Chief of Party

Samaritan’s Purse

Democratic Republic of Congo

A day in the life of a Chief of Party:

At Samaritan's Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and then we join together to pray for one another, our staff and volunteers serving around the globe.

In the role of Chief of Party, you will:

  • Direct and oversee the BHA program within project timelines and standard operating procedures, ensuring that all program goals are met through proper planning, staffing, and implementation.
  • Oversee the work of program staff, providing supervision, training, and performance appraisals.
  • Discern, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.
  • Ensure project activities comply with local laws, international and Samaritan's Purse standards, and USAID rules & regulations.
  • Support grant budget development and manage the approved budget within approved spending levels.
  • Provide detailed reviews on financial reports before they go to regional leadership and the donor.
  • Support proposal development, prepare timely, accurate, and professional program performance reports, and prepare regular donor updates/notifications.
  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems in collaboration with M&E Manager.
  • Discuss plans and strategies with relevant stakeholders, including government authorities, UN agencies, other humanitarian actors and Samaritan's Purse partners, to ensure proper understanding and coordination of project objectives.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
  • Bachelors Degree (B.A) from 4-year college or university in Economics, Development or Social Studies, with minimum of 6 or more years related international work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Be a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit.
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills. Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office; Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities.
  • Ensure proper financial accounting and monthly reporting of all funds and financial activity.
  • Familiarity with emergency response (Food and NFIs) and ability to understand donor and governmental requirements.
  • Familiarity with Cash Based Programming (CBP), specifically the voucher fair system.
  • Familiarity with the cluster system, have strong representation and coordination skills.
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure.
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required); if not already completed, opportunity to meet and complete requirement is available upon hire.

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