Environmental Health and Safety Officer Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Job Summary: Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the job holder will create awareness on Environment, health and safety to staff and ensure EHS requirements and standards are implemented & maintained

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Ensure compliance with Environmental, Health and Safety Laws and requirements.
  • Evaluate the workplace environment and develop safety-management policies that identify and define the safety responsibilities of all employees.
  • Continually maintain an appropriate level of awareness, knowledge and preparedness across the organization which should include first aid and fire marshals.
  • Liaise with relevant regulatory authorities on securing new, and reporting on existing operations, permits and licenses in a timely manner.
  • Lead formal risk assessment for the evaluation and management of occupational EHS hazards across the company’s activities and branches /sites.
  • Coordinate with various departments/ functional units to identify key risk areas and priorities, produce and maintain EHS risk registers.
  • Engage with, audit and report on third party contractor required to meet Corporate EHS policy and procedures.
  • Ensure all accidents and incidents are recorded, investigated and corrective and preventive actions are taken based on the findings and maintain an incident Register.
  • Prepare EHS internal and external audit schedules, ensure implementation of the same. The schedules shall include NEMA environment self-audit, OSHA audit, noise survey, fire audit and city council fire inspection and clearance.
  • Conduct fire drills and co-ordinate firefighting equipment service.
  • Schedule and facilitate safety committee meetings at a minimum quarterly.
  • Set corporate targets and goals for EHS performance improvement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Must be in possession of a science based Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.
  • Professional qualification in EHS
  • Over 2 year’s relevant experience, of which 2 years should be in a food manufacturing or hospitality industry.
  • Practical experience in Kenyan EHS regulations and the use of formal EHS risk assessments.
  • Familiarity with International Environmental Management Systems and Health and Safety Management systems.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of integrated management system ISO 9001, HACCP, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 standard plus any other management systems that may apply.


  • Good leadership skills
  • Interpersonal & good communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving.


  • Able to work under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to inspect, evaluate work of subordinates
  • Result oriented.

If the above profile describes you, this could be the big opportunity you have been looking for please send a CV and cover letter outlining your availability and salary expectations to careers@talentsolutionsmanagement.co.ke before 16th February, 2018.

Occupational Health and Safety, Hospitality and Food Industry
Updated: February 8, 2018 — 9:41 am