West Kenya Sugar Company Environment Health and Safety Officer Job in Kenya


Job Title: Environment Health and Safety Officer

West Kenya Sugar Company Limited is a leading sugar processing firm based in Kakamega County with outstation units in Busia and Bungoma counties respectively. We produce the popular Kabras Premium White Sugar and Kabras Brown Sugar.

We have invested heavily in an ultra-modern, sugar processing plant located in Kakamega County and take great pride in growing our market share by producing exceptional sugar. Over 60,000 small-scale sugar cane farmers are contracted by West Kenya Sugar Company Ltd to supply the factory with local sugar cane

We are offering an exciting employment opportunity as described in details below herein;

Job Title: Environment and Safety Officer

Position: Full Time

Location: Naitiri

Employment Type: Full Time

Job Level: Mid-Level

Job Summary: Reporting to the Head of Human Resources in the Bungoma (Naitiri) Unit, the job holder will be responsible for developing and maintaining high standards of health and safety in the workplace to ensure employee wellness and legislative compliance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop for implementation, policies and programs to proactively promote safe working environment that complies with regulatory agencies and internal policies.
  • Monitor and ensure all employees, contractors and visitors comply with safety guidelines including PPE use.
  • Monitor and evaluate safety inspection programs, and carry out accident and incident investigation.
  • Coordinate implementation of Fire Safety and Emergency Response guidelines and policy.
  • Coordinate statutory environment and safety audits and monitor corrective actions on deficient findings.
  • Interface with external and regulatory agencies on Administrative issues especially in Implementation of the EMCA, Water Act, Energy Act, OSHA and WIBA legislations.
  • Constitute and Coordinate all Safety and Health Committee activities to ensure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee the operations of and prepare daily and periodical reports on the running of the Effluent treatment plant, Housekeeping and solid waste management within the factory.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Environmental Science, occupational safety & health or related discipline.
  • 3 – 5 years hands-on experience in handling Environment and Safety issues in a busy manufacturing industry.
  • Training in QMS, FSMS, EMS Firefighting and First Aid will be added advantage.
  • Expert knowledge of the OSHA, WIBA. EMCA and subsidiary legislations.
  • Effective communication skills, including written, verbal, and listening skills.
  • Organized planner, capable of prioritizing tasks and multitasking efficiently.
  • Team player that can adapt to a fast pace and changing environment

Interested and qualified applicants should forward their applications addressed to:

Human Resource and Administration Manager
West Kenya Sugar Company Ltd- Naitiri Project
P.O Box 50-50211 Naitiri

OR e-mail to;- hr.westkenyanaitiri@yahoo.com

Deadline for receiving applications is 20th April 2019.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

We endeavor to make contact with all of our applicants, but unfortunately high volumes of applications make this unrealistic. If you do not hear from us within two weeks your application has not been successful on this occasion. This does not mean you will not be considered for future roles so please keep an eye on our job board and apply for positions that match your skills and experience.

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Kakamega County, Kenya

Kakamega County

Engineering and Technical, Environment and Natural Resources
Updated: April 2, 2019 — 8:52 am