WHAT IS YOUR CALLING?
Could this be Your Calling?
MAF is looking for people with a passion to reach others for Christ in remote areas around the world.
We seek committed Christians, with an active involvement in their home church. And a sense of personal calling to work in Christian mission with MAF.
Candidates need to be willing to undertake fundraising and communications work to grow their own supporter base in South Africa. This means that we seek those who have a base in South Africa, and full rights to work in South Africa with no restrictions.
Overseas assignments are normally for 4-year terms, but short-term and voluntary placements are sometimes available. To begin the process of getting to know MAF and the part that you can play, take the first step and find out what positions are available. Work with us today.
With over 1400 people operating in over 37 countries worldwide our teams include: Managers, Accountants, IT, HR, Quality and Education Specialists, Operations and Logistics Personnel, Engineers, Pilots and many more. Could you be one of them?
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What WORK can be expected in your role?
We have a variety of roles from office staff and logistics to ground support and aircraft engineers. Find out more about the roles below.
Whether flying indigenous pastors to a church conference, conducting a lifesaving medical evacuation, or transporting food, supplies and materials to support a remote community, MAF pilots bring hope and healing through the holistic ministry of MAF. Could this be your calling?
MAF Pilot candidates need to hold as a minimum an ICAO based CPL, Instrument Rating and Class 1 Medical. In addition to the above, there are specific requirements by location as follows:
Arnhem Land, Australia – pilots must have 200+ hours’ flying time and 10 hours of night flying experience
Papua New Guinea – pilots must have 10 hours of night flying, 3 years’ commercial experience and 500 hours’ flying time (with 300+ hours PIC)
Bangladesh – seaplane pilots must have 2,000+ hours’ flying time (with 1,500 hours PIC), 250 hours of C208 experience and 25 hours’ night flying experience
Mongolia, Africa – experienced pilots must have 1,000+ hours’ flying time (with 500+ hours PIC)
Africa – basic pilots must have 500+ hours’ flying time (with 300 hours PIC).
Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate an aptitude for operating in varied and sometimes inhospitable environments with minimum support.
The MAF flying environment is varied. The terrain could be mountainous, with unconventional airstrips, e.g. 400 meters, 5+degree slope, dirt and 10-20 meters width. Rain, snow, heat, dust, ice, storms and a lack of navigational aids are also the norm.
Experience of flying cross-country in varied terrain, along with experience of working in a commercial environment and working with customers is a definite advantage.
Duty time for MAF pilots is 40 hours per week with 85 hours per month spent on flying. Pilots will be expected to overnight occasionally where services require.
MAF pilots are responsible for passengers and for loading and unloading though, in some situations, there is some support with this at MAF bases.
There is a considerable investment in getting even an experienced pilot operationally flying for MAF overseas. This is due to pre-field orientation and license conversion requirements. MAF pilots therefore need to serve for a minimum of 4 years.
MAF pilots are not able to fly cross-borders beyond the age of 60 in most countries that MAF is based. This means flying roles are not usually available for those reaching this age while employed by MAF.
Let us know if you’re struggling to apply or for any other queries you may have and we’ll help you out. Let’s get to work!
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