The Health, Safety, Social andEnvironmental (HSSE) Officer will report directly to the Head of Programme andensure full coordination with the different programmes and projects’ teams(Programme/Project Managers, Site Engineers and others). In general, the mainduties of the HSSE Analyst include ensuring compliance with local regulationsand UNOPS rules as it relates to occupational health and safety, social andenvironmental management, and to provide advice, training on measures needed tominimize hazards and social/environmental impacts in construction sites. TheHSSE Analyst needs to establish a safeworkplace according to legal standards and foster a culture of attention tohealth, safety, social and environment management in all work sites throughout theprojects’ life cycle.
More specifically, the HSSE Analystwill be responsible for the following substantive tasks:
Provide technical advice to project developers and programme managers on what needs to be included in project proposals to embed HSSE management into new projects. Support the production and review health, safety, social and environmental management plans, on a regular basis and ensure these are up to date at all times. Support project staff, contractors, consultants, implementing partners and other stakeholders on various safety, health, social and environmental related matters related to project implementation. Support the Programme/Projects’ teams in raising awareness on health and safety issues among project staff, consultants, contractors, implementing partners and other stakeholders and within UNOPS in general, working closely with the UNOPS Regional and Head Quarter HSE Unit. Conduct risk assessment and enforce preventative measures on HSSE. Assist, organize and conduct HSSE training for UNOPS project team, contractors, consultants, implementing partners and other stakeholders. Assist installations, maintenance and disposal of substances, plant and equipment etc. to ensure they are done in conformity with applicable laws and industry best practice. Support the recording and investigate incidents (including near misses) to determine the cause and to propose improvements to processes in the future. Prepare reports on incidents (including near misses) and compile statistical information to present to management on HSSE matters. Ensure a safe workplace environment is maintained at all times without risk to health and safety of everyone including workers, UNOPS staff, other stakeholders and general public. Ensure that all Health & Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated. Co-ordinate the development of HSSE guidelines and operating procedures. Assist health and safety training records are documented. Support programme of documented HSSE inspections, audits and checks. Assist and conduct a structured programme of health & safety training (including a well-developed induction program) for project staff, contractors, implementing partners, consultants and other stakeholders. Support with all aspects of relevant health, safety & welfare at work legislation and communicate relevant changes to the stakeholders. Provide and assist in regular reports to the Head of Programme on relevant HSSE activities. Participate in regular site meetings to report on relevant HSSE matters and to provide necessary advice. Any other related tasks assigned.
Assist programmes/projects to meet UNOPS HSE standards and to prepare for and meet the requirements of external audits for ISO 14 001 and OHSAS 18 001;