Program Development Officer, Ethiopia at Samaritan’s Purse

Are you looking for a position with a Kingdom impact? We are seeking a Program Development Officer to serve on our team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As a Program Development Officer, you will coordinate the design and implementation of programs and grant proposals, develop relationships with donors and other agencies, and provide your technical expertise throughout the project cycle. Come serve with our team and make an eternal impact!

A day in the life of a Program Development Officer

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 and our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe.

In the role of Program Development Officer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Develop programming through writing concept papers, proposals and budgets using best practices and lessons learned in coordination with appropriate program units
  • Build relationships on behalf of Samaritan’s Purse with bilateral donors, International Non-governmental Organizations, and other agencies
  • Monitor and be aware of upcoming agency “calls for proposals” and proactively inform the Senior Program Manager, Deputy Country Director (DCD) and Country Director (CD)
  • Represent Samaritan’s Purse in relevant UN cluster meetings and other donor/partner meetings
  • Assist the Senior Program Manager with strategic planning and the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, and reporting of newly funded programs
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation, program development, and/or capacity building; or equivalent combination of experience and education. Formal project management certification or training preferred
  • Technical writing skills including developing proposals, training/instruction manuals, and reports
  • Knowledge of basic program development skills such as quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation
  • Working knowledge of the grant submission processes of major donors such but not limited to the UN, CIDA, DFID and USAID, PADF
  • Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently
  • Excellent knowledge of computer applications, in particular proficiency required in MS Word, MS Excel and Power Point
  • Desires to help lead people to knowledge of Jesus Christ that transforms situations
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required); if not already completed, opportunity to meet and complete requirement is available upon hire

Job Location:

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

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)

Accompaniment: Family Accompaniment

Travel Expectations: Ability to travel to field sites which could include disaster areas. Maintaining required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary



  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • When at IHQ, on-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)

How to apply

Our Mission: 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.

This is not just a job. It’s a calling, it’s a ministry, and it is your opportunity to begin a life-changing career.

**All applications should be submitted in English**

Apply here!


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