Search jobs

Related jobs

More environment & natural resources jobs...

Health/Safety/Environment Specialist

Remuneration:negotiable negotiable depending on experience 
Benefits:lucrative
Location:Pretoria
Education level:Degree
Job level:Management (Snr - Executive, 5+ yrs)
Job policy:Employment Equity position, Disabled position
Type: 4years
Reference:#37292
Company:United Nations Development Programme


Job description

Health and safety, in particular, are incredibly important due to the risk of injury and death due to explosive hazards. The HSE Specialist will be responsible for assisting UNDP Peace and Security Cluster (PSC), particularly its Project Units, to reconcile existing mine action and other construction policies, standards and systems with UNDP Environmental Management System (EMS) and the Health & Safety (HS) system. The HSE Specialist will report to the Manager, Risk, Quality and Partnerships (RQP).

Working with us

UNDP believes that an inclusive culture attracts the best talent. Our diverse workforce delivers effectively by tapping into different perspectives, experiences, knowledge and approaches. We are leveraging our workforce’s potential, and achieving greater organizational excellence. UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. UNDP Passionate applicants should send their recent CV and cover letter accordingly. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Functional responsibilities

Reporting to the Risk, Quality, and Partnerships Manager, the HSE Specialist will:
  • Contribute to the analysis of UNDP’s HSE risk profile and determination of key controls;
  • Provide technical advice to project developers on what needs to be included in project proposals to embed HSE management into new projects;
  • Carry out training on EMS and HS in line with UNDP standards and best practices;
  • Implement the process for incident reporting and analysis and for carrying out quantitative analysis of HSE performance;
  • Assist project teams to develop and implement Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) and Health & Safety plans;
  • Assist UNDP Project Units to establish monitoring of HSE performance through inspections, meetings, reporting and internal auditing;
  • Assist UNDP Project Units to embed HSE issues into the processes of design and construction of infrastructure;
  • Assist UNDP Project Units to meet UNDP HSE standards and, if necessary, to prepare for and meet the requirements of external audits for ISO 14 001 and OHSAS 18 001;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the quality assurance system for mine action and construction sites.


Education:
  • Advanced university degree (master or equivalent) in Health and Safety Management, Occupational Medicine, Environmental Science/Management, Civil Engineering, Natural Sciences or other relevant discipline with three years of relevant experience is required; OR
  • First-level university degree (bachelor or equivalent) in Health and Safety Management, Occupational Medicine, Environmental Science/Management, Civil Engineering, Natural Sciences or other relevant discipline with Five years of relevant experience is required.
Work Experience:
  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in the area of environmental, health, or safety management systems.
  • Experience in any mine action, civil or industrial construction, manufacturing or similar production environments is required.
  • Experience in the delivery of environmental and health and safety management systems (preferably certified) in construction, manufacturing, mining or similar production environments is desired.
  • Relevant experience working in developed or developing countries is required.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English both oral and written, is required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN official language is an asset but not a requirement.
Competencies
  • Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.
  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast-paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.


Company Description

UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. Integrity upholds the professionalism of UNDP staff; it is the backbone of efficiency. Our staff exhibits Professionalism by demonstrating competence in their areas of expertise, commitment and pride in their work. Diversity is one of the defining features of the United Nations and the Organization recognizes that the diversity of its staff is an asset in tackling its complex tasks; these are UNDP Values. We are individually and collectively responsible for nurturing and promoting an organizational culture of ethics and integrity where we respect and uphold the organization’s values, and where staff are empowered and motivated to deliver sustainable development results. We continuously seek and recruit people who are fair, impartial and honest. We value dynamic and adaptable persons who are not afraid to think creatively and are proactive, flexible and responsive.

Posted on 04 Jun 13:52

Apply by email

Mark Brown
jobs.erecruit@careers-undp.org

Or apply with your Biz CV

Create your CV once, and thereafter you can apply to this ad and future job ads easily.


Senior Language Specialist - Afrikaans
Pretoria, Centurion
IS jy ’n Afrikaanse taalfoendi en taalversorger wat koppeltekenfoute en verkeerde kommas uitsnuffel? Steek dit jou dwars in die krop om “altwee”...
23 hours ago
New Business Sales Solutions Specialist
Pretoria
Summit, part of the Invictus Education Group, is recruiting for a New Business Sales Solutions Specialist based at it’s Pretoria office.
2 days ago
Pay-Per-Click Specialist
Johannesburg, Fourways R 25000 - R 35000 per month neg
Our client, a leading digital and PR consultancy, is looking to appoint a dynamic, highly analytical digital expert who has specialised in pay-per-click...
3 days ago
Digital Marketing Specialist
Johannesburg R 28000 - R 35000 per month
An international software firm is looking to employ a Digital Marketing Specialist Responsibilities: Developing creative and engaging social media strategiesDigital...
15 Jul 2021
Azure Cloud Specialist - Azure DataLake/DataBricks
Johannesburg
A leading global provider of End-to-end Software and Cloud Technology Solutions seeks a highly skilled Azure Cloud Specialist to join its team.
6 Jul 2021
Splunk Project Specialist
Pretoria, Menlyn
Recognized internationally, this Leading First Class Motoring House is URGENTLY scouting for a talented Splunk Onboarding Project Specialist to join their amazing...
5 Jul 2021
Mid-Level SEO Specialist
Johannesburg, Ilovo
Main purpose of the SEO Specialist will be to provide analysis of all client/s website and social media pages, then making strategic recommendations for improvement and...
CBR Marketing Solutions
5 Jul 2021
PPC Specialist
Johannesburg, Fourways R 30000 - R 40000 per month neg
Our client, a leading digital and PR consultancy, is looking to appoint a dynamic, highly analytical digital expert who has specialised in pay-per-click...
5 Jul 2021
Senior Language Specialist - Afrikaans
Pretoria, Centurion
IS jy ’n Afrikaanse taalfoendi en taalversorger wat koppeltekenfoute en verkeerde kommas uitsnuffel? Steek dit jou dwars in die krop om “altwee”...
4 Jul 2021
Digital Marketing Specialist - Tech
Johannesburg R 30000 - R 40000 per month
Our client is global tech consultancy that been established for over 10 years.
1 Jul 2021
Digital Media Specialist
Johannesburg, Bryanston
We look forward to receiving applications from super-talented media specialists to join our creative agency, working closely with our accounts and social media...
SoulProviders Collective
30 Jun 2021
Technical Lead/Python or Java Cloud Specialist
Johannesburg, Midrand
We are looking for a Technical Lead / Senior Developer in Python or Java that is a Cloud Specialist to join the clients existing team of unshakable cloud engineers...
29 Jun 2021
Integration Specialist
Johannesburg
Our Nomad Now client, is looking for an Integration Specialist to assist the team in developing and maintaining integration end-point, processes, and scripts between...
24 Jun 2021
Marketing, PR and Communications Specialist
Johannesburg, Sandton
As is clearly implied in the job title, this is a Senior integrated role incorporating Marketing, PR & Communications.
22 Jun 2021
Social Media Campaign and Content Specialist
Johannesburg, Midrand
We are looking for a Social Media Campaign & Content Specialist who can thrive in a fast-paced environment, has ideas with a strategic edge and analytical...
21 Jun 2021
Digital Marketing Specialist
Johannesburg, Midrand
Level: Upper Mid Level Role Job Description Objectives of this Role: Work closely with retail manager, design team and digital team to meet company...
18 Jun 2021
ICT Sales Specialist
Johannesburg, Bryanston R 20000 - R 25000 per month
A start-up ICT company is looking for a Sales Specialist who will be able to hit the ground running with minimum supervision.
17 Jun 2021
Senior Java Developer Specialist
Johannesburg
Are you looking for a new opportunity in a world class technology environment? If so, a German Manufacturing business based in Midrand is looking for a Senior Java...
11 Jun 2021
PPC Specialist
Johannesburg, Illovo
CBR Marketing is looking for highly motivated and experienced individual to join our Search Engine Marketing department in capacity of a PPC Specialist.
CBR Marketing Solutions
31 May 2021
Paid Media Specialist
Johannesburg
Our Nomad Now client is a leading online marketplace looking for an energetic individual to maintain and setup paid media campaigns.  Are you keen to optimise...
28 May 2021
Senior Java Specialist - AWS
Pretoria R 720 - R 900 per hour
An opportunity for Java developer/AWS cloud specialists to work with a forward-thinking team that’s building electric next-generation automotive machinery is...
26 May 2021
Senior Java Specialist - AWS
Pretoria R 720 - R 900 per hour
An opportunity for Java developer/AWS cloud specialists to work with a forward-thinking team that’s building electric next-generation automotive machinery is...
26 May 2021
Senior Java/AWS Cloud Specialist
Pretoria R 900 - R 950 per hour
Our International manufacturing client with head offices based in the Pretoria area is on the hunt for an exceptional senior Java developer/senior AWS cloud...
26 May 2021
Senior Influencer - PR Agency
Johannesburg, Bryanston R 35000 - R 40000 per month neg
A highly successful public relations agency is looking for someone to assume a senior role within the influencer team, consisting of a campaign manager and a...
1 day ago
Senior Audience Analyst - Contract
Johannesburg
Looking for a senior audience analyst to join a dynamic team of marketers, to work on some leading global FMCG brands within a digital agency environment.  This is...
1 day ago
Senior Quantitative Risk Analyst -Equity and Interest Rate Derivatives
Johannesburg, Sandton R 1200000 - R 1300000 per year neg
CFA and BSc (Hons) / MSc in Mathematical / Statistical / Maths of Finance (MPhil) / Financial Risk Management (FRM) / Business Mathematics / Quantitative Risk Management...
2 days ago
Technical Java Cloud Solution Architecture
Johannesburg R 800 - R 900 per hour
Are you a highly talented and skilled Solutions Architecture with experience in Enterprise Architecture and Cloud technologies?  Then apply today, a German...
14 Jul 2021
Estimator/Commercial Stock Administrator
Johannesburg
A background in packaging/label/print estimating is essential for this role. Stock management and inventory control within a carton packaging manufacturing...
13 Jul 2021
UI/UX Lead
Johannesburg
A  global online multi-cultural company is looking for a UI/UX Lead to join their dynamic team.
12 Jul 2021
More...
Let's do Biz