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Agriculture & Food Security Project Manager

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We are seeking a Agriculture & Food Security Project Manager to serve with our team in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)! Come be part of Gospel-centered work providing physical aid while sharing the hope of Jesus Christ. As the Food Security Program Manager, you will serve the people of the DRC utilizing your talents in spearheading food programs, in effective management, and in fostering strong relationships and partnerships to make an eternal impact. Join us today!

*Please submit all applications in English*

A day in the life of a Agriculture & Food Security Project Manager

At Samaritan’s 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 Agriculture & Food Security Project Manager, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Direct and oversee the Agricultural livelihoods and Food security sector of the BHA Program within given budgets and project deadlines, ensuring that all food assistance & agriculture objectives are met through proper planning, staffing, and implementation in collaboration with the Chief of Party
  • Organize and direct the work of Agricultural livelihoods and Food security sector staff, providing supervision, training, and performance appraisals.
  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems in collaboration with chief of Party and other support teams
  • Submit timely, accurate, and professional program reports that meet Samaritan’s Purse and donor requirements.
  • Ensure project activities comply with National, Samaritan’s Purse and USAID standards.
  • Support the direct supervision in managing project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to appropriate Samaritan’s Purse DRC and International Headquarter staff.
  • Coordinate with Logistics Department to ensure verifiable records for the procurement, transportation, delivery and receipt of project inputs at the respective field sites.
  • 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.
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or a minimum of four (4) to five (5) years experience in humanitarian/development agriculture and related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Fluency in French strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with the aid system and ability to understand donor and governmental requirements.
  • Previous experience working with food assistance and/or agricultural programs and/or community-based programming in Africa
  • Ability to network and build relationships with government, civil society, and community partners
  • Strong Knowledge of the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance rules and regulations
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies

Job Location: Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Type: Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required); French (strongly preferred)

Accompaniment: Family Accompaniment

Travel Expectations: 50% of time devoted to travel within DRC

Benefits:

  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • When at IHQ, on-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)

How to apply

Our Mission: 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.

This is not just a job. It’s a calling, it’s a ministry, and it is your opportunity to begin a life-changing career.

**All applications should be submitted in English**

Apply here!

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