Senior Operations Manager Job – Samaritan’s Purse

Job Title:  Senior Operations Manager

Organisation: Samaritan’s Purse

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Length of contract: 6 months (renewable)


About US:

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:  The Senior Operations Manager (SOM) will be responsible for management of all Operation activities within the Samaritan’s Purse Uganda country office as well as supporting Regional Procurement requirements taking place within Uganda. He/she will be based in Kampala, Uganda, and report directly to the Samaritan’s Purse Uganda Country Director.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee team of up to 10 staff to meet Operations needs of Samaritan’s Purse Uganda
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and monitoring of procurement plans for country programs.
  • Manage and oversee all aspects of logistics and procurements purchased domestically and internationally. Coordinate with regional country offices in South Sudan and DRC in support of large procurements from vendors within Uganda. Maintain and update Regional Procurement Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Facilitate international procurement and logistics in compliance with all government regulations, as applicable, and coordinating exemption processing, pre-inspections and freight forwarding as needed.
  • Oversee management and usage of fleet and drivers, including fleet maintenance, fuel supply and monitoring. Coordinate all aspects of base management ensuring updated maintenance and base security and safety.
  • Ensure all base services and contracts are up to date; anticipates needs; plans ahead.
  • Maintain strong security situational awareness, open communication with Country Director and Regional Security team at all times.
  • Oversee all aspects of in-country Information Technology.
  • Assess and build the capacity of the Operations staff through mentoring, goal setting, and training. Demonstrate exemplary Christian servant leadership in all aspects of work and relationships.
  • Support the Country Director in fostering spiritual support, encouragement and growth among all staff.
  • Participate in morning devotions and maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, project stakeholders, project beneficiaries, and the general public.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Operations management, or any other related field · Master’s degree in a related field will be added advantage.
  • Minimum of Five (5) years’ experience in similar role within the NGO sector.
  • Strong leadership, organizational and communication skills, with experience of supervising others. Proficient in Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Commitment to empathy, integrity, responsibility, transparency and efficiency. Must hold a valid driver’s permit.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates Please submit CV and cover letter (ONLY) by email to or in hard copy to Samaritan’s Purse


Uganda, Plot 11 Luthuli Avenue, Bugolobi; applications should be submitted strictly not later than 16:00 on Friday 24th June, 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.



Deadline:  Friday 24th June, 2022 at 16:00 pm

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