We are hiring a Shelter Program Manager to be based in Gedeo, SNNPR. As the Shelter Program Manager you will be responsible for strategic development, coordination, and management of shelter programming activities targeting the West-Guji, Gelana Woreda. This includes providing leadership over the development of strategic and operational plans for the shelter program, in order to meet country office objectives. The Shelter Program Manager oversees project staff to ensure the effective implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of project activities in compliance with internal Samaritan’s Purse policies, external donor regulations, and international standards.
Provide leadership and technical oversight for the development of shelter strategy.
Guide, manage, and support project staff through providing trainings, conducting performance reviews, and resolving team conflicts.
Represent SP in developing relationships with Shelter clusters, local government, other ING's and NGOs, as well as other stakeholders in SP Ethiopia’s areas of operation.
Ensure information-sharing and coordination of project activities with relevant local government departments, NGOs and community stakeholders.
Ensure all project activities are conducted in a timely fashion to meet project timeline objectives.
Effectively manage project finances through adherence to SP and donor financial guidelines within approved budget limits. This includes budget planning, tracking financial expenditures, providing receipts, conducting PAR reviews, and ensuring the accuracy and timely submission of financial reports.
Coordinate with the logistics department to ensure procurement and delivery of shelter supplies in a timely and transparent manner to meet project objectives. This includes providing verifiable records for the receipt and usage of project inputs.
Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports, as well as other reports required by internal stakeholders and external donors.
With technical assistance from the M&E Coordinator, regularly monitor and evaluate project activities to track progress towards indicators, incorporate lessons learned, and improve shelter programming.
Although it is optional, the Shelter Program Manager is invited to attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
Maintain a strong ethic that is not in contradiction to the Christian witness of Samaritan’s Purse to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
Assess, manage and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Previous experience working for humanitarian organizations is preferred
2. Proven management and leadership experience
3. Proven ability to coordinate program staff, develop budgets, complete reporting and monitor/evaluate methodologies within the shelter sector
4. Exceptional communication skills
5. Flexible, adaptable and able to work with a diverse team in a pressured environment
6. Must be a self-starter and internally driven to success and hard work.
7. Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
8. Willingness to travel in and out of the field.
9. Strong English language writing and speaking skills, with ability to produce quality English reports
10. High level of integrity and stewardship
11. Committed to the SP values and ethics
Education / Experience Needed
Bachelor’s degree from a 4 year college or university in Engineering, Construction Management or related field. Minimum 3 years’ experience working with Shelter Programs, preferably in emergency contexts. Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies preferred.
Fluency in English (required)
Afan Oromo (preferred
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands will be dependent upon situation and event.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work in a security context that is fluid
Interested applicants can send ONLY updated CV and application letter to
no later than September 7, 2020. Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, 'Shelter Program Manager'.