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Samaritan's Purse

Samaritan's Purse


Position: Program Development Officer
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Job Description

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Are you looking for a position with a Kingdom impact? We are seeking a Program Development Officer to serve on our team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As a Program Development Officer, you will coordinate the design and implementation of programs and grant proposals, develop relationships with donors and other agencies, and provide your technical expertise throughout the project cycle. Come serve with our team and make an eternal impact!

A Day in the Life of a Program Development Officer

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

In the role of Program Development Officer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness to Him
  • Develop programming through writing concept papers, proposals, and budgets using best practices and lessons learned in coordination with appropriate program units
  • Build relationships on behalf of Samaritans Purse with bilateral donors, International Non-governmental Organizations, and other agencies
  • Monitor and be aware of upcoming agency calls for proposals and proactively inform the Senior Program Manager, Deputy Country Director (DCD) and Country Director (CD)
  • Represent Samaritans Purse in relevant UN cluster meetings and other donor/partner meetings
  • Assist the Senior Program Manager with strategic planning and the implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of newly funded programs
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree and three (3) years experience in monitoring and evaluation, program development, and/or capacity building; or equivalent combination of experience and education. Formal project management certification or training preferred
  • Technical writing skills including developing proposals, training/instruction manuals, and reports
  • Knowledge of basic program development skills such as quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation
  • Working knowledge of the grant submission processes of major donors such but not limited to the UN, CIDA, DFID USAID, PADF
  • Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently
  • Excellent knowledge of computer applications, in particular, proficiency required in MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Desires to help lead people to knowledge of Jesus Christ that transforms situations
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required); if not already completed, the opportunity to meet and complete the requirement is available upon hire

Job Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)

Accompaniment: Family Accompaniment

Travel Expectations: Ability to travel to field sites which could include disaster areas. Maintaining required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary



  • 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)