Samaritans Purse Program Director - MAS East Africa Jobs in Kenya and Uganda

Samaritans Purse Program Director - MAS East Africa Jobs in Kenya and Uganda

Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is making a difference in the lives of Kenyans, working alongside them on agricultural, animal, medical, safe drinking water, and forestry projects across the country.

It can be very difficult to get around to resupply Samaritan’s Purse programs. Most often, the best and safest way to get there is to use aircraft.

The Program Director of Mission Aviation Services, East Africa, is responsible for all aspects ensuring the safe operation of SP Aviation Program, East Africa (DC3TP, B200 King Air and Cessna Grand Caravan) aircraft in support of its Christian relief and development work in that area.

Desired Qualifications

  • FAA Commercial Pilot SEL and MEL, Instrument licenses with a 1st Class Medical
    3000 flight hours, 1,000 of which as PIC.
  • 2 years of commercial/for profit aviation experience or military equivalent.
  • 3 years of Aviation Management/Leadership and administration experience.
  • 2 years of living and/or working overseas with bush flying experience, desirable.
  • ATP and/or CFI licenses, desirable.
  • Must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
  • 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 required.

    Essential Duties
  • Directly responsible for the overall flight operations, maintenance, and administration of SP MAS East Africa.
  • Develop, implement, and administer policies, procedures and processes as necessary to ensure a safe, reliable, and economical
    air transport services are provided to our customers.
  • Supervise a team of approximately 10 expatriate and 15 national staff; ensure all staff receive timely personnel reviews.
    Ensure proper, accurate reporting from all departments to appropriate agencies and SP leadership as required.
  • Ensure a safe, regulatory compliant organizational culture while maintaining mission focus.
  • Coordinate with local, national, and international government agencies and organizations such as FAA, KCAA, KAA to make sure proper manuals and policies are in place and adhered to.
  • Align operations to support SP and other customer’s needs; be proactive to communicate and respond with them in a timely manner.
  • Produce an annual budget; oversee financial processes, and control costs.
  • Responsible for aircraft meeting an 80% operational readiness rate by creating and executing staffing plan, maintenance plan, and logistics plan.
  • Attend devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and general public.
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.

    Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Directly supervises 10 expatriate and 15 national employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 14th June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Samaritans Purse Program Director - MAS East Africa Jobs in Kenya and Uganda

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