Mission Aviation Fellowship
Location: Papua New Guinea
Finance: Salary/Allowance, Personal Support
Duration: 3‑12 months
Activity: Practical & Technical, Relief & Development, Social Action
Posted: 17 Sep 2019
Closes: 31 Oct 2019

Short Term - Building Maintenance and Projects Assistant- PNG

Mission Aviation Fellowship

You will assist with ongoing and future construction projects and revise and update the vehicle fleet register. You will also be expected to cover for the Building Maintenance and Projects Manager in their absence.

Duties will include ensuring that tradespeople are adequately trained, manage contracts with local suppliers, preparing property budgets, arranging building plans and ensuring all work complies with appropriate regulations.


Full role specification:

To assist the Building Maintenance and Projects Manager by:

  • Providing effective training and advice in the area of building construction and maintenance to the employees of this, and related departments
  • Helping to regularly revise and update Building Maintenance Program and Vehicle Fleet Register
  • The preparation of the annual Property and Vehicle Department Budget , in consultation with the Building Maintenance and Projects Manager
  • Working together to adjust programs/projects to meet the approved budgets
  • Having a resourceful and cost effective approach to sourcing materials
  • Ensuring all work complies with appropriate regulations and that staff demonstrate safe work practices and comply with MAF Safety Policies
  • Arranging building plans for local authorities as appropriate and as requested by Building Maintenance and Projects Manager
  • Providing hands-on and pro-active supervision of staff and progress of jobs
  • Maintaining good working relationships with the Building Maintenance and Projects Manager, Staff and customers with whom he/she regularly comes into contact and equipment and service providers
  • Displaying a high level of emotional resourcefulness when dealing with staff and supply companies

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

Essential : 

  • Tertiary or Trade Qualification in a building industry skill
  • Proven track record in building construction and/or maintenance
  • Flexible and adaptive approach to problems


  • Cross-cultural experience highly preferred

There is an occupational requirement for overseas staff to be committed Christians, sent and supported by their home Church, and able to support and promote the Christian ethos and beliefs of MAF as a mission organisation through taking part in Christian activities such as Church events, prayer meetings etc. All roles (unless otherwise specified) require some personal support raising to be carried out under the guidance and training of MAF UK.

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Mission Aviation Fellowship

Mission Aviation Fellowship is a Christian organisation whose mission is to fly light aircraft in developing countries so that people in remote areas can receive the help they need.
1st Floor, Castle House
Castle Hill Avenue
CT20 2TQ
Tel: 01303 850950