Job Title: Program Development Officer
Organisation: Samaritan’s Purse
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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.
Job Summary: Are you seeking a career in which your days will be centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a call to action: a call resounding from many men, women, and children in need? We are seeking a Program Development Officer to serve on our team in Kampala, Uganda. You will coordinate the design and implementation of programs and grant proposals, keep detailed records, develop relationships with donors and other agencies, and provide your technical expertise throughout the project cycle. Come serve with a high level of integrity while supporting a team pursuing hope! Join us today!
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
- Develop programming through writing concept papers, proposals and budgets using best practices and lessons learned in coordination with appropriate program units
- Build relationships on behalf of Samaritan’s Purse with bilateral donors, International Non-governmental Organizations, and other agencies
- Assist as needed in program implementation, including: developing assessments, baselines, budgets, monitoring and evaluation systems, field visits to verify data, reporting and close-out
- Build capacity of field staff in general program development skills, behavior change communication, and quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation skills
- Represent Samaritan’s Purse in relevant UN cluster meetings and other donor/partner meetings
- All other duties as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant must hold a Master’s degree (M.A.) in International Development or International Economics preferred. Study in a related field and/or strong field based experience will be considered in lieu of education, preference for: three years’ experience in program management and/or three years of cross-cultural in the implementation of relief and development programming, or a combination of education and experience
- Technical writing skills including developing proposals, training/instruction manuals, and reports
- Working knowledge of the grant submission processes of major donors such but not limited to the UN, CIDA, DFID and USAID, PADF, etc
- Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently
- Experience in working with cross-cultural and cross-denominational Christians
- 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies
How to Apply:
All candidates should apply online at the link below.