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Rwanda Health and Safety Coordinator (Fixed-Term)

One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

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About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

The Health and safety coordinator will ensure and nurture a healthy and safe environment in the delivery of our Seed Centre at RICA construction project that OAF is building in partnership with the Rwanda  Institute for Conservation Agriculture. The Seed Centre at RICA is a hands-on center of excellence, providing B2B services that make it easier for Rwandan seed companies to succeed.

Over the next 2 years, we will construct over USD 6M/ 8 Billion RWF of infrastructure at the RICA campus at their Bugesera site. The Health and safety coordinator will be vital to this process as we will have a massive team of people during the construction works and processes. You will report to the construction Engineer specialist.

Responsibilities

Policy Development, Risk Assessment, and Hazard Identification:

  • Develop and implement health and safety policies, procedures, and guidelines following local regulations and construction industry standards.

Continuous Improvement and Incident Investigation:

  • Develop and deliver training programs on health and safety protocols, procedures, and emergency response.
  • Ensure all workers receive training on relevant safety practices and corrective actions.

Compliance Monitoring and Documentation:

  • Monitor compliance with health and safety regulations and policies.
  • Conduct internal audits and inspections to identify compliance gaps and areas.
  • Ensure compliance documentation is up-to-date and easily accessible to relevant partners.
  • Prepare reports and presentations on safety performance metrics and trends for management review.

Train and Partner Engagement:

  • Identify opportunities for improving health and safety processes.
  • Collaborate with teams to implement corrective and preventive actions

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Construction Health and Safety on projects of similar or larger value.
  • Expertise in understanding local, national, and international health and safety regulations relevant to the construction industry.
  • Identify safety challenges and develop practical solutions to address them.
  • Attention to detail- Ability to conduct inspections, document safety observations, and maintain records.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Kinyarwanda and English.
  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, Structural Engineering, or any other related field.
  • Relevant certifications such in Health and safety programs, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) certification, NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) certification, Institution of Engineers of Rwanda, or any other relevant institutions

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Bugesera, Rwanda

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off 

Contract Duration

2.5 years

Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Rwanda

Application Link

https://grnh.se/a1f2ab0c1us 

Application Deadline

07 June 2024

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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