Program Development Officer US Non-profit Careers – Samaritan’s Purse
Job Title: Program Development Officer
Organisation: Samaritan’s Purse
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Samaritan’s Purse is an international Christian relief and development organization meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease with the aim of sharing God’s love. It was founded in the United States (US).
Job Summary: The Program Development Officer 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintain a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
- 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.
- Monitor and actively search for funding opportunities.
- Analyze data and background materials in order to provide guidance and support to Program Managers and key decision makers.
- Maintain a monthly grants or project status and reports tracking and share with management.
- 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.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the Samaritan’s Purse Program Development Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree (BA) from four-year college or university; Master’s degree in related fields (international relations, international health, agriculture, economics, etc); three to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
- Experience working for humanitarian organizations or International NGOs will be an advantage.
- Maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
- Excellent communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English.
- Strong skills in analytical and strategic thinking.
- Good quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.
- Proven experience in proposal writing and M&E (including data management).
- Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently.
- 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.
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
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.
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