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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Safaricom principal officer - health & safety job in Kenya

REF: SC&A – PO (HS) – JAN 2011

Reporting to the Senior Manager – facilities, the job holder will be responsible for developing and maintaining high standards of health and safety in the workplace in order to optimize long term staff productivity to support business growth and ensure regulatory compliance.

The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:

* Develop, implement and maintain the Health & Safety management Framework based on best practices to meet on-going and future business requirements;
* Develop and steward annual Health and Safety programs which are consistent with company Health and Safety policy;
* Formulate, develop and implement Health & Safety Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the whole company;
* Develop and maintain high standards of health and safety in terms of the work environment for all employees;
* In liaison with Human Resource and Management, identify and steward Health & Safety trainings for all employees;
* Develop and implement a comprehensive contractor safety management process;
* Develop a company wide health & safety incident log database and publish trend analysis for all reported company incidents;
* Develop and implement effective work control procedures to be utilized consistently by all employees;
* Develop and manage budgets and forecast for all health & safety related issues and provide trend analysis reports on key expenditure areas;
* Constitute and co-ordinate health and safety committees in accordance with statutory requirements and business objectives;
* Co-ordinate requisite inspections and assessments and risk reduction mitigations as required by the business.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills and competencies;

* Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Health and Safety related studies or equivalent;
* 5 years work experience in Operations and Environmental science with Health and Safety knowledge;
* At least two years operational experience in implementing Health & Safety Management Systems in a large and busy organization will be a distinct advantage;
* Thorough knowledge of Occupational Health & safety Act, Environment Management and Coordination Act, Water regulations, Air Quality regulations and other Health & Safety related regulatory requirements;
* Good understanding of Risk Assessment and Hazard analysis process;
* Good project management and co-ordination skills;
* Good understanding of incident investigation process;
* Excellent analytical skills with ability to influence and make decisions;
* A proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

If you meet the requirements and are self driven, proactive, highly innovative and up to the challenge, please send your resume and application letter quoting the job reference number to the address below. All applications must be delivered on or before Friday, 14th January 2011.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition,
Safaricom Limited.
Via email to:

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