Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is an organisation using light aircraft to deliver help and hope in over 30 developing countries. MAF transports patients, relief workers, produce and medical supplies to the world’s remotest regions and places of deepest human need – places where flying is not a luxury but a lifeline.
MAF has a brand new programme and to enable our service in this country we require a Development Director who can help us become established, form partnerships to be able to ensure maximum impact where its needed the most.
Be involved right from the very start, and help shape the future of this programme.
The Development Director role will focus on the development of the MAF Programme by engaging with, and building credibility with, operational partners such as Government entities, Civil Society Organisations, Private sector, and Partners in Development (ie international entities – bilateral/multilateral agencies, INGOs, UN, foundations etc). This will be conducted in collaboration with MAF Institutional Funding Team (IDD).
You will need to focus on sharing and upholding the transformational purpose and vision of MAF, recognising that a comprehensive approach to tackle deep-seated poverty and inequality is key to ensuring maximum impact. Recognising that the elimination of deprivation in all its forms, so that every person may enjoy fullness of life, can be achieved in part through the collaborative actions of all sectors of society, but will not be completed without the transformative work of salvation.
To fulfil this role, the successful candidate will need to engage with all parties without prejudice or judgement. You must have a proven track record as a self starter, with a proactive approach to establishing and completing work. You must be able to work autonomously as well as an integral part of the team.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Degree or other relevant role related tertiary
Experience in the relief and development sector with an awareness of the contemporary challenges and appropriate solutions in development ideology.
Experience in writing of reports, proposals, evaluations and assessments.
Experience in formal negotiations with diverse stakeholders and government interaction
Cross Cultural Experience
Experience with funding circles
Excellent Communications and relational skills
Capacity and ability to quickly learn
Great sensitivity is required towards other faith and non-faith communities
Studies in Theology or Development
Familiar with physical and spiritual transformational issues
Knowledge of the country, it’s government, history and culture