Aga Khan Hospital Environment, Health and Safety Officer Job in Kisumu, Kenya

Aga Khan Hospital Environment, Health and Safety Officer Job in Kisumu, Kenya

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is an institution of the Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya, which is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.

The hospital is part of a network of health facilities, which includes Hospitals and Outreach Health Facilities across East Africa.

The Aga Khan Hospital is in an exciting growth phase and has attained acknowledgment of its quality by achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification, ISO 15189:2012 accreditation for laboratory services and is at an advanced stage of attaining Joint Commission International Accreditation.

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has outreach Health Services at Kisii, Kakamega, Kitale, Bungoma, Kericho, Kibuye-Kisumu, West End- Kisumu, Busia, Homa – Bay, Kapsabet, Migori, Bomet and Narok.

The hospital is seeking to attract interested and qualified to fill the position of:

Environment, Health and Safety Officer

Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the Manager, Occupational Safety, Health and Environment, the successful candidate will be directly responsible for supporting institutional OSH &E Function to ensure a safe and healthy workplace is created and that operations are environmentally sustainable, posing no/minimal risk to the staff, patients, public and environment.

This will be achieved by championing for compliance to the National Environmental, Health and Safety legislation, regulatory requirements, AKHK OSH & E policies and industry best practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with Occupational Health and safety Act, 2007, Environmental Management and Coordination Act, 1999 and related Regulations
  • Support implementation of institutions OSH & E policy framework and procedures in accordance with the OSH Act.
  • Support Coordination of OSH Committee functions as per Legal Notice No. 31
  • Advise on practicable techniques/initiatives to ensure sustainable use and management of natural resources in the facility i.e. water and Energy
  • Support Coordination of Annual Statutory Audits
  • Monitor quarterly water and waste water analysis reports, develop action points following negative result and follow up closure
    Monitor and support Compliance of site waste management with the requirements of EMCA (Waste management)
  • Communicate environmental conservation messages to employees and management through meetings, sensitization forums etc.
  • In Liaison with FMS develop and Compile monthly water and energy reports that will inform conservation decisions
  • Support coordination of staff health and safety trainings and sensitization
  • Keeping up to date records to support AKHK Health and safety Management system
  • Support all other OSH & E functions as delegated by the OSH & E Manager
  • Take part in the hospital climate change agenda


  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University / Institute in Environmental Science, Occupational Safety and Health or a related field.
  • At least two years’ relevant work experience
  • Membership to a professional body an added advantage
  • Demonstrable knowledge of business development and marketing skills to promote Health Services
  • Training in QMS, FSMS, EMS Firefighting and First Aid will be added advantage.
  • Expert knowledge of the OSHA, WIBA. EMCA and subsidiary legislations.
  • Effective communication skills, including written, verbal, and listening skills.
  • Organized planner, capable of prioritizing tasks and multitasking efficiently.
  • Team player that can adapt to a fast paced and changing environment
  • Ability to interpret and analyze data

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are requested to email their application letter and detailed curriculum vitae including names and contacts of three referees, current and expected remuneration, quoting AKHK/HR/OSH/001 on the subject line, to on or before 29th November, 2019. If you do not receive any response from us, please consider yourself unsuccessful. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

    Canvassing of any nature will lead to automatic disqualification.

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