Occupational Safety Specialist Job in Kenya (6 Months Renewable Contract)

Apr 16, 2013

Occupational Safety Specialist Required

Job description
1. Monitor compliance with Labor laws and OHS legislation
  • Ensure identification, monitoring and review of relevant OHS legislation and regulation
  • Secure the legal compliance check is conducted at least once a year.
  • Ensure Legal Management is maintained (Review, Legal Register, Compliance Check).
  • Advise on legislation changes if operation will be affected significantly.
2. Monitor Supplier OHS performance
  • Support Sourcing organization with Supplier Assessments and follow up the Supplier Evaluation
  • Evaluate Supplier performance on OHS requirements
  • Monitor ASP performance post contract award
  • Provide feedback on evaluation findings to relevant business/ project managers
3. Apply and facilitate execution of OHS policies and directives
  • Drive OHS management review at least once a year
  • Provide all relevant results and information for OHSAS 18001 System in EMT meeting
  • Ensure that OHS regional management is aligned with OHS Global Instructions and guidelines
  • Guide implementation of Risk Assessment  process within the organization
  • Provide support with analysis based upon the outcome of the compiled results of Risk Assessments
  • Ensure an annual Risk Assessment  is carried out on a regional level and report the result to Group OHS
  • Ensure that OHS audits, assessments and inspections are conducted.
  • Follow up results of external audits and secure that the corrective actions are set up, executed and closed ollow up the internal corrective actions up to their closing.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant standard
  • Carry out Audits, assessments and inspections covering OHS issues
4. Manage OHS reporting and incident management
  • Report major incidents and potential high risk near misses in OHS SIMS.
  • Ensure that incidents are reported and investigated according to OHS procedures
  • Prepare incident statistics and trends.
  • Provide monthly and quarterly reports
  • Provide OHS-reports as required by customers
  • Establish regional  reporting network in order to be able to compile monthly and quarterly reports.
5. Provide functional OHS expertise
  • Define regional/ country/ unit training requirements
  • Define Training Plan (Matrix)
  • Evaluate external OHS training providers
  • Map which training can be provided internally (e.g class-room training) externally or on-line
  • Ensure implementation of OHS Campaigns and promotions
  • Support and guide routines for employee participation according to OHS procedures
  • Manage relationships with authorities
6. Develop OHS regional strategy aligned to global OHS framework
  • Appoint roles and responsibilities and establish an OHS regional organization and its governance
  • Define the structure and the OHS competence needs in each region.
  • Organize and lead regular meetings with nominated employees with OHS responsibilities
  • Review procedures and changes to OHS instructions and guideline with the Group OHS Management
  • Develop Regional OHS communication plan
  • Set Regional/ Country/ Unit OHS Targets, KPIs, Plan & Programs
Academic qualifications

Qualifications and Experience  
  • Bachelor degree and recognized formal OHS qualification e.g. degree or diploma
  • Post Grad / Degree and MSc in OHS Health and Safety Management
  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health or other recognized certification)
Other Skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Risk Management Skills
  • Audit & Assessment Skills
  • Local Laws & Regulations Knowledge
Behavioral Competencies
  • Writing and reporting,
  • Analyzing, Planning and organizing,
  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations,
  • Following instructions and procedures,
  • Adapting and responding to change.
  • Persuading and Influencing,
If you have what it takes to undertake the above tasks, sent your resume to recruitment@viscarcapacity.com. 

Let the subject of the mail be OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY SPECIALIST.

 Kindly note that this job is a 6 month renewable contract job. 

Deadline for submission is 18th April 2013 noon.


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