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MEDICI DEL MONDO – Deputy SAR Director of Operations – Italia

MEDICI DEL MONDO ITALIA sta selezionando un/a Deputy SAR Director of Operations da inserire nella sua operatività in Italia. Durata 5 mesi. Tipo contratto: Altro Scadenza candidature 08/07/2024

Location: on shore with possible visits to ResQ People vessel. Possibility of remote working.

Position Type and contract: Full-time, fixed-term contract (5 months).

We are seeking a highly motivated person who will support the SAR team in the development and implementation of SAR projects.


The Deputy SAR Director of Operations supports the Director of Operations and the Head of Mission in the preparation and execution of the SAR missions:

  • Supports all phases of ship preparation, rescue, and disembarkation of the survivors and post-mission procedures;
  • Liases with relevant departments on operational needs, technical and regulatory requirements;
  • Supports in the main works and fields such as crewing (maritime crew), volunteer team, logistics (purchases, inventories management etc), relations with ports and port agencies etc.
  • Supports the development of relevant SOPs, guidelines and management manuals;
  • Liaises with ResQ and MdM Coordination (Programme Coordinators, Medical Coordinator, Legal Team, Comms and Advocacy);
  • Attends operational briefings and debriefings with all relevant parties for every mission/rotation;
  • Is involved and informed during missions (on call 24/7).


  • Knowledge of the Central Mediterranean SAR context, of the actors involved in the operations, both at governmental and non-governmental level;
  • Experience in project management or coordination roles;
  • Familiarity with public and institutional communication;
  • Excellent language competencies in English.


  • Teamwork: patience and resilience with the ability to reach good decisions in a constantly developing field, stressful environment and emergency situations;
  • Diplomacy and leadership skills to come to decisions in a cooperative and constructive approach with different teams, groups and departments;
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and capacity to act effectively in rapidly evolving challenges;
  • High degree of flexibility regarding working hours.


  • Experience in Central Mediterranean SAR operations;
  • Knowledge of SAR and navigation monitoring systems;
  • Ability to work and communicate in Italian language is considered a strong asset;
  • Seafarers Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) Certificate.

To apply for the position, please submit your CV and cover letter (in English), and any relevant certifications to


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