Area Coordinator


Organization Name: Samaritan’s Purse
Location: Les Cayes, Haiti
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 25 Sep 2021, 04:40 am
Closing Date: 21 Oct 2021, 12:00 am


Samaritan’s Purse is seeking an Area Coordinator (AC) to lead our response to the 2021 earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti. God has opened doors for Samaritan’s Purse to expand our outreach in Haiti, and you could join these efforts! The Area Coordinator will work directly with the Haiti Country Director and be responsible for oversight, leadership and managementment of programming in the Les Cayes region of Haiti. As the AC you will be responsible for program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, budget tracking, liaising with local government and NGO/UN partners, staff capacity development, and internal liaising with senior staff. Join the team and use your gifts and talents in Haiti!

A day in the life of an Area Coordinator:

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 Area Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to:

• Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
• Coordinate all programs & provide overall leadership for all personnel in the Les Cayes region, maintaining in close communication with Country Director (CD)
• Develop and ensure a healthy and effective work environment, where all staff can grow spiritually & professionally, and are empowered to perform to the best of their ability
• In coordination with the CD, provide broad oversight for all operational aspects in support of ongoing projects: base, feet and technology managers, Supply Chain activity and Operations, and Security protocol development
• In coordination with the CD, support Program Managers by addressing programmatic challenges, coordinating & optimizing operational support, and empowering staff responsible for monitoring and evaluation
• Guide & coordinate Human Resource needs in Les Cayes in coordination with the Haiti HR Department
• Support Finance Department staff and participate in strategic financial procedures, including budget monitoring & development
• Represent Samaritan’s Purse in Community Relations and cultivate productive relationships through networking with government, local churches, UN and other NGOs
• Collaborate with CD and senior management in the development of strategic planning
• Guide efforts to optimize efficiencies, minimize fraud and reduce risks in all Area activities
• In coordination with CD, provide HR support to SP expatriates and participate in recruitment process
• Discern, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff
• All other duties as assigned

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

Qualifications & Experience

• Master's degree (M.A.) in Disaster Relief, International Development, Social Studies, or other relevant discipline, with a minimum of 2 years of international emergency response experience; or
• Bachelor’s Degree (B.A) from 4-year college or university in Development, Social Studies, or other relevant discipline with minimum of 4 to 6 years’ related international work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Humble team player; adept at creating a strong team spirit
• Strong organization and communication skills
• Experience in cross-cultural team leadership including managing multiple programs and large diverse team
• Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office
• Ensure proper financial accounting and on-time monthly reporting
• Previous experience working with NGOs or Humanitarian Aid organizations:

1. Familiarity with emergency response protocols; ability to understand donor and governmental requirements
2. Familiarity with Food, Nutrition, WASH, Health, Shelter, and NFI program implementation
3. Familiarity with the cluster system, have strong representation and coordination skills

• Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people
• Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure
• Knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook
• 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required)

Job Location: Les Cayes, Haiti

Type: Full Time

Restrictions: Unaccompanied (employee only)

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required); French or Haitian Creole (preferred)

Travel Expectations: Frequent travel to Port-au-Prince


• Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
• Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
• Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
• Term Life Insurance
• 401 (k) retirement savings plan
• 10 paid holidays
• 12 vacation days
• 10 sick/personal days
• Annual Home Leave

Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

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.

Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

• We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)
• We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)
• We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)
• We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)
• We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)
• We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)
• We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)
• We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)
• We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)
• We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)
• We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)

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