Job Posting 97158

Medical Operations and Supply Chain Specialist
Samaritan's Purse - Canada
Calgary area
20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB
closes in 20 days (Sun, 31 Dec)
full time

Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian international relief organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the 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.


Samaritan’s Purse Canada (SPC) is looking for an experienced Medical Operations Specialist (MSCS) to join our Programs and Projects (P&PD) team. The successful candidate will have an integral role on the International Disaster Response Team and will collaborate closely with the International Health Unit (IHU) at Samaritan’s Purse International Headquarters (IHQ). The MSCS serves as a technical expert in the medical supply chain, including sourcing, supplier relationship management, inventory management and control, and expiry management of pre-staged medical consumable and durable inventories. The position will also work with the IHU and biomechanical technicians to maintain readiness on all Emergency Medical Response (EMR) equipment. The position will also assist with medical logistics training for the International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART). As an integral member of the Programs & Projects department, this role will help SPC carry out its mission and objectives through participation in daily devotions and prayer ministry. This is a full-time permanent position in the Calgary head office. The role includes a comprehensive benefits package, including life insurance, medical/dental coverage, and short-term/long-term disability benefits. In addition, we provide free parking and 15 days of vacation per year.


Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support effective medical response program systems
  • Support the development of a global supply chain for medical consumables and ensure consistent purchasing availability
  • Monitor pre-staged inventories, generate purchase requests, and follow up on supplier shipments
  • Work with IHU members to assess module manufacturing readiness and submit manufacturing orders for EMR durables
  • Deploy internationally to disaster settings as part of the EMR Medical Operations team
  • Assist in the facilitation of EFH biomedical equipment repairs and preventative maintenance to maintain EMR readiness
  • Lead specialized DART training to develop medical operations and logistics capacity in the DART members
  • Coordinate SPC medical inputs into disaster response activity as part of the SP global coordinated response
  • Work closely with the Logistics & Warehouse Coordinator to ensure proper storage and transportation of materials
  • Assist with loading cargo at the time of response on an as-needed basis
  • Collaborate as part of the International Disaster Response team to advance the vision and capacities of SPC in disaster relief activities.


  • Qualified applicants should be committed to Christian values and precepts and be in agreement with the Samaritan’s Purse Statement of Faith.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Supply chain Management or a degree in a related field is required
  • 3+ years of experience in Operations or Supply Chain Management
  • International work experience is required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Thorough knowledge of supply chain operations, including procurement, forecasting, inventory systems and management, and supplier development
  • Strong attention to detail through extensive data analysis
  • Understanding of medical consumables and equipment needed for clinical care in the field
  • Ability to coach and mentor others with a focus on remote staff
  • Demonstrated skills in training
  • Ability to provide management in a low-resource or crisis setting
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize and problem-solve to meet reasonable, specific deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage dynamic project activities and personnel development
  • Willing to travel internationally

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid passport
  • Certified in Emergency First Aid
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Criminal Background Check with a Vulnerable Sector
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach, talk, hear, and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Be able to maintain long work hours while traveling


Contact Information:

To respond to this opportunity, please forward your resume together with a cover letter detailing your passion for Christian ministry employment to:

Attention:  Human Resources
20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB T3J 5H5


Application Deadline:  Open until a suitable candidate is selected

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