Nicosia, Cyprus

Job Description

The Human Resources (HR) Director manages the overall provision of Human Resource services throughout all SAT-7 offices. The HR Director originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide a staff-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce to ensure that all departments have the skills they need to carry out the mission of SAT-7.


Appointed by and accountable to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment is ratified by the Executive Board of SAT-7’s International Council.


The HR Director is a member of MELT (Middle East Leadership Team), and therefore has peer relationships with the CFO, CCO, COO and CDO.

The HR Director is a member of the International Management Team (IMT) with the other members of MELT, Channel Directors, Country Directors and Executive Directors of Support Offices.

The HR Director is a member of the Middle East Management Team (MEMT) with the other members of MELT, Channel Managers/ Directors, Country Directors.


The HR Director has administrative line management responsibility for HR staff in the SAT-7 International Office (IO).

The HR Director has functional supervision of HR staff in Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey and the UK.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure that SAT-7 IO and other offices conform to the relevant legislation for the employment of staff members.
  • Development of a supervisor workforce.
  • Development of the Human Resources Department.
  • Development of an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance.
  • Support all departmental managers in managing the people in their departments including recruitment, working practices, disciplinary issues, performance and policy.
  • Work with all departmental managers to produce an HR plan for IO.
  • Safety of the workforce.
  • Development of corporate services function.
  • Active involvement with other SAT-7 offices regarding recruitment or terminating for all management staff.
  • Review and update in a rolling programme, the IO Staff Policy Manual and Staff Handbook, reflecting changes in working practices and legislation. Ensure that the Staff Policy Manual is applied consistently and communicated effectively to staff.
  • Prepare an annual HR plan which reflects plans for growth and strategic developments, including revisions of the organisational chart.
  • Drive and facilitate an effective performance management approach throughout SAT-7 with focus on improving individual performance; drive and monitor SAT-7’s appraisal and review process.
  • Identify training needs in conjunction with the Directors and develop personal training and development plans for all staff members, as part of the annual review process.
  • Facilitate the development of a regional workforce plan and to continually review and challenge the plan with the Directors, focusing on such areas as recruitment, succession planning and talent management.
  • Work with departmental managers and give advice on HR issues such as discipline and performance. Provide accurate employment law advice and risk assessed options for managers to decide on an appropriate course of action.
  • Proactively coach and mentor managers in minimum compliance and best practice to empower them to make independent decisions in respect to their team for which they accept accountability.
  • Contribute to the departments you work with and take collective responsibility for upholding and promoting the SAT-7 values, and the health and safety of the SAT-7 working environment.
  • Have a clear and evident regard to equality and diversity in all work and coach others throughout SAT-7
  • Maintain, manage and develop relationships with sending organisations.
  • Establish a corporate services function to support the CEO, International Board and other committees.  Provide administrative support to the International Board, IMT etc, and bring together the different support services into a single team.
  • Undertake other accountabilities and tasks as required by and mutually agreed with the CEO.

Personal and professional qualifications

  • Be sympathetic with and enthusiastic about the purpose and goals of SAT-7
  • Be a committed Christian with a truly interdenominational attitude and openness to increasing his/her knowledge and appreciation of Middle Eastern Christianity, in all its diversity.
  • Have good organisational and administrative skills with relevant broadcast, IT, research and marketing skills and experience.  Should have proven skills in planning, organising, directing, coordinating, controlling budgeting and reporting.
  • Chartered member of CIPD, SHRM, or equivalent.
  • Master’s degree in HR Management or related field.
  • University degree in Business Administration or a related field an advantage.
  • Experience in coaching line managers, organisational change, employee relations, and providing employment law advice is essential.
  • Ability to build successful working relationships.
  • At least five years of HR managerial experience, ideally in a similar environment.
  • Be fluent in English; Arabic or Farsi is considered an advantage.
  • Be a good judge of people, able to recruit, clearly and sensitively coordinate and train staff.
  • Willing and able to travel, and possibly relocate.


Nicosia, Cyprus

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter explaining your motivation to serve with SAT-7 to Please include the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.