HR Director

General Information

Job Type:
Human Resource
Date Posted:
Sep 29, 2017
Employee Type:
Full-Time Employee


1. Purpose of the position

The purpose of SAT-7 is to provide Christian television to support the work and witness of the church in the Middle East and North Africa

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.

2. Accountability

2.1 Reporting Line

The HR Director is appointed by and reports to the Chief Executive Office (CEO). The appointment is ratified by the Executive Board of SAT-7’s International Council.

2.2 Board and Team Membership

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.

2.3 Line Management Responsibility

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.

3. Summary of Key Responsibilities

3.1 Ensure that SAT-7 IO and other offices conform to the relevant legislation for the employment of staff members.

3.2 Development of a supervisor workforce.

3.3 Development of the Human Resources Department.

3.4 Development of an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance.

3.5 Support all departmental managers in managing the people in their departments including recruitment, working practices, disciplinary issues, performance and policy.

3.6 Work with all departmental managers to produce an HR plan for IO.

3.7 Safety of the workforce.

3.8 Development of corporate services function.

3.9 Active involvement with other SAT-7 offices regarding recruitment or terminating for all management staff.

4. Qualifications & Requirements

4.1 Be sympathetic with and enthusiastic about the purpose and goals of SAT-7

4.2 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.

4.3 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.

4.4 Chartered member of CIPD, SHRM, or equivalent.

4.5 Master’s degree in HR Management or related field.

4.6 University degree in Business Administration or a related field an advantage.

4.7 Experience in coaching line managers, organisational change, employee relations, and providing employment law advice is essential.

4.8 Ability to build successful working relationships.

4.9 At least five years of HR managerial experience, ideally in a similar environment.

4.10 Be fluent in English; Arabic or Farsi an advantage.

4.11 Be a good judge of people, able to recruit, clearly and sensitively coordinate and train staff.

4.12 Willing and able to travel, and possibly relocate.

5. Location

Nicosia, Cyprus

Company Profile

SAT-7 is a Christian satellite television network broadcasting in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish across 24 countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
Our mission is, to provide the churches and Christians of the Middle East and North Africa an opportunity to witness to Jesus Christ through inspirational, informative and educational television services.