Operations Manager, Guinea
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is an organisation using light aircraft to deliver help, hope and healing in Jesus’ name in over 30 developing countries. For more than 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. 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.
The country of Guinea became independent from France over 60 years ago and is one the least developed countries in the world. The Ebola epidemic had a devastating impact on the country, along with poor infrastructure, a growing population and a fragile democracy.
We have recently been extending our work into Guinea where we hope we can provide much needed safe and reliable air transport for organisations working in remote locations providing water and sanitation, primary health care and HIV prevention, agricultural development and food security, and the development of sustainable livelihoods.
We are looking for an Operations Manager to join the team to continue to develop the work that has just started in Guinea.
You will need to ensure:
the safe and efficient use of MAF aircrew and aircraft
that aircraft are operated in accordance with applicable standards, legislation, and safety policies
support is given for the effective performance, development and training of the MAF flight operations team
effective and efficient use of resources
leadership and care is provided for the MAF team
development of partnerships with service providers
devlopment of partnerships with government authorities
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Secondary school completion certificate
Fluent in English
Basic understanding in French
Previous experience in an aviation related role
Understanding operating under an AOC
Excellent communication skills
Excellent relational skills
Intuitive cultural sensitivity