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Recruitment Officer

Organisation : Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

Location : QLD Regional (Cairns)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : HR & Employment Services

Sector : Humanitarian

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) is a dynamic Christian aviation charity, operating 130 light aircraft in around 27 developing countries. Soaring over deserts, jungles, and mountains, we bring help, hope, and healing to people living in some of the world's most isolated communities.

About the role

This position has an international remit and is a critical role for the organisation as the post-holder is responsible for ensuring current and future staffing needs are met and that candidates are successfully onboarded. You will be expected to deliver a comprehensive talent acquisition process that addresses the needs of the organisation, building on current and new innovative ideas.

This is a demanding, fast-paced role working across international and cultural boundaries, requiring someone who is comfortable working both strategically and operationally. We need someone who can manage the needs of many stakeholders (both internal and external to MAF) from different countries. As part of the international recruitment team, you will be responsible for supporting our MAF Support Offices and overseas programs in the recruitment of staff to meet our growing workforce needs.

**NOTE: This position is based in our Cairns office and therefore is only open to those with a current ‘right to work’ in Australia due to Immigration restrictions. A Criminal History check will be required for the successful applicant as part of the recruitment process.**

Key Responsibilities

  • We are looking for someone who can develop new and support attraction methods which can reach a wider, more diverse audience while maintaining the organisation’s ethos, including the promotion of MAF and its vacancies via social media and other channels.
  • You will have a key overarching responsibility for the recruitment processes of personnel in the AP region and be instrumental in managing the whole recruitment/assessment and selection process including attraction and early enquiry management, making the best use of our career portal, and social media channels.
  • Essential for this role is the ability to manage the assessment and selection of candidates and work with successful candidates (and in many cases their families) in their deployment to their assignments. You will need to ensure all candidates are treated with respect such that the reputation of MAF is enhanced and the candidates feel valued. In addition, you will need to ensure that recruitment and on-boarding policies, processes, and practices remain legally compliant and best practice is adopted, which can be challenging working across many different countries.
  • In this role, you will work with the Senior Recruitment Officer (Ashford, UK) to develop and maintain our Career Portals/Applicant Tracking System. Additionally, you will coordinate volunteer placements and internal staff transfers, ensuring all necessary preparation steps are carried out fully and well.
  • Being comfortable managing a high workload and conflicting priorities is essential.
  • Stakeholder management is key to this role and you will need to establish and maintain good relationships with senior managers, MAF national entities (who support recruitment activity), and HR colleagues.
  • Reporting to the International Recruitment Manager you will be a key member of the recruitment team and will be required to support the wider HR team.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience


  • Degree qualified or equivalent experience ideally within a Human Resources related field
  • Good verbal and abstract reasoning skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • At least two years of experience in recruitment or Human Resources
  • Computer literate ideally with experience in using an applicant tracking system
  • Ability to communicate across geographical and cultural boundaries
  • Is willing and able to travel internationally to MAF locations
  • Is willing and able to be accessible outside normal working hours
  • Proven track record of stakeholder and relationship management
  • Spiritual leadership through bible reflections and prayer


  • Licensed to conduct psychometric and personality testing
  • CIPD / AHRI qualified
  • Proficient in office 365 and especially excel and word
  • Previous use of HRIS and Applicant Tracking Software
  • Previous mission experience
  • Has lived or worked in a developing country


How to apply

Kindly email your resume along with a cover letter to


Please quote in application: Recruitment Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #HR_and_Employment_Services
Sector: #Humanitarian



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