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ASF Belgium


Head of mission

ASF-Belgium is hiring Heads of Mission and Air Operations Field Managers in order to manage and monitor humanitarian air transport projects for national and international NGOs implementing relief aid programmes in remote corners of crisis countries, mainly in Africa.

ASF-Belgium is the only aviation NGO to have developed unique expertise in the assessment of humanitarian air transport needs and participative management of air transport projects, all within a humanitarian conceptual framework and quality system designed for the specific requirements of relief aid organisations in the field. ASF-Belgium operates its own aircraft with bush flying capabilities within the niche of the “Local Proximity Airlift”, thus providing NGO with flexible access to remote areas. ASF-Belgium also intends to extend its service to broader air transport projects by leasing appropriate aircraft for very specific air transport needs.

In order to adapt to changes in the humanitarian air transport sector, characterised by a continuous quest for increased safety, ASF-Belgium is currently applying for an Air Operator’s Certificate (commercial air transport license) and is thus embarking on a complete changeover of its structure and its operating mode at Head Office as well as in the field. In the field, two management positions are involved: one in charge of the operation of the NGO (Head of Mission), and the other in charge of the professional implementation of air operations (Air Ops Field Manager).

Your challenge

Your challenge consists in leading a humanitarian support project in the field of air transport. This takes place in an environment that is physically, logistically and socio-politically difficult, sometimes even hostile and counter-productive. Supported by the Air Ops Field Manager and the Programmes Department at Head Office, you will have to face daily challenges, adapt the service to evolving needs, identify opportunities to support NGOs in expanding the humanitarian operating environment, and define a long-term strategy to optimise the air service provided to NGOs.
A manager at heart, you are able to work independently and persistently. Your analytical capability will allow you to quickly take effective decisions. You react positively to pressure in a high risk environment. Client-oriented, you ensure the service to those in need based on ethical values and procedures set out by ASF-Belgium. You manage conflicts with ease and use diplomacy to achieve your objectives. You are in charge of the project cycle management and the logical framework approach for humanitarian air transport.

Your skills and experience

Your conditions

Permanent employment contract under Belgian law with insurance package including “group insurance”.
Gross monthly salary between €2,000-3,000 depending on experience, paid leave, end-of-year bonus, field allowance (about €,1,050-1,300 / month), full insurance package.

Your application

CV and detailed letter of motivation (compulsory) to be sent to (CEO). Only selected applicants will be contacted.