Country Director, Ethiopia

Samaritan's Purse

Are you a visionary? Do you have leadership experience in humanitarian aid? Are you passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ? As a Country Director in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, you will get to cast vision, mentor and develop employees, oversee all projects within the country, and provide hope in the name of Jesus. Come join us as we work to help alleviate physical suffering and share the Good News!

A day in the life of a Country Director:

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 Country Director you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Provide overall vision, management and leadership to Samaritan’s Purse activities in Uganda
  • Provide professional representation for Samaritan’s Purse with government officials, dignitaries, other NGOs, funding agencies, and visitors
  • Maintain awareness and communicate legal and cultural requirements and ensure reasonable compliance of Samaritan’s Purse with the same
  • Ensure proper financial accounting and monthly reporting of all funds and financial activity
  • Monitor potential and present emergencies and keep Samaritan’s Purse informed of events, including crisis response options
  • Ensure appropriate supervision, support and direction for the effective engagement of all International Field Staff and National Staff in their various assignments
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 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
  • Ability to keep the focus of work on the overall goal of sharing the Gospel
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work well in a diverse team and a pressured environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies

Job Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Type: Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)

Accompaniment: Family Accompaniment

Travel Expectations: Frequent travel to the field and remote locations


  • 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)

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.

How to apply

Apply HERE!

Noting that Closing date is 15-Sep-22