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29 Aug 2014

Pilot / Mechanic Job Vacancy in Eldoret

Job Summary: 
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.

Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is looking for a Pilot / Mechanic to serve full time with its East Africa aviation team. We currently operate the following aircraft types from our base in Eldoret, Kenya: DC-3T, King Air 200, and Cessna Grand Caravan.

The candidate will have a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commercial/instrument or ATP license, 2,500 hours total flight time, bush flying
experience, a U.S. FAA Airframes and Powerplant (A P) license, and some history living overseas.

We want a person who has felt God’s leading to use their gifts, skills, and abilities in aviation to reach hurting people in remote parts of the world with the love and gospel of Jesus Christ.

Days often begin early and end late, uniforms get dirty loading aircraft, the landing zones and accommodations are rough, and the environment austere.

What we do is expeditionary aviation.

Why we do it, more than anything else, will determine whether or not you should apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a current U. S. FAA aviation medical certificate and valid pilot’s license.
  • Operate Samaritan’s Purse aircraft according to company SOP’s, the approved AFM and the appropriate regulations.
  • File flight plans as needed or assigned.
  • Obtain weather data and interprets data based on flight plan.
  • Complete aircraft weight and balances for flights.
  • Load and unload passenger’s luggage in aircraft.
  • Keep assigned aircraft charts and software updated.
  • Keep aircraft clean, neat, and polished when home and away from the home base including sanitizing the aircraft restroom facilities after each flight.
  • Assist in the maintenance, repair, and cleaning of SP property.
  • Perform pre-flights, in-flight test, and post-flights as needed to ensure safety of flight.
  • Works with the U.S. FAA as assigned.
  • Represent Samaritan’s Purse as a professional when dealing with donors, government officials, and others.
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
  • Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year of college-level Biblical studies preferred.
  • 2,500 flight hours total, 1,000 of those as PIC.
  • U.S. FAA AP
  • U.S. FAA ATP and/or CFI licenses
  • Submission of Applications

Interested applicants should submit their C.V. only and an application letter to hrspkenya@samaritan.org to be received not later than 5th September, 2014.

Only email applications will be accepted.

The position title (as is on the advert) should be indicated on the subject line.

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