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  • Posted: Aug 20, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 17, 2021
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    Head of Health, Safety & Environment

    Location: Fajara, Gambia
    Duration: The appointment will be 3 years initially and will be subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

    Job Description

    • We are looking for an experienced professional to lead our Health, Safety and Environment Department at Fajara.
    • The post-holder will provide strategic leadership in health, safety and environment across the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM in establishing HSE framework, robust systems, and processes for the effective management of HSE across the Unit.

    Essential Requirements

    • M.Sc in any Medical Science-related programme or Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management.
    • A Post-graduate qualification or certification in Environmental management.
    • Proven work experience in HSE at a senior position in a large organisation.
    • Significant experience of working in a scientific research environment and working closely with researchers.
    • Knowledge of all relevant Health & Safety legislation.
    • Experience in introducing policies, procedures and codes of practice effectively.
    • Experience in delivering and managing training.
    • Experience in managing staff.
    • The willingness and flexibility to manage and respond quickly and efficiently to unanticipated requests.
    • Ability to work independently and/or within a team environment as well as a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collegially with a diverse clientele daily.
    • Investigative, analytical and interpretative skills and have the ability to determine the most effective course of action.
    • Ability to deal assertively with difficult situations, maintain discretion and confidentiality.
    • Team-player (with the ability to act autonomously).
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Computer literacy.

    Desirable:

    • Willingness to travel when required.
    • Willingness to work outside of working hours if the need arises.
    • Understanding the limits of their own HSE competence and seek external expert support when required.

    Remuneration

    • The salary will be paid in Grade 2, 33 Points of MRCG at LSHTM’s payscale at a minimum net monthly salary of 73, 529 Dalasi. This converts to a minimum take home pay of $1,470 approximately per month using the prevailing Dalasi / USD exchange rate.
    • Please note that the salary will be paid in Dalasi and that the USD figure quoted is only given as a guide.
    • For displaced staff, the package will include rent-free furnished accommodation, flights, displacement allowance for spouse and children, contribution to school fees and shipment of personal effects.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should please download the "Application Form" below. Completed application forms and documents should be e-mailed to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

    Click Here to Download Application Form (Ms Word)

    Note

    • MRCG at LSHTM is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a strict no smoking policy.
    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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