SAT-7 søger Development Officer

Position summary

SAT-7 is currently looking to recruit a Development Officer to join SAT-7s Development Department.

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

SAT-7’s Development department works with projects to address often controversial issues in the MENA region such as disability, discrimination, limited educational opportunities, women’s and children’s rights through the TV-programs and through on the ground partners.

The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on the activities of SAT-7 PARS, SAT-7’s Farsi speaking channel, including the drafting of fundraising proposals.

Summary of key responsibilities

  •  Development of fundraising proposals for SAT-7 PARS’ channel projects in cooperation with all relevant SAT-7 stakeholders
  • Conduct frequent MENA context analysis with special focus on the situation for Christians, FoRB, women, children, disabilities, education etc.
  • Monitoring and managing the correct implementation of the projects (scope, budget, schedule, quality etc.)
  • Manage and ensure the necessary reporting of SAT-7 PARS projects carried out with restricted funds.
  • Management and development of the portfolio of SAT-7 social-impact projects in line with Communications for Development approach
  • Oversee research related to measurement of the success of different projects.
  • Work closely with the International Office Communications Department for the portfolio projects.
  • Travelling to different SAT-7 offices in MENA when required


Qualifications and requirements

  •  Be sympathetic with and enthusiastic about the purpose and goals of SAT‑7.
  • Relevant university degree is required e.g. Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Theology
  • Knowledge of Middle East political, socioeconomics and religious issues is essential.
  • Experience in project management, Communications for Development or/and Christian ministry, and the coordination of projects supported by restricted funds would be an advantage.
  • Be a proficient communication writer able to express SAT-7’s Christian identity to corporate and statutory funders.
  • Outstanding English writing/speaking skills.
  • Experience in a similar position is considered an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Farsi would be an advantage.
  • Previous experience of working in the Middle East or North Africa is a strong advantage
  • Be very organised with good attention to detail, able to juggle different tasks, meet deadlines, prioritise and delegate when appropriate.
  • Experience from working with staff from different cultures.
  • Be flexible, demonstrating a “can do” attitude when taking on new challenges, leading by example.
  • Good interpersonal skills; able to communicate effectively via phone, email and in person with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Self-motivated, confident, proactive, and highly organized with ability to multi-task to meet deadlines.


Nicosia, Cyprus with the option to work remotely twice a week.


To apply for this position, please send your CV along with your cover letter in English to general secretary of Mission Afrika Jørn Blohm Knudsen, . Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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