Organization: Samaritan’s Purse
Are you an experienced and creative technical writer with a passion for people? Join us as aProgram Development Officer(PDO)at Samaritan’s Purse! As a Program Development Officer inthe Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), you will play the invaluable role of creatively crafting and implementing grant proposals to maximize Samaritan’s Purse’s consideration for funding opportunities, thereby ensuring continued Christ-like care of those we are seeking to minister to.
For an 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 through Samaritan’s Purse. Join us, today!
Description of Job duties:
- Along with the Country Director (CD), Senior Program Manager (SPM) and Regional Program Development Officer (RPDO), be familiar with all funding sources (UN, government & non-government agencies, Samaritan’s Purse International Headquarters & Affiliates); be alert to upcoming funding opportunities; and participate in matching opportunities with aspects of Samaritan’s Purse-DRC’s strategic plan.
- Develop concept papers and prepare grant proposals to Samaritan’s Purse and donor organizations.
- Ensure that program planning aligns with relevant international and internal standards.
- Assist SPM in monitoring the funding status of the total program to identify possible funding gaps, and in charting a smooth transition from one grant to the next.
- Assist SPM with representation of Samaritan’s Purse and networking with other players.
- Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
- Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
- Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.
- Maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
- Bachelor’s degree (BA) from four-year College or university; or three to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Master’s degree in International Development preferred but not required.
- 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
- Experience working for humanitarian organizations or International NGOs will be an advantage.
- Field-level grant-writing experience with major donors (governments and UN agencies).
- Excellent communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English.
- Fluency in French– writing, reading and speaking.
- Strong skills in analytical and strategic thinking.
- Good quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.
- Good communication skills.
- Strong writing and presentation skills.
- Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
- Excellent knowledge of computer applications, in particular proficiency required in MS Word, MS Excel and Power Point.
Two-year contract with the potential for renewal.
This is an unaccompanied 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