Manager Organisational Support

Open Doors is an international, interdenominational organization that supports Christians who are persecuted for their faith. Within the regional department Middle East & North Africa the following job has become vacant: Manager Organisational Support (0,8-1 FTE)

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced manager for our organisational support team, which includes Finance and Compliance, Communications and Strategic relations, ICT, HR and Security. Next to leading a team of advisors and experts, this position is a key driver of organizational culture. This manager will play a critical role in the refinement, design and integration of organization wide, cross-team systems and processes to ensure alignment and grow our ministry organisationally, with a human-centered focus.

As manager you will carry integral responsibility for a team of advisors and specialists and for the execution of the group’s strategies. You give (strategic) advice to management around the specific functional areas, provide services to the various field teams and organise implementation of organisational policies. The Manager Organizational Support is a member of the regional Leadership Team and thus contributes to the development and implementation of the wider Regional Strategic priorities. The position report to MENA Director.

• Strategic Ability: Develops strategic direction, based on research, participatory planning and alignment with organizational mandate and regional priorities.
• Planning & Organizing: Plan and organize tasks and responsibilities in an efficient and effective way.
• Decisiveness: The ability to make decisions effectively in any given circumstance. Decisions that settle issues and produces a definite result.
• Relationship building: Build and maintain professional relationships and networks that create added value
• Self-Reflection: Reflects on personal behaviour, personal values, styles of communication, strengths, weaknesses, and the impact on others. Maintains personal effectiveness and emotional stability even in the face of adversity, stress etc.
• Intercultural awareness: Knowledge, skills and attitudes that lead to visible behaviour and communication that is both effective and appropriate in intercultural interactions
• People oriented Leadership: Inspires and stimulates personal grow, work activities and performance with the goal of optimizing efficient use of talent and strength.

• Committed Christian with a heart for the Persecuted Church.
• Demonstrable knowledge of the culture and customs in the region.
• Proven experience in working with a Faith based organization or an international non-governmental organization and a demonstrated understanding of organizational development.
• Solid work experience in (remote) people management in an integral and cross-functional leadership role in a complex, intercultural and professional organization.
• Experience with and co-leadership of major organizational changes.
• Level of education: Holding a master’s degree is a plus, or a bachelor’s degree – with an appropriate level of thinking – in organizational development and change management or any related field.
• Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
• International experience in an NGO is a big plus
• This position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally.

This is a salaried position. Working at Open Doors means that you are actively involved in the worldwide Persecuted Church. We offer you a versatile position in an international environment, a professional team and the opportunity to show your added value. Location is preferably in the region, but we encourage candidates from other locations to apply as well. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Please send your CV and motivation as soon as possible but before 31 August 2021 to the HR department via We may ask for references from your previous employer(s) and your local church. An assessment can be part of the application process.

Working for Open Doors is not without risks in some areas. Because of the potential need for establishing future risk-averting measures in the event of a successful application, we advise you not to widely share your wish to work for Open Doors during the application period.