Mission Experience Placement, PNG

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is an organisation using light aircraft to deliver help, hope and healing through aviation in over 30 developing countries. For over 75 years, MAF has been transporting patients, relief workers, produce and medical supplies to the world’s remotest regions and places of deepest human need – places where flying is not a luxury but a lifeline.

Since 1951, MAF’s continuous operations in Papua New Guinea have provided essential air transport to isolated communities located in some of the most rugged terrain in the world. Today, MAF is the longest serving aviation operator in PNG, with international standards of safety, flight operations and aircraft maintenance.

With our fleet we overcome physical barriers that prevent people in the remote areas of Papua New Guinea from having access to healthcare, education, safe water and the Gospel. We serve local communities, local church groups, missionaries, NGOs, development and relief agencies, and government departments who are working to change the lives of those living in remote areas.

MAF has a number of opportunities for people to gain experience in a mission placement. Aside from helping you understand MAF’s mandate and what it’s like to live in a program, it will also enhance your knowledge and experience with relevant work assignments that can help you prepare for your future career in missions.

The primary purpose of MAF International’s Mission Experience Placement scheme is to provide those contemplating a career in missions, with an opportunity to experience life in an overseas program environment, and to explore whether God is calling them into long-term Christian mission work.


Opportunities exist for people who have an interest and some experience in:

Communications – Videography and editing – Working with the Communications Team to create, gather and edit stories, pictures, and information to share with MAF staff, partners and beneficiaries.
Business Administration – Assisting and supporting the day to day operations of the office, including general duties and special projects.
Human Resources – Supporting the HR department, requires you to bring your HR expertise and provide assistance in a variety of areas.
Information Technology (IT) – Assisting the IT Team with training and giving advice, trouble shooting, help desk operations and special projects.
Construction – Assisting with a variety of tasks such as maintenance, building projects and construction.
Vehicle Maintenance – Tender love and care required for our MAF vehicles and machinery with general maintenance and repairs.
Hospitality and other Support Services – Providing hospitality assistance, rostering, coordination of airport pickups, shopping, and housing allocations.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

Applicants must be over 18 years old
Applicants must be enrolled in Uni/College and interested in taking a gap break, as this is condition of the PNG Occupational Training Visa.

An MEP placement term is 6 – 12 months. Applicants will need to fully fund the placement including flights, visa, health, travel insurance and daily essentials like food.
Basic shared accommodation and transport will be provided by the program.
A one day security course will need to be completed at your own cost.

For more information please contact us at 1800 987 221 or [email protected]

Position Location (s):
  • P.N.G.
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