Country Director

Samaritan’s Purse

Horn of Africa

A day in the life of a Country Director:

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 Country Director you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Provide overall vision, management and leadership to Samaritans Purse activities
  • Provide professional representation for Samaritans Purse with government officials, dignitaries, other NGOs, funding agencies, and visitors
  • Maintain awareness and communicate legal and cultural requirements and ensure reasonable compliance of Samaritans Purse
  • Ensure proper financial accounting and monthly reporting of all funds and financial activity
  • Monitor potential and present emergencies and keep Samaritans Purse informed of events, including crisis response options
  • Ensure appropriate supervision, support and direction for the effective engagement of all International Field Staff and National Staff in their various assignments
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; or a minimum of 6 years of international work experience at a senior management level; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to keep the focus of work on the overall goal of sharing the Gospel
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work well in a diverse team and a pressured environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies
  • Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)
  • Accompaniment: Family Accompaniment
  • Travel Expectations: Frequent travel to the field and remote locations

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