Program Director, Arnhem Land

Would you like to be part of an organisation whose mission is to reach some of the most isolated people across the world? Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a not-for-profit, Christian organisation whose purpose is to fly light aircraft to bring help and hope to some of the world’s poorest communities.

The Program Director is responsible for achieving MAF’s vision, values and plans as described in the annual ministry plan in the country of operation within the guidelines and directions given by the Regional Director. The PM is responsible for the management of all operational of requirements of the program and the leadership and support of the MAF Arnhem Land staff and families.


This is an exciting time as we are expanding our team at Arnhem Land and require a qualified candidate to ensure that MAF’s activities have an impact in places of greatest need by managing and improving the program’s service delivery to ensure maximum impact, in line with organisational strategy. You will be working with staff to develop and communicate a clear sense of vision and purpose, for the programme as a whole, and each individual within it and ensure that MAF’s vision is fulfilled in Arnhem Land by working collaboratively with the Regional Director for strategic input and direction.

Your responsibilities will be in developing partnerships with internal and external customers as well as maintaining a good relationship with governing bodies and also ensure that flight operations are conducted in a safe and efficient fashion by ensuring that all flight operations and maintenance activities are financed and carried out to the standards required by the Civil Aviation Authority and MAF International;

Additionally, you are required to support the effective performance and wellbeing of the MAF team by overseeing the personal, spiritual and corporate wellbeing of the programme team and taking firm action in the event of individual or team performance falling below the acceptable norms and enabling appropriate training to take place. You will also work together with the HR department to ensure good human resource management systems within MAF Arnhem Land.

We expect the Program Director to ensure effective and efficient use of resources through efficient use of physical and financial resources within the programme, ensuring that information is sent to resource providers in a timely fashion and to a good standard, and to develop Annual Plans and Financial Forecasts, managing cash flow and financial performance.

It is the duty of the Program Director to exercise spiritual leadership by setting Christian standards in the working environment and leading by example by attending corporate daily prayer meetings to hear about the work of MAF and to spend time in prayer and worship with other staff members.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

– Relevant qualification at a level of bachelor’s degree or at least 5 years relevant work experience in similar role.
– Strong interpersonal, team and project management are required.
– Experience in aviation or related field, as well as experience living and working in a developing country and/or mission is essential.

Position Location (s):
  • Arnhem Land
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