We can offer you the opportunity to join a dedicated group of Christian professionals, committed to showing the love of Christ through serving isolated communities across the world.
You will have experiences of a lifetime that you will want to share with friends and family. We also believe you will develop your professional and personal life skills, as well as your faith.
All our international staff are asked to commit to a minimum four-year term of service. They are also required to embark on a process of ministry partnership. Ministry Partnership involves the garnering sponsorship toward the program you intend serving in, as well as raising awareness about MAF encouraging prayer for the ministry. Usually within your church group but also associated friends in your greater network.
Serving with MAF, staff generally receive a financial living allowance, accommodation, medical cover and leave for holidays and home visits. For families joining MAF, allowances are also provided which include consideration for child education.
Any allowances are tailored to individual programs and locations and consider local conditions. Allowances offered will be determined in agreement with the national Resourcing Group you belong to, which will assist you while you are in the field. We know the prospect of Ministry Partnership can be daunting, however, we are here to help with all the training, guidance and tools you need to succeed.
Technical requirements: Our fleet consists of a variety of aircraft, from DHC-6-300 Twin Otters and GA8 Airvans to Cessna 182s, 206s and 208s, including Grand Caravans and an amphibious floatplane.
We are looking for pilots who have an International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) based Commercial Pilot Licence with an instrument rating and Class 1 medical certificate. This is the minimum licensing requirement for all pilot positions.
In addition to this, you must already possess a minimum number of flight hours, with a portion of these as a Pilot in Command (PIC). Finally, all Pilots must pass the MAF capability and Psychological assessments.
We know this is a lot to ask, but we want team members who can thrive not just survive and that is why we look for this unique blend of skills and qualities.
OUR MINIMUM FLIGHT HOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
• 500 hours total flight time with 300 hours as PIC. With this level of hours, you will be classed as a Basic Pilot.
• 1,000 hours total flight time with 500 hours as PIC. With this level of hours, you will be classed as an Experienced Pilot.
For our Bangladesh programme, where we operate floatplanes, you would need to have a minimum of 2,000 hours with 1,500 hours as PIC.
We need someone with an ICAO and ideally an EASA Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence and you should have a minimum of two years’ experience, which can have been achieved concurrently with the gaining of your license.
If you are looking to be an avionics engineer, we will also require evidence of two years’ experience together with a license for this specialism.
For a Chief Engineer we would like to see a broad licence coverage, appropriate to the aircraft MAF operate. Ideally a minimum of five years maintenance experience and a genuine desire to lead and develop local staff. The experience can have been gained on turbine or piston engine aircraft.
There are other crucial attributes we are looking for in order to join the MAF family. The desire to be a part of a close-knit team. A willingness to show initiative and to be proactive in your approach to your maintenance, repair and certification taskings. We would like a great communicator who will forge strong relationships with colleagues, customers and partners. Problem solving will come naturally to you and you are a stickler for accuracy. You will be comfortable with completing all manner of documentation, which is as crucial for the aviation industry as your practical skills. MAF prides itself on its quality, safety and hazard reporting management systems. You will be a main player in seeking opportunities for continual improvement in these areas.
The successful candidate will have excellent written and spoken English, demonstrated ability of successful leadership and/or management in their area of speciality, preferably of a multi-cultural team and experience of working in a developing country. In most cases this person will support the effective performance, physical and spiritual wellbeing of staff and develop partnerships with service users.
The successful candidate will be degree qualified, be able to demonstrate solid experience in the IT sector, possess good customer service skills and ideally have experience working in a cross cultural developing country.
MAF International also regularly has short term IT roles available. These roles can be for specific projects, to cover for IT staff away on home assignment, or to fill staffing gaps whilst replacement permanent staff are recruited.
Essential skills and/or experience for these roles are:
- Windows server management
- Network management
- Desktop management and troubleshooting
- Microsoft Office
- Good customer service
Desirable skills and/or experience are:
- Living overseas
- Working in a distributed team