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Samaritan’s Purse Mechanic and Sanitation Engineer Jobs in South Sudan

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.

We are seeking qualified applicants to fill the following positions:

Reports To: Program Manager
Duty Station: South Sudan

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Manage maintenance schedule and provide repairs to large fleet of vehicles, motorbikes, four-trax and tractors.
  • Manage maintenance schedule of diesel generators and solar equipment for staff compound facilities.
  • Supervise and provide informal training to national staff in the workshop to perform mechanical maintenance and repair of program equipment.
  • Manage and maintain electrical system and staff compound utilities.
  • Supervise and provide informal training to national staff to perform maintenance of electrical systems.
  • Supervise national drivers of Samaritan’s Purse vehicles.
  • Identify order and maintain appropriate parts and tools inventory for all mechanical and electrical needs of program activity.
  • Assist in maintaining the communications systems for the program site.
  • Travel to various Samaritan’s Purse program locations in South Sudan for temporary assignments of duties as described above.
  • Uphold high Christian values consistent with Samaritan’s Purse policies.
Skills and specifications:
  • Holder of a recognized certification or degree related to automotive repair
  • Must have at least 3 years work experience in a busy motor vehicle workshop; with good working knowledge of Toyota Land cruiser, motor bikes, four trax, tractors etc.
  • Stock management experience preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of electrical systems especially Solar/Generator systems.
  • Excellent leadership qualities and ability to work very well in a multi-cultural environment.
  • A committed Christian who will uphold the values and mission of Samaritan’s Purse.
  • Ability to work in relatively harsh environments.
  • Holder of valid Passport and Clean Drivers License.
Position: Water and Sanitation Engineer
Reports to: WASH Project Manager
Duty Station: Southern Sudan

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Management of National Water Technical Staff
  • Provide oversight of water source construction and sanitation projects to ensure quality
  • Training of National Staff in technical areas including pump testing and water quality testing
  • Drafting technical designs and helping to determine best technical practices
  • Financial management and reporting
  • Submitting regular monthly reports as well as any necessary reporting forms for projects
  • Travel to areas of high need and assisting with other SP water projects in South Sudan
  • Assist in WASH Emergency Relief needs
Skills and specifications:
  • Adherence to Samaritan’s Purse Statement of Faith and Mission Statement
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university (or equivalent) in a relevant field such as Civil/Environmental Engineering
  • One to two years working on low-tech water and sanitation projects including work with India Mark II hand pumps
  • Proven ability to coordinate and manage staff, finances, and project activities
  • Ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office
  • Ability to draft technical designs including gravity fed water distribution systems
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Programs and have strong mathematical and reasoning abilities
  • A desire to work with and train National Sudanese Staff
  • Strong English communication skills
  • Arabic and/or Dinka communication skills preferred
If you are interested in any of the above positions please send your C.V only and an application letter with the title of the position clearly indicated on the subject line, to

Application deadline: Friday, 11th March 2011

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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