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Program Support Officer (PSO)
at Samaritan's Purse
Samaritan's Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. For over 40 years, 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. If you are searching for a Career with Impact come see how we serve!
We have an exciting opportunity for a Program Support Officer to join our Projects team. This position will support various units at Samaritan’s Purse International Headquarters, including the International Health Unit (IHU), the Disaster Assistance Response and Incident Management Teams, and the Program Management Team in the development and management of proposals and programming.
** International travel is required for this position - average 25 - 30% annually.
What you will be doing:
- Develop concept papers and prepare project proposals for Samaritan’s Purse and donor organizations.
- Provide technical assistance during project cycle implementation, monitoring and the close-out process. This position will support the work of Disaster Assistance Response (DART) and Incident Management Teams (IMT) as required to include deployment to disaster settings.
- Identify and analyze notices of funding opportunity (NOFOs)/requests for applications (RFAs) to determine alignment with Samaritan’s Purse areas of focus and expertise; be alert to upcoming health related funding opportunities.
- Maintain a working knowledge of external funder regulations (UN, government & non-government agencies, SP IHQ & Affiliates).
- Ensure that program planning aligns with relevant international and internal standards
- As needed, support program implementation related to the following: assessments, baselines, monitoring and evaluation systems, budget reviews, key lessons learned, data verification, reporting and close-out.
- Contribute to expanding health programming throughout country offices and health disasters through proposal development support and coordination with the IHU.
- Support the International Health Unit (IHU) with creation of health programming templates and other resources for proposal development.
- Review and provide feedback on project proposals and reports to ensure strong project design, measurement, and reporting across SP programming.
- Develop trainings (both field based and webinar based), resources, and tools on program management topics, in order to build field office capacity.
- Mentor and build capacity of field staff in general program development skills, quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation skills.
What we are looking for in a candidate:
- Maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ
- Bachelor's degree (BA) from four-year College or university; or a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ related international work experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in Public Health preferred, but not required
- Field-level grant-writing experience with major donors (governments and UN agencies).
- Experience working for humanitarian organizations or International NGOs preferred
- Knowledge of health programming desired
- Excellent communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English.
- Strong skills in quantitative and qualitative analytical and strategic thinking
- Ability to develop and carry out processes and solve problems independently
- Strong writing and presentation skills
- Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment including disaster situations.
- Excellent knowledge of computer applications, in particular proficiency required in MS Word, MS Excel and Power Point
- Comfortable with international travel
- Working knowledge of French and Spanish a plus but not required
- Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred
Location: Boone, NC
Regular, Full-time position
Full Benefit Package, including:
- Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Long term and short term disability insurance
- Term Life insurance
- 401(k) retirement savings plan
- Paid holidays, vacation, and sick/personal time
Frequently Asked Questions regarding an application for employment with Samaritan’s Purse: http://careers.samaritanspurse.org/faqs
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)