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HSE Manager, Category Safety

KOKO Networks

KOKO Networks

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Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024
About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed climate-tech company with 1,800+ employees across East Africa, India, and the United Kingdom. Our mission is to imagine and deliver technology that improves life in the world’s fastest growing cities. We offer a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment with significant opportunities for professional growth. Our core lines of business currently include: (1) KOKO Fuel, an ultra-clean liquid bioethanol cooking fuel solution delivered via a network of smart fuel ATMs and leveraging existing downstream liquid fuels infrastructure; and (2) KOKO Climate, which retails the emissions reductions that occur from switching households from deforestation-based charcoal to KOKO Fuel. In 2021, KOKO was selected as the world’s leading emerging markets climate technology solution by FT/IFC.
Your Role:
As the Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Manager, your primary responsibility will be to oversee and coordinate all aspects of health, safety, and environmental initiatives within the organization. This includes developing and implementing policies, conducting risk assessments, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, and fostering a culture of safety among employees. Your role will be crucial in mitigating risks, promoting a safe work environment, and aligning HSE strategies with overall organizational goals. Supervisor, Sales and Operations Planning, you will be responsible for aligning inventory forecasts with production plans, inventory levels, and other operational aspects to ensure a cohesive and efficient business strategy.
This function influences the safe handling of more than 1000 employees, across 15 offices and more than a fleet of 100 vehicles.

What You Will Do

  • Leadership:
  • Lead the HSE section through an effective culture change to achieve HSE excellence, build shared vision, motivate, coach, develop staff and achieve results through team members.
  • Liaise with other departments through the line manager to ensure coherence with goals and achieve business success.
  • Risk Management:
  • Establish and maintain clear organizational responsibilities for risk management. Be focal point for competence assurance for HSE-critical staff/positions in the company.
  • Contribute to risk studies and in liaison with HSE Coordinator, allocate responsibilities for maintaining controls to achieve ALARP.
  • As custodian of the HSE Incident Management system, be responsible for its quality, implementation, performance monitoring and annual effectiveness reviews.
  • In liaison with the legal department and through the line manager, maintain an overview of the HSE legal register for the country, permits and status of regulatory compliance.
  • Implementation:
  • Implement HSE KPIs, establish targets cascaded from Leadership and monitor progress towards agreed targets, identifying improvement areas.
  • Contribute to investigation of P1,P2,P3 incidents, analysis of trends, facilitate Incident Reviews by line managers and be responsible for effective cascade of LFIs. Become accredited Tripod Facilitator and be responsible for deployment of tools to analyze incident root causes.
  • Lead HSE culture improvement activities with Line leaders, and coach/mentor line managers.
  • Monitoring/Corrective Actions:
  • Review HSE performance on a monthly basis, identify corrective action plans with line managers/HSE coordinators and contribute to achievement of continuous improvement.
  • Facilitate annual HSE effectiveness review by Head Of Safety.
  • Collate HSE contributions for the annual review process.
  • The overall emphasis will be on adding value through passionately driving the HSE culture change process, ultimately resulting in business success through HSE excellence.
  • To analyze and highlight trends and develop a storyline including proposals for continuous improvement

What You Will Bring

  • Education:
  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as occupational health and safety, Engineering, environmental science, industrial hygiene, or a related discipline.
  • Professional certifications or master's degree is an added advantage.
  • Experience:
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in health, safety, and environmental management, with at least 3 being in a managerial capacity preferably in a Oil & Gas, FMCG or related industry.
  • Previous roles in which you have demonstrated leadership and management skills in implementing and overseeing HSE programs.
  • Knowledge of Regulations:
  • Thorough understanding of local, national, and international health, safety, and environmental regulations and standards.
  • Ability to stay updated on changes in regulations and ensure compliance.
  • Risk Assessment and Management:
  • Proficiency in conducting risk assessments and developing strategies for risk mitigation.
  • Experience in designing and implementing safety programs to reduce workplace incidents and accidents.
  • Communication Skills:
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively convey safety protocols and information to employees at all levels.
  • Courtesy in dealing with people and ability to build and sustain good working relations
  • Ability to collaborate with various departments and external stakeholders.
  • Analytical Skills:
  • Very strong analytical and problem-solving skills to assess complex HSE issues and develop effective solutions.
  • Training and Education:
  • Experience in developing and delivering HSE training programs for employees to ensure awareness and compliance.
  • Emergency Response Planning:
  • Familiarity with emergency response planning and the ability to develop and implement effective emergency procedures.
  • Leadership and Team Management:
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to lead and manage a HSE team effectively.
  • Continuous Improvement:
  • Commitment to continuous improvement in HSE processes and practices to enhance overall organizational safety.
KOKO is committed to gender and racial diversity in the workplace. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply!

This job is no longer accepting applications

See open jobs at KOKO Networks.