Environmental, Social, Health and Safety Officer Job in Kenya

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Environmental, Social, Health and Safety Officer Job in Kenya

Kentegra Biotechnology located at the EPZ Athi River is looking for an Environmental, Social, Health and Safety Officer.

This job will champion world class practices on Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental stewardship, and Sustainable Business Practices in the company as a whole in a manner that ensures we
meet and exceed legal and social expectations.

This role shall cover both the Factory (EPZ) operations and the Field Operations including the Commercial and Nursery Farms.

The Officer shall ensure compliance and also be the key advisor to Management on matters occupational health and safety, and environment as a whole.


The key tasks for this role include:-

·  Developing, implementing, and maintaining organization specific EHS programs and processes while providing the necessary leadership and accountability,

·  Ensuring regulatory compliance, emergency preparedness and fire protection,

·  Proactively conducting risk assessments and safe working procedures for all types of activities within the business,

·  Overseeing the development and implementation of systems that improve the company’s occupation health, environmental and social performance.

·  Managing and ensuring 100% compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements around operations, occupational health, safety, social and environmental issues at all Kentegra Sites.

·  Working with the Health and Safety committee or any other working teams that will be formed to ensure that all Occupational Accidents and Incidents, Environmental Incidents or events and Social risk exposures are investigated in a timely and objective fashion and that the preventive and corrective actions plans are identified and implemented.

·  Planning and conducting EHS training and coaching Operations Teams.

·  Advising the company on all responses to regulatory bodies with respect to all matters Environment, Occupational Health, Social and Safety.

·  Interfacing with regulatory agencies on behalf of the company as the need may arise and being the liaison with management on the same.

·  Ensuring effective management of pest control methods , Waste Management, Water treatment, Drainage systems management, Equipment and Personnel Hygiene, Facilitation of calibrations services and efficient supply of utilities.

·  Ensuring the remedial action plans as a result of relevant audits are implemented in a timely manner to reduce exposure.

·  Spearheading deliberate efforts to reduce the risk profile of the company such as working with contractors and service providers on site to foster a safe working environment and responsible environmental practices.

·  Implementing corrective actions to achieve compliance with applicable codes, laws, regulations,
and standards, and communicating the same to the organization.

Qualifications and work experience required for this role

·  A Minimum of a BSc in Engineering/BTEC or equivalent from an accredited university.

·  Very good and demonstrable working knowledge of the OSHA 2007 and EMCA Acts.

·  Any relevant professional certifications will be an added advantage.

·  Must be Computer literate with working knowledge on Microsoft Office Suite.

·  Must have a minimum of four years relevant working experience (manufacturing is an added advantage).

·  Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills

·  Great attention to detail

·  Good project management skills.

·  Ability to be flexible, decisive and adjusting to changing priorities and making decisions with speed based on available information

How to Apply

Please apply only if you fulfil these requirements, please email your application as one word/pdf document with the title Environmental, Social, Health and Safety Officer to info@kentegrabiotech.com by 2nd December 2022.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply for this position.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.