Program Development Officer, South Sudan
Juba (South Sudan) | South Sudan
Are you an experienced and creative technical writer with a passion for people? Join us as a Program Development Officer at Samaritan’s Purse! As a Program Development Officer in South Sudan, you 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.
For an opportunity to serve a hurting world as the hands and feet of Jesus, let God put your talents to use for a humanitarian cause with an eternal purpose through Samaritan’s Purse. Join us, today!
Description of Job duties:
- Liaison between SP and Governmental/Non-Governmental authorities for collaborative programming on behalf of Samaritan’s Purse, including participating in applicable cluster meetings.
- Manage the complete life cycle of grants within his/her assigned portfolio, from proposal development to grants closeout in the assigned sector/sectors (e.g., WASH, FSL, Nutrition, Health, etc.).
- Act as primary driver of the proposal development process, working in close collaboration with Program Managers, Area Coordinators, Logistics, the National M&E Manager, and the Grants Manager to inform project design and determine feasibility. Ensure that proposals meet all donor requirements and strategic priorities, as outlined in the donor’s guidelines for applications.
- Draft budgets for proposals in close collaboration with Field Accountants, Program Managers, Area Coordinators, Logistics, and the Finance Manager. Ensure project budgets are aligned to objectives and log frames.
- Organize grants opening meetings with Program Managers, Finance, Logistics, and field staff to review donor rules and regulations, work plans, and reporting requirements.
- Ensure staff managing externally funded programs are trained to implement the program according to the donor agreement. Monitor grant compliance for all departments, conducting periodic spot checks.
- Communicate reporting deadlines for donor financial reports to the Finance Department in order to facilitate their timely preparation and submission. Review financial reports against narrative reports to ensure that spending aligns with reported project activities.
- Act as focal point with donor’s in-country offices on grants management issues for ongoing projects
- Work with the Program Managers to prepare monthly reports on project progress to be submitted to the clusters.
- Conduct relevant trainings on program development process and grant management at SP bases throughout South Sudan.
- Analyze project implementation schedules and adherence to schedules by managers, liaise with AMs, PDO and DCD on implementation concerns. Prepare corresponding project revisions, modifications and no – cost extensions.
- Conduct grants closeout meetings, in accordance with the grants closeout checklist, at least one month prior to the grant close with program managers, Area Coordinators, Finance, Human Resources, and Logistics to ensure a smooth closeout. Develop a list of action points for closeout and monitor progress towards achieving these goals.
- 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.
- Maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
- Bachelor's degree (BA) from four-year College or university; or three to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- One year of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
- Experience working for INGO’s, preferably in Africa.
- 3 years’ experience in grants/contracts management.
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of donor requirements especially (USAID, OFDA, CIDA, UNHCR, WFP, CHF, etc.)
- Proven understanding of financial reports and budgeting preferred.
- Good quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.
- 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.
24-month contract with the potential for renewal.
This is an unaccompanied assignment.
May travel in country with exposure to communicable diseases, hot and humid weather conditions.
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
To apply, please submit your application, along with a cover letter and current CV, through the following application link:
- Organization: SP - Samaritan's Purse
- Location: Juba (South Sudan) | South Sudan
- Grade: Mid level
- External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
- Closing Date: 2018-09-30