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Safety Program Coordinator at United States Embassy

United States Embassy


Working under the Construction Manager of the Overseas Building Operations (OBO) project team, the Safety Program Coordinator provides professional expertise and guidance relating to site safety and health issues during all phases of construction, including site development, excavation, foundation, superstructure, exterior walls, mechanical and electrical systems, and interior finish work for the New Embassy Compound (NEC). The position is responsible for ensuring compliance with U.S. Department of State as well as host country construction safety and health regulations.

Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years in construction with experience in occupational safety or industrial hygiene is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Optional: Thorough knowledge of construction safety management principles, practices and procedures. Knowledge of OSHA construction and safety regulations. Principles and practices of evaluating and implementing safety programs. Knowledge of the local codes of electrical, mechanical, structural, and International Building Code (IBC). Knowledge of local construction policies and local labor laws. Specialized knowledge in construction health, safety requirements including: accident prevention, laws and regulations applicable to employee safety and occupational health, occupational health and loss prevention programs, industrial safety practices, methods of assessing safety hazards and controls, and techniques for conducting accident investigations.

Education Requirements:
University degree in safety management, occupational health and safety, environmental safety, construction, engineering, or architecture is required
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LANGUAGE: Mandatory: English level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Writing/Reading is required. Chichewa level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES Optional: Ability to communicate effectively and maintain effective working relationships with people at all levels. Multi-tasking, problem solving and organizational skills. Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Must possess excellent writing skills for drafting of materials and reports in the performance of duties. Mathematical skills are required when reading and interpreting construction calculations to validate the implementation of the appropriate safety mechanism/prevention. Ability to lift tools and other job materials. Must be able to work outdoors under harsh weather conditions.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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