Regional Health & Safety Specialists (French and/or English required), Multiple positions

Job categories Health, Safety and Environment
Vacancy code VA/2021/AFO/22044
Level ICS-10
Department/office AFR Africa Region (AFR)
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Application period 28-Jun-2021 to 07-Aug-2021

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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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.

As part of its duty of care, UNOPS commits to ensuring that people do not fall sick or sustain injuries when the organization carries out its operations. In line with its Health and Safety improvement initiative, UNOPS has introduced a Zero tolerance approach to poor health and safety performance and is recruiting two (2) Health and Safety Specialists to support the implementation of the UNOPS health and safety system and requirements in Africa. The persons hired will support the country teams under the regional office to develop technical competence, effectively monitor implementation and address the absence of adequate health and safety controls in workplaces. The duties of the Health and Safety Specialist will include extensive travel from site to site from one country to another as necessary to review and correct poor practices in countries where UNOPS has significant infrastructure operations. This position reports to the Regional Infrastructure and Project Management Advisor.

We are recruiting 2 Health and Safety Specialists to join UNOPS Africa Regional Office in Copenhagen, Denmark with expected frequent travel in Africa (estimated 75% of the time)

  • For one position: Full working knowledge of English is required.
  • For the other position: Full working knowledge of both English and French is required.

Expected results:

Significantly increase awareness on health and safety, ensure implementation of the GoalZero approach and completion of actions to improve health and safety in Africa.

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