Safety, Health and Environment Officer Job Opportunities – Namakera Mining Company Limited

Job Title:          Safety, Health and Environment
Officer
Organisation: Namakera Mining Company Limited
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Namakera Mining Company Limited is a mining company located in Eastern
Uganda near the towns of Mbale and Tororo, approx. 190 km from the Uganda
capital, Kampala and close to the border with Kenya. The Namekara Vermiculite
deposit is hosted in the Bukusu Complex, one of a number of Carbonatites in the
Uganda/Kenya border area and the only one known to host commercially viable
vermiculite. Namekara is the registered holder of Mining License ML 4651, upon
which it operates the Namakera Vermiculite Mine and conducts exploration
activities on the Busumbu Phosphate Project. Namekara is also the registered
holder of Exploration License EL 1534 that covers the majority of the Bukusu
Complex and which is also considered prospective for vermiculite, phosphate,
copper, iron, zircon and rare earths mineralisation.
Job Summary: The Safety,
Health and Environment Officer will support the mine located in Manafwa
District, Eastern Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 
The incumbent will be required among
other things, to achieve the following;
  • Promote occupational health, safety and
    environmental programmes at the mine
  • Conduct Health, Safety, and Environment
    (HSE) training programmes for management, supervisors and employees
  • Carry out risk assessments and HSE audits,
    recommend necessary remedial action to management and carry out the
    required remedial actions
  • Ensure organisational compliance with all
    HSE related national legislation in Uganda
  • Help supervise the investigation of
    occupational accidents and incidents and generate action plans aimed at
    preventing the recurrence of similar incidence.
  • Assist management in developing and
    implementing an operation specific Behaviour Based Safety management
    system.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:   
The ideal candidate would have the
following attributes and qualifications;
  • A degree in environmental science or any
    other acceptable qualification in Occupational Health and Safety
  • At least two to three years’ experience in
    a similar position in mining or in a heavy manufacturing industry setting
  • Must be a mature and self-motivated
    individual capable of working with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge and experience of working with
    HSE systems such as OHSAS will be a distinct advantage
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Ability to communicate in the local
    language (Lumasaba) is critical for this position and will be a distinct
    advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications together with copies of relevant certificates and CVs to;
The Office of Human Resource Superintendent,
Namekara Site          
Manafwa
Email to: vacancies@namekara.com
NB: Any active canvassing
will automatically disqualify candidates.
Deadline: 16th March 2018
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