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AMREF Flying Doctors

AMREF Flying Doctors is a not for profit company, wholly owned by Amref Health Africa, the largest international health organization based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems. For more information, visit the website www.amref.org
Based in Nairobi, AMREF Flying Doctors provides Air Ambulance services locally, regionally and internationally. With up to 800 evacuations per year and international accreditation by EURAMI, AMREF Flying Doctors has become the leading Air Ambulance provider in the region, operating at the highest professional level. The income generated supports Amref Health Africa’s work, in particularly the Outreach Programme and Charity Evacuations. For more information, visit the website www.flydoc.org


Job Opening: Ambulance Driver
Job Ref: AFD/OPS/05-05/2018
Reporting to: Operations & Networking Manager
Function: Operations
Physical Location: Wilson Airport, Nairobi
Main Purpose of the Job: To provide transportation services and logistical support by ensuring all authorized passengers are taken to their respective destinations safely and securely and in a timely manner. The vehicles/ambulances are to be kept clean, well maintained and ambulances fitted and arranged with proper equipment ready for use.
Required Qualifications
Education and knowledge
·         Secondary School certificate with good spoken English and Kiswahili
·         Must have passed the driver’s test
·         Good general understanding of the different vehicle parts/vehicle care maintenance
·         Good understanding of the local laws applicable to driving emergency vehicles
·         Certificate of good conduct
·         Knowledge in Basic First Aid, training in advance and defensive driving with current certificates and any aviation knowledge/understanding would be good and added advantage
Experience
·         4-6 year year’s working experience as an ambulance driver with good track record
·         Able to work in a 24 hour environment and maintain a positive enthusiastic attitude
Skills
·         Excellent interpersonal skills
·         Able to show respect to those being served
·         Organized and proactive
·         Team player
·         Good communication skills
·         Work long hours under pressure
Competences
·         Integrity
·         Reliability
·         Responsiveness
Principal Responsibilities
1. Providing efficient ground ambulance
Main Tasks
·         Receiving information from the Control Center on patients’ arrival and ensuring the correct Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)
·         Ensuring the ambulance is ready and is positioned at the designated place to receive the patients
·         Using knowledge and skill in driving to avoid sudden motions detrimental to patients
·         Assist the medical team to load or offload patients on stretcher and load stretcher into ambulance and or aircraft
Extent of Discretion: Compliance with AFD policies & Procedures
2. Ensuring that staff and deliveries are taken to their destinations in a timely, safe and secure manner.
Main Tasks
·         Ensure the vehicles are always ready in advance
·         Being punctual to pick up and drop people as required
·         Ensuring that all tools required for the trips are in the vehicle
·         Ensuring that the trip is executed smoothly, thus no over-speeding
·         Ensuring that all documentation regarding a trip is done and all authorisations obtained
·         Ensuring that the delivery book is signed for all deliveries
Extent of Discretion: Compliance with AFD policies & Procedures
3. Keeping the vehicle in good working condition
Main Tasks
·         Checking the tyre pressure, oil tank before each trip
·         Keeping to service schedules
·         Keeping alert on any possible mechanical problems
·         Ensuring that necessary repairs are carried out economically and timely
·         Maintaining an up-to-date and accurate records in the vehicle logbook.
·         Reconciling the monthly mileage
Extent of Discretion: Full discretion
4. Ensuring that the vehicle is always kept clean
Main Task: Washing the vehicles regularly and ensuring that it is kept clean and tidy at all times
Extent of Discretion: Full discretion
5. Ensuring the safety of passengers and vehicle at all times
Main Tasks
·         Ensuring that vehicle and all its contents are safeguarded all times
·         Ensuring all vehicles comply with the law and have valid inspection certificates, AA membership and valid insurances
·         Adhering to traffic rules at all times
·         Avoiding and reporting any accidents
·         Ensure compliance with Traffic Rules
Extent of Discretion: Full discretion
6. Ensuring that the vehicle are always kept clean
Main Task: Washing the vehicles regularly and ensuring that these are kept clean and tidy at all times
Extent of Discretion: Full discretion

Job Title: First Officer
Job Ref: AFD/OPS/05-05/2018
Job Grade: Grade D

Unit: Operations
Physical Location: Inside Wilson Airport, Nairobi
Main Purpose of the Job: Perform as a flight crew on AMREF Flying Doctors’ aircraft and missions while observing the highest safety standards and economic operation and management of aircraft as per company policy
Reporting Relationships
Chief Executive & Medical Director -> Chief Operating Officer -> Chief Pilot -> First Officer
Principal Responsibilities
1) Act as flight crew on AMREF Flying Doctors missions which include outreach flights, medical evacuations and other emergency flights with the highest of safety standards;
2) Ensuring that AMREF operates and complies with all laws, rules and regulations of all authorities of each country in which it operates;
3) Assisting the Chief Pilots’ office in matters related to flight operations including flight missions in the areas of operation.
4) Performing functional checks or maintenance test flights when and as required.
5) Providing assistance to the medical crew during medical interventions as necessary
6) Understanding of KCARS and familiarisation with trend and monitoring systems both within maintenance and Flight operations.
7) And other duties as may be required
Required Qualifications
·         Must hold a valid Kenyan ATPL or CPL with multi engine instrument rating
·         Minimum of 1,500 hours flying experience
·         Minimum of 500 hours on turbine engine aircraft
·         Minimum of 500 hours command time
·         Minimum of 500 hours on twin engine aircraft
·         Minimum hours on type – 250 hours
·         Have a strong understanding of Kenyan Civil Aviation Regulations
·         Previous experience with aero medical flights is an advantage
Skills:
·         Good command of English language both oral and written
·         Decision making ability and flexible thinking
·         High degree of discipline and teamwork
·         Ability to make quick decisions and work calmly under pressure.
Competences
·         Commercial/business acumen
·         People management
·         Time management


Job Title: Captain
Job Ref: AFD/OPS/05-05/2018
Job Grade: Grade D
Unit: Operations
Physical Location: Inside Wilson Airport, Nairobi
Main Purpose of the Job: Perform as a flight crew on AMREF Flying Doctors’ aircraft and missions while observing the highest safety standards and economic operation and management of aircraft as per company policy
Reporting Relationships
Chief Executive & Medical Director -> Chief Operating Officer -> Chief Pilot -> Captain
Principal Responsibilities
1) Act as flight crew on AMREF Flying Doctors missions which include outreach flights, medical evacuations and other emergency flights with the highest of safety standards;
2) Ensuring that AMREF operates and complies with all laws, rules and regulations of all authorities of each country in which it operates;
3) Assisting the Chief Pilots’ office in matters related to flight operations including flight missions in the areas of operation.
4) Performing functional checks or maintenance test flights when and as required.
5) Providing assistance to the medical crew during medical interventions as necessary
6) Understanding of KCARS and familiarisation with trend and monitoring systems both within maintenance and Flight operations.
7) And other duties as may be required
Required Qualifications
·         Must hold a valid Kenyan ATPL with current instrument rating
·         Minimum of 3,500 hours flying experience
·         Minimum of 2,000 hours pilot in command time
·         Minimum of 1,000 hours on jets
·         Have a valid Cessna Citation Excel and or Cessna Citation XLS rating/s with minimum of 500 hours on type
·         Have a strong understanding of Kenyan Civil Aviation Regulations
·         Experience flying under EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) standards is an advantage
·         Type rated training captain on Cessna Citation is an added advantage
·         Previous experience with aero medical flights is an added advantage
Skills:
·         Good communicator; with good command in English language both oral and written
·         Decision making ability and flexible thinking
·         High degree of discipline and teamwork
·         Ability to think quickly and make decisions
·         Ability to work calmly under pressure.
Competences
·         Commercial/business acumen
·         People management
·         Time management
How to Apply
If you meet the criteria and have the passion to contribute to the leading African-based Aero Medical and Health Assistance service provider, submit your letter and CV quoting the reference number for the position on the subject line of the email to Vacancies@flydoc.org.
Deadlines for submission is Monday, 14 May 2018.
Feedback will be given to shortlisted candidates only.
NOTE: AMREF Flying Doctors does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.

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