Shelter Technical Advisor, Iraq

  • Added Date: Monday, 16 March 2020
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Looking to invest your wealth of shelter and construction knowledge into the building of something eternal? Join us as a Program Manager at Samaritan’s Purse! As a Shelter Technical Advisor in Iraq, you will serve as the site’s primary authority on matters pertaining to shelter programs for disaster victims. Your expertise and efforts will help to show the love of Christ in the aftermath of the devastation caused by years of conflict. Let God put your talents to use for a humanitarian cause with an eternal purpose. Join us today!

Description of Job Duties:

  • Responsible for development and oversight of the Emergency Shelter Program in Iraq.
  • Develop, implement and monitor procurement, storage and shipping systems as they relate to SP Iraq Shelter Program.
  • Coordinate procurement and distribution of project resources.
  • Monitor program budget and market rates for materials and shipping.
  • Network, inform, and coordinate with external counterparts, potential partners, donors, and government authorities.
  • Oversee training of field staff for model shelter construction/maintenance/modification.
  • Oversee and facilitate the recruitment of staff, as needed.
  • Conduct and maintain current site assessments to ensure security of team and resources.
  • Identify relevant technical authorities and partners, and propose formal partnership and/or contracts.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in preferably in Engineering or Construction Management or equivalent from an accredited university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in working with Shelter Programs, preferably in emergency contexts.
  • Previous international work experience; ability to operate for extended periods in very austere conditions.
  • Experience in community research survey, data collection, and analysis.
  • Experience in Field Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Management experience is required.
  • Candidates with previous staff management and program management experience working for an NGO will be given preference.
  • Experience in analyzing data using statistical software and project activities against core documents, policies, humanitarian ethics, and organizational goals.

This position is unaccompanied.

International Employee Benefits

Employees who choose to work internationally get to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • 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