Health, Safety & Environment Coordinator Jobs – Hima Cement

Job Title:    Health, Safety & Environment Coordinator

Organisation: Hima Cement Ltd

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Plant Health, Safety & Environment Engineer

Vacancy Code: OHSECX01


About US:

Hima Cement Ltd. is a subsidiary of Bamburi Cement Ltd which is a member of the Holcim Group. Holcim is the leading producer of building materials in the world. At Hima Cement, our Vision is “To be the preferred provider of cement and concrete based building solutions in East Africa with a strong focus on customer experience.”


Job Summary:  The Health, Safety & Environment Coordinator mainly develops, communicates and implements unit programs that complies with Health Safety and Environment Holcim Group Standards, relevant local legislation and any other standards, regulations or other requirements through obtaining management commitment, participation, involvement that translate into change of behaviours of workers in industrial, quarries and logistics.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and maintain unit health safety and environment programs aligned to the Group standards;
  • Carry out regular induction of all contractors and new employees to sensitize the workers on OHS risks in the plant;
  • Conduct regular inspection of equipment, Job Safety Assessments, Safe Work Systems and provide recommendations with follow-up to ensure HSE performance improvement.
  • Conduct risk assessment audits within the industrial, quarries and logistics space;
  • Monitor compliance to HSE legal and other requirements to which the operations subscribe to, including industrial best practices;
  • Conduct regular PPE audits to ensure that all workers are wearing adequate and appropriate protective gear;
  • Drive effective implementation of Critical Controls and Boots on Ground HSE programs in order to drive a zero harm culture across the business unit;
  • Liaise with the operations team to ensure that pollution control measures, emissions
  • monitoring systems and discharge are in place and compliant to applicable laws, regulations and standards;
  • Conduct regular HSE related coaching, trainings and awareness programs for all workers;
  • Conduct annual Health and Safety culture surveys
  • Develop and monitor unit annual Health Safety and Environment Improvement Plans
  • Participate in data capture of environmental parameters during the annual sustainability reporting campaign;
  • Conduct annual unit gap/self-assessments according to the Holcim HS standards;
  • Actively participate in annual Group HS Audits conducted within the plant;
  • Participate in technical evaluation of HSE aspects during procurement and contracting (including regular monitoring of SHE performance of contracts during and after execution)
  • Participate and review HS requirements in design and installation of new and modified facilities and equipment;
  • Ensure that unit HSE committee is functional;
  • Provide quality assurance and guidance in the review of Statutory reports, Environmental Impact Assessment and Audits of projects within the Plant
  • Conduct site verification to verify effectiveness of mitigation measures arising from audits, assessments and statutory inspections conducted by stakeholders
  • Prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports to NEMA and other key stakeholders
  • Develop and challenge annual unit HSE budgets
  • Participate in industrial and road incident investigations to determine root causes and
  • corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence;
  • Conduct drills and coordinate all emergencies in the areas of HSE including pandemics to ensure safety of lives of workers;
  • Participate and monitor the performance of Area Management programs
  • Liaise with HR to ensure that regular occupational health assessments are conducted for
  • workers;
  • Coordinate timely collection of hazardous wastes by licensed companies;
  • Solicit and or generate innovative ideas and approaches to solve persistent HSE related

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelors Degree in Health, Safety and Environment, Engineering or a related discipline from a recognized University
  • A globally recognised professional Health & Safety qualification such as NEBOSH, IOSH, ISO, and NOSA is an added advantage.
  • Three years of experience in the field of Health, Safety and Environment management capacity
  • Attained skill proficiency in the development of Safety Management System and Safe Work Culture; establishing of policies, procedures and guidelines; conducting risk assessment, audit, and accident investigation; managing of contractors; and facilitating training.
  • Well-versed with all the relevant local Health & Safety acts, regulations, guidelines & code of practices.
  • Communication skills
  • Team spirit
  • Driving for results
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to details, accuracy/Precision
  • Customer focus
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Integrity and value:
  • Courage, honesty and integrity



  • Hima cement will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate.
  • Hima Cement Limited is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
  • Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
  • Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Qualified females are greatly encouraged to apply
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


How to Apply:

All candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, should send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address (Email your application and CV to and let’s save the environment).


The Plant Human Resource Manager

Hima Cement Ltd

Plot 838, Namanve Industrial Area.

P.O Box 7230

Kampala, Uganda


Deadline: 3rd November 2021


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