Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) program is committed to meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease and natural disaster while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. We stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART program is composed of on-call, readily available professionals trained to respond within a complex international environment.
As deployments occur with little or no warning, DART members must have a flexible schedule and availability to deploy. A high level of prior humanitarian experience in delivering quality programming in an austere environment is desired. DART members can be deployed to dangerous places, the living conditions can be challenging and the work days long and hard. However, Samaritan’s Purse believes in being the first on the ground in order to serve and help those who have suffered through a catastrophic event in the name of Jesus Christ.
Overview of DART roles:
Samaritan’s Purse hires top level talent to serve in a variety of contexts around the world. We deploy globally, and respond to an array of crises and disasters. Our staff exude the spirit of flexibility and adaptability and may serve in a number of different roles and contexts depending on the response.
NOTE: The recruiting, selection and training for DART positions takes place throughout the year. If you are interested in being considered for a DART position, your first step is to complete the application process. We will review your information and consider you for the next steps during our next applicant review cycle.
The following are the types of capacities employees are assigned to serve under in a given response:
Information and Data Collection
Information and Communications Technology
Medical (sub-specialties below):
Operating Room (OR) Nurse/Technician
Anesthesiologist/ Nurse Anesthetist
Emergency Medicine Physician
Internal/Family Medicine Physician
Critical Care Physician
Programs (sub-specialties below):
Monitoring & Evaluation
Non-Food Item (NFI) Distribution
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Heavy Equipment Operator
Supply Chain (sub-specialties below):
Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
1-2 years professional experience in an international context or disaster response management preferred.
Demonstrated travel, volunteer or work experience in developing countries.
Mentors co-workers by providing training and supervision as required.
Available on short notice for immediate 2-4 week deployment.
Ability to serve 7 days/week for extended hours while on deployment.
Available to serve up to 2-3 times/year.
Willingness to work in unstable, insecure areas.
Exudes an attitude of flexibility and adaptability in challenging circumstances.
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