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Jun 2, 2017

Samaritan’s Purse Pilot Job in Eldoret, Kenya

Position Title: Pilot
Location: Eldoret, Kenya
Background: Samaritan’s Purse is a non-denominational 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.
Job Summary: Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is looking for a Pilot to serve full time with its East Africa aviation team to be based in Eldoret, Kenya. 

We currently operate the following aircraft types from our main base in Eldoret, Kenya: Cessna Grand Caravan, King Air 200, and DC-3T. 

The most important qualities we are looking for is a heart to serve and the desire to support organizational values. 

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 humanitarian aviation.

  • Files flight plans as needed or assigned;
  • Obtains weather data and interprets data based on flight plan;
  • Completes aircraft weight and balances for flights;
  • Loads and unloads passenger’s luggage in aircraft;
  • Keeps assigned aircraft charts and software updated;
  • Keeps the aircraft clean, neat, and polished when home and away from the home base including sanitizing the aircraft restroom facilities after each flight;
  • Performs pilot duties as needed or assigned;
  • Assists in the maintenance, repair, and cleaning of all SP hangars property;
  • Performs pre-flights, in-flight test, and post-flights as needed to ensure safety of flight
  • Works with the FAA as assigned;
  • Aircrew should expect to overnight away from home base approximately 35% of the time. Personnel should anticipate many of the locations being austere with few amenities. Showers, a hot meal, and even a bed may not be available;
  • Be willing and comfortable working in remote environments, with little support structure, often in unstable areas or war zones;
  • When humanitarian crisis arise, it may be necessary to temporarily deploy away from the home base for several weeks, and even up to 30 days at a time;
  • Represents 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;
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.
  • 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;
  • Preferred 2,500 flight hours (minimum of 1,500hrs), at least 500hrs of which as PIC;
  • International experience with bush flying, desirable;
  • Experience with one or more SP planes (King Air 200, DC-3T, Cessna Grand Caravan) desired;
  • Administrative/Management/Leadership experience highly desired;
  • Kenya Commercial Single Engine Land Pilot License with Instrument Rating required / willing to pursue FAA licensing;
  • Multi Engine Land desired but not required.
  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ;
Submission of Applications
Interested applicants should submit their C.V. and an application letter ONLY to [email protected] to be received from 2 June, 2017 to 12th June, 2017.
Certificates and testimonials need not be attached. 

During this period of time applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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