Regional Program Development Officer US Non-profit Jobs – Samaritan’s Purse

Job Title:       Regional
Program Development Officer, Southern Africa (RPDO)

Organisation: Samaritan’s

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Regional
Director for Southern Africa

About US:

Samaritan’s Purse is
an international Christian relief and development organization meeting the
critical needs of victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease
with the aim of sharing God’s love. It was founded in the United States

Job Summary:  The Regional Program Development Officer
(RPDO)-Southern Africa will work throughout the Southern Region as a part of
the International Program Development Unit. The RPDO will focus on supporting
and coordinating SP Field Offices as it relates the pursuit and development of
programs and grant proposals in the regions. The RPDO provides consultation in
processes related to program and grant proposals to include writing, editing
and the compilation of lessons learned. The RPDO will provide technical
assistance to Samaritan’s Purse (SP) field offices in designated regions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide oversight for the development of all programming and
    proposals for SP Southern Africa field offices and other areas as assigned
    using current SP program models and best practices. On occasion the RPDO
    will be asked to assist in the initial program implementation of proposals
    they write.
  • Build capacity of SP Southern Africa field offices in general
    program development skills, behavior change communication, and qualitative
    evaluation skills.
  • Build relationships and assess partnership opportunities on behalf
    of SP Southern Africa field offices with bilateral donors, International
    Non-governmental Organizations, and other agencies.
  • Be aware of grant opportunities in the region and work in
    conjunction with regional directors on pursuing those opportunities.
  • Align with the various SP Country Directors regarding the rules and
    regulations of the field office and ensure that they are aware of all
    meetings, progress and ideas being formulated. Ensure standardization of
    proposals and reports in line with donor and SP template and protocols as
    well as with program wide strategies.
  • Create and maintain proposal timetables to ensure timely review and
    submission of proposals. Timelines should allow appropriate time for the
    input/review by the Awards Management Team and Program Development Team
    for all proposal submissions. RPDO will facilitate with PDO the addressing
    of comments and feedback within the review process.
  • Create and maintain reporting schedule for all awards and facilitate
    accurate and timely reporting to appropriate agencies.
  • Serve as the main liaison/initial point of contact on all proposals
    and related agreements, reports and amendments.
  • Regularly liaise with Program Development Officers to be sure that
    grants       are on track for timely completion and that
    targets are being met within budget.
  • Travel to field sites to better understand the operational
    environment and challenges faced in project implementation and to provide
    guidance on donor and Samaritans Purse internal rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Samaritan’s Purse Regional Program Development
    Officer, Southern Africa (RPDO) job vacancy must hold a Master’s degree
    (M. A.) or equivalent in International Development, two years related
    experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and
    experience. Study in a related field and/ or strong field based experience
    will be considered.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business
    periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental
  • Ability to write reports, proposals, and business correspondence.
    Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from
    groups of managers, donors, and the general public.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of
    measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and
    interpret bar graphs. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish
    facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions
    in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and
    concrete variables.
  • Commitment to the Samaritan’s Purse statement of faith, and
    experience in working with cross-cultural and cross-denominational
  • Technical writing skills including developing proposals,
    training/instruction manuals, and reports
  • Knowledge of basic public health skills such as monitoring and
    evaluation; utilizing information, education and communication; and
    program management
  • Field experience in the implementation of relief and development
  • Prior cross-cultural experience.
  • Working knowledge of the grant submission processes of major donors
    such as the UN, CIDA, DFID and USAID etc.
  • Working knowledge of major bilateral donor funds for HIV/AIDS, such
    as PEPFAR, Global Fund.
  • The candidate should be personable and result orientated

How to Apply:

Please send your
updated CV, covering letter and relevant documentation by email to HR: or hand delivery to Samaritan’s Purse offices, Plot 126
Luthuli Avenue, Bugolobi. Please note that only short listed candidates will be
contacted and any form of lobbying will lead to automatic

Deadline: 8th October 2019

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