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Friday 28 March 2014

Technical Advisor - Ministry of Gender, Labour Social Development Uganda

Vacancy: Technical Advisor
Recruiting Company: Ministry of Gender, Labour Social Development
Project Name: Strengthening Safeguards, Safety and Health at Workplaces (SSASHEW)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country: Uganda
Reports to: Commissioner Occupational Safety and Health

The Government of Uganda is implementing a Project “Strengthening Safeguards, Safety and Health at Workplaces (SSASHEW) (2013/14 - 2017/18), under the Ministry of Gender, Labour Social Development whose objective is to promote safeguards, safety and health measures at workplaces.

The project is being implemented in fifty (50) districts of Uganda focusing on handling safeguards, safety and health concerns in the areas of oil and gas exploration and production, manufacturing, tourism, construction sites and public workplaces/offices.

Job Summary: The Technical Advisor will:
Advise the project team on various occupational safety and health aspects related laws, standards, procedures and guidelines
Maintain and follow up, assuring compliance with, occupational safety and health requirements such as specifications philosophies, procedures and equipment design ensuring that it meets project objectives, client company and industry standards guidelines and best practice for occupational safety and health, reliability and cost.

Collate and present occupational safety and health statistics and status towards OSH indicators.
Support the project team in understanding, implementing and correctly registering undesired events.

In charge of developing, reviewing and enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2006 and its subsidiary legislations
Aid in the interpretation of the Accident Report data and statistics for submission to ILO and other professional bodies.
Perform and conduct financial and logistical mobilization for the project continuity.
Give guidance to employers, workers and government departments on national and international occupational safety and health aspects related laws, standards, procedures and guidelines.
Develop and maintain and follow-up the OSH Risk Register
Plan and coordinate OSH related objectives and strategies for the project execution and hand-over phases, and to follow-up the implementation.
Develop and operationalise training policy and management of training system for OSH staff.
Intuitively review the institutional framework and performance of Occupational safety and health Department
Issue out monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annually policy briefs
Maintain the occupational safety and health information management system
Conduct research and publish reports on various critical aspects of OSH
Perform any other duties as assigned to you by your supervisor

The Technical Advisor should hold a Master’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health or related disciplines

 Skills and Experience
At least 20 years working experience in Labour Standards at International level particularly with United Nations
Significant experience in building OSH systems in developing countries, Ms Office and other OSH related packages
Detailed understanding of Social Development Sector
Strategic management
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
High degree of ethics and Integrity
Excellent Information technology skills
Highly results-oriented
Be a good team player and confidentiality are a basic requirement.

All applicants for the above jobs should attach three sets of certified photocopies of their certificates, academic transcripts and testimonials. Applications should be addressed to:  Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, and delivered to the Security Registry (2nd floor) Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Simbamanyo House, George Street OR Post to PERMANENT SECRETARY Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, P.O. Box 7136, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Deadline: Monday, 7th April 2014 by 5:00PM