Country Director, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Organization: Samaritan's Purse
Closing date: 14 Jun 2021

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An opportunity to make impact as the Country Director in DRC

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and prayer and from there we go into our work empowered to make a difference. Our teams are full of passionate people who want to work with excellence and serve people to make an eternal impact.

We are looking for a highly relational and visionary leader to direct our office in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Job Duties

  • The Country Director provides overall vision, management, and leadership to the ministry’s activities in the country. This person builds relationships, pours into staff, and brings wisdom and guidance to various situations and areas.
  • The position requires commitment and understanding of the Samaritan’s Purse Mission and Statement of Faith, as well as agreement and compliance with the Samaritan’s Purse statement of faith and policies.
  • The Country Director will provide professional representation for SP with government officials, dignitaries, other NGOs, funding agencies, and visitors.
  • This role monitors potential and present emergencies and keeps International Headquarters informed of events, including crisis response options. The Country Direct conducts and guides field assessments, identifies needs, designs and implements response plans, including project budgets and writing funding proposals.
  • This role manages several supervisors who lead a number of employees in various areas. Responsibilities will include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, resolving problems, and implements organizational structure.
  • The Country Director is expected to maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.

Check out why people love serving with Samaritan’s Purse:

Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Looking for someone with a diverse background in humanitarian aid
  • Cheerful ... an encourager, concern for the spiritual well-being of the team
  • Spiritual maturity; ability to keep the focus of work on the overall goal of sharing the Gospel
  • Financial management and experience with large budgets and portfolios
  • Proven management and leadership experience

Bachelors degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ related international work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.

Job Location: Bunia, DRC

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

Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Accompanied

Language Requirement: English Fluency is required. French is highly preferred.

Travel Expectations: Frequent travel to the field and remote locations


  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
  • Annual home leave
  • Twelve vacation days per year

Samaritans Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritans Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritans Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing Gods love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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