ICAP is now seeking to fill the below positions with competent and dynamic individuals for the FIKIA project:
Position Title: Boat Skipper (1 position)
Reports to: Fleet Supervisor
Location: Mwanza (with travel to Geita, Kagera & Mara)
Travel: 100% in intervention districts
Overall Job Function:
The Boat Skipper will be responsible for the safe operation of the
vessel and must ensure that it is operated and crewed according to both
ICAP and other country marine guidelines. He will also be in charge
aboard the Boat and have command of a Boat and over the whole crew.
Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
Shall be in charge of the vessel whilst on charter and assume the
-Shall ensure no compromise on the safety of the Boat and passengers
on board and report all accidents/incidents as per regulations and
maritime laws requirements.
Ensure that at all times the vessel is in a safe and seaworthy
condition and ready for charter or notify the Supervisor if the Boat
is not seaworthy.
Maintain any regulatory obligations that are required for the position.
Maintain all documentation relevant to the Boat as per regulations
and maritime laws.
Responsible for the maintenance and appearance of the vessel, this
includes responsibility for cleanliness and pumping out of the Boats.
Responsible for the conduct of other ICAP staff during the trip and
is obliged to report irregularities to management.
Ensure that he observes the laws and regulations in force on Lake
Victoria maritime and Tanzania as a whole and ensure the Boat
operate per the law.
Ensure the vessels is safely secured to the wharf, jetty or mooring
and ensure it is left in a secure state with all windows, doors,
vents closed and follow regulations and maritime procedures for
engine room shutdown including ensuring domestic systems such as
water pumps and gas bottles are turned off.
Maintain Boat’s and equipment on board, such as engines, winches,
navigational systems, fire extinguishers, and life preservers.
Take a lead role in promoting safe practices and implementation of
Health & Safety policies, particularly when the vessel is under way.
Liaise with the respective Harbour Master and any other responsible
personnel with regard to weather and water conditions to ensure the
safety and enjoyment of passengers at all times.
Responsible to ensure all routine maintenances are done.
Perform any other duty as may be assigned from time to time by the
Required Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:
Candidates should hold a License for operating a passenger vessel.
Should possess a relevant firefighting and First Aid qualifications.
At least four (4) years’ experience of successful operation of
Conversant with and commitment to Health and Safety practices.
Candidates should have good interpersonal skills and the ability to
communicate effectively both in English and Kiswahili.
The ability to determine priorities and work to agreed objectives.
Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV by 1st
March, 2019 via email [email protected], mentioning in the subject line
the Position Title and Job Location. Only short listed applicants will
be contacted. Please do NOT attach any certificates when submitting
online. ICAP is an equal opportunity employer; women are encouraged to