South Africa

Personnel Officer

Are you passionate about admin and would like to use it to expand the Kingdom of God? This opportunity is for you!

It is a full-time role which supports the Head of HR and provides day-to-day administrative oversight to the personnel-related activities of South Africa. This includes active coordination and handling of personnel-related inquiries, applications, and monitoring and maintaining Caleb and Petra systems; and responding to incoming emails on a variety of personnel related topics.



1. Compliance
Implement written Personnel Policy and Protocol Manuals, ‘Code of Good Practice’ Standards

2. Recruiting (HODs interviews and advertising done by HR)
Lead the recruitment process in order to achieve a good fit between recruits and ministries in the field.

3. Placement
Oversee the application and preparation process in order to ensure applicants are sent (or received) to the OM world effectively.

4. People Care
Provide administrative support to team or field leader in order to ensure members of the field are taken care of and valued.

5. Administration
Gather and maintain personnel records in order to provide accurate, appropriate information and support to OMer and leadership.

6. Reporting
Provide accurate information to field, area and international leadership in order to help leaders with strategic planning and to assess health and well-being of the team.

7. Networking
Develop good relationship with stakeholders outside your field in order to strengthen understanding and working together


Minimum preferred requirements
• OM core values internalized
• Cares deeply for people and has a vision, in a broad sense, for personnel ministry.
• Significant experiential knowledge of ministry within the field of service
• Able to give sufficient time to fulfill the role as dictated by the size and setting of the field.
• Able to understand and implement the complexities of OM policies and practices
• Able to connect people; a good networker
• Able to work well with others, both as leader and team member.
• Able to communicate in the team language and in English.
• Must have administrative ability

Required knowledge
• While professional personnel management training and experience are valued, we are willing to train a person in the role.
• Familiar with OM International Policy Manual
• Familiar with OM International Personnel Manual

Technical competencies
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
• Proficient in the use of computer software currently in use by OM for communication, reporting, and personnel management.
• Comfortable with administration and able to work with necessary technology.

Core competencies
Takes initiative, cares about people, can balance home and ministry

The holder of this position will be required to fulfill other ad-hoc activities and responsibilities not listed above.

This is a non-salary position. Members need to raise funds and support from friends, family and churches.

Personal life and character must be grounded in and consistently demonstrate biblical values of spiritual life and leadership in accordance with OM’s vision and mission, Statement of Faith and Core Values.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Commitment Length

As long as possible

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.

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