UNOPS Health Safety and Social Environmental Associate Jobs in Zambia

UNOPS Health Safety and Social Environmental Associate Jobs in Zambia

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Health, Safety, Social and Environmental Associate is responsible for supporting the Lead Engineers in all aspects of health, safety and environment during the project life cycle. The HSSE Associate is responsible for performing the following duties:

Analytical and Technical Support

  • Assist the Lead Engineers in the roll out of the Environmental and Social Management Framework in consultation with the Project Manager

  • Be the focal point for all Health and Safety matters and assist the Lead Engineers in developing the HS plan.

  • Help the Lead Engineers coordinate the environmental and social screening processes of site-specific activities.

  • Monitor and report on site-specific ESMPs for activities conducted by the UNOPS field Offices.

  • Assist in coordination of the implementation, monitoring and reporting of Environmental and Social Management Tools including Labor Management Procedures (LMP), Gender Based Violence Action Plan, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Prevention Action Plan and Child Protection Action Plan.

  • Carry out a series of spot checks to ensure mitigation measures are properly implemented in line with the guideline.

  • In collaboration with the Reporting and M&E Associate, compile weekly, monthly, quarterly and/or annual reports on Environmental and Social aspects as per outline in the ESMP or may be required by the Project Manager.

    Operations Management and Implementation

  • Identify challenges, opportunities, priorities and needs for the implementation of the site specific ESMPs.

  • Assist the PM and Lead Engineers in reviewing and assessing products/services provided by consultants and counterpart experts..

  • Advise on administrative measures and actions required for ensuring the compliance with requirements set in the site specific ESMPs.

  • Prepare reports to be submitted to the PIU and other stakeholders.

    Capacity Building

  • Provide technical support to the UNOPS field Offices and field engineers.

  • Carry out training and capacity building on Health and Safety matters, environmental and social management tools and plans, for staff, contractors and community Workers.

    Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Completion of Secondary education is required

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in environmental and social studies or equivalent disciplines from an accredited university is desirable and will be accepted in lieu of the respective years of experience


  • A Minimum of 6 years experience in Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Health & Safety Management is required

  • A minimum of one year experience working with environmental law is required

  • A minimum of one year experience working with national governments is required

  • Knowledge of Zambia government environmental assessment processes and procedures is required.

  • A minimum of one year experience in infrastructure and interacting with civil society organisations is an asset

  • A minimum of one year experience in civil and construction works especially earthworks, dams etc is required.

  • Direct experience with the United Nations Health, Safety and Environment Management Systems is an asset.


  • Excellent knowledge of both written and oral English language is required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNOPS Health Safety and Social Environmental Associate Jobs in Zambia

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