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Job Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Organization RWANDA TECHNICAL &VOCATIONAL EDUCATION& TRAINING BOARD
Level 3.IV Reports To SDF PROGRAMM MANAGER
No. of Positions 1 Deadline 14/Jan/2021
Job Description
Occupational Health & Safety Specialist will be responsible but not limited to the following: • Regularly conducting Occupational Health and Safety Risk Assessment. • Recording, computing and Reporting Occupational Health and Safety incidents and injuries. • Developing Occupational Health and Safety Programs. • Developing workplace safe procedures. • Build occupational Health and Safety culture in the institution. • Conducting occupational health and safety trainings. • Conducting Occupational health and safety inspections and accidents investigations. • Ensuring that Occupational Health and Safety Committees fulfil their responsibilities and supervise them. • Developing Institutional Occupational Health and Safety policy. • Putting in place emergency and first aid programs. • Ensuring that the institutions comply with National Laws and Regulations. • Analyzing Occupational accidents to which trainees of the institution may be exposed. • Conducting investigations in case an accident occurs or in occurrence of an occupational disease and propose prevention and protection measures. • Conducting investigations on occupational accidents resulting in death of a trainee or the cause of permanent disability or those which have revealed a serious danger to trainee’s health and to draw conclusions based on investigations. • Regularly submitting updated statistics on occupational accidents and diseases and make quarterly reports on the progress made towards prevention within the company. • Ensuring the implementation of workplace health and safety legislative and regulatory requirements • Providing advice on any initiative relating to the safest and reliable methods of work through the choice and adaptation of materials and equipment necessary for the work and the adjusting of workplaces. • Providing, through effective means the meaning of occupational hazard • Providing advice on health and safety training programmes and adjustment of such programmes • Examining documents specifying, for each training activity, the duration and the means allocated to achieve it and to ensure its effective implementation • Ensuring that all appropriate measures are taken to provide training of trainees and upgrade their skills in the field of occupational health and safety • Ensuring the organization and training of the team tasked with providing first
- aid at workplace and ensure that it is provided with equipment necessary for discharging its duties in case any hazard occurs • Sensitizing workers on workplace health and safety related issues and develop a culture of prevention of occupational accidents and hazards and the fight against any other public health danger.
Job Profile
Minimum Qualification At least Master’s Degree in Environmental Health Sciences, Public Health, Environmental Engineering with a certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and (3) years of working experiences in the area of Occupational Health and Safety or bachelor’s degree in the above
- mentioned fields and five (5) years of working experiences in the area of Occupational Health and Safety. Required Competencies and Key Technical Skills Occupational Health and Safety Specialist should have the following competencies and technical skills: • Experience in conducting Occupational Health and Safety and Risk Assessment. • Experience in computing Occupational Safety and Health statistics according to International standards. • Experience in developing Occupational Health and Safety programs. • Experience in developing institutional safety procedures. • Proven ability to conduct training. • Ability to conduct Occupational Health and Safety inspections and incidents investigations. • Excellent understanding of current trends in national, regional, and international development of TVET • Demonstrable strategic vision for the development of innovation, knowledge transfers and industry
- training partnerships in TVET • Proven organizational leadership and change management experience • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational management, • High ethical standards, integrity, accountability, and professionalism and comply with the requirements of the workplace • Strong academic credibility, intellectual curiosity and sympathy for the values and culture of National employment program, including its trainees and their concerns. • Having skills in standards about occupational health and safety to lessen burden of injuries and diseases in workplace. •Proof of working experience is compulsory