Samaritans Purse NGO - Pilot - Mission Aviation Services Jobs in Uganda and Kenya

Samaritans Purse NGO - Pilot - Mission Aviation Services Jobs in Uganda and Kenya

Job Description

* UGA-Uganda-Entebbe

* KEN-Kenya-Eldoret

Samaritan’s Purse aircraft, currently divided evenly between Kenya and Uganda, provide support to our work in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other countries.

The four planes are a World War II-era DC-3, a King Air B200, and two Cessna 208B Grand Caravans. Each month, they fly about 200 hours and haul 30 tons of vital supplies.


Pilots may be assigned to more than one aircraft type. Additionally, for programs such as East Africa, current base location(s) should not be assumed to be final; flexibility may be required.

Essential Duties

  • Performs pilot duties, including filing flight plans, obtaining weather data and interpreting the information for flights, completing aircraft weight and balances for flights, loading and unloading passenger luggage and cargo.
  • Keeps assigned aircraft charts and software updated.
  • Keeps the aircraft clean, neat, and polished when home and away from the home base including sanitizing the aircraft restroom facilities after each flight.
  • Assists in the maintenance, repair, and cleaning
    of SP hangar and property.
  • Performs pre-flights and post-flights to ensure safety of flight.
  • Works with the FAA as assigned.
  • Represents Samaritan’s Purse as a professional when dealing with donors, government officials, and others.
  • Aircrew should expect to overnight away from home base approximately 35% of the time and up to 30 days at a time when a humanitarian crisis arises.
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.

    Education and/or Experience

  • Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies preferred.
  • 1,500 hours flight time
  • Ability to obtain First Class Medical
    Commercial Pilot with Instrument Rating
  • A&P desired but not required

    Location: Entebbe, Uganda or Eldoret, Kenya

    Full Benefit Package including:

  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
  • Annual home leave
  • Twelve vacation days per year

    Samaritans Purse NGO - Pilot - Mission Aviation Services Jobs in Uganda and Kenya

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