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Professionals - Serving Opportunities

In order for our ships to be able to sail from port to port, we need both those willing to join for one or two years to serve where needed as well as professionals that fill specific roles on board. Opportunities exist for personnel with skills such as deck and engineering officers and ratings, doctors, cooks, electricians, plumbers, welders, fitters, toolmakers, carpenters, bookkeepers, journalists, photographers, designers, information technology and audio visual professionals. Participants who join to use their professional skills are also given opportunity to participate in a broad spectrum of ship community and public events.



Current Openings

Below is a list of some specific positions we currently need to fill, both on board our ship as well as based on shore. These openings require personnel with relevant training and/or experience. We also have openings available on our ship for people who just want to serve in whatever capacity is needed. To find out more about that opportunity see the information on our one or two year programme.

Please note: All opportunities on this site are unsalaried. Most people joining OM Ships have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters.



Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
Serving OMSI vision and strategic plan, the role exists to lead and coordinate all aspects of Marketing and Communications in order to develop and nurture engagement of current partners, new partners and general public while presenting an accurate picture of OM Ships with media and other organisational partners.

Closing date for applications: 10 August 2018

Requirements:
1. Leadership and management
Provide inspiring, motivating and hands-on leadership while building strong and trusted relationships at all levels and function, in order to ensure healthy Marketing and Communications team, strong communications activity and delivering multi-channel response driven campaigns.
2. Marketing, Stakeholder Communication & Media
Ensure adequate resources and timely communication to internal and external stakeholders in order to effectively communicate the impact of the Ship Ministry.
3. Brand Communications
Provide advice and guidance as the first point of contact on brand communications, in order to ensure brand standards and compliance across OMSI, aligned to OM and external partnerships.
4. Partnership
Grow a partnership development model within Marketing and Communications in order to align with vision and strategy.
5. Research and Data
Research, develop and manage data capture processes in order to provide market intelligence which support Partner Ministries engagement and development, brand recognition and inform strategic and programme-making decisions for the organisation.


Start Date: September 2018
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
Help us present Logos Hope to the world! Working on board this unique ship, you will be responsible for managing and supporting a creative team that brings the stories of the Ship Ministry to life through writing and design, photos and video, media relations and more as you travel from port to port.

Requirements:
- A creative yet flexible individual with proven small team management experience.
- Marketing and communications relevant training and experience preferred.
- Able to communicate in English effectively, both in spoken and written form, with Spanish language ability a benefit.
- A team of supporters who will ensure your financial sponsorship while on board.

Working on board Logos Hope, you will be responsible for:
- Effectively managing the onboard communications team and activities, budget and resources.
- Ensuring the timely and suitable provision of resources:
o to facilitate the onboard ministry of Logos Hope
o to facilitate a positive image of Logos Hope in each port of call
o to facilitate the international communication of the ministry of Logos Hope
- Assisting in development of new communication concepts and further development of strategy for areas of responsibility.
- Maintaining the proper use of the ship brand, communications resources and policies within the ministry of Logos Hope.


Start Date: Anytime
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Description:
Supporting the marine operations team in Mosbach and assist in assigned technical projects, provide on board oversight and support in order to help ensure continued maritime compliancy and safe and reliable operations of the ship.

Requirements:
-Technical educational or experiential background.
-Previous ship experience in the technical team.
-Experience in purchasing in a corporate setting.
-Technical knowledge appropriate to projects.
-Good ability in writing and speaking in both English and German.
-Experience in project management, preferably in a corporate setting.
-Computer literate
-Organizational and administrative abilities


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
We are looking for a Director of Information and Technology to lead and give strategic direction in providing current Information & Communication Technologies.

Requirements:
In your role you will be responsible lead leaders and the IT department in order to help ensure well supported and motivated IT staff. You will give strategic leadership with regards to INT in order to help ensure OM Ships sustainability in the area of IT. You will provide global information technology systems in order to meet national and international standards.You will Identify and communicate the skill sets and training needs required to fulfil the INT strategy. You will provide professional development of INT personnel in consultant with the managing HR Director and oversee the yearly performance appraisals. You will create and oversee an annual budget in order to ensure good financial management. You will ensure clear communication in happening at all levels with regards INT. You will ensure robust project management methodology is followed in order to ensure a professional approach to INT management.  You will provide an integrated system that looks at the whole not just the part in order to ensure an integrated approach to INT.

Your profile:
You set vision and strategy. You have experience in oversight of INT Leadership, INT professional development and management, and understanding national and international INT standards. You take initiative and responsibility. You build effective relationships.  You motivate and develop people.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
Join our international team of 400 people from 50 different nationalities. Have the opportunity to invest in young people and use your technical skills to keep a life-changing ministry operating. Being part of the on board community you will also receive personal input through daily team devotions and other ship events as well as the opportunity to experience the culture of the international crew and staff and the countries the ship visits.

Requirements:
Job Content:
Working with the Engine Team on board you will be responsible for:
• Ensuring the proper maintenance of Main Engines and auxiliaries in order that the equipment keeps working and is up to the required standard
• Support the First Engineer Operations and Marine Operations team on board in order to help ensure a balanced workload

Job Requirement:
• You are able to communicate in English
• Valid Certificate of Competency (STCW Reg III/2)
• Valid Seafarer’s Medical Certificate in compliance with ILO/IMO Guidelines
• Crisis Management & Human Behaviour (STCW Reg V/2)
• Basic Safety Training (STCW Reg VI/1)
• Proficiency in Survival Crafts & Rescue Boats other than fast rescue boats (STCW Reg VI/2)
• Advanced Fire Fighting (STCW Reg VI/3)
• Medical First Aid (STCW Reg VI/4)
• Security Training for seafarers with designated security duties (STCW Reg VI/6)
• You will have the technical knowledge and ability to fulfil the requirements of the job description as found in the company’s SMS, accountable to the Chief Engineer.
• Ability to effectively set and manage priorities.
• You can lead by example, encouraging and training the engineering officers and ratings who report to you.

All certificates should have been revalidated within the last 5 years

(PLEASE NOTE: If you have not served with OM Ships before, you may be required to sign on at a lower rank or supernumerary for a period of time, before taking up the position of First Engineer).

On the job training will be provided as needed.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
To perform skilled maintenance, repair and inspection work on Logos Hope’s complex refrigeration & HVAC equipment.

Requirements:
-Experience and training with refrigeration systems.
-Technical background and experience in refrigeration.
-Good ability to write and speak in English.
-Computer literate – especially in MS Office.
-Ability to read technical plans and fault find.
-Ability to work with hands and use power tools.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
Teach our leaders’ children in small classes and invest in first-hand cultural experiences as you visit port cities around the world. Being a member of the on-board community you will receive spiritual input, while living in an international community and being involved in community activities both on-board and onshore. We are looking for qualified and flexible early years and primary teachers to join the school team, working with children within the 3-11 year age-range.

Requirements:
Job Content:
Working with the School on board you will be expected to:
• Be a passionate and dedicated teacher who cares for and teaches the children who live on board the Logos Hope with their families.
• Plan and deliver learning opportunities for these children within the Logos Hope School and work collaboratively with the other teachers in whole school activities

Job Requirements:
• Teachers with a current, official teaching qualification needed.
• Ability to teach mixed-age groups in subjects spanning the UK’s Early Years and National Curriculum Schemes of Work.
• Flexibility to work with different classes according to the teaching vacancies on board..
• Experience is an advantage but not essential.
• Ability to communicate fluently in English is essential.
• Motivation to live in a close cross-cultural environment and a commitment to teamwork are essential pre-requisites for this position.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Description:
Logos Hope is known as the world's largest floating bookfair and sails from port to port sharing knowledge, help and hope.

We are looking for qualified marine engineers to help keep the ship sailing.

Required Qualifications:
STCW III/1 Marine Engineering
STCW V/3 Crisis Management and Human Behaviour

Requirements:
In Port
Work under the leadership of the 1st Engineer and taking full responsibility for maintenance work performed on assigned machinery. 
Perform on-call day and night duties as stipulated by the 1st Engineer in the Engineer’s Duty Roster. Whilst performing such duties, he shall ensure that the Watch keeping Motormen conduct their watches efficiently and are fully aware of their responsibilities and that any particular work given to them by the 1st Engineer is completed satisfactorily. He shall also answer any calls from the Watch keepers for advice or assistance.
Ensure that all records of maintenance, running hours and spares are entered into the computerised planned maintenance and stores system for the equipment under his care.

At Sea
.1 Performing watch keeping duties in the various machinery spaces as required by the Chief Engineer and to be responsible to him for the safe and efficient operation of all machinery and systems in his care.
.2 Ensure that the various Machinery Spaces logbooks are filled in correctly to the requirements of the Chief Engineer.
.3 As necessary, complete the various checks indicated on the sailing and arrival in port checklists.

Emergency Responsibilities

Carry out duties as assigned on the Emergency Station Bill. 
Participating in emergency drills, including Fire and Abandon Ship, and other ISM required training and drills.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
If you want to use your skills and help bring Knowledge, Help and Hope to transform lives and communities to millions every year, come and join us.
Our international team in Florence, South Carolina of about 30 people support the Logos Hope through the Communications department, Partner development and Literature distribution.

The Volunteer Coordinator exists to coordinate individuals, churches and groups as they become actively involved in the ministry through volunteer service.

Requirements:
1. Volunteer Program
Facilitate the daily scheduling, task management, data basing and follow-up of the volunteers in order to ensure the effectiveness of the Volunteer Program 
Core activities
1. Coordinate with Volunteer Relations Manager the receiving of individuals or groups into OMSI’s Volunteer program
2. Work directly with the Director of Staffing & Production and other OMSI department heads, assigning volunteers tasks according to OMSI needs and individual volunteer abilities.
3. Schedule all volunteers into the calendar and relay availability to Director of Staffing & Production.
4. Work a minimum of 6 hours/day alongside the volunteers.
5. Meet regularly with and carry out additional duties assigned by the Volunteer Relations Manager.

2. Volunteer Care Assist in providing appropriate care for the volunteers in order to enable their service with OM Ships to be a blessing both to them and the ministry.   
Core activities
1. Sign Volunteers up for ministry news and appeals.
2. Assist Volunteer Relations Manager in volunteer encouragement through:
a. Thank-you and birthday cards
b. Special appreciation events
c. Ensure they are aware of opportunities to engage in OM team life.
3. Bring any issues encountered by the volunteers to the attention of the Volunteer Relations Manager and/or Director of Staffing & Production.
4. Follow up with non-returning volunteers


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Description:
Are you looking to improve your English speaking skills as well as serving God?
The English Immersion Program provides lessons in a small group setting as well as one on one tutoring. While in this three month program, students are given service opportunities. This provides English conversation practice with staff and volunteers.
Your ministry training will take place at the Morris Literature Ministry Centre. You will have the opportunity to participate in the OM Ships Florence team life.

Requirements:
OM Ships International is now offering a unique English Immersion Program in Florence, South Carolina in the USA.
The English Immersion Program is primarily designed to help
applicants to the Ship Ministry reach the level of English language ability required to serve on board Logos Hope.
This program is unlike other English language programs in that it utilizes skill-based training tailored to help each participant achieve English fluency.
The English Immersion Program provides lessons in a small group setting as well as one on one tutoring. While in this three month program, students are given service opportunities. This provides English conversation practice with staff and volunteers.
Your ministry training will take place at the Ministry Center in Florence where OM Ships receives, sorts and sends out literature to the ship Logos Hope and around the world. Field trips also take place to give participants real world applications to practice their English.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Description:
If you want to use and develop your skills and help bring Knowledge, Help and Hope to transform lives and communities to millions every year, come and join us.
Our international team in Florence, South Carolina of about 30 people support the Logos Hope through the Communications department, Partner development and Literature distribution.
You’re service in picking and packing and help to see thousands of books go out to customers worldwide.

Requirements:
This is your opportunity to play an important part in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ by helping in our Morris Literature Ministry Centre – receiving, sorting and packing Bibles and other literature for Logos Hope’s book fair, for sale on the internet or for shipping in bulk to book stores around the world. You will have the opportunity to participate in the OM Ships Florence team life and interact with our international OM missionary staff. You will also experience the American culture and possibly have the opportunity to visit one or two nearby cities (Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Charlotte).


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Description:
If you are interested in short-term work with OM Ships International, then take the next STEP! Usually around three to four months, this programme gives participants a taste of world-wide service in a multicultural environment.

Requirements:
Community Life

Living in a community of 400 from around 50 different countries is both a rewarding experience and a challenge. You may be sharing a cabin with up to nine other people, and will have limited space and privacy. However, you will find great opportunities within this to build deep friendships, and, as well, to interact with local people in port communities, both informally and through organised programmes and teams.

Practical Work

You will work eight hours a day, five days a week in one of our work departments, such as the galley (kitchen), cleaning or book fair teams. While work clothes and training will be provided on board, you will need to bring along willing hands to serve wherever you are needed! Along with a five day work week, a sixth day is designated for ministry or training opportunities.

Spiritual Growth

Our hope is that every person on board deepens their relationship with God, and learns how to apply and share their faith in a relevant way. Community activities, such as morning devotions, study groups and prayer times, are all designed with this goal in mind. As well, you will have access to training and resources such as teaching mp3s and DVDs.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Description:
Handle needed supplies and manage the timely shipment of all on shore purchases in order to help ensure continued operations of the ship.

Requirements:
Job Content
In your role you will support the technical- and project managers and marine operations team on shore in order to help ensure a balanced workload. You will purchase and manage the ordering process of technical spare parts, consumables and equipment for deck and engine till delivery at HQ in order to ensure these can be shipped on time. You will manage the logistic process in order to ensure all freights and shipments will arrive at the destination on time. You will ensure proper and relevant documentation and filing in order to allow for smooth shipments and VAT reclaims. You will manage the store room in order to have a safe working place and accurate and timely shipment of purchases. You will ensure the Amos data management system is kept up to date with necessary information for accurate history and data management in order to efficiently support the purchasing and maintenance process.
 
Your profile
You are a European and preferably have previous ship experience, ideally in the marine operation team. You have a technical background and experience in purchasing and logistics.  You have the ability to write and speak in English and German. You have knowledge about legal and tax requirements regarding Import/export. You are competent in computer literate, especially in MS office and desirably in Amos. You take initiative and responsibility. You build effective relationships and you motivate people.

What we offer
You will be based in Mosbach, Germany.  It is a full time role. You will be part of an international team who are passionate about serving in the ships ministry.  Coaching and training will be arranged to grow into this role, when needed.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Description:
Exists to manage key finance functions which are largely based in Florence and to ensure financial accounting support is provided as needed for good stewardship to  support the ministry meeting its mission and vision in a way that honors God.

Requirements:
-Degree level training in Accounting
-One or two years experience in financial accounting
-Understanding of basic accounting software and Microsoft programs (Excel, Outlook, etc)
-Loves God and has a heart for the ministry. Lives a godly life, shows a godly example.
-Wiling to serve. Sees leadership as a service. Puts all leadership tasks within the perspective of serving people. 
-Exhibits the highest pattern of ethics. Shows consistency in principles, values and behaviour. Upholds the truth and refrains from lying. Actions reflect promises, follows through on commitments.
-Has sufficient experience with OM or OM ships.
-Fits well with the team culture and current/potential personalities. Complimentary to the team’s skill set. Gets along with individuals on the team. Addition will increase team synergy.
-Shares the ministry’s vision. Understands and is willing to align thinking with the general strategy of OM Ship’s ministry. Embraces OM Ship’s values in attitude and behaviour.


Start Date: January 2018
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Description:
Join our international team of 400 people from 50 different nationalities. We’re investing in young people and the opportunity to use and grow in your technical skills to keep a life-changing ministry operating. Being part of the on board community you will receive personal input through daily team devotions and other ship events as well as the opportunity to experience the culture of the international crew and staff and the countries the ship visits.

Requirements:
Job Content:
Working with the Maintenance team on board you will be responsible for:
• Domestic water systems throughout the vessel: fresh water lines, black and grey waste water systems, drainage systems, certain hydraulic and refrigeration systems.
• Working under the leadership of the vessel’s Accommodation Maintenance Engineering Officer, responsibilities include the maintenance of wash rooms; vacuum toilet systems; water supply, use and drainage in the galley etc.

Job Requirement:
• You have qualifications and several years of experience as a plumber.
• You are able to work independently and have experience in working with threaded fittings, small diameter copper and steel pipes, plastic piping, brazing and soldering, crimped fittings, etc.
• You have problem-solving skills and you are manually skilled.
• You have the ability to work with a small team and contribute to the overall project goals regarding personal and environmental safety, efficiency and quality.
• Good English ability, both in spoken and written form.

On the job training will be provided as needed.


Start Date: June 2018
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Description:
Exists to purchase electrical supplies, give adequate support and manage easily accessible information in order to ensure proper functioning of the electrical team on board and the technical team on shore.

Requirements:
Job Content
In your role you will support the Electrical Manager and the marine operations team on shore in order to help ensure a balanced workload and visit the ship on request in order to support the onboard team. You will manage technical drawings and documentation for the electrical team in order to have up to date, relevant and easily accessible information available. You will ensure the Amos data management system is kept up to date with necessary information for accurate history and data management in order to efficiently support the purchasing and maintenance process. You will purchase and manage the ordering process of electrical and electronic spare parts, consumables and equipment for the whole ship till delivery at HQ in order to ensure these can be shipped on time.
 
Your profile
You are a European and preferably have previous ship experience, ideally in the electrical team. You have experience in electrical planning and installation in a commercial setting. You have an Electrical/technical educational or experiential background. You have the ability to write and speak in English and German. You are competent in computer literate, especially in MS office, AutoCad and Amos. You take initiative and responsibility. You build effective relationships and you motivate people.

What we offer
You will be based in Mosbach, Germany. It is a full time role. You will be part of an international team who are passionate about serving in the ships ministry.  Coaching and training will be arranged to grow into this role, when needed.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Description:
Join our international team of 400 people from 50 different nationalities. We’re investing in young people and the opportunity to use and grow in your technical skills to keep a life-changing ministry operating. Being part of the on board community you will receive personal input through daily team devotions and other ship events as well as the opportunity to experience the culture of the international crew and staff and the countries the ship visits.

Requirements:
Job Content:
Working with the Electrical team on board you will be responsible for:
• Fulfilling the on-going maintenance and repair for our vessel
• Carrying out domestic installations, motor installations and installation of automation sensors as part of a continuous programme of upgrading
• Working in areas could involve work on the following machinery and systems: generators, switchboard up to 1000V, motors, control systems, public address system, fire alarm system, bridge & navigation equipment, computerised systems i.e. AutoCAD, planned maintenance system (AMOS) and PLC (Siemens S7) Programming


Job Requirement:
• Qualifications and experience with Electronic and control systems, motor control systems, cable installation & heavy duty wiring, generators and switchboards, maintenance, commissioning and fault finding.
• You have problem-solving skills and manual dexterity.
• You have the ability to work in a small team and are able to contribute to the overall goals of upgrading, maintaining and operating the various electrical and electronic systems on board.
• You are able to read and understand Technical drawings, manuals and documents.
• Good English ability, both in spoken and written form.

On the job training will be provided as needed.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Description:
Join our international team of 400 people from 50 different nationalities. We’re investing in young people and the opportunity to use and grow in your technical skills to keep a life-changing ministry operating. Being part of the on board community you will receive personal input through daily team devotions and other ship events as well as the opportunity to experience the culture of the international crew and staff and the countries the ship visits.

Requirements:
The Logos Hope is in need of an experienced machinist to produce one offs and low volume parts for use on-board. You will report to the 1st Engineers and support the Engineering team on-board.
We have a well-equipped Machine Shop with several manual lathes, milling machine, press drills and hand power tools.


Start Date: September 2018
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
Use your special ability to inspire and motivate through storytelling with high quality video production and be a part of OM Ships team sharing knowledge, help and hope.
Our communications team on board Logos Hope help provide finished video and other resources to inform and inspire the public and our partners around the world.

Requirements:
Job Content: Working with our Marketing & Communications team you will be responsible for:
* Planning of video projects.
* Coordinating and shooting video footage.
* Correcting, editing and composing footage into finished productions.
* Providing finished video for distribution.
Job Requirements:
* Ability in video production and experience working with Final Cut strongly preferred.
* Ability to work with a team, giving and accepting input, and able to communicate in English effectively, both in spoken and written form.
* Creativity and a flexible attitude and ability to work in challenging situations.
* Ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
The Accommodation Maintenance Engineer reports to the Chief Engineer and is responsible for
leading the Accommodation Maintenance team. This team is made up of Welders, Plumbers,
Carpenters and a Refrigeration Technician.

Requirements:
he ideal candidate would be a Mechanical Engineer or have strong Mechanical knowledge and have
experience in most of the disciplines above. Previous man management is essential. Experience of
the Marine world or facilities management would be an advantage.
Good interpersonal skills are vital and a knowledge of MS Office and Autocad highly desirable.


Start Date: September 2019
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
The position of communications administrator is based at the OM Ships Headquarters in Mosbach, Germany. Responsibilities include handling e-mail enquiries, and preparation and distribution of regular news and prayer information. The job also involves image database, statistics, contact data and archive management.

Requirements:
The person should have good organisational skills and be able to work to deadlines. Knowledge of MS Office and a willingness to learn how to use other software is important – training will be provided. The applicant’s English language ability (both spoken and written) must be of a good standard. Knowledge of German, Spanish or French is helpful, but not essential.


How to apply

After reading through all the information on this page, please fill in the Preliminary Application form and let us know of your interest and please indicate any specific skills you have as well.


"I find the best thing about serving on Doulos is the changed lives I see in my crew and my own department. I see young men change in their attitudes and in their maturity."
Aki Marjasvaara, Finland - 2nd Mate

"I'm excited that we don't have to go out to reach people – so many come to see the ship and that's an opportunity to show them what God has done. I take people on tours all the time, especially those who want to see the engine room. Then I share my testimony and pray with them. I use my testimony all the time!"
Dominic Bothello, India - 1st Engineer

 

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