, required
  • Familiarity with the aid system and ability to understand donor and governmental requirements.
  • Previous experience working with food assistance and/or agricultural programs and/or community-based programming in Africa
  • Ability to network and build relationships with government, civil society, and community partners
  • Strong Knowledge of the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance rules and regulations
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies

Job Location: Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Type: Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required); French (required)

Accompaniment: Family Accompaniment

Travel Expectations: 50% of time devoted to travel within DRC

Benefits:

  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • When at IHQ, on-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)

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

Our Mission:

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.

This is not just a job. It’s a calling, it’s a ministry, and it is your opportunity to begin a life-changing career.

**All applications should be submitted in English**

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