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When most people ask this question, they’re asking about the basics; How many hours do I need? What licenses must I hold? What kind of experience must I have?
Important questions for sure, and generally a good place to start. But these questions do little to address the real question that matters most… “Do I have what it takes?”
First and foremost, MAF is looking for…
- People called by God, qualified and dedicated with a passion to serve God in worldwide ministry…
- People who will go the distance to share God’s love – no matter what the barriers may be…
- People who want to serve God through their skills and talents to help overcome barriers to the Gospel…
- People with servant’s attitudes that are flexible enough to adapt, while still able to work within the highest technical standards…
- People who want to serve God through their skills and talents to help deliver relief and development in Jesus name…
In case you missed the recurring theme, let’s sum it up; above all else, it takes a servant heart first.
In fact, without the support of those “servant hearts” who have gone before, Mission Aviation Fellowship would not be where it is today: advancing God’s Kingdom around the world since 1946 and in PNG since 1961.
Requirements for specific roles
All RolesWe can offer you the opportunity to join a dedicated group of Christian professionals, committed to showing the love of Christ through serving isolated communities across the world. You will have experiences of a lifetime that you will want to share with friends and family. We also believe you will develop your professional and personal life skills, as well as your faith. All our international staff are asked to commit to a minimum four-year term of service. They are also required to be supported, both financially and in prayer, usually from a sending church but also by friends and other churches. You will receive a financial living allowance, accommodation, medical cover and leave for holidays and home visits. For families joining MAF, we also provide allowances, which include support towards your children’s education. All benefits are tailored to individual programmes and locations and take into account local conditions. The final package you are offered will be determined in agreement with the national Resourcing Group you belong to, which will support you while you are in the field. We know the prospect of raising support can be daunting, however, we are here to help with all the training, guidance and tools you need to succeed.
Mission PilotsTechnical requirements: Our fleet consists of a variety of aircraft, from DHC-6-300 Twin Otters and GA8 Airvans to Cessna 182s, 206s and 208s, including Grand Caravans and an amphibious floatplane. We are looking for pilots who have an International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) based Commercial Pilot Licence with an instrument rating and Class 1 medical certificate. This is the minimum licensing requirement for all pilot positions. In addition to this, you must already possess a minimum number of flight hours, with a portion of these as a Pilot in Command (PIC). Finally all Pilots must pass the MAF capability and Psychological assessments. We know this is lot to ask, but we want team members who can thrive not just survive and that is why we look for this unique blend of skills and qualities. OUR MINIMUM FLIGHT HOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- 200 hours total flight time, including 10 hours at night and 100 hours as PIC. With this level of hours, you will be classed as an Entry Level Pilot and you would start your career in our programme in Arnhem Land, Australia, dependent on vacancies.
- 500 hours total flight time with 300 hours as PIC for all other programmes. With this level of hours, you will be classed as a Basic Pilot.
- 1,000 hours total flight time with 500 hours as PIC for all other programmes. With this level of hours, you will be classed as an Experienced Pilot.
EngineersWe need someone with an ICAO and ideally an EASA Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence and you should have a minimum of two years’ experience, which can have been achieved concurrently with the gaining of your licence. If you are looking to be an avionics engineer, we will also require evidence of two years’ experience together with a licence for this specialism. For a Chief Engineer we would like to see a broad licence coverage, appropriate to the aircraft MAF operate. Ideally a minimum of five years maintenance experience and a genuine desire to lead and develop local staff. The experience can have been gained on turbine or piston engine aircraft. There are other crucial attributes we are looking for in order to join the MAF family. The desire to be a part of a close-knit team. A willingness to show initiative and to be proactive in your approach to your maintenance, repair and certification taskings. We would like a great communicator who will forge strong relationships with colleagues, customers and partners. Problem solving will come naturally to you and you are a stickler for accuracy. You will be comfortable with completing all manner of documentation, which is as crucial for the aviation industry as your practical skills. MAF prides itself on its quality, safety and hazard reporting management systems. You will be a main player in seeking opportunities for continual improvement in these areas. Christian spiritual maturity is essential for mission service with MAF. Not only will you be able to promote our values, raising prayer and financial support, but you will participate in prayer and biblical reflection within the team and the wider community as appropriate.
ManagersThe successful candidate will have excellent written and spoken English, demonstrated ability of successful leadership and/or management in their area of speciality, preferably of a multi-cultural team and experience of working in a developing country. In most cases this person will support the effective performance, physical and spiritual wellbeing of staff and develop partnerships with service users.
The successful candidate will be degree qualified, be able to demonstrate solid experience in the IT sector, possess good customer service skills and ideally have experience working in a cross cultural developing country.
MAF International also regularly has short term IT roles available. These roles can be for specific projects, to cover for IT staff away on home assignment, or to fill staffing gaps whilst replacement permanent staff are recruited.
Essential skills and/or experience for these roles are:
- Windows server management
- Network management
- Desktop management and troubleshooting
- Microsoft Office
- Good customer service Desirable skills and/or experience are:
- Living overseas
- Working in a distributed team