Central Asia

Personnel Administrator

Main Function: Should be able To promote and facilitate excellence in Tajikistan’s overall placement, management, training and care of personnel and the implementing of OM personnel policy and practice in the Tajik Field.


Line Manager: Field Leader
Primary Working relation:
Internationally : IPO and other APOs as well as Home Offices WACA Area Communication Facilitators
Key Result Area
To have all Tajik field members be well informed about the personnel policies and best practices of OM International and trained and resourced in their implementation
• Be aware of personnel policy and best practices.
• Monitor personnel standards on Tajik field, encouraging the field to implement the Code of Good Practice.
• Resource the Tajik field with all necessary documentation such as the WACA Personnel manual, appraisal forms, etc. Support new field/regional leaders in understanding the personnel function on the field/region and how their FPO and APO can support their leadership
• Become proficient with Petra and Caleb and able to access its resources and filing personnel data.

Be aware and acquainted with appropriate resources, training, mentoring and appraisal with respect to personnel management.

Performance standards
• Be aware of appropriate training opportunities and resources.
• Receive the necessary training and mutual assessment that will fulfill this role and be effective in the tasks.
• Maintain personal contact with the WACA and International FPOs through email, Skype and periodic meetings.
• Assist in the development and eventual implementation of crisis contingency plans.

To represent the needs and challenges of the Tajikistan field on the WACA and International Personnel Committee and bringing relevant issues for discussion into the International ground.

Performance Standards

• Be knowledgeable of the personnel challenges within the Tajikistan field in order to discuss these at the IPC and other international meetings.
• Promote the needs and challenges of the Field during these meetings and evaluate any proposed policies or procedures through a Field grid.
• Provide the Tajik Field Leadership team an opportunity to influence the agenda of the IPC in advance of meetings and communicating back to them IPC minutes, highlighting decisions and action points.

Provide accurate personnel statistics and maintaining an accurate field profile for Tajikistan to the rest of OM

Performance Standards
• Ensure that personnel statistics are reported as needed to the IPO and WACA FPO
• Informally monitor that Petra/Caleb reflect accurate information about the personnel from the Tajikistan field.

To set and supervise the work of the Tajikistan personnel assistants.
Performance Standards
• Write the PRD of any personnel assistant, agreeing on work hours, tasks and boundaries of authority£
• Supervise the work of such personnel assistants and giving an annual appraisal

To supervise and train in the fund raising for the personal support.

Performance Standards
• Develop skills and methods for fund raising actively.
• Assist to help Field members to develop their skills and manage their support level.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Commitment Length

2 Years

All jobs/opportunities on this site are unsalaried. Most people joining OM have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters.

Photos from Central Asia

Stories from Central Asia

The moments that make it all worth it 

"If you are starting out on the language and culture learning journey or if you have been at it a while and are feeling tired and despondent, I encourage you to persevere. To stick with it and pray for strength to continue. Keep asking questions and keep learning about the culture," urges Beth.

Trata de personas en Asia Central

Trabajadores de OM en Asia Central forman relaciones con mujeres que la sociedad desprecia, mostrando que no son menos; son amadas.

Leaving a legacy

“I love hearing from the local people here about the workers that have gone before us who have now returned to their passport countries,” shares Beth. “I hear stories like: ‘She taught me to quilt’ or ‘She gave me this recipe’ or ‘She taught me how to set a table for foreigners.’ And, of course, the best stories begin: ‘She taught me about Jesus.’ These are the things those who have gone before us have left behind.”

¿Por qué nadie nos lo ha dicho antes?

Después de años de vivir entre un grupo apartado de personas no alcanzadas, los obreros de OM ven a Dios atraer a los primeros creyentes locales a sí mismos.

First fruit in the mountains

After years of living among a remote unreached people group, OMers see God draw the first local believers to Himself.

When did this place become home?

“If I am completely honest, I think I spent our first two years in Central Asia longing to go home to our home country (or even to the USA where we had lived for a short while),” admits Beth. “I would pray: Your will God but deep down I was hoping that His will was that we wouldn’t be here long.”