Samaritan's Purse

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Mental Health Program Manager, Iraq

at Samaritan's Purse

Posted: 1/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 9774
Keywords: project, contract

Job Description

* IRQ-Iraq-Dohuk

Are you a seasoned Mental Health Professional with a heart to serve victims of war and terror in the Middle East?  Samaritan’s Purse is seeking a Mental Health Program Manager to provide spiritual, mental health, and general family practice treatment to internally displaced beneficiaries in Iraq.  In keeping with our name’s sake, the Good Samaritan, our mandate is to seek and serve those in crisis; diagnosis and treatment of trauma-related mental health conditions is a critical part of this response.  If you desire to put your mental health expertise to use in a way that shows the love of Jesus Christ to a people in need, then you may be exactly the Samaritan we’re looking for.  Apply today to see if this is what God has in store for you!

Description of Job Duties:


  • Conducts direct counseling with victims of trauma in an international context.
  • Develops the capacity of local staff to be able to provide psychosocial care in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Conducts psychosocial assessments of beneficiaries from traumatized populations.
  • Creates a referral system for vulnerable individuals and families to ensure appropriate services are being rendered.
  • Coordinates with local government bodies and other non-governmental organizations to ensure individual and family needs are being met.
  • Attends protection coordination and cluster meetings.
  • Manages counseling programs, child friendly spaces, and other community center protection initiatives.
  • Coordinates the financial accounting and monthly reporting of all program-related funds.
  • Ensures an appropriate ministry component is included in each protection project at the Center.
  • Supervises, supports, and directs expatriate and national staff in their various assignments at the Center and continues the process of staff development.


Job Requirements:


  • Minimum of Bachelors Degree in Psychology or Counseling-related field.
  • Prior experience in Middle East preferred
  • One year (12 semester hours) of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
  • Ability to prescribe medication, including mental health medication, is a plus.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and appropriate applications (i.e. Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Prior experience in overseas or missions context.
  • Arabic and / or Kurdish proficiency preferred, but not required.
  • Strong attention to detail, anticipation, and follow-up required.
  • Self-starter with exemplary work ethic.
  • Strong cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal.


12 month contract with potential for extension


This position is unaccompanied.


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)
  • 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

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.

Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)

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