Namibia is the 9th largest diamond producer in the world, by value.
Namibia produces 95% gem quality diamonds.
The strength of Namibia's diamonds lies in the high value stones, ranking 2nd globally by dollar per carat.
Debmarine Namibia's annual production capacity is 1.4million carats.
Debmarine Namibia is the largest producer of diamonds in Namibia, by value and volume.
Debmarine Namibia accounts for around 70% of total diamond production in Namibia.
The mv Mafuta is the world’s largest marine diamond mining vessel.
The mv Mafuta accounts for over 50% of total Debmarine Namibia production.
Wave swells in the Debmarine Namibia mining licence area can reach up to 10 metres.
The biggest diamond produced by Debmarine Namibia was 80.3 carats.

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Vacancies | CHIEF NAVIGATING OFFICER |




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Vacancies | CHIEF NAVIGATING OFFICER |

Expiry Date: 16.02.2018


Debmarine Namibia requires the services of a Chief Navigating Officer. Primary purpose of the job is to lead the deck department in maintenance and safety activities and ensure the safe navigation of the ship during watch keeping.


KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  • To carry out bridge watch keeping duties: manage deck operations, helicopter operations and drilling operations; promotes Company policies and procedures; manage and control human resources, and manage safely.
  • Adheres to all legal navigational requirements and ensures that all relevant documentation is completed
  • Directs regular life raft and fire drills to ensure initiation and maintenance of safe practices, training and personnel in safety matters and maintenance of equipment.
  • Monitors compliance on the vessel to all safety and legal conditions by regular inspections, thus ensuring that the ship is prepared for regular and unscheduled surveys by SAMSA /DMA.
  • Completes returns of deck store requisition, work orders, in port duty rosters and maintenance schedules
  • Reports by exception to the Master on all matters concerning health, morale, safety and discipline
  • Directs the training of Deck Officers and Able Seafarer Deck and report progress to the Master
  • Checks, by means of regular inspections, that the accommodation spaces, open decks, machinery and workshops conditions are maintained to Company standards and legal requirements.
  • Monitor radar, radio communications, weather, marinetraffic, helicopter operations, mining operations and other factors so as to ensure effective navigational watch keeping.
  • Assesses situations whilst on watch and takes appropriate action or refers issues to the Master
  • Conduct regular life raft and fire drills to ensure initiation and maintenance of safe practices, training of personnel in safety matters and maintenance of equipment.
  • Providing leadership to Fire Attack Teams and Emergency Response Team
  • Navigate and accurate positioning of the vessel for effective mining by taking cognisance of factors such as the mining plan, surveying data, the general map and weather conditions.
  • When the vessel is in mining mode on DP (Dynamic Position) maintain accurate position required by mining criteria for safety of mining equipment and the vessel
  • When the vessel is in mining mode on DP (Dynamic Position) maintain accurate position required by mining criteria for safety of mining equipment and the vessel
KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
  • Computer applications - MS Office Applications software, SAP
  • Marine Engineering
  • Diamond Mining Process and Equipment
  • Namibian Merchant Shipping Act
  • Planning and Organising
  • Adapting and Responding to Change
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Leading and Supervising
  • Working with People
  • Adhering to principles & values
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • S4 Higher National Diploma in Maritime Studies
  • A Valid Certificate of Competency as Chief Mate
  • GMDSS Certificate
  • Valid Ancillary courses
  • Five (5) years relevant experience at 2nd Navigating Officer Level, preferably with some experience on a production/prospecting vessel.
  • Dynamic Positioning Operator’s Certificate (The Nautical Institute)

Preference will be given to Namibian citizens and designated persons as prescribed by the Namibian Affirmative Action Act.

Please submit a cover letter, a comprehensive CV with proof of qualifications and/or studies to:

Debmarine Namibia: The Human Resources Unit; PO Box 23016, Windhoek, or email your application and supporting documents to dbmn.recruitment@debeersgroup.com.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and shall be subjected to further assessment and screening. No personal documents will be returned.





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