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CAPE TOWN: MARITIME SPECIAL PROJECTS OFFICE

The position reports to the Operations Manager

JOB PURPOSE

To ensure that the day-to-day management, administration and contractual obligations are adhered to in accordance with relevant regulations as well as client specific requirements for all SAMSA MSP managed vessels. To provide advice on employee and labour relations, handle all industrial action and union engagements, update employment policies and ensure compliance with maritime and labour related legislation. 

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

Seafarer Relations 

  • Oversee the placement of properly qualified and medically fit crew members on the MSP managed vessels;
  • Oversee all disciplinary processes within the MSP fleet;
  • Monitor and advise MSP management on amendments / new employment and/or labour legislation;
  • Ensure that MSP employment policies are updated regularly and workshopped to all Seafarers;
  • Manage dispute resolution processes on employment related issues;
  • Act as liaison and negotiate between Management and the Seafarer Union;
  • Handle all industrial relations procedures in accordance with Company Policy including all CCMA / Labour Court referrals. 

Financial

  • Provide input to the Operations Manager and/or Superintendents on crewing costs for budgetary purposes;
  • Ensure full compliance with all related legislation, policies and procedures related to crew costs and expenses;
  • Oversee and monitor the daily expenses for the crewing department. ​

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (minimum of National Diploma) in either Maritime, Human Resource Management or Business Management. 
  • ​Knowledge/Competencies & Experience
  • 7 years' relevant working experience in the management and placement of sea going crew;
  • Demonstrated experience with conflict management and dispute resolution and the conducting of thorough and objective workplace investigations;
  • Knowledge of payroll procedures and programs such as VIP Sage;
  • Demonstrated experience in representing the employer in CCMA and/or labour court disputes;
  • Demonstrated experience with crew logistics such as training, transportation, handling of medical emergencies etc;
  • Thorough knowledge of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) and its practical application to seafarers;
  • Demonstrated experience in formulating of new policies and implementation within existing company policies;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills (verbal and written);
  • Stakeholder relationship management and engagement.

 

Should you meet the requirements as set out above, please e-mail your CV to: Masiye Pilusa at recruitment3@samsa.org.za       CLOSING DATE: 25 January 2022

​NB: Those who previously applied need not to re-apply, their applications​ will be Considered.

As we are committed to Employment Equity in our employment practices, it is our intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our Equity objectives. Preference will be given to members of the designated groups to achieve the objectives of Employment Equity.

Please note: SAMSA reserves the right not to make an appointment to any advertised position. No late applications will be considered. Psychometric and other assessments may be used as part of the selection process and all shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for the tests. If you have not been contacted within 1 month of the closing date as mentioned above, kindly deem your application unsuccessful.


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