Director, Employee Relations, Health, Safety and Welfare (GMG/SEG 2)

Contract Type
Environment, Health & Safety
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
Expiry Date
The incumbent will develop and implement health, wellness and safety best practices, ensuring compliance with current Government policies.

He/she will work proactively with managers to establish and maintain safe systems of work and safe environment and develop wellness strategies for the improvement of the working environment. 


Key Responsibilities


  • Prepares Individual Work Plan based on alignment with Division’s Operational Plan;
  • Prepares annual/quarterly/monthly reports as required;
  • Contributes to the development of the Division’s Operational, Strategic Plan and Budget;
  • Participates in meetings, seminars, conferences and workshops as required.


Technical/ Professional:

  • Develops and implements the Ministry’s Health and Safety Policy in consultation with various Divisions and in keeping with Public Sector guidelines;
  • Monitors, evaluates and reviews Health and Safety Policies and Practices to ascertain continued effectiveness and applicability;
  • Advises on a range of specialist areas, such as fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases;
  • Develops wellness programmes based on needs identified within the Ministry and implements programmes in collaboration with various Divisions;
  • Develops and manages counselling programmes for employees;
  • Liaises with Branch Heads to determine best wellness strategies for the development and maintenance of good working environment and relations;
  • Develops/adapts the HIV Workplace Policy for Ministry;
  • Manages and organizes the safe disposal of hazardous substances eg asbestos;
  • Identifies and meets employee training needs in relation to office health and safety;
  • Develops and delivers training sessions, in collaboration with Director, Human Resource Development, to various members of staff;
  • Supports managers to maintain safe systems of work and implement best practices, including providing specialist advice, coaching and practical support as needed;
  • Conducts Risk Assessments on existing or potential office health and safety issues;
  • Implements and assist managers to implement office health and safety procedures;
  • Conducts site visits and audits to evaluate compliance and effectiveness of health and safety systems and procedures;
  • Develops wellness advisories for circulation among staff;
  • Keeps abreast with current health, safety and wellness trends and best practices for continued improvement to Ministry policies, strategies and programmes;
  • Prepares findings and recommendations reports based on site visits and audits conducted;
  • Manages the collection, storage and analysis of accident and other health and safety data to produce management reports, identify trends and recommend corrective action;
  • Investigates circumstances and causes of accidents and takes necessary steps to prevent recurrence;
  • Ensures that staff members are sensitized on emergency exit/escape routes and assembly points;
  • Ensures that emergency drills are conducted (fire etc.);
  • Serves as a member of the Staff Welfare Committee;
  • Develops and implements welfare programmes;
  • Provides advice to the Ministry’s Departments and Agencies for the streamlining of procedures;
  • Ensures installation and continuous training of Safety Wardens.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of office health, wellness and safety policies and strategies
  • Working knowledge of Government operations and systems
  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations relating to Public Health in particular Occupational Health and Wellness
  • Knowledge of Government National Health Programme
  • Excellent oral and written communication skill
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team and results oriented
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills


Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health or related Social Sciences;
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a related field

Salary range $1,852,947 – $2,202,571 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.

Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.


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