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Ministry Director for East and Southern Africa

Use your gifts in strategic planning and ministry expansion in direct furtherance of the Kingdom of God alongside our national partners in Africa!
Administrative, Leadership, Africa, Full Time, Long-term (1+ years), Missionary, S&E Africa, South Africa
Ministry Director for East and Southern Africa
Role Summary

Are you an encouraging networker, with gifts in strategic planning and ministry expansion?  Would you like to use these talents every day, in direct furtherance of the Kingdom of God?  Talk to us about Christian work alongside of our national partners in Africa!

Please note: This position is a supported/sponsored missionary role (not a direct hire opportunity), so you would develop a team of partners who provide financially for your full salary and benefits as a part of this role. We do provide training, resources, and coaching to help missionaries reach these financial support goals!

Ministry Director – East & Southern Africa: Johannesburg, South Africa

Responsible for the development, quality, and impact of TWR’s ministry in southern Africa. Primary link between the TWR East and Southern Africa Regional Office, National Partners and other partnerships functioning in the designated ministry area.

Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to Jesus Christ evidenced by a personal relationship
  • Excitement about being involved in full-time missions and willingness to develop a team of prayer and financial partners
  • Strong people and communication skills, including public speaking
  • Carry out management responsibilities in a manner that models a servant-leadership style
  • Lead, motivate and encourage cross-cultural teams
  • Plan, organize and manage resources toward strategic ministry outcomes
  • Work independently, managing priorities for optimal use of resources


  • Manage relationships with TWR National Partners and other media partners, ensuring quality of ministry and documentation of ministry impact
  • Develop new partnerships in the designated ministry area
  • Explore media platform opportunities: FM stations and networks, start-ups, and digital initiatives in corroboration with regional development plans
  • Maintain flow of information with programs/projects to enable financial resource mobilization and accountability
  • Contribute to the understanding and practice of partnership with indigenous missions/international missions and Non-Governmental Organizations through regular visits, speaking, teaching, and writing
  • Participate in TWR-Africa strategy planning and implementation

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge, skill, and mental acumen equivalent to the completion of a Master’s degree with courses in missions, leadership, cross-cultural communication, and specializations in relevant history and world religions
  • Experience in cross-cultural ministry and leadership development
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills and fluency in at least two major trade languages of Africa, including English
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively, sometimes at short notice or for extended periods of time
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