Program Development Officer, Uganda

  • Samaritan's Purse
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 09/06/2019
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Job Description

  • Program Development Officer, Uganda

    • UGA-Uganda-Kampala

    We're searching for a Program Development Officer who is a dynamic, self-motivated team player. Are you an initiator with an excellent work ethic who enjoys a collaborative environment? As a Program Development Officer, you will also have the opportunity to steer proposal planning and development processes by mobilizing a cross-functional proposal team including Programs, Finance, Technical Advisors, and Operations. The Program Development Officer will support the deepening of existing strategic donor relations and creation of new networks with other like-minded INGOs for purposes of diversifying funding streams within Samaritan's Purse programming. If you are passionate about the advancement of the Gospel and looking for a career with impact, we invite you to apply today!


    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.


    This is a family accompanied position


    The job:

    • Conduct regular donor scoping, monitor trends and be cognizant of upcoming key agencies’ “calls for proposals”/RFAs
    • Develop concept papers, proposals, and prepare project summaries
    • Analyze data and background materials in order to provide guidance and support to Program managers and key decision makers
    • Ensure that M&E tools e.g. Gantt charts etc. are in place, regularly updated and aligned with appropriate Samaritan's Purse and respective donor frameworks
    • Research and propose best practices in development programs and NGO operations
    • Provide vital input on strategic and operational planning
    • Provide staff with direction and inputs at all stages of the program cycle management
    • Coordinate with the Monitoring and Evaluation office to carry out assessments and conduct field visits in order to collect and verify data
    • Provide and maintain a monthly project tracking and status report on all assigned programs, projects, and initiatives
    • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff
    • Participate in daily morning devotions and in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers
    • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public


    The requirements:

    • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
    • Agreement and compliance with the Samaritan's Purse statement of faith and policies
    • Spiritual maturity; ability to keep the focus of work on the overall goal of sharing the gospel
    • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred
    • Bachelors or master's degree in International Development preferred but not required; minimum of three years’ experience in program management and/or training required; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
    • Experience working and living overseas; with ability to be flexible and adaptable
    • Strong skills in analytical and strategic thinking
    • Proven experience in database development and management
    • Excellent quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
    • Technical writing skills including developing proposals, training/instruction manuals, and reports
    • Ability to develop and carryout work plans and solve problems independently
    • Excellent knowledge of computer applications, in particular proficiency required in MS Word, MS Excel and Power Point


    The perks:

    • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
    • Disability insurance
    • Term Life insurance
    • Retirement savings plan
    • Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
    • Twelve vacation days per year


    *Please submit a detailed résumé and cover letter explaining how your experience relates to this position. We look forward to reviewing your application!


    Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:

    PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

    SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom

    RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister

    DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work

    WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible