Quality manager for AIM AIR

If you have a background in aviation and quality management, this role with AIM AIR could be for you.

Background

Missionaries have plenty to deter and distract them from their ministries. Living in remote and isolated areas, they are cut off from essential supplies, far from family and good medical care, and exposed to political instability. They have no quick lifeline to the rest of the world. One phone call to AIM AIR is all it takes. From poisonous snakes to civil wars, AIM AIR can immediately begin an evacuation response – swiftly delivering a plane to a missionary’s back garden, ready to carry them to safety. With AIM AIR available as a lifeline, missionaries are no longer limited by time and distance. The become free to deepen relationships and impact hearts with the love of Christ, to focus on people, not problems.

AIM AIR’s main base of operation is at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. A flight and maintenance programme is housed there, as well as administrative offices. Team members live in various locations throughout the city of Nairobi. There is also a remote base in Arua, Uganda that is positioned closer to missionaries that work further away from Nairobi.

Find out more about AIM AIR.

Ministry and type of work

As the Quality Manager you would be responsible for the overall development, implementation and maintenance of AIM AIR’s quality management system. You would be monitoring all aspects of the organisation for compliance with procedures and the maintaining of high standards using quality assurance to achieve continual improvement towards the goal of safe and reliable aviation support.

Your role would be to enable AIM AIR to meet its mission by creating value, improving overall organisational effectiveness and capability, and ensuring organisational and individual learning.

Major tasks:

  • Monitor the status of certifications and assist in maintaining regulatory compliance
  • Monitor the status of compliance with various relevant standards
  • Manage the quality management system in a way that ensures adequate quality control is maintained over all operations.
  • Promote continuous improvement
  • Manage and maintain manuals and documents in accordance with Kenya Civil Aviation Authority regulations.
  • Assist with annual audits

There are multiple opportunities for ministry within local communities and neighbourhoods, local churches, mission and work colleagues and personal relationships.

Qualifications and experience

  • An aircraft engineer’s license or aircraft maintence license
  • Approved training in quality management, quality assurance and/or auditing
  • Evidence of godly lifestyle and ministry
  • Good presentation, communication and interpersonal skills in a variety of environments
  • Organisational and planning ability
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team player
  • Exhibit leadership abilities

 

FAQS

The long term application process normally takes between six to twelve months, with at least another six months following acceptance into AIM to raise support before going out to the field.

Our aim is to be thorough and diligent and we want to make sure, so far as we are able, that our missionaries are of a suitable calibre, have an assignment which is appropriate to their skills and giftings, and that they are adequately trained and equipped in order to be able to thrive and be effective in the ministry that they are called to.

Listen to missionaries talking about their preparation:


We’ll work with you to explore the best education options available for your children. Some families homeschool their children, some enrol their children at one of AIM’s schools as boarders or day students (Rift Valley Academy in Kenya, Wellspring Academy in Chad or Haven of Peace Academy in Tanzania), and some enrol their children in a national school.

Hannah who now works at Wellspring Academy talks about the role of missionary teachers:

Yes. The Bible makes it clear that the church sends missionaries (e.g. Acts 13) and has an ongoing pastoral responsibility for them. As much as AIM is a key partner in the process and facilitates ministry in Africa, we will not accept into membership anyone who does not have a positive recommendation and support from their church. AIM will discuss your application with your church leaders – after all they know you better than we do – as together we seek to discern that this is God’s calling for you.

Listen to Tim Matthews, one of our Mission Advisors, talking about the churches role in sending missionaries:

A number of pastors also share their thoughts in these clips:

Mark Phippen

Good member care can make the difference between flourishing and merely coping on the mission field, between retiring strong and retiring bitter or disillusioned, between a whole career and a single term. And it can make the difference between another generation following in our footsteps or taking one look at missions and deciding it’s just too costly a path.

Interested? Get in Touch

Hi, my name is Debbie. If this opportunity interests you, or you have any questions, please do get in touch.​

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Long term ( Over a year )

Our passion is to see Christ-centred churches among all African peoples. Currently there are over 1,000 people groups in Africa or 316 million people, who are waiting to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. Our vision is to engage with these unreached people, partner with churches in Africa to raise up gospel workers and equip African church leaders to strengthen the church. Could you play a part?. LEARN MORE

Kenya

Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963. Since then British tourism has been a key element of Kenya’s economy, however, unemployment, poverty and crime remain high. Whilst the majority religion is Christianity, Kenya’s ethnic diversity and vast countryside means there are still many unreached with the gospel. LEARN MORE

Support, Logistics & Pastoral Care

Seeing unreached people reached is fruit of the body of Christ in action. That can mean pilots, qualified counsellors, administrators, photographers all helping and supporting the task of making Jesus known. LEARN MORE
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