Livelihoods Program Coordinator

Livelihoods Program Coordinator

Samaritan’s Purse

Pailin, Cambodia

This role plays a crucial role in planning, implementing, and overseeing livelihood programs aimed at enhancing economic opportunities and sustainable income generation for communities we serve. This role works collaboratively with local communities, government agencies, and other stakeholders to design and execute projects that promote economic empowerment and resilience.

A day in the life of a Livelihoods Program Coordinator:

At Samaritans Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe.

In the role of Livelihoods Program Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him.
  • Review all existing livelihood manuals and materials, including those relevant to livestock, agriculture, general business, business development, market analysis, and connectivity.
  • Enhance the capacity of the program staff through hands-on coaching, training, mentorship, and job support supervision relating to all areas of livelihoods. Support Program Managers in planning, field assessments, beneficiary identification, and registration processes for Livelihood Programs and reviews the evaluation of livelihood activities.
  • Collaborate with local communities to identify needs, priorities, and opportunities for livelihood improvement.
  • Design projects focused on income generation, vocational training, entrepreneurship, and other livelihood initiatives.
  • Conduct needs assessments and design training programs to enhance the skills and capacities of community members in various livelihood sectors.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to beneficiaries to ensure the successful implementation of income-generating activities.
  • Prepare regular reports detailing project progress, challenges, and success stories for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensures that Samaritans Purse livelihood assets reflect current best practices and lead innovation.
  • Assist in developing market linkages by working closely with market experts across the project areas and market actors in the private.
  • Document best practices implementing and supporting beneficiaries.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelors or Masters in Agriculture, Zootechnics, Veterinary, Livestock, Animal Sciences, or any other related disciplines. Previous working experience in Cambodia is an added advantage. Hands on experience in livestock management including veterinary practices. Experience in small business development and training; or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • General knowledge of the workings of major donors and their perspectives, requirements, and standards.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to coordinate activities with multiple stakeholders, build and maintain positive working relationships.
  • High attention to detail, anticipation, and follow-up are core values of the job function.
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required); if not already completed, opportunity to meet and complete requirement is available upon hire.
  • Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required).

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