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Deputy Country Director

Samaritan’s Purse

Leogane, Haiti

The Deputy Country Director (DCD) will assist the Country Director (CD) in activities that promote the success of Samaritan’s Purse (SP) in Haiti and the fulfillment of its goals and strategic objectives. These activities include management of government and donor relations, program design, program implementation and evaluation, and support to field staff.

You will be given the opportunity to:

  • In the absence of the CD, serve as the chief representative of SP-Haiti to oversee all finances, administration, programs, assets, and staff;
  • Provide professional representation of SP at meetings with government, donor, and civil society partners. Actively engage with these and other valuable contacts to increase support for SP programming;
  • Act as a liaison with donor agencies: WFP, USAID, UNICEF, etc. Identify and maintain awareness of potential funding sources for ongoing and potential SP projects;
  • Collaborate with the Program Development Officer (PDO) and Program Managers (PMs) in writing proposals and program budgets, monitoring program implementation and financial expenditures, and evaluating ongoing and new activities;
  • Support PMs in the set-up of new field programs, including financial, logistical, personnel, and onsite support;
  • Oversee and provide field staff support, address programmatic challenges, and explore potential program possibilities;
  • Establish and implement appropriate administrative, human resource, legal, and program policies with the assistance of the CD;
  • Assist the CD in fostering spiritual support, encouragement, and growth amongst all staff;
  • Aid the CD in program planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of the country programs;
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff;
  • 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.

We ask that you bring:

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university. Masters is strongly preferred;
  • Three to five years related international work experience is required;
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred;
  • Previous experience in proposal writing for external funding agencies such as USAID, DFID, UNICEF, etc, is desirable;
  • Ability to comfortably work with government, church, and community leaders;
  • Demonstrated project, staff, and financial management skills;
  • Proven organizational leadership of a cross-cultural team;
  • Self-starter with strong critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Competent in applying best practices in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Ability to cope with stress and live in basic conditions; patience and flexibility;
  • Previous living and working experience in a developing country, especially in Haiti;
  • Fluent in written and verbal English;
  • Strong verbal and written communication;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs;
  • Travel up to 25% of the time to SP Haiti field sites.

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