Regional Centre Manager



SIL in Papua New Guinea has an urgent need for people to manage their regional centres throughout the country.


  • Consults with administration and members to discuss and plan such matters as housing, office and maintenance priorities, operational procedures, security, expenditures, etc.
  • Circulates information regarding operation of facilities, vehicles and equipment, and maintains such records as usage, inventories, expenses and rate allocations.
  • On a large Centre, coordinates the activities of personnel assisting in centre services and makes staffing recommendations to administration.
  • Depending on staff availability, supervises or performs a wide range of tasks, including purchasing of materials and supplies, maintaining vehicles and equipment, and involvement in construction projects.
  • Handles correspondence related to centre services and operations, assisting in planning and execution of logistical arrangements for workshops, seminars and conferences.
  • Develops and maintains good relationships with members, administration, officials and visitors, stimulating harmony.
  • Circulates information regarding special events, activities, opportunities, or work in progress.
  • Works comfortably in a cross-cultural situation, encouraging interaction between the centre and the local community.
  • May supervise or participate in related national training programs.
  • May help coordinate larger construction projects involving outside workers.


  • Management training and experience would be helpful.
  • Must have the ability to get on with expatriates and nationals alike.
  • Must have a servant heart as well as leadership ability.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task.


  • Some biblical training
  • Six weeks’ language and culture training called Launch
  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria

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