Corporate EHSS (Environmental, Health and Safety, Social) Manager at Twiga Foods


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  • Company: Twiga Foods
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: - - Engineering Jobs in KenyaTechnical Jobs in KenyaTwiga Foods Jobs in Kenya
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Job Description

Twiga is a mobile-based supply platform for Africa’s retail outlets, kiosks, and markets stalls.

Key Responsibilities

Corporate E&S Risk Management

  • Continuously update and implement the company’s Corporate and Operational E&S Management System (incl. Environmental and Social Policies and Management Plans) and work with the company’s senior management towards the Global GAP certification of the company’s operations.
  • Work with the company’s senior management teams at group and country level to provide overall co-ordination of the company’s EHSS policies and activities
  • Design and lead implementation of sound methods to gather, track, and trend EHSS performance data to promote continuous improvement of EHSS performance and overall company-wide safety health, and employee wellbeing
  • Provide technical training and support to staff and workers at farm and contract farms to sustain their understanding and capacity to implement designed EHSS policies and procedures

Stakeholder Engagement and External Relations

  • Be the point of contact for all Company EHSS matters, communicating with the company’s management and operations teams, third-party consultants and all stakeholders including company shareholders, governmental agencies, and local communities
  • Develop company’s stakeholder engagement strategy and plans and oversee their implementation
  • Implement and oversee formal external grievance mechanisms as part of a coordinated stakeholder engagement strategy
  • Undertake stakeholder complaint investigation, evaluation, and identification of corrective measures.

Compliance

  • Comply with all organization policies, procedures, and statutory guidelines. Minimize and mitigate risks to the organization and enforce zero-tolerance to non-compliance
  • Develop corporate accident/incident investigation, reporting and training guidance and templates and lead accident/incident investigations in line with statutory requirements and best industry practice
  • Provide guidance and support to senior management to ensure company compliance with all relevant national and international legislation on ESH&S issues. Ensure company compliance to:
  • Global GAP and international good practice standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability (the IFC Performance Standards)
  • National Environment Management Authority requirements (as laid out in national legislation generally and the company’s EIA permits specifically) including periodic monitoring
  • Co-ordinate Corporate EHSS risk monitoring and audits and ensure that recommendations in the Corrective Action Reports (CARs) are adequately implemented within the set timelines
  • Close gaps/lapses identified as an outcome of audits; risk and/or any other compliance review; investigations; or other assessment mechanisms and take corrective/preventive actions within the agreed timelines

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Develop company’s corporate social responsibility strategy and plans and oversee their implementation
  • Manage CSR reporting and promotion process, working with other departments to collect social and environmental baseline data
  • Work with and manage external consultants as required

Reporting

  • Maintain custody of all relevant documentation in the format and standard set
  • Utilize organization systems as provide, capture accurate and timely data to enable sound decision making and actions.
  • Present comprehensive, accurate and informative reports with trends, insights, concerns, and recommendations clearly elaborated

Self and Partner Management

  • Model Twiga’s culture and way of working and inculcating this within the team of partners and collaborators
  • Deliver the performance objectives set. Hold monthly 1-on-1 performance reviews with line manager and take corrective action were performance falls below expectation
  • Proactively manage own learning and development. Maintain domain expertise occupational health & safety; environmental sustainability/management and auditing
  • Adhere to the annual leave plan agreed with the line manager
  • Adhere to people management polices
Minimum Qualifications And Experience
  • Degree in Science or Engineering or equivalent relevant industry experience
  • Advanced certification in Occupational Health and Safety; Environmental Sustainability/Management, auditing and relevant standards
  • A clean and valid driver’s license
  • 10 years+ work experience in E&S in an international environment, with a proven track record establishing, achieving, and maintaining certification of serval large scale operations in comparable environments
  • Agricultural production and water management experience in East Africa
  • Good understanding and working knowledge of implementing and sustaining relevant international standards, such as Global GAP, and relevant experience from the development and/or auditing of such management systems
  • Good understanding and working experience with Kenyan environmental regulatory requirements
  • Good understanding of international good practice E&S standards (IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability), and experience in their implementation (either directly or at project level).
  • Experience in working with international investor (e.g., Development Finance Institution) requirements beneficial
  • Working knowledge of ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 Management System Standards and international labour standards (ILO)
  • Experience of working with disbursed business units to build E&S systems and controls
  • Experience with successful implementation of corrective action programs
  • Ability to travel to the operating locations around Africa
Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 30 April. 2022
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