Syngenta Health Safety Environment & Security Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya June 2014


Vacancy: Health Safety Environment & Security Manager

Reporting to the Commercial Unit Head (MD), the incumbent will be responsible for the management of Health, Safety, Environment and Security (HSES) so as to ensure a safe workplace, conducive work environment and an enhanced worker welfare system is in place. 
The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with local legislation, other approved regulatory bodies and Syngenta global standards for Health, Safety and Security. 
The right candidate for this job will have the ability to enforce adherence to company policies, negotiate with employees and exhibit patience and tolerance. 
They will have well developed and proven communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills with good organizational and people management skills. 
They will also possess good writing and presentation skills and be great team players.

Location: The job will be located in Nairobi with occasional travel to the field.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide professional guidance on all HSES operations at the Commercial Unit so as to ensure compliance with Syngenta HSE Policy and Commitments including employee induction on HSES issues.
  • Ensure total compliance with all relevant legislation on OSHA i.e. DOHSS and NEMA requirements and all other applicable bodies and keep abreast with all new legislation pertaining to HSES in Kenya and implement accordingly.
  • Translate Syngenta HSES policy and commitments and worker welfare policies into workable plans and communicate the policy to employees and other relevant stake holders including all suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Document appropriate HSES procedures for the site and communicate, educate and engage employees in the implementation.
  • Be responsible for interpreting and communicating HSES issues in regard to labour relations.
  • Define appropriate HSES trainings both internal and external and assist the HR Services Lead in their implementation.
  • Ensure that all HSES procedures are followed in cases of work injury and that all relevant forms are appropriately filled.
  • Conduct all external social, environmental and process audits and ensure that all corrective actions and recommendations arising from the said audits are acted on as per the timeline.
  • Generate required regulatory reports and other report requirements as per Syngenta reporting expectations and update and advice management on all HSES issues.
  • Proactively engage employees across the Commercial Unit encouraging adherence to a Security Conduct Code that enhances security related to People, Product, and Asset and be Commercial Unit Security point of contact. This will also cover Security related to third party activities
  • Train teams on site risk assessment, improvement plans, monitor action plans and oversee ongoing security projects.
Skills and Competencies
  • A university degree in Social sciences. MA in Psychology or related degree preferable.
  • Professional qualification in HSES
  • Over 3 year’s progressive experience in worker welfare.
  • Sound knowledge and working experience of Kenyan labour laws with special regard to Health and Safety.
  • Sound knowledge of social audit standards and experience in conducting social audits.
  • Computer literacy in MS office applications with a working knowledge of Excel.
If you would like to be considered for this exciting and challenging role, please write in confidence by Friday, 4th July 2014.

Enclose your curriculum vitae containing an e-mail address including your telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, current remuneration, addresses of three referees and send to 
or to Syngenta East Africa Limited. P. O. Box 30393-00100, Nairobi Kenya.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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