Purser (Volunteer)

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Published Jan 28, 2020 5:05 PM by The Maritime Executive

The maritime volunteers onboard the Africa Mercy are a vital part to making it possible to bring hope and healing to the people of Africa. If you have spent your career on the sea and want to use those skills to make a positive change in the lives of others, our ship could be your next great adventure!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:

  • Ensure accurate lists of crew and passengers are maintained and available to the Master, the Company, and relevant authorities
  • Maintain emergency Muster Lists, as directed by the Master and his officers
  • Supervise the Receptionists in their daily duties; ensure each Receptionist is properly trained and familiar with essential duties before working independently
  • Liaise with ship's agent and Customs and Immigration officials regarding ship's business, including but not limited to:
    • port arrival and departure declarations
    • clearance of intermittent stores shipments
    • changes in status of crew members and passengers who embark and disembark
  • Assist crew as possible with information about travel to and from the ship, including facilitating liaison with relevant embassies and/or consulates for visas
  • Knowledge of the Company Safety Management System as it applies to responsibilities involved in this position
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • Supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision, and committed to its core values
  • Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity and demonstrate accountability
  • Able to live in and contribute to community life, requiring stable and healthy interpersonal skills
  • Has successfully completed Crowd Management Training in accordance with STCW A-V/2-1
  • Training in Crisis Management and Human Behavior in accordance with STCW A-V/2-3, is preferred but not required
  • Training in BT in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-1 through 1-4, is preferred but not required
  • Ability to communicate proficiently in English in both written and verbal forms
  • Full, clean driving license is preferred. May be expected to drive as part of departmental responsibilities

Education and Experience

The requirements listed below are representative of the education and/or experience required:

  • Successful completion of Mercy Ships Onboarding program will be required
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Contact [email protected] for any questions specific to the role or difficulties with the online application system.