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! Are you interested in coming with your family? This position qualifies for a family cabin on board!
Summary: Head of the engineering department and responsible to the Master for administration, supervision, and safe and economical operation of the Engineering department.
Description: The maritime volunteers on-board the Africa Mercy are a vital part to making it possible to bring hope and healing to the people of Africa. The Chief Engineer volunteer position, part of the Engineering department, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship.
- Certificate of Competency in accordance with STCW A-III/2 (recognized by Malta)
- Valid Security Awareness certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/6
- Valid Crowd Management certificate in accordance with STCW A-V/2-1
- Valid Crisis Management and Human Behaviour certificate in accordance with STCW A-V/2-3
- Valid Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/2
- Valid Advanced Firefighting certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/3
- Valid Medical First Aid certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/4-1
- Valid Malta Flag State Endorsement (can be obtained on board)
- Valid I/9 Medical Certificate (can be obtained on board)
- 12 months sea time as Second Engineer
- Ability to speak and understand English effectively
Two-thirds of the world’s population cannot get access to safe surgery when they need it. As a result, 17 million people die every year from conditions requiring surgery. This is higher than the number who die from TB, malaria and HIV/Aids combined. Mercy Ships is working to tackle this crisis. We operate the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world, delivering free, safe medical care to some of the world’s least-developed countries. This “floating hospital” is staffed almost entirely by volunteer master mariners, deckhands, engineers, doctors, nurses, dentists, teachers, bakers and more!
Our volunteers give their expertise for free to help treat dental and eye problems, cleft lips and palates, tumours, club feet, childbirth injuries, burns and various other conditions. Since 1978, Mercy Ships has visited 55 countries, providing services worth more than £1 billion that have directly helped more than 2.7 million people. We have also trained 42,000 local professionals in their areas of expertise to leave a legacy that lasts.