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Health And Safety Officer

Closing: Jun 14, 2024

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Published: May 30, 2024 (19 days ago)

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Overview of Sanivation

Sanivation is a pioneering social enterprise dedicated to providing clean, safe, and efficient sanitation services to urbanizing communities in low-income countries. Operating in Kenya since 2014, we partner with local governments to deliver comprehensive solutions from research and design to implementation and monitoring.

Our mission is to make cities across Africa clean, healthy, and productive by offering safe and sustainable sanitation services. With a deep understanding of local contexts and market-driven models, we ensure lasting solutions that positively impact people and their surroundings.

With a team of over 60 local staff and international experts, we collaborate with a range of private and public sector partners, including renowned organizations like the World Bank, UNICEF, and USAID. Featured in the Netflix documentary "Brave Blue World" and recognized by Forbes and Fast Company, we're at the forefront of innovative sanitation solutions.

Join us in driving positive change and shaping the future of sustainable sanitation.

About our team and culture:

Our team culture at Sanivation is one of collaboration, innovation, and passion for what we do. We believe in fostering an environment where everyone feels empowered to contribute their ideas and expertise, regardless of their role or background. We embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and learning, and we celebrate our successes as a team. If you're looking to join a dynamic and supportive work environment where you can make a meaningful impact, we'd love to have you on board!

About the Role

This health and Safety Officer will work closely with the Naivasha Treatment Plant site administration team, safety crew leaders and operational staff to ensure that improved Health and Safety processes, culture, data and compliance are implemented. The Health and Safety Officer will be accountable for Health and Safety across the company, taking responsibility on companywide Health and Safety improvements and supporting the responsible safety crew leaders for the implementation of Health and Safety at various sites and teams.


Responsibilities
Overview of Sanivation

Sanivation is a pioneering social enterprise dedicated to providing clean, safe, and efficient sanitation services to urbanizing communities in low-income countries. Operating in Kenya since 2014, we partner with local governments to deliver comprehensive solutions from research and design to implementation and monitoring.

Our mission is to make cities across Africa clean, healthy, and productive by offering safe and sustainable sanitation services. With a deep understanding of local contexts and market-driven models, we ensure lasting solutions that positively impact people and their surroundings.

With a team of over 60 local staff and international experts, we collaborate with a range of private and public sector partners, including renowned organizations like the World Bank, UNICEF, and USAID. Featured in the Netflix documentary "Brave Blue World" and recognized by Forbes and Fast Company, we're at the forefront of innovative sanitation solutions.

Join us in driving positive change and shaping the future of sustainable sanitation.

About our team and culture:

Our team culture at Sanivation is one of collaboration, innovation, and passion for what we do. We believe in fostering an environment where everyone feels empowered to contribute their ideas and expertise, regardless of their role or background. We embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and learning, and we celebrate our successes as a team. If you're looking to join a dynamic and supportive work environment where you can make a meaningful impact, we'd love to have you on board!

About the Role

This health and Safety Officer will work closely with the Naivasha Treatment Plant site administration team, safety crew leaders and operational staff to ensure that improved Health and Safety processes, culture, data and compliance are implemented. The Health and Safety Officer will be accountable for Health and Safety across the company, taking responsibility on companywide Health and Safety improvements and supporting the responsible safety crew leaders for the implementation of Health and Safety at various sites and teams.


Lead processes and initiatives

  • Design and implement Health and Safety process and policy updates

  • Organize regular inspections and risk assessments to ensure hazards and defects are troubleshot and rectified immediately.

  • Ensure Health and Safety response to all company incidences

  • Lead the company Health and Safety administration committee

  • Ensure Health and Safety committee meetings are held regularly and stay relevant in supporting health and safety practices
  • Build Health and Safety culture

    • Lead the implementation of Health and Safety training, audits, drills and processes
      to ensure compliance and understanding of Health and Safety processes and systems

  • Ensure Health and Safety capacity of all site teams and site leaders

  • Support positive Health and Safety culture issuing warnings and caution to teams
    for enforce health and safety processes

  • Responsible for identifying and recognizing Health and Safety champions
  • Health and Safety compliance

    • Ensure companywide Health and Safety compliance including statutory
      compliance requirements

  • Accountable for each site being Health and Safety compliant, ensuring sites
    maintain compliance at all times.

  • Responsible for ensuring contractors are compliant to company policy and the legislation of Health and safety.

  • Responsible for ensuring Company-wide Health and Safety data monitoring and reporting.
  • Qualifications:

    • Diploma in Health and Safety or related degree

  • 3-5 years of experience in health and safety roles at busy sites

  • DOSH/NEBOSH certified

  • In-depth understanding of OSHA regulations, DOSH guidelines, and other relevant health and safety legislation

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • Good analytical and strategic thinking skills and attention to details

  • Proficiency in using standard office software (e.g., MS Office Suite)
  • Working Relationship with teams:

    • Collaborate with project managers and site managers

  • Finance and Procurement teams

  • Liaises with emergency service providers, security agencies, hospitals and fire departments.

  • Collaborate with business partners such as funders and project implementors.

  • Location:

    The health and Safety officer will be based in Naivasha

    Compensation:

    Sanivation offers a competitive compensation package and the opportunity to work in a flexible, fun, and supportive environment. Join our team and enjoy a rewarding career with ample growth prospects.

    Extra Perks:

    • Mission-driven team & work

  • Healthcare coverage for you

  • Professional development opportunities

  • Leave allowance package

  • Regular events planned by our inclusivity committee

  • Free daily lunch at the office
  • Data and airtime

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