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Snap Plaza 8th floor, Bole Next to The Millennium hall. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Job Description:

About Samaritan's Purse

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.

Open Position: 1

Duration of Contract:  December 31, 2024.


The Host Mothers (HMs) hired will care for the emotional needs of the children and be responsible for the everyday function of child-friendly spaces (safe havens) as part of more extensive mental health and psychosocial support programming in Shire, Tigray, for conflict-affected children and vulnerable women.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate a strong Christian witness and have a heart for staff, volunteers, and the community.  Also desired is the ability to work well in a team environment.


Under the supervision of the Protection/MHPSS Program Manager (PM), the Host Mothers will undertake the following tasks:

·       Maintaining the safe haven, playing games with the children, and setting up coloring and writing stations (with paper and colored pencils) for children to come and play at

·       Under the leadership of the PM, be responsible for the day-to-day running as well as the strategic management of the hot meal distributions at the safe havens

·       Ensure that hot meal distributions run smoothly and safe havens are kept clean and organized

·       Monitor delivery of project components (such as ingredients for the hot meals, material for the children to use at the safe havens, and other supporting items) and report any issues with implementation

·       Involve in the setup of safe havens to make sure the sites are safe for children to play in

·       Be involved in training on various Protection and MHPSS program standards, PSEA, Provision of Psychological First Aid (PFA), basic hygiene, and referral linkages

·       Support the collection of beneficiary data and contribute to success story and report writing

·       Be present on all days on which the safe havens are running

·       Report any project feedback, complaints, or suggestions for improvement to the PM or other relevant program staff

·       Maintain good relationships with stakeholders and project staff for the smooth functioning of the safe havens

·       All other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be willing to abide by Samaritan’s Purse’s code of conduct, understand the principles of Samaritan’s Purse’s Statement of Faith, and perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to complete the role's responsibilities successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

All applicants to this position should have:


The Host Mothers should be from communities directly affected by the conflict in Tigray. All applicants to this position should additionally be experienced in working with children.

Preference will be given to widows and single mothers.

The Host Mothers will receive training on engaging with children, basic first aid, identifying trauma and Gender-Based Violence (GBV), and the referral process.


Applicants should be able to solve practical problems that deal with various concrete variables in situations with limited standardization and have the ability to interpret instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule forms.


An employee must meet the physical demands described here to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform 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 frequently lift and/or move up to 10 kilos and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 kilos.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform 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 and hot and humid weather conditions

·       Work in a fluid security context

The position may require extensive travel or evacuation, depending on regional security.


The employee must carry out their duties per Samaritan’s Purse Safeguarding policy and Christian Code of Conduct. Any applicant offered a job with SP will be expected to sign SP’s Safeguarding Policies and Christian Code of Conduct as part of their employment contract and agree to conduct themselves following the provisions of these documents.

The employee is expected to remain alert and responsive to any child and adult safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills that will enable them to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand safeguarding policy, and conduct in a manner consistent with the Safeguarding Policy.

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