MAF is looking for a strategic and driven Country Director to help spearhead our mission to share the love of Jesus Christ by providing humanitarian aviation and related technology to transform individuals and move them towards the fulfilment of basic needs and spiritual transformation in PNG.
Mission Aviation Fellowship International (MAF) is an international Christian organisation bringing help, hope and healing to some of the poorest and most remote communities in the world. Our vision - to see isolated people changed by the love of Christ. Our mission - serving together to bring help, hope and healing through aviation. And our values are embodied in six key words: Impact, Witness, Partnership, Care, Excellence and Stewardship.
Every 5.5 minutes a MAF aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world, transporting people who live in remote villages and assisting missions, churches, aid and development agencies and others working to transform the lives of communities that are cut off from the outside world. Together we deliver practical, medical and spiritual care in places with the deepest human need. The numbers are staggering ... MAF globally now serves 1400+ organisations and operates more than 116 light aircraft to approximately 1000 destinations on five continents.
Our Country Directors are at the sharp end of transformation as you work with our partners to reach isolated communities. The role requires you to direct MAF's PNG strategy and successfully navigate a significantly diverse, impactful, and changing environment. As the leader of a multinational and intercultural team, you will be instrumental as you inspire and enable your team to achieve our strategic plans and vision. You will need to work with local partners, regulatory authorities, and country officials to achieve the programme strategies and goals.
Responsibilities of this role covers five key areas:
Strategy: Develop, lead, and implement well-defined country strategy
Planning: Develop and implement a clear and realistic ministry impact plan for PNG
Leadership of people and leaders: Provide essential integral leadership to the team and develop leaders through clear operational Leadership Expectations
Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning: Leading a solid project management routine that helps us to think out, plan, monitor and evaluate our programme.
Influence, partnerships, and networks: Develop and establish solid partnerships and networks that represent and position the organisation at strategic level in the country.
The ideal start date for this role is as soon as possible.
The position requires you to live and work in Mount Hagan, Papua New Guinea.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of the some of the worlds most remotely isolated people, this position offers an excellent opportunity to make a genuine impact. There is an occupational requirement for the successful candidate to be able to align themselves fully with MAF's Christ centred vision, mission and core values.
Please enquire now for more information about this incredible opportunity!
Demonstrated extensive relevant work experience with remote, integral, and cross functional leadership in a complex, intercultural and professional organisation, including Project Management, Evaluation & Learning.
Solid experience in strategic planning in an international setting and leading organisational change.
Bachelor’s/ master’s equivalent degree.
Demonstrated experience in leading multi-cultural teams and developing leaders.
People orientated, cross cultural communicator, and demonstrated ability to influence and build and maintain professional relationships with all levels of an organisation.
Financial insight (business and budget management).
Fluency in spoken and written English
Experienced in an international matrix organisation
Know-how of and experience in regulatory environment, INGOs, Faith based organisations, and/or aviation.
Spiritual leadership experience within an interdenominational context