Staff Development Manager

  • Mid-level, Volunteer opportunity
  • Posted on 8 June 2020
  • West Africa
  • Closing on 31 December 2020
  • Current

Job Description

Staff Development Manager

Summary: Responsible to oversee the design, planning, and implementation of appropriate training programs in accordance to the needs of the ship community.

Our volunteers are important to us, which is why we have our Staff Development team. This team of volunteers serve as the “trainers” of the ships, spending their days teaching the volunteer crew professional and personal development skills including language, software, management, and more.

In conjunction with those based in our host country, the Staff Development Manager is also tasked with equipping our crew with knowledge of our host nation, its culture, its people, ensuring we are the best possible guests everywhere we go.

“As Staff Development Manager, you get the joy of equipping crew to love and serve more effectively, seeing them grow as they discover new perspectives and cultures…all while growing in the same areas yourself!”

Briana Morrison, Former Staff Development Manager

The Staff Development Manager volunteer position, part of the Staff Development department, will be located on the Africa Mercy and Global Mercy, the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ships.

The preferred minimum time commitment for this role is two years and requires successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date.

Are you interested in coming with your family? This position may qualify for a family cabin on board! Please refer to the Family FAQs for more information.

Qualifications Required:

  • Adult education background required
  • Minimum of two years of Mercy Ships experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • International Driver’s Permit required

Questions about this information? Send us an email! Our recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach us at

Closing Date: End of the year

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