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Environment, Health & Safety Manager and Employee Health Specialist Jobs in Kenya

GSK is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. We research, develop, produce and market vaccines and medicines to target unmet medical needs.

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Exciting career opportunities have risen for highly motivated and enterprising individuals to join the organizations’ Global Manufacturing and Supply Business.

Environment, Health & Safety Manager

The successful candidate’s principal purpose will be to co-ordinate all EHS activities in GSK’s Nairobi Likoni Road site so as to ensure compliance with all relevant legal and GSK Corporate requirements.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Support the EHS Lead in implementing GSK Corporate EHS Policies and effective risk control measures in accordance with local legislation and corporate standards.
  • Maintain the EHS Management Systems to capture Key Performance Indicator data and generate timely and accurate reports.
  • Develop and conduct EHS training programs to sensitize and train all staff, visitors and on-site contractors of the risks associated with their various operations.
  • Monitor compliance with safety standards, effectiveness of safety measures and opportunities for improvement, through daily GEMBA walks and EHS inspections.
  • Organize EHS Level 1 and 2 Audits for all the various functions on site.
  • Recommend and ensure the use of the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) relevant to the tasks performed as identified from risk assessments.
  • Ensure all EHS high risk activities are properly assessed for risks, proper permits issued, precautions taken and proper safety procedures are followed.
  • Ensure the disposal of the waste generated on site is carried out in accordance will all relevant regulations.
  • Assist in investigating and reporting of EHS adverse events.
Qualifications & Knowledge:
  • University degree in Engineering or Physical sciences
  • Qualification in Environmental management and /or Occupational Health & Safety
  • At least 3 years relevant industry experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
  • Knowledge of local environmental, health and safety laws.
  • Experience in EHS Auditing
Employee Health Specialist

The successful candidate’s principle purpose will be to establish and maintain viable Occupational Health and Hygiene programmes that enhance employee wellness by implementing necessary procedures in compliance with GSK Corporate EHS requirements and local regulatory agencies.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate occupational risks and illnesses as well as other EHS adverse events and track actions to closure to ensure a safe working environment at all times.
  • Facilitate and implement annual medical examinations for staff to ensure any occupational hazard exposures are identified and corrected in compliance with local regulatory and GSK corporate requirements.
  • Implement pre-placement medical examination procedures to ensure continued individual capability and protection against potential hazards at the intended workplace.
  • Facilitate and determine the access of staff to off-site medical services including follow-ups.
  • Determine and maintain the sequence of response to occupational health emergencies including provision of first aid at local point, medical emergency response at the staff clinic, and facilitation of transfer to off-site emergency units including subsequent follow up where necessary, to ensure staff receive quality/professional health care.
  • Complete investigations of all reported occupational injuries and illnesses, and track actions for reporting to Corporate EHS and other regulatory bodies as may be required to ensure regulatory and global compliance
  • Carry out general inspections of workplace areas for safe working conditions to ensure safety at all times.
Qualifications & Knowledge:
  • Diploma level or higher in clinical medicine or nursing.
  • Minimum 5yrs relevant experience.
  • Experience in occupational health and safety and hygiene.
  • Excellent Communication and presentation skills.
  • Confidentiality.
Interested candidates should apply stating their overall suitability for the position together with a detailed CV accompanied by copies of their certificates to:

The application deadline is 1 August 2011

Kindly note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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