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Health and Safety Officer

ne Acre Fund
 

Job Location: Kakamega, Kenya
 
Commitment: Project Position
Organization Description: One Acre Fund is a start-up NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential.
One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a “market bundle” that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access.
Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.  We are growing quickly.

In six years, we have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 1,000 full-time field staff.

Job Description: One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; increasing the number of sublocations and districts we work in each year.

We are about to construct a new office facility to accommodate around 250 employees and a residential facility with 60 dwellings in the Kakamega region.
We are seeking individuals to manage the health and safety standards of on-site construction activities on behalf of One Acre Fund.
Contract details: Project and subject to performance, possibly leading to a permanent positionCandidate Profile Interested Applicants must meet the following criteria and requirements (all of equal importance):

  • Experience of working on large scale construction projects, with proof of being able to address health and safety issues on construction projects;
  • Preferably 5+ years’ experience in a role relating to construction health and safety;
  • Excellent people management skills;
  • Good ability of working in a team situation;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Good computer literacy and database management abilities;
  • Quick learner and team player;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator in English and Kiswahili;
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility;
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity;
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision;
Roles and Responsibilities
  • To be One Acre Fund’s full time health and safety representative on-site throughout the construction phase;
  • Manage the appointed contractor efficiently to ensure that the project is built safely;
  • Deliver One Acre Fund site inductions to every new worker on site, outlining the health and safety expectations of the site;
  • Enforcing One Acre Fund’s high standards of safety throughout the construction phase;
  • Developing training sessions and regular toolbox talks (short training sessions) for all staff on site, as well as operation specific training as required;
  • Monitor the provision and upkeep of welfare facilities for the workforce;
  • Represent One Acre Fund in a professional manner, reporting on safety issues and developing a culture of safe working;
  • Manage the recording of daily on-site activities;
  • Report to One Acre Fund Construction Manager;
  • Provide constructive feedback to One Acre Fund of ways to improve the safety of the construction process, and to be constantly looking to deliver a high quality project and ensure that best practice is followed.
  • One Acre Fund aims to deliver both of these projects with zero accidents.  This role will be fundamental in delivering that goal.
Career Growth and Development: One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills.
We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews.
We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
 
Compensation: Competitive Salary.
 
Benefits:  Airtime, Transportation allowances and performance based Incentive
Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.
One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
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