Chief Safety Advisor Vacancy – Umeme

Job Title:    Chief Safety Advisor
Organization: Umeme
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Report to: Managing Director
About US:
Pwc would like to recruit for
Umeme, a public company cross listed on both the Uganda Securities Exchange and
the Nairobi Securities Exchange with over 6,483 shareholders, including high
value international institutional investors. Umeme operates under a concession
with a structural monopoly in the distribution of electricity across Uganda,
distributing 99% of electricity in Uganda through a single buyer model.
Job Summary: The Chief Safety Advisor will be responsible
for the overall safety function of the company, with the responsibility for
providing advice and guidance to the senior management team on the development
of safety strategies, ensuring strict adherence to the company’s safety
standards and dealing with as well as managing external stakeholders with
regards to matters relating to safety and the environment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop
    the company’s health and safety strategies and policies;
  • Develop
    safety culture change programmes and support the managing director and
    senior management team in co-ordinating safety and environmental
    management across the entire organisation;
  • Actively
    monitor and measure safety and environmental performance through a
    published audit programme;
  • Offer
    guidance on the development of safety and environmental management systems
    that comply with international best practice;
  • Actively
    monitor changes in safety, health and environmental legislation,
    associated regulations and ensure company compliance with the changes;
  • Offer
    expert guidance to management and directors- on all matters related to safety,
    health and environment;
  • Establish
    general safety management systems and audit frameworks within the company;
  • Determine
    and manage the safety and environmental reporting to external
  • Ensure
    the company complies with safety, health and environment undertakings in
    the financing agreements;
  • Guide
    the accident investigation process and ensure reports are accurate,
    objective, timely, and valid, before submission to the senior management
    team accident review meeting;
  • Co-ordinate
    the Board sub-committee on environment safety and governance , ensuring
    governance, oversight, and engagement throughout the annual cycle;
  • Mentor
    and develop the safety and environmental officers and auditors;         
  • Identify
    and implement appropriate staff training and awareness requirements on
    safety, health and environment throughout the organisation;
  • Co-ordinate
    working groups on key safety initiatives.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or any other
    related fields
  • At
    least five years’ experience in health and safety management.
  • Possession
    of professional qualification in health and safety management is an added
  • Excellent
    communication and written skills;
  • Prior
    experience gained at a senior level with respect to health, safety and
    environment in a similar or related industry;
  • Excellent
    analytical and problem solving skills; and
  • Proficiency
    with the international health and safety standards.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates should send their applications and updated curriculum vitae in
confidence to:
Deadline: Friday, 26th
June 2015
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