Job Description

Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and South Africa. This includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies, UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and several island states.

Background Information - Job-specific
UNOPS manages a range of infrastructure projects in Zimbabwe in different sectors including education, health, agriculture, and transport applying different implementation approaches such as labour-based and outsourced designers/contractors but always with direct supervision from UNOPS.

Following the devastation caused to life, livelihoods, and property by tropical storm Idai in March 2019, the WB has allocated up to US$ 75 million to finance a recovery project for Zimbabwe and the African Development Bank has allocated US$ 25 million. The projects address both early and mid-term recovery needs in multiple sectors (livelihoods, health, education, agriculture, transport). UNOPS manages the WB funds and has established a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) to engage multiple UN partner organizations to deliver specific components of ZIRP. UNOPS is the Implementation Agency for the AfDB project.

Duties and Responsibilities

The HSSE Intern will work under the supervision of the Reporting M&E Officer and will be responsible for assisting with the management of HSSE data collected under the projects implemented in UNOPS Zimbabwe. The HSSE Intern will collect, collate, and organize the HSSE data for reporting purposes and to support the decision-making of the UNOPS Zimbabwe HSSE Team

Management of HSSE Data:
Review submissions on oneUNOPS, Collect and support the preparation of monthly and quarterly HSSE Reports

Support the management of oneUNOPS Collect dashboards for projects by assisting in the preparation of site data, data collection forms, locations, and reports

Review and update HSSE documentation as needed, including Health Safety and Environmental Plans, Risk Assessments, Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs).

Review and file HSSE Incident and Near Miss reports

Collate data and information from HSSE Incidents and Near Miss reports supporting the analysis carried out by the HSSE associates.

Assist with the filing of required HSSE documentation on the induction and training of workers, contractors, Implementing Partners, UNOPS Personnel, and other project stakeholders.

Assist with the documentation of HSSE risks, issues, lessons learnt and best practices for continuous improvement

Coordination of UNOPS Zimbabwe HSSE Operations
Follow-up on HSSE Action Plans and ensure activities are completed as required

Review HSSE Site Inspections to ensure that observations are adequately closed out

Support the HSSE Associates with conducting research on HSSE issues and best practices

Support the Community Mobilizers with the management of beneficiaries including the selection, registration, filing of data, and completion of payrolls.

Assist with the training and induction of workers, contractors, Implementing Partners, UNOPS Personnel, and other project stakeholders.

Qualifications and Experience

Must be enrolled in a University Degree Programme in Civil, Structural Engineering, Environmental Management, Occupational Health & Safety, Social Development, Sustainability or other relevant disciplines from an accredited university. Applicants who have graduated from such studies within the recent three years will also be considered eligible for the position.

While no prior work experience is required, experience in report writing, project management, and management of Health, Safety, Social, and Environmental issues is highly desirable.

Full working knowledge of English is essential.

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