Pilot US Non-profit Jobs – Samaritan’s Purse

Job Title:       Pilot
Organisation: Samaritan’s
Duty Station: Arua,
About US:
Samaritan’s Purse is
an international Christian relief and development organization meeting the
critical needs of victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease
with the aim of sharing God’s love. It was founded in the United States
Job Summary:  The Pilot, East Africa will serve full time
with its East Africa aviation team to be based in Arua, Uganda.  We currently operate the following aircraft
types from our main base in Eldoret, Kenya: DC-3T, King Air 200, and Cessna Grand
Caravan. The most important quality we are looking for is a heart to serve the
Lord. 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • 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
  • 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.  Sleeping in the aircraft may at times be
  • 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.
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for
    the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
  • 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Samaritan’s Purse Pilot job placement should
    hold be a 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, 1,000 of which as PIC.
  • FAA Commercial pilot SEL and MEL, Instrument licenses with a 1st
    Class Medical         
  • 2 years of commercial/for profit aviation experience or military
  • 3 years of Management/Leadership and administration experience.
  • 2 years of living and/or working overseas with bush flying
    experience, desirable.
  • ATP and/or CFI licenses, desirable.
  • This position is able to accommodate a family.
  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is a
    consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
Employee Benefits:
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host
  • Home leave
  • Twelve vacation days per year
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply online by clicking on the link
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