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Pilot Job in Eldoret Kenya

Position Title: Pilot

Duty Station:Eldoret

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational 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.

We are seeking qualified applicants to fill the above position.

Job Summary

Perform the duties of an FAA Licensed pilot and Mechanic for Samaritan’s Purse Mission Aviation Services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Fly and maintain Samaritan’s Purse operated aircraft;
  • Performs pilot duties as needed or assigned;
  • 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;
  • Assists in the maintenance, repair, and cleaning of SP facilities.
  • Works with the FAA as assigned;
  • Represents Samaritan’s Purse as a professional when dealing with donors, government officials, and others;
  • Assists with office duties and other duties as assigned;
  • Perform pre-flight and post flight cheques as needed to ensure safety
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
  • 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;


To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, as well as able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education / Experience Needed

  • Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies.
  • FAA First Class Medical Certificate.
  • Pilot certificates. Must possess a valid FAA Commercial or ATP pilot certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument Ratings.
  • Minimum of 1500 flight hours total time. More than 2500 flight hours desired.
  • Must have an FAA A&P mechanic certificate, or equivalent, with a minimum of one year experience.
  • Language Ability. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors;
  • Mathematical Skills. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations;
  • Reasoning Ability. Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Skills Required

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions;
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus;
  • The work environment characteristics consist of a temporary office when not flying and performing maintenance outside on the apron.
  • May be exposed to extreme weather conditions and location may have security concerns.

Submission of Applications

Interested applicants should submit their C.V. only and an application letter to to be received not later than 2nd April, 2013.

Only email applications will be accepted. 

The position title (as is on the advert) should be indicated on the subject line

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