Organization: Government of Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018



Terms of Reference

Position Title: Environment, Health and Safety Engineer

Department: Public Works

Reporting to: Director of Public Works

CIM Level: A4

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluations)

Duty Station: Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrastructures, buildings, bridges, highways and roads, land plots, land tenure, national infrastructure policy, urban planning and topographic and cartographic research in Somalia.

The Ministry is committed to deliver its mandate and functions in a transparent, accountable, effective and efficient manner. The Ministry is also committed to recruit a diverse and inclusive civil service work force that aims to best meet the needs of all Somali citizens.

Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP)

The SSIPWP project is the centre piece for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) and the recently established state-level Ministries and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by developing more effective, efficient, inclusive and accountable institutions for public works and infrastructure.

The SSIPWP project is funded by the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Transition Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented through a Tripartite Protocol Agreement between the Somalia Federal Government, African Development Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).

The purpose of the SSIPWP project is improve the capacities of MPWR&H, State-Level Ministries and BRA responsible for public works to enable them independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance of public works (Project Appraisal Report, 2016).

Purpose of the Position

Develop, develop and maintain environmental, health and safety standards and ensure compliance with them. Plan and roll-out related initiatives such as awareness rising/capacity development vis-à-vis environmental, health and safety standards, safe behaviour auditing and risk assessment at MPWRH.

Update a number of environmental, health and safety policies and procedures such as chemical management, hazard communication, electrical safety, contractor safety, equipment safety, emergency response, and incident investigation to mention a few.

Scope of Service

Reporting to the Director Public Works, the incumbent is responsible for:

o Providing environmental, health, and safety leadership to the MPWRH and its partners (public and private) on joint works.

o Directing Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) activities at his/her location; establishing EHS objectives and targets; internal reporting of EHS performance;

o Communication of national, area, and local regulatory requirements, and; ensuring documents are available in the local languages.

o Assuring accurate and complete EHS reporting;

o Assuring disclosure of state and federal agency findings on a timely basis, and completion of required training for EHS personnel;

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

o Develop hazard control processes, methods and programs

o Identify and evaluate the unsafe environment and practices

o Communicate plans and strategies across MPWRH and its partners as assigned from time to time

o Support staff with the identification of environmental aspects and determining the project objectives and target

o Identify the root causes of safety and industrial hygiene shortcomings in projects and help remedy these through appropriate counter measures

o Recommend solutions to issues that need improvement in the EHS realm

o Advise on controlling potential threats

o Monitor and control implementation of safety plans and objectives

o Monitor and track safety systems by using computer systems and spreadsheets

o Maintain and manage equipment and processes related to EHS of each project

o Suggest EHS improvement measures, preventive methods and practices such as but not limited to recycling, waste disposal, pollution control,

o Collaborate with other levels of engineering staff, quality assurance, quality improvement, regulatory compliance specialists, etc.

o Measure and audit the effectiveness of hazard control programs

o Prepare future safety plans based on past experiences and facts

o Work in compliance with standards and practices

o Manage constructive and solution oriented stakeholder engagement to further enhance EHS performance and enforcement actions; directing actions during crises; site security,

o Creating a strong EHS culture that engages employees throughout the site in EHS teams and processes

o Any other duties assigned by his/her Supervisor

Required Qualifications, Experiences and Skills

o Bachelor’s Degree, preferably Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Public Health, or other relevant areas.

o At least 5 years of professional work experience in a relevant Environmental Science

o Excellent organizing and Environmental skills;

o Demonstrated Environmental skills;

o Demonstrated competence in the use of Microsoft Office;

o Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali. Fluency in English highly desirable.

o Familiarity with relevant IT software tools.

How to apply:

o Interested Somali candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to, Closing date by 21st August, 2018 @5:00pm.Kindly indicate “Environment, Health and Safety Engineer MPWRH & VAno: 0012/18– Mogadishu, Somalia” on the subject line when applying.

o Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

o Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.