Environmental, Health and Safety Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

CFAO Kenya Limited


Job Title: Environmental, Health and Safety Manager

Division: Kenya Shared Services

Department: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Section/Unit: Environment, Health and Safety

Reports to: General Manager, ERM

Work station: Nairobi

Direct Reports: None

Indirect Reports: In company representatives


This role is responsible for developing and implementing a safety strategy that ensures full compliance with safety guidelines as derived from CFAO HQ and ESA EHS Representative, as well as with the relevant local and international occupational and environmental safety guidelines.

The Incumbent shall also ensure the safety of staff, visitors and customers, and promote reduced environmental pollution.

Scope for the role will include all CFAO Group Companies in Kenya.


Managerial/Supervisory Responsibilities

a) Develop safe working procedures relating to activities with significant safety risks in order to prevent the risks;

b) Create and maintain a program for Environmental management system (ISO 14001) certification and continuous environmental performance

c) Prepare the annual EHS budget and monitor utilisation to support efficiency in cost management;

d) Organise and participate in statutory EHS & Environmental audits by Government Agencies and Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) to ensure full compliance;

e) Manage group companies Divisional and Branch safety activities e.g. Quarterly safety meetings and inspections for enhanced awareness and compliance with CFAO Group safety guidelines and laws;

f) Maintain effective working relationships with the EHS suppliers, Government regulatory agencies and the Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), to ensure group companies receive the support they require in the delivery of service.

g) Develop and Implement the Emergency Safety Management Plan across the group companies and ensure a robust line of escalation exists;

h) Provide a single business focus for accident and incident reporting and assist with subsequent investigation process; provide trend analysis to company and Senior Management to support and provide focus for driving positive behaviours and culture; and ensure proper record management of the occurrences.

i) Develop and operationalise a management system to ensure that HSE integration in core business systems across the group.

j) Liaise with CFAO HQ and ESA EHS Representative in order to ensure group compliance.

Operational Responsibilities

k) Proactively review adherence to Safety SOP with regards to the daily operations of outsourced contractors at the company to ensure dissemination of services against the agreed contract terms

l) Ensure safety and environmental audits are done in order to develop corrective actions, to enhance staff safety;

m) Participate in e EHS supplier verification and enrolment to enhance efficiency in cost management; process EHS supplier invoices in liaison with in Company representative. and Proactively provide training on environmental management to staff to create environmental awareness and compliance by staff;

n) Manage the proficiency driving tests to ensure all staff with access to Company vehicles are fully competent to drive, in order to minimise on accidents. Provide final authorisation for issuance of Anzen cards.

o) Organise and conduct annual Anzen rallies and traffic safety rallies within TKEN to enhance safety awareness.


Minimum level of academic and professional qualification required to perform effectively in the role

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental or Public Health or an Occupational Safety and Health relevant course from a reputable institution
  • Certified ISO 14001; ISO 18001 auditor

Minimum level of experience required to perform effectively in the role

  • 10 years of relevant experience in a similar organization, with 4 years’ experience at a management level


Internal customers

  • CFAO Group of Companies in Kenya

External Customers

a) Government Ministries


c) Dealers

d) Suppliers

e) Customers

f) CFAO HQ and ESA



a) Risk management

b) Health and safety management system

c) Environmental auditing

d) Occupational health

e) Industrial waste management

f) Occupational first aid

g) Safety management

h) Accident investigation

i) Industrial safety

j) Computer literacy

k) Health and safety regulations/Legislation

l) Work place safety

m) Safety inspections


a) Report writing

b) Presentation skills

c) Communication skills


a) Business acumen- knows how business works; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology and information affecting the business; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the market place

b) Strategic agility – Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods

c) Perspective – Looks toward the broadest possible view of an issue/challenge; has broad-ranging personal and business interests and pursuits; can easily pose future scenarios; can discuss multiple aspects and impacts of issues and project them into the future

d) Technical learning – Is good at learning new industry, company, product or technical knowledge

e) Quality decisions – Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of your solutions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time

f) Problem solving – Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; is excellent at honest feedback; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers; probes all fruitful sources for answers

g) Interpersonal skills – Is self-aware, and has ability to relate with people across all levels of seniority as appropriate, to ensure achievement of personal targets

h) Organisational positioning skills – Understanding of organisation structure both formal and informal, is sensitive to how people and organisations function; anticipates where the landmines are and plans his/her approach accordingly; views politics as a necessary part of organisational life and works to adjust to that reality.

i) Energy and drive – Has speed and agility: taking quick and timely action; seizes more opportunities than others, pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing especially in the face of resistance or setbacks

j) Integrity and trust – Trusted individuals who can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner, keeps confidence, admits mistakes, doesn’t misrepresent themselves for personal gain

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online.

Applications close on 5th May 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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