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Health, Safety, Social and Environmental Senior Analyst - Analysis and Reporting

Bangui(Non Family duty station)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Bangui(Non Family duty station)
  • Grade: IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Security and Safety
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Environment
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-16

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Background Information - Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.

The UNOPS Multi Country Office in Central Africa, located in Kinshasa, DR Congo, covers eleven countries, including in the Central African Republic (CAR). The multi-country office has developed strong working relations with the international partners, UN agencies including UN Missions and Governments of Central Africa over the years. It provides technical support and capacity building in strategic development areas including infrastructure rehabilitation and development across health, education, public works, governance/public administration sectors; procurement, project management and sectoral advisory services; peace and security, environmental preservation and protection among others.

La République démocratique du Congo

Basé à Kinshasa en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), depuis 1991, le Hub de l'UNOPS en Afrique centrale (CDOH) couvre onze pays: l’Angola, le Burundi, le Cameroun, la Centrafrique, les Iles Comores, le Gabon, la Guinée Equatoriale, la RDC, la République du Congo, Madagascar et le Rwanda. Le Hub a noué de solides relations de travail avec les partenaires internationaux, les agences des Nations Unies, notamment les missions des Nations Unies, et les gouvernements des pays d’Afrique centrale.

Il apporte un appui technique et un renforcement des capacités dans des domaines du développement stratégique, notamment, la réhabilitation et le développement d'infrastructures dans les secteurs de la santé, de l'éducation, des travaux publics, de la gouvernance et de l'administration publique; les achats, la gestion de projets et les services consultatifs sectoriels; la paix et la sécurité, la préservation et la protection de l'environnement, entre autres.

Functional Responsibilities

The Health, Safety, Social and Environmental Senior Analyst (HSSE) will report directly to the Infrastructure Project Management Manager and to the Country Manager as the second reporting line. He/she will ensure full coordination with the Site Engineers and other project team members.

The main duties of the HSSE Senior Analyst include ensuring compliance with local regulations and UNOPS rules as it relates to occupational health and safety, social and environmental management, and to  provide advice on measures needed to minimize hazards or unhealthy practices in construction sites.  The HSSE Senior Analyst will establish a safe workplace according to international standards and foster a culture of attention to health, safety, social and environment management in all work sites under the project throughout the project life cycle.  The HSSE Senior Analyst shall focus primarily on prevention of accidents and is expected to be detail-oriented and ready to act in emergencies.

More specifically, the Health, Safety, Social and Environmental Senior Analyst will be responsible for the following substantive tasks:

Technical Advisory Support

  • Supporting the Infrastructure Project Management Manager in establishing effective performance monitoring of HS all projects and the office;

  • Support Project Managers, site engineers and project teams in implementing health and safety requirements;

  • Provide technical advice to Infrastructure Project Management Manager on what needs to be included in project proposals to embed HSSE management into new projects.

  • Evaluate practices and procedures at UNOPS premises and construction sites in the region to assess risk and adherence to UNOPS HSSE requirements;

  • Review HSSE plans to ensure project implementation is fully aligned to UNOPS HSSE guidelines

  • Review risk assessments, inspections, incident investigations and other reports and offer advice to field teams to ensure that good practices are upheld;

  • Assist field teams to correct deviations from health and safety requirements including managing breaches of requirements and poor performance by personnel and contractors;

  • Prepare reports on incidents (including near misses) and compile statistical information to present to management on HSSE matters.

Monitoring performance and addressing incidents

  • Carry out inspections and system reviews to ensure that UNOPS operations are complying with HSSE requirements;

  • Carry out incident investigations;

  • Follow up on actions to address non-conformities or issues raised in incident investigations, inspections and audits to ensure that the issues have been effectively addressed and lessons learned shared;

  • Carry out actions to improve the effectiveness of health and safety-critical controls in the field offices;

  • Reviewing and improving the HSSE performance indicators. This involves liaising with field staff or the use of the current set of indicators and collating feedback to improve the indicators.

  • Use trend analysis of monitoring data from field offices for the purposes of addressing poor performance;

  • Carry out initiatives to support the improvement of health and safety culture including ensuring that actions in the organization’s safety improvement plan are carried out;

  • Oversee installations, maintenance and disposal of substances, plant and equipment etc. to ensure they are done in conformity with applicable laws and industry best practices.

  • Inspect work sites and the work of personnel on a regular basis to identify issues or non-conformity, and enforce necessary actions where unsafe acts or processes are detected and addressed in a timely manner.

Training and Knowledge Management

  • Develop and implement training programmes to improve the capacity of UNOPS personnel, contractors and partners in implementing UNOPS health and safety requirements;

  • Facilitate practical training for contractors and project teams so that they ‘learn by doing’ and ensure continuous safe operations during project execution.

  • Be the focal point for health and safety knowledge building and knowledge sharing across Central African  with a focus on context-specific good practices;

  •  Ensure that all Health & Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated.

  • Support the development and implementation of other HSSE initiatives as assigned by the management

  • Ensure the contractors meet their statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety and welfare at work, including training and reporting.


Education

  • Advanced-level university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Health and Safety Management, Environmental Management, Civil Engineering, Natural Sciences or other relevant discipline is required. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree.
  • A formal qualification in Health and Safety is essential.
  • Additional qualification in Environmental studies or other social safeguards such as gender equality, child protection, disability inclusiveness will be an advantage.

Experience

  •  At least 2 years of  demonstrated experience in managing health and safety on construction sites is required.

Languages

  •  Fluency in written and oral French is required.   
  • Intermediaire in English is required

Competencies FR

Démontre une compréhension des effets de son rôle sur tous les partenaires et accorde la priorité aux bénéficiaires. Forge et entretient des relations externes fortes et constitue un partenaire compétent pour les autres (si cela s’applique à son rôle).
Évalue les données et les processus afin de prendre des décisions logiques et pragmatiques. Adopte une approche neutre et rationnelle en calculant les risques. Applique l’innovation et la créativité à une démarche de résolution des problèmes.
Établit efficacement une série de mesures pour soi- même et pour les autres pour atteindre un objectif. Les actions posées mènent à l’accomplissement total de la tâche en respectant les exigences de qualité dans tous les domaines. Repère les possibilités et prend des initiatives pour les saisir. Comprend qu’un usage responsable des ressources optimise l’effet de nos activités auprès des bénéficiaires.
Traite tous les individus avec respect ; accorde de la considération aux différences et encourage les autres à faire de même. Incarne les normes éthiques et organisationnelles. Répond à de hautes exigences en matière d’honnêteté. Est un modèle pour les questions de diversité et d’inclusion.
Ouvert au changement et flexible dans un environnement très dynamique. Adapte efficacement son approche pour suivre l’évolution des circonstances ou des besoins. Apprend de son expérience et modifie son comportement. Ses résultats sont cohérents, même sous pression. Cherche continuellement l’amélioration.
Exprime des idées ou faits de manière claire, concise et ouverte. La communication indique une considération pour les sentiments et les besoins des autres. Écoute activement et partage ses connaissances spontanément. Gère les conflits efficacement en respectant les différences et en trouvant un terrain d’entente.
Agit comme exemple positif contribuant à l’esprit d’équipe. Collabore et soutient le perfectionnement des autres. Pour les responsables seulement : agit en tant qu’exemple positif de leadership, motive, dirige et inspire les autres à réussir, utilise des styles de leadership appropriés.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreements IICA Contract level: I-ICA1/ICS 9
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA - 'Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance'


For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 


Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  
  • CANDIDATES WITH NO UN  EXPERIENCE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
  • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC IS NON DUTY FAMILY MISSION

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.


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