Country Director, Vietnam

Are you an experienced humanitarian leader and manager with a heart for refugees?  Join us as a Country Director at Samaritan’s Purse!  As a Country Director, you will serve as the organization’s primary representative for country office operations in Vietnam.  Your leadership will be instrumental in showing the love of Christ to those in need.  Let God put your leadership and humanitarian expertise to use for a humanitarian cause with an eternal purpose.  Join us, today!        

Description of Job duties:

  • Provides overall vision, management and leadership to Samaritan’s Purse activities in Vietnam.

  • Provides professional representation for Samaritan’s Purse with government officials, dignitaries, other NGOs, funding agencies, and visitors.

  • Serves as director, executive administrator, and primary contact for country field projects.

  • Maintains awareness and communicates legal and cultural requirements and ensures reasonable compliance of Samaritan’s Purse with the same.

  • Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

  • Ensures proper financial accounting and monthly reporting of all funds and financial activity.

  • Monitors potential and present emergencies and keeps Samaritan’s Purse informed of events, including crisis response options.

  • Monitors program effectiveness and financial accountability, and evaluates ongoing and new activities.

  • Develops new programs, identifying and pursuing potential funding and other available resources for ongoing, new, or planned Samaritan’s Purse projects.

  • All other duties deemed necessary by the Regional Director.

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor's 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.

  • Fluent spoken and written English required.

  • Experience living and working overseas.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.

  • Ability to travel to field sites to monitor projects

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

  • Works well in a diverse team and a pressured environment.

  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in a high-stress environment.

24 month contract with the potential for renewal.

This is an accompanied assignment.

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

Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:

PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom

RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister

DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work

WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.

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WASH Program Officer

Who We Are

Lifewater International ("Lifewater") is a non-profit Christian community development organization dedicated to effectively serving vulnerable children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty. With experience in more than 40 countries since 1977, Lifewater serves all people by providing them with contextually appropriate water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions. We walk alongside families, leaders, schools, and churches to overcome all forms of water poverty by helping them learn to live in healthy relationship with God and the environment and to recognize how small changes can transform their life and community.

We are a non-governmental, faith-based organization serving communities in the rural regions of East Africa and Southeast Asia. We have active programs in Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Uganda; countries with a desperate lack of resources to provide basic water and sanitation services to rural children and families. Since our inception, Lifewater’s worldwide team has impacted the lives of more than 2.5 million people. And we’re just getting started!

Lifewater has an annual budget of $6M USD with strategic plans to double in the next three years. Our global headquarters is located in San Luis Obispo, California with domestic staff of 20 people that serve our field offices around the world. We have regional offices in Addis Ababa, Kampala, and Phnom Penh and program offices in the actual regions of service. All in-country operations are staffed by qualified national personnel, currently numbering 115+ people.

Position Overview 

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the WASH Program Officer (WPO) will serve as an invaluable member of the Global Programs Team. You will be responsible for the execution of a portfolio of programs, in conjunction with Lifewater field teams. In so doing, you directly contribute to the overall success of Lifewater efforts around the globe. You will communicate daily with our teams, ensuring they have everything they need to implement high quality programs that best serve vulnerable children and families. You will provide program management oversight (budgeting/scheduling), monitor and evaluate program quality, and provide trainings and support that build the capacity of our field teams. You will serve as the first level of support to program managers/field staff, and will coordinate inputs from the engineering and finance staff at HQ to ensure quality and efficiency of program deliverables.

A successful WPO will be able to:

  • Track program progress against agreed milestones

  • Facilitate effective cross-cultural conversations

  • Write reports for their assigned programs for grants and external reporting

  • Thoroughly answer questions from management related to their assigned programs

  • Analyze data to determine program improvements/opportunities and trends

  • Have a thorough understanding of the WASH situation in their country of responsibility

  • Continuously learn and engage with the sector to share the learning with the team

  • Support Director/Deputy of Programs in new strategic initiatives

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Program Management Support

  • Draft, review, and lead the execution of the logical framework, program schedule, and budget for each program/project assignment.

  • Prepare and facilitate bi-monthly program status meetings (PSMs) with assigned field staff to evaluate program progress, identify areas of concern, and to provide encouragement during challenges.

  • Lead the development and modifications of program work plans and budgets based on program progress.

  • Determine gaps in program activities and plans in order to make recommendations and derive solutions.

  • Help teams troubleshoot challenges that arise, working together to develop creative solutions.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Conduct regular on-site monitoring of Lifewater programs, shadowing/interviewing program staff and participants to determine effectiveness of interventions.

  • Analyze program data to track progress toward and evaluate achievement of program activities, objectives, and goals and support field teams in continuous improvement.

  • Prepare and facilitate quarterly program quality reviews with field and HQ management teams.

  • Contribute to the preparation of proposals and reports for internal and external stakeholders, including institutional funders.

  • Recommend program and training modifications based on a number of indicators, including the analysis of program data.

Training and Capacity Building

  • Facilitate in-country training for field staff and relevant community leaders, including but not limited to Healthy Communities, Healthy Homes, Healthy Schools, and refresher trainings for field staff before and during program intervention.

  • Continuously improve curriculum and operations manuals based on lessons learned from program implementation and analysis of program data.

  • Contribute to the overall development of Lifewater programming by remaining relevant in the WASH sector, and by representing Lifewater in various forums.

  • Through continuous research and learning, serve as the subject-matter-expert for all WASH-related issues in assigned country.

Required Qualifications

  • Active Christian faith as evidenced by adherence to Lifewater’s statement of faith and demonstrated involvement in a local church

  • Master’s degree in related field (Public Health, International Development, International Relations, Economics, Environmental Health, etc.)

  • 1-3 years of professional experience in international development, global health, or related sector

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word, Excel, and Powerpoint)

  • Excellent people skills & emotional intelligence in working with teams

  • Skills in analytical thinking and data interpretation

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in international development, global health, or related sector

  • Experience living or working in a developing country

  • Experience working on WASH programs

  • Proficiency in data analysis using SPSS, STATA, or similar program

  • Proficiency in Akvo Flow and/or other field data collection tools

To be successful as a member of the Lifewater team, you will also:

  • Have a passion for our mission and cause

  • Be very precise, thorough, and accurate

  • Have the capacity to execute a high volume of work without sacrificing quality

  • Be a creative problem solver

  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness

  • Have a strong work ethic, take initiative, and require minimal direction

  • Work well independently as well as part of a team

  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment

  • Have a humble attitude and be eager to learn and grow

 Compensation

Lifewater offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, and a simple IRA match. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world.

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.

LN FINANCE & ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

Organization: LifeNet International (LN)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Issue Area: Finance & Administrative Operations

LN Finance & Administrative Director

LifeNet International (LN) is recruiting a Finance & Administrative Director to join our team as we work to improve health outcomes in our partner health facilities.

The Finance and Administrative Director will support LifeNet’s leaders by providing and leading financial and administrative services in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operations. The ideal candidate is driven, organized, dependable, and tech savvy. Your work will directly impact our programs in East Africa as we serve over 100 health centers in 4 countries with medical and business training, pharmacy supply, and growth financing. You will report directly to the Executive Director (ED) and work with other LN staff as needed. The position is full-time and will be based in the Washington, DC area. Read the full job description here.

Qualifications

  • MBA and background in finance or accounting
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent quantitative skills and capacities in data analysis including modeling, projections, metrics, and more (beyond bean-counting)
  • Experience managing, tracking, and reporting on financial information preferred
  • Self-managing individual who takes initiative and can operate in a start-up environment (resilient, positive, never-give-up person)
  • Experience working in a diverse team to accomplish goals
  • Well-rounded individual (jack-of-all-trades kind of person), and willing to learn
  • Tech savvy
  • Working knowledge of Quickbooks preferred
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Well-aligned with LN’s Christian identity and mission philosophy

To Apply

Please review the full job description and submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information with two references to recruiting@LNinternational.org with “Finance & Administrative Director” in the subject line.

Click here to read more about LN and download the full job description.

Deputy Country Director (Iraq)

Are you an experienced humanitarian leader and manager with a heart for refugees?  Join us as a Deputy Country Director at Samaritan’s Purse in Iraq!  As a Deputy Country Director, you will serve as the organization’s primary representative for country office operations in Iraq.  Your expertise and efforts will be instrumental in showing the love of Christ to a people recovering from the horrors of war.  Let God put your leadership and managerial expertise to use for a humanitarian cause with an eternal purpose.  Join us, today!        

Description of Job duties:

  • Assist the Country Director to create, articulate and disseminate a clear vision and strategy for Samaritan’s Purse Iraq.
  • Provide leadership, management and strategy for all programmatic aspects of the Samaritan’s Purse Iraq country office, including donor awards and internal funding.
  • Provide direct line management of the Area Coordinators and other staff as assigned.
  • Work with the Program Department to ensure all grants, awards and internally funded programs are implemented according to Samaritan’s Purse’s Program Management Guidelines and Field Operating Guide.
  • Ensure programing is in compliance with Government and donor regulations as well as legal and cultural requirements.
  • Work with Human Resources department and Area Coordinators to ensure staff capacity is sufficient to implement the country level strategy.
  • Monitor humanitarian crisis in country, performing field assessments when necessary, and advise Country Director of response options.
  • Ensure relationship with clusters and other coordination bodies are strong and the profile of Samaritan’s Purse in such forums is positive and influential. 
  • Provide timely and relevant reports for Country Director and Senior Management Team.
  • Act as Officer in Charge in the absence of the Country Director.
  • Host VIP trips including media personnel, government officials, dignitaries and International Headquarters visitors.
  • When needed, represent Samaritan’s Purse with journalists and media outlets.
  • Be a spiritual leader for assigned staff.
  • All other duties deemed necessary by the Regional Director or Country Director.

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two years related experience and/or training.
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
  • Fluent spoken and written English required.
  • Experience living and working overseas.
  • Previous field-level management experience.
  • Experience in leading a large team.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to travel to field sites to monitor projects
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Works well in a diverse team and a pressured environment.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in a high-stress environment.
  • Arabic and/or Kurdish proficiency desired, but not required.

24 month contract with the potential for renewal.

This is an accompanied assignment.

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

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.

Strategic Partnership Director Lead

Strategic Partnership Director, Greater Chicago Area

Work location: Remote, Based in Greater Chicago Area

Reports To: Senior Director of Development

Category: Full-Time / Regular

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and application at

https://recruiting.ultipro.com/WOR1016/JobBoard/a4c67858-3f4d-610a-f531-c898bc798638/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=248a5c96-fd07-4a93-98a5-53b599f36e8d

POSITION SUMMARY:  

Are you someone who is both extremely personable yet driven and results oriented? Do you love building and cultivating relationships? Do you have experience leading sales and/or fundraising teams? If so then you might be a great fit for our team!

The Strategic Engagement Department lives and works by the values of “serve, drive and distill.” We serve our church partners, donors and foundations sacrificially. We drive toward results and make important decisions to achieve them. Finally, we take the complex development solutions in our field work and distill them in a way that provides clarity and simplicity for our partners.

The Strategic Partnership Director based in the Chicagoland Region is responsible for developing a portfolio of relationships with major donors (individuals, churches, foundations) through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship best practices.

The Strategic Partnership Director Lead will be responsible for:

  • An annual income goal for their region.
  • Retention of major donors and church partnerships.
  • Donor acquisition and new church partnership development.
  • Regional events.
  • Working in collaboration with our Chicago and DuPage offices in achieving US ministry fundraising goals.

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:

  1. Develop, coordinate and manage a defined portfolio of major donors within the larger major donor portfolio. Conduct in-person meetings, traveling as necessary/approved, with prospects and donors.
  2. In advance of each new fiscal year, participate in creation of donor journey strategies for prospects and existing donors.
  3. Work collaboratively with other leadership staff, board members and local US office staff to develop, coordinate and implement fundraising strategies. Ensure holistic approaches to maximize unrestricted, restricted (programmatic), endowment and planned giving opportunities.
  4. Work with additional staff and donors to facilitate special events.
  5. Work with additional staff to prepare personalized proposals and concept notes; supervise personalized mail appeals and special event invitations for personal portfolio.
  6. Track all aspects of major donor annual fundraising plans, and ensure proper follow-up using World Relief’s preferred donor database management system.
  7. Oversee timely major donor acknowledgement process, ensuring 3-day turnaround, input from appropriate staff, and adherence to overall strategy for each donor.
  8. Support donor database management system by ensuring that hard and soft records are up-to-date and accurate.
  9. Consult with and provide pertinent information to appropriate staff regarding major donor strategies and activities.
  10. Proactively prospect for and convert new major donors.
  11. Maintain confidentiality of all donor-related information. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily and strive for excellence. 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. Leadership abilities, particularly people leadership of sales/fundraising staff.
  2. Excellent written and verbal communications skills; attention to detail.
  3. Ability to engage donors of diverse backgrounds with World Relief’s mission.
  4. Strong planning, administrative and organizational skills; ability to manage time efficiently, meet deadlines, work independently and within a team; ability to work under pressure.
  5. Proven ability to work well with diverse groups of people.
  6. Strong interpersonal skills and flexible working style.
  7. Develop a thorough knowledge of World Relief programs through reading reports, conversing with staff, attending team meetings, etc.
  8. A genuine commitment to and ability to articulate the mission, values and ministry of World Relief.
  9. Possess a love for the poor and the local church, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or culture, and a burden to connect them with God’s love and the compassion of Christians in the United States.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Personal Christian faith and a heart for service to vulnerable people.
  • Committed to the mission, vision and values of World Relief.
  • Ability to travel regionally and across the states in the territory.
  • Demonstrated success in securing major gifts and cultivating relationships with major donor prospects. Track record of successfully raising funds, closing on major gifts, and meeting revenue goals.
  • College degree or commensurate work experience and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in non-profit or academic major donor planning, cultivation and stewardship.
  • Ability to use Raiser’s Edge donor tracking system or equivalent and knowledge of moves management philosophy and practices, preferred.
  • Proficient with Windows-based word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email and the Internet.
  • Ability to articulate a personal walk with Jesus Christ and relate it to the ministry of World Relief.

Fleet Maintenance Mechanic

OB Disaster Relief – Virginia Beach, VA

Operation Blessing International (OBI) is a humanitarian organization dedicated to relieving human suffering. OBI combats hunger, deprivation and physical affliction with the provision of food, clothing, shelter, medical care and other basic necessities of life. We also help facilitate the development of healthy, vibrant and self-sustaining communities by addressing larger issues of education, food security, potable water, employment, community health, and disaster mitigation projects.

We are currently seeking a Fleet Maintenance Mechanic who will oversee and maintain all disaster relief vehicles, equipment and driver compliance to ensure dependability and readiness during times of domestic natural disasters. This position will also help oversee volunteer teams during times of disasters, including clean-up, re-construction, and deployment.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Skilled in mechanical and hydraulic maintenance and repair
  • Diesel mechanic experience required
  • Service manager experience preferred
  • Knowledgeable of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations
  • Experience in demolition and re-construction a plus
  • Excellent in organizational skills and workplace cleanliness.
  • Must be a self-starter with ability to effectively perform in a fast-paced customer service environment
  • Excellent logistical, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment (skid steers, cranes, etc.) and lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Excellent people, motivational and leadership skills
  • Must be able to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and effectively multi-task
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend; excellent manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination
  • Familiar with industry standard inventory and transportation applications
  • Ability to travel on short notice for extended periods of time
  • Ability to make credit card purchases for OBI, as needed

REQUIRED LICENSES CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Valid driver’s license and excellent driving record
  • Forklift Certification
  • CDL Class “A” or ability to obtain
  • Commercial Crane Operation License, preferred but can be obtained through on-the-job training
  • ASE Certification, preferred
  • Licensed General Contractor, preferred

Operation Blessing is dedicated to demonstrating God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world. OBI provides strategic relief in 39 countries on an ongoing basis through core programs such as disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, vulnerable children and orphan care, clean water, and community development.

Operation Blessing International not only offers you a competitive salary and full benefits, it offers an opportunity to assist maximizing the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization!

If you desire to make a difference in the lives of others, share our vision and purpose, and possess the skill requirements listed, we would like to hear from you!  Submit an online application.

We are unable to give full consideration to resumes without applications.

Senior Director of U.S. Disaster Relief

 

Disaster Relief – Virginia Beach, VA

Operation Blessing International (OBI) is a humanitarian organization dedicated to demonstrating God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world.

OBI is offering a Senior Director of U.S. Disaster Relief the opportunity to direct and grow OBI’s disaster relief strategies, operations, and volunteer programs for greater readiness and mission reach across the U.S.

This key position will enhance our U.S. emergency disaster relief infrastructure, planning, and capacity in order to rapidly mobilize and cycle multiple deployment efforts of staff, volunteers, equipment and supplies.  For increased results, this job will also oversee strategies to grow our national reserve staff & volunteer program as well as maintain associations with related NGOs, agencies, corporate partnerships, and community/ministry networks.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Strong track-record in leading and directing high-impact U.S. disaster relief operations for non-profit humanitarian or related organizations
  • Proven ability to implement disaster relief strategies, build results-oriented teams, and develop industry best-practices and protocols
  • Strong familiarity with navigating disaster relief government regulations and interfacing with related federal, state and local agencies
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate OBI’s mission and U.S. impact
  • Critical thinker with strong logistical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • High-level project management and staff development skills
  • Computer proficiency with the ability to stay abreast of new technology
  • Strong networking skills with the ability to establish effective rapport with all levels of management, staff, and outside public
  • Excellent ability to plan, manage, and monitor budgets
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work well under pressure and adapt to frequent change
  • Available to travel domestically and on short notice
  • Able to make business related purchases for OBI, as needed
  • Current driver’s license and excellent driving record

A Charity you can trust!

Operation Blessing International provides strategic relief in 39 countries on an ongoing basis through core programs such as disaster relief, health and medical care, hunger relief, vulnerable children and orphan care, safe water, and community development.

Headquartered in beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia, OBI not only offers you a competitive salary, relocation assistance, and full benefits, it offers you an opportunity to make a nation-wide impact! This job will bless you spiritually as well as professionally, rewarding your commitment to perform with integrity and excellence.

If you desire to make a difference in the lives of others, share our vision and purpose, we would like to hear from you!  Submit an online application. Resumes without applications will not be given full consideration.

Production Chef & Food Manager

 
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Operation Blessing International (OBI), an international humanitarian relief and development organization, is seeking a highly skilled Production Chef & Food Manager to provide quality food preparation for mass distribution while managing safe food handling practices for OBI’s Mobile Kitchen and feeding operations.  Meeting a critical need, this individual will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing preparations of large quantities of food within hours of a disaster to support staff, volunteers and first responders.

The successful individual will have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a commercial kitchen and/or catering operations for large groups of people
  • Knowledge of public health and food safety policies and practices
  • Knowledge of federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services, and the Food and Drug Administration
  • Strong ability to become familiar with various state and local health department requirements
  • Working knowledge of MSOffice and Internet
  • Excellent ability to produce high volumes of quality food within difficult surroundings and under challenging circumstances
  • Strong ability to assess resources, implement a plan and evaluate results
  • Excellent decision making and organizational skills
  • Self-starter with ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to establish effective working relationships across diverse groups of people
  • Ability to train and lead a team of staff or volunteers
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally on short notice and /or for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, bend and lift up to 35 lbs
  • CDL Class A preferred or ability to obtain
  • Submit to pre-employment drug screening
  • Ability to make credit card purchases for OBI as needed

Headquartered in beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia, OBI not only offers you a competitive salary and full benefits, it offers you an opportunity to make a global impact! This job will challenge you spiritually as well as professionally, rewarding your commitment to perform with integrity and excellence.

If you meet the listed qualifications, and are in agreement with OBI’s mission and purpose, please submit an application online. We are unable to give full consideration to resumes without applications.

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.

National Volunteer & U.S. Programs Manager

 
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Disaster Relief – Virginia Beach, VA

Operation Blessing International (OBI) is a humanitarian organization dedicated to relieving human suffering. OBI combats hunger, deprivation and physical affliction with the provision of food, clothing, shelter, medical care and other basic necessities of life. We also help facilitate the development of healthy, vibrant and self-sustaining communities by addressing larger issues of education, food security, potable water, employment, community health, and disaster mitigation projects.

We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated National Volunteer & U.S. Programs Manager who will assist with the development, growth and oversight of U.S. volunteer programs for both disaster and non-disaster relief programs.

The selected candidate will recruit and communicate with prospective volunteers, partner with organizations that will provide volunteers for local, regional and national events; and coordinate relief & recovery details for disaster relief teams.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Previous experience in recruiting and training volunteers
  • Knowledge of non-profit organizational practices and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully and positively coordinate people and projects while under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet and ability to learn new software
  • Previous experience as a Teacher and/or Instructor preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills demonstrating accurate attention to detail
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to effectively supervise large teams, projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to make business-related purchases on behalf of disaster-relief organization
  • Ability to take initiative, be innovative, work independently and function as a team player
  • Ability to interact with staff and public in a positive and professional manner
  • Available to work flexible hours and may require occasional travel
  • Required to have a personal vehicle for local non-disaster work responsibilities

OBI, headquartered in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA, offers a professional and rewarding work environment, competitive salary and full benefits package. If you meet the listed qualifications, and are in agreement with OBI’s mission and purpose, please submit an application online by visiting www.ob.org. We are unable to give full consideration to resumes without applications.

Office Director

Office Director, Modesto

Location: Modesto, CA

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and application at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/WOR1016/JobBoard/a4c67858-3f4d-610a-f531-c898bc798638/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=010c4cba-6683-4721-8faa-a3af9e65ec30

Position Summary:

The Office Director is the principal representative of World Relief in the local community. Within a matrix management context that includes national and local staff, the Office Director establishes the local expression of the World Relief brand that is consistent and adheres to World Relief’s core identity and message. 

Specific Job Duties:

Missional and Organizational Leadership

The Office Director is the senior leader of the World Relief office in the local context, as well as a key leader within the US Ministries division of World Relief.  As such the Office Director is responsible to

  • Embody the mission, vision, and values of World Relief, setting an example for the office staff, volunteers, clients, churches and the community.
  • Set the spiritual tone and culture of the office in a way that builds on the tone and culture of the organization as a whole.
  • Contribute to the development of the World Relief brand through participation in national and divisional meetings and other dialogues.
  • Proactively lead and foster program innovations that further World Relief’s mission and brand in the local context and contribute to the development of the brand nation-wide.

 Organizational Health

The Office Director is responsible for creating and maintaining a healthy office culture that fosters staff and missional growth through:

  • Fostering effective and clear communication within the office.
  • Faithfully representing and cascading communications from the Home Office to local staff
  • Providing opportunities for staff development and learning.
  • Emphasizing the provision of feedback to staff through formal (annual review process) and informal (recognizing achievements or correcting errors) methods.
  • Providing a focus on the celebration of successes and goal achievement.
  • Providing direct coaching and supervision of direct reports, focusing on leadership development needs.
  • Embodying and encouraging the desired spiritual and professional culture and expectations of staff.

 Operations

  • Adheres to WR policy and procedure.
  • Establishes a strategic plan and clear, achievable goals, assuring that individual office goals and directions are consistent with the overall goals and directions of US Ministries and of World Relief.
  • Creates staffing plans to deliver the core functions of the office, demonstrating a commitment to increasing the gender and ethnic diversity of World Relief staff.
  • Comfortable managing office budgets and basic accounting functions of a budget.
  • Oversee fiscal plans and assets for the organization with an eye for stewardship and integrity.
  • Manage office Human Resources and legal issues in conjunction with Home Office Human Resources: including but not limited to recruiting, employee relations, culture building, and more.

Program

  • Establishes and develops programmatic initiatives according to the needs of the refugee and immigrant communities in the area.
  • Focuses World Relief programs on helping newly arrived refugees move from stability to integration in their new country
  • Remains abreast of changes in regulations and funding that affect program operations in the city, county, and state.
  • Proactively engages technical units or other supports to be proactive in addressing any performance issues in the implementation of core programs.
  • Fosters innovation.
  • Actively participates in organizational collaborations and program communities of practice; seeking to operate programs in a consistent and scalable way as part of the national network.
  • Establishes program leadership and develops leadership pipelines in conjunction with succession planning for the office.

Outreach

  • Serve as the principal representative of World Relief in the local context which will involve networking, meetings in the community, fundraising, public speaking and other similar activities.
  • Engage and connect with local Churches for funding, partnership, and volunteer work.
  • Mobilize and empower people in the community who want to volunteer with World Relief.
  • Establish an annual outreach plan for the local office, including goals for local fundraising.
  • Actively engage with national campaigns and leveraging national initiatives in the local context.
  • Collaborate with World Relief’s marketing and fundraising teams to make a great impact in the community and reach more people.
  • Lead advocacy and use influence both locally and nationally on behalf of vulnerable foreign-born people.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master’s or other advanced degree strongly preferred
  • Cross-cultural experience strongly preferred
  • Fluency in a second language preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Leadership and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple demands and deadlines with flexibility
  • Design programs and marketing skills a plus

Requirements:

  • Personal Christian faith and a heart for service to vulnerable people
  • Personal integrity and character as befits the local representative for World Relief
  • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
  • 3-5 years experience in direct management of program staff
  • Experience in program and business development
  • Comfortable and capable in public speaking and engagement
  • Experience in budget management required
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or other advanced degree strongly preferred
  • Basic computer skills required (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint)

Project Engineer

Who We Are:

Water Mission (WM) is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3.6 million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has more than 250 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit WaterMission.org

Position Summary:

This is a full-time position reporting directly to the Director of Engineering and Innovation.  The Project Engineer is responsible primarily for applying sound engineering principals and excellent written and verbal communication skills to a variety of safe water and sanitation projects worldwide.  Travel to remote locations in developing countries is required.  Candidate needs to be prepared to travel at least six months out of the year (i.e., multiple trips during a calendar year for a total of six months).  Candidate needs to be aware that travel to a disaster response situation may be required with only 72 hours of notice.

Position Responsibilities:

·     Work in a posture of humble service to God and others

·     Commitment to the values of Love, Excellence and Integrity in all position responsibilities

·     Work in a team environment to provide technical direction and assistance to other engineers, technicians, and volunteers

·     Ability to work within cross-cultural environments and to overcome stereotypes and language barriers

·     Develop project engineering scopes and designs for safe water and sanitation projects in developing country and disaster response settings

o  Conduct field inspections and site assessments in developing countries

o  Create standard and project-specific engineering calculations, construction drawings, construction specifications, and standard operating procedures (SOP)

·     Prepare written proposals and cost estimates for water and sanitation projects

·     Manage multiple simultaneous projects

o  Maintain good communications with multiple team members across multiple countries and time zones

o  Maintain good communications with outside entities

o  Ensure work is done within an agreed upon scope, schedule, and budget across multiple projects simultaneously

·     Investigate and/or design new technologies and concepts for project implementation

·     Participate in disaster response activities as needed at headquarters, in field offices, and in unknown remote locations

·     Work with senior leadership to develop and implement annual operating plans & budgets as needed

·     Prepare and make presentations to other departments, country program office staff, strategic partners, donors, and volunteers

Qualifications Required:

·     Bachelor’s degree in Engineering – Civil, Chemical, Environmental or Mechanical (other Engineering degrees, Construction Management, Science or Mathematics, or equivalent work experience will be considered)

·     Engineering Intern Status (EIT) (PE preferred).

·     0-5 years (5-10 years preferred) of project management and/or Engineering experience

·     Advanced skills with office computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with engineering programs such as Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, etc.

·     Excellent analytical skills

·     Excellent verbal and written communications skills

·     Excellent relationship skills

·     Foreign language skills (preferred)

·     Experience in developing county (preferred) 

Interested, qualified applicants should apply at: https://watermission.org/get-involved/join-our-team/careers/

Financial Program Manager

World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church is looking for a full-time Financial Program Manager.

This position is responsible for World Renew’s (WR) grant financial management by providing support to the home office Grants Managers and Special Donor Funds (grants only) in financial management. Specifically, ensuring field compliance with grants and providing training when necessary to ensure this, and ensuring World Renew’s overall successful performance in financial management for grants/special funds administered by the Program Excellence Team.

Responsibilities

1. Oversight of the financial side of proposals, applications, preparation

 a. Perform detailed review and quality control of active proposals, including required budget schedules, proformas, budget spreadsheets, and budget narratives

 b. Set and maintain standards, templates, and tools for preparing quality cost proposals as required by donor and documenting and storing required files

 c. Assist WR field staff with their work with local partner organizations to develop grant sub-award budgets for inclusion in larger proposals that require detailed sub-award budgets; and provide high quality review and feedback on proposal budgets

2. Financial management of grants

 a. Monitor financial details related to grants, including fund transfer dates, transfer amounts, field expenditures and cost share expenditures

 b. Ensure that costs directly charged to external grants comply with the grant agreement. Work with finance staff to ensure that these costs are correctly coded in the general ledger, and appropriately reported to the donor

 c. Working with appropriate Program Excellence (PE) team staff, coordinate financial reporting to meet external donor requirements on a timely basis

 d. Consolidate financial reports from multiple countries/partners (sometimes with multi-currencies) to prepare donor reports

 e. Provide financial reports as needed for analysis of spending activity on a grant.

 f. Undertake periodic project visits for financial data reviews, financial training, or workshop presentations as part of overall project monitoring as required in donor budget agreement or when deemed critical for successful implementation of the grant

Qualifications

1. Professing membership in a Christian Reformed congregation, or of a church in ecclesiastical fellowship with the CRCNA, and agreement with the doctrine of the church signified by signing a covenant statement

 2. Demonstrated competence in effective in-person and written communication

 3. Strong interpersonal skills; flexible and adaptable team player

 4. Motivated and able to network with a wide variety of stakeholder groups with diverse value systems and cultures

 5. Excellent analytical skills

 6. Excellent organizational and project management skills and demonstrated ability to manage several complex projects at once

 7. Demonstrated competency in various computer applications, fundraising databases, Google products, Microsoft Office (Excel), and familiarity with Grants.gov, Devex, Workspace, cybergrants, and other online grant submission forms and tools

 8. Knowledge of federal regulations governing grant/financial management, and audits

 9. Demonstrated commitment to promote a work environment that values diversity and equality, as well as have respectful relationships with others

 10. Demonstrated commitment to promote gender equality in all aspects of World Renew’s programming, plans, policies and organizational structure

 11. Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally, possibly with short notice

 12. Proactive and able to work with minimal supervision

For the full job description, please visit our website at: https://www.worldrenew.net/careers.  Those interested in applying should do so online, on or before August 24, 2018.

Finance Assistant

World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church, is looking for a part-time experienced Finance Assistant to support the success of the Chief Financial Officer and other home office functions. The position will be based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan and the person will work 20 hours in a week.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist with budget preparation
  2. Prepare, including drafting and editing, correspondence and reports, and presentations (monthly financial reports, prepare emails, update PowerPoint presentation)
  3. Prepare, process, review and approve billings, check requests, expense reports, and credit card accounts
  4. Schedule appointments and handle the logistics for meetings and travel
  5. Record and distribute minutes from assigned meetings
  6. Respond to general requests for information and materials and ensure proper handling of all general correspondence
  7. Organize and maintain all correspondence, files and records
  8. Routine copying, printing and gathering of information, as needed
  9. Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  1. Able to support the mission, vision, and values of the CRCNA
  2. Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work with little supervision
  3. Patience and humility in dealing with many different personalities, age groups, values and cultures
  4. Attention to detail and creativity along with a demonstrated flexibility in responding to and completing tasks
  5. Computer skills and ability to quickly learn new computer applications
  6. Demonstrated ability in working with spreadsheets
  7. Knowledge of Google products including Email, Calendar, Drive
  8. Ability to meet deadlines and work effectively in a team environment
  9. Good writing and proofreading skills with thorough knowledge of correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and general business English skills
  10. Demonstrated commitment to promote a work environment that values diversity and equality, as well as have respectful relationships with others
  11. Committed to working towards gender equality in all aspects of our programming, plans, policies and organizational structure

Additional Information

  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  2. At least two years of work experience in an office setting

Interested candidates should apply online at our website: https://www.worldrenew.net/careers on or before August 22, 2018

Donor Relations Administrative Director

Job Tittle: Donor Relations Administrative Director

This position works in close consultation with the Director and Associate Director to manage primarily internal coordination necessary for the smooth functioning of the Donor Relations department and network. The position is the main Donor Relations liaison with the Program department. The position collaborates on policy development, and is responsible for the department budgeting process, and strategic reporting. The position collaborates with the Communications department to develop fundraising content for communication with donors and supervises the Project Discovery Positions.

MCC is undertaking a fundraising campaign that culminates in early 2021. This position is being created to manage some of the ongoing work of the department during the campaign. The future of this position will be reviewed during 2020.

Location: Akron, PA

URL: https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/donor-relations-administrative-director

Application close date: August 27. 2018.

Intern - Grant Writing & Project Planning for Health & Development Programs

Job Tittle: Intern - Grant Writing & Project Planning for Health & Development Programs

This is a 3-4 month Fall 2018 unpaid internship working alongside the MCC U.S. External Grants Coordinator and the MCC Learning and Evaluation Coordinator, in the Planning, Learning and Disaster Response (PLDR) Department of MCC. This department works with all of MCC's projects globally and within the U.S. The intern will conduct grant related research, work with and support MCC international country program staff on the writing of grant applications, grant-related project design and monitoring and evaluation plans on grant proposals for health and development projects impacting various countries, as identified by supervisor. The intern will learn hands on skills in grant writing, grant related research, grant funded project reporting, as well as project design, and monitoring and evaluation in health or development projects.

Location: Akron, PA

URL: https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/intern-grant-writing-project-planning-health-development

Application close date: August 6, 2018

Centennial Project Coordinator

Position tittle: Centennial Project Coordinator

The Centennial Project Coordinator is a limited duration. This position is projected to be .5 FTE.

The coordinator is a staff member of both MCC Canada Communications and Donor Relations (CDR; responsible to the Associate Director) and MCC U.S. Communications (responsible to the Director). Because the coordinator is located in the Akron, Pa., office, the direct supervisor is the MCC U.S. Director of Communications.

The Centennial Project Coordinator strategizes, plans for and either oversees, or liaises with those overseeing, production of all types of materials (print, online, multimedia, etc.) for use in MCC’s centennial year, 2020. Some materials will be made available prior to 2020 to MCC offices and departments for their own production, and there will be other limited public use of centennial materials prior to 2020. Production oversight includes planning, scheduling, making staff assignments, monitoring and arranging for payment.

The coordinator also prepares content for centennial materials (as do others), including writing and photo research (Canada focus on marketing materials; U.S. focus on fundraising materials).

The coordinator ensures that materials are produced on time and within budget, and meet the needs of their intended audiences, with the goal of increasing the connection between MCC and its constituencies and potential supporters during the centennial year and, therefore, beyond.

The Centennial Project Coordinator has significant interaction with colleagues in both Canada CDR and U.S. Communications and Donor Relations departments and networks. The coordinator also connects with members of the Centennial Committee as required, and others across the MCC system.

Location: Akron, PA

URL: https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/centennial-project-coordinator

Application close date: August 13, 2018

Compensation, Benefits & HRIS Specialist

Position Title: Compensation, Benefits & HRIS Specialist

The Compensation, Benefits and HRIS Specialist is responsible for domestic compensation and benefits administration. The person in this role provides direct customer service to MCC staff across the U.S. and interacts with benefits vendors.  As Specialist, you are a Superuser of the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and are responsible to maintain the integrity of data for U.S. domestic workers and U.S. citizens in the system. The Specialist role focuses on the support and maintenance of data and personnel files in the HRIS. This position serves as a technical point of contact for the HRIS. The Specialist assists in ensuring data integrity, testing of system changes, report writing and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities.

Location: Akron PA preferred location, with possibility for successful candidate to work from the EC Regional office in Philadelphia PA.

URL: https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/compensation-benefits-hris-specialist

Applications Close Date: August 6, 2018

Canner Operator

Job Description: Canner Operator

Each year since 1946, MCC has sent out a mobile meat canner, which MCC workers and volunteers use to preserve hundreds of thousands of cans of meat for communities in need across the globe. Canner operators travel with the meat canner to 34 different locations across the US and Canada, canning beef, turkey, and pork, Canners are responsible for all aspects of the project including: operating steam and pressure vessels, coordinating volunteers, maintaining and communicating USDA regulations, and the maintenance of all machinery in the canning process. Lifelong relationships are forged, opening new doors for life after canning.

MCC prefers to place 2 Canners per year.  The Canning Team is comprised of four individuals, typically 2 in their first year and 2 in their second. 

Due to the travel demands for Canners, MCC requires that Canners be single.

Canner operators work 8 -12-hour days from October through April including Saturdays.  Canners are compensated for long working hours during the canning season by getting extra vacation time.   Summers are spent in Akron with regular working hours.  This may include working for the maintenance department or as drivers and materials handlers at warehouse facilities.  MCC will arrange for each canner to attend a U.S.D.A. approved canning course and to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

During the off season the canner will be a part of Akron Connection Service Program, a service unit connected to MCC’s offices in Akron & Ephrata Pa.  In recent years the unit is typically between 10-15 adults, ages 20-70, and may include families with children.  Married couples and families live in MCC apartments while singles share a coed Unit House that is also our gathering place.  Some of the group activities include 2 annual retreats, monthly outings, bi-weekly Bible studies and impromptu gatherings.

Job location: During the canning season, canners live on the road.  During summer, canners are based in Akron, PA.

URL: https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/canner-operator-3

Application deadline: N/A