Country Director, Various Locations

Mission Aviation Fellowship International (MAF) is an international Christian organisation bringing help and hope to some of the poorest and most remote communities in the world. Our vision is to see isolated people physically and spiritually transformed in Christ’s name. Our purpose is to share God’s love through aviation and technology. And our values are embodied in six key words: Impact, Witness, Partnership, Care, Excellence and Stewardship

Today, an MAF aeroplane takes off or lands every five minutes in countries where flying is not a luxury, but a lifeline. We work with hundreds of missions, churches, local groups, relief and development organisations and national government agencies. Together we deliver practical, medical and spiritual care in places with the deepest human need. The numbers are staggering… MAF globally now serves 2000 organisations and operates more than 135 light aircraft to approximately 1400 destinations on five continents

Our Country Directors are at the sharp end of transformation as you work with our partners to reach isolated communities. The role requires you to be able to successfully navigate significantly diverse functions. As the leader of a multinational team you will be instrumental as you inspire your team to achieve our vision. You will need to work with local partners, regulatory authorities and country officials to achieve the programme goals. You will ensure all operational activities in the programme are carried out within the approved annual budget by monitoring internal control systems and taking corrective action where necessary. You will also ensure that all operational activities of the programme are well coordinated, safe and efficient.

Responsibilities

Our Country Directors responsibilities fall into 5 key areas:

To ensure that MAF’s activities have an impact in places of greatest needs
To develop partnerships with service users
To support the effective performance and wellbeing of the MAF Team
To support effective & efficient use of resources
To ensure that flight operations are conducted in a safe and efficient fashion

Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Essential requirements:

Excellent spoken and written English. Some programmes also require fluent French
University graduate or equivalent experience
Extensive leadership and general management experience at a senior level
Spiritual leadership experience within an interdenominational context
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain good relationships with all levels of an organisation
Budgetary and financial management experience
Cross-cultural management experience
Experience of managing a multi-functional or disciplinary team
Highly desirable requirements:

Experience of working in aviation or related field
Highly experienced working within an aviation or related field
Development of organisational strategies, operational plans and supportive goals
Leading/managing a multinational, multi cultural organisation
Experience of living and working in a multi cultural environment overseas
Leadership of multi cultural workforce
Either team management experience and/or project management experience involving working with others
Bible college
Personal Qualities

Committed, mature Christian who is passionate about sharing the Gospel with others
Self-starter, strategist, analytical, business oriented and a team player.
Drive for results
Leadership and empowerment orientation
Concern for standards

Position Location (s):
  • Arnhem Land
  • Chad
  • Liberia
  • South Sudan
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