Senior Officer Occupational Safety and Health UNRA Jobs – Uganda National Roads Authority

Organisation: Uganda
National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head Environment
and Social Safeguards
Ref: UNRA NP1/2017/EXT
About UNRA:
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by an Act of
Parliament; The Uganda National Authority Act, No. 15 of 2006. UNRA became
operational on 1st July 2008.  The
mandate of UNRA is to develop and maintain the national roads network, advise
Government on general roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport
concerns, among others.
Job Summary: The Senior
Officer Occupational Safety and Health will be responsible for reviewing,
evaluating and analyzing work environments and designing programs, policies and
procedures that prevent harm to individuals which may be caused by physical,
chemical and biological agents or ergonomic factors. S/He will report directly
to the Head Environment and Social Safeguard and work closely with the
Directorate of Human Resource.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Identify hazards in the workplace,
    projects and demonstrate how to recognize and predict hazards;
  • Design and implement safety and health
    procedures and processes that help protect workers from potentially
    hazardous work conditions;
  • Inspect and evaluate workplace, project
    environments, equipment and practices for compliance with government
    health and safety standards and regulations as well as best international
    practice;
  • Conduct audits of hazardous substances on
    project site and in working environments by collecting samples of dust,
    gases, vapors and other potentially toxic materials for analysis;
  • Provide procedures for proper disposal of
    waste and waste management;
  • Conduct safety training for staff and
    demonstrate the use of safety equipment;
  • Inspect specified project areas to ensure
    the presence of safety equipment, fire prevention equipment and first aid
    supplies;
  • Develop and update project emergency
    response plans and procedures;
  • Monitor the adequacy of office furniture,
    ventilation, equipment, lighting and other conditions that could affect
    employee health, comfort or performance;
  • Investigate and maintain a log of
    accidents or near misses that occur on projects, workplace and uncovering
    patterns in accident data.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Senior Officer
    Occupational Safety and Health career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Mechanical or Chemistry or Environmental Management or related
    field;
  • A minimum of five years of professional
    experience in Safety and Health preferably in the road sector;
  • Possession of NEBOSH (National Examination
    Board in Occupational Safety and Health) . Added Advantage will be given
    to candidates with knowledge of International safeguards and Environmental
    sustainability Policy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills;
  • High skills in building and managing
    relationships in a diverse working environment;
  • Impeccable level of integrity;
  • Good track record of outstanding
    performance;
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills
    are preferred.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications online at the link below. Please follow the instructions at the
link below.
Deadline: 10th October 2017
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