Food Security and Livelihoods Program Manager At Samaritan’s Purse

A day in the life of a Food Security and Livelihoods Program Manager

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is at the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and prayer and from there we go into our work empowered to make a difference in the world. Our teams are full of passionate people who want to work with excellence and serve to make an eternal impact.

Job Duties

The Program Manager, Food Security and Livelihoods is responsible for managing all designated food security and livelihoods projects. This includes projects relating to food assistance/distributions and natural resource management. He/She will design new projects in the related domains through proposal, budgets, and logframe development.

  • Supervise all designated food security and livelihoods program personnel and develop plans and proposals for new food security and livelihoods programs.
  • Manage all project budgets according to donor requirements.
  • Prepare and submit monthly internal reports, prepare and submit donor reports as needed, work closely with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and government counterparts ensuring partnerships are developed with state ministries.
  • Work in conjunction with the DCD/CD, PDO and other Program Managers in developing Food Security and Livelihoods field strategies and vision and in evaluating all existing and potential programs for their compliance to this strategy and vision. Also work to identify and develop new programs to better fulfill field objectives.
  • Monitor program implementation against work plans and overall project objectives, documenting progress and achievements.

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Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to travel to field sites to monitor projects
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Above average communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Works well in a diverse team and a pressured environment; flexibility and adaptability Spiritual maturity; Ability to keep the focus of work on the overall goal of sharing the gospel
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Skills in both writing and photography.
  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or a minimum of 2 to 5 years’ related international work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred

Job Location: Unity State , South Sudan

Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-Time

Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Non-Accompanied

Language Requirement: English Fluency Required

Travel Expectations: Frequent travel to field locations


  • 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

Samaritan’s Purse Mission Statement:

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.

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