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Samaritan's Purse

Program Director, Mission Aviation Services, East Africa (1597)

Samaritan's Purse
Eldoret, Uasin Gishu, Kenya

Date Posted: 05/17/2013
Categories: Church/Ministry - Management - Missions/Int. - Other - Transportation
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Eldoret, Kenya - The Program Manager, Mission Aviation Services (MAS), East Africa is responsible for managing and ensuring the safe operation of Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Mission Aviation Services East Africa (DC3TP, B200 King Air and Cessna Grand Caravan) aircraft in support of its Christian relief work in East Africa.


• 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 12 expatriate and 13 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.


• Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is 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. • One year of college-level Biblical studies is preferred. • 3 years as a leader, directly responsible for all aspects of a team’s product or service. • 5 years of management experience. • 5 years of commercial/for profit aviation experience or military equivalent along with knowledge of applicable Federal Aviation Regulations. • Budget/P&L experience, organizational management, and advanced computer skills. • Commercial Pilot or Inspector Authority preferred. • Experience with DC-3Ts, King Air B-200s, or C-208s preferred. • 2 years of living and/or working overseas preferred.

This position is able to accommodate a family.

Mission Statement: Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.  The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Distinct Objectives: The work of Samaritan’s Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles: PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible-- “God Room”


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