Information Officer

Job Description

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. Samaritan’s Purse is privileged to be part of the humanitarian effort in Ethiopia and legally registered as foreign charity to work in Ethiopia since October 08, 2018.

The Information Officer (IO) will coordinate the design and development of proposals along with the development of partnership by building strong presence at the national level in the different clusters. The IO is expected to contribute substantively to the proposal development process and the production of winning proposals that contribute toward Samaritan’s Purse Ethiopia’s (SPE) strategic growth.

Key Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of Program Development Officer (PDO), the IO will undertake the following tasks:

·       Contribute toward the proposal development process from writing concept papers, proposal designs and budgets using best practices and lessons learned in coordination with appropriate program units. Thoroughly review solicitation documents and support the creation of comprehensive outlines, compliance matrices, and calendars to guide proposal preparation.

·       Organize and facilitate proposal planning meetings, and support the PDO in collecting and compiling proposals and reports.

·       Liaise with programs team, including monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to compile achievements for regular board reports, quarterly reports, and donor ministries mailings.

·       Support PDO in proposal production, paying close attention to copy edits, formats, and consistency of language prior to review.

·       Assist PDO with research and proposal and report compilation, as well as with strategic planning and the implementation, M&E, and reporting of newly funded programs.

·       Liaison with staff and partners to ensure adherence to deadlines and quality standards for deliverables

·       Follow policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual.

·       Maintain strong values of Samaritan’s Purse, in interactions with colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.

·       Document program activities through photography utilizing professional DSLR camera gear and smartphone.

·       Design graphics artwork for all promotional and program items including banners, flyers, apparel, etc. in complete adherence to SP and donor branding guidelines.

·       Compile, write and design annual report in collaboration with the PDO, programs staff and Country Director.

·       Assist field staff in writing and editing success stories related to SP programs.

·       Collaborate with the Communications Department at IHQ by submitting success stories, up-to-date program information, and media content to be used on social media platforms that properly reflects the impact Samaritan’s Purse is having in Ethiopia.

·       Maintain SP Ethiopia digital media library and communications online Box account.

·       Additional duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education / Experience Needed

·       Graduate in Journalism, Communications, or a related field.

·       Relevant experience and training preferred, especially in the humanitarian sector.

·       Proficiency in writing and editing.

·       Proficiency in using Canon DSLR camera gear to capture photographs and video; proficiency in, or willingness to learn, capturing video clips and interviews utilizing a smartphone.

·       Proficiency in using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Light Room, etc.).

·       One year of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.


Proficient in reading and writing in English. Working knowledge of Amharic is required.

Skills Required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be willing to abide by Samaritan’s Purse’s code of conduct and understand the principals of Samaritan’s Purse’s Statement of Faith, as well as 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.

·       Excellent interpersonal communication skills

·       A servant heart with a strong commitment to Christ, and desire to share Him with others.

·       Strong writing skills.

·       Must be culturally sensitive and respectful of church and community leaders from all denominations

·       Experience working in a multi-cultural setting.

·       Willingness to travel in and out of the field.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk and run; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


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.

·       The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be exposed to loud noises around the maintenance and construction workshops.

·       May travel in country with exposure to communicable diseases, hot and humid weather conditions.

·       Work in a security context that is fluid


The employee is required to carry out his/her duties in accordance with Samaritan’s Purse Safeguarding policy and Code of conduct.

Employee should remain alert and responsive to any child and adult safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills, which will enable him/her to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child and adult safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct his/herself in a manner consistent with the Safeguarding Policy.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised by submitting their CV/Resume (maximum of 2 pages) and application letter (one Page only) no later than April 12, 2023 to Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, “Information Officer”

Only candidates that are short-listed will be contacted.

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