UNON Health and Safety Officer Job

Occupational safety responsibilities:  

  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategies and plans that promote occupational safety and health best practices.  
  • Supports the development, review and update of the OSH risk management, standard operating procedures, and guidance materials.   
  • Undertakes workplace risk assessments.   
  • Ensures root cause analysis for significant incidents, reports and preventative actions are completed in a timely manner.   
  • Collates information on performance, analyses trend, identifies areas where improvements can be made, proposes, and implements necessary corrective actions.   
  • Promotes and raises awareness on safety behaviour at all levels of the organisation.   
  • Coordinates safety trainings and exercises to ensure that operational readiness and competencies are maintained to standards.   
  • Supervises and provides support to UN complex Gigiri based office ergonomics, health, and wellness programs.   
  • Supports the monitoring of compliance with occupational safety standards.   
  • Coordinates implementation of hazard and risk control programs.  
  • Organizes and conducts safety inspections, audits and fact-finding activities as needed.   
  • Participates in the UN Occupational Health and Safety advisory committees both locally and regionally.  
  • Clinical responsibilities:  Provides clinical support, including the design and implementation of appropriate health screening and follow-up programs for high-risk occupational groups.   Provides clinical care for emergencies, injuries, and illnesses in the workplace, and medical administrative support on sick leave, medical clearances, medical evacuations, and other individual health issues.  Perform other related duties as required.



  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in medicine, including residency/ internship in one of the medical specialties or related fields is required. A first-level university degree in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.  Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of continuously progressive work experience and responsible medical practice in an occupational or workplace setting is required.    At least two (2) years work experience in occupational safety including assessment, incident investigation and reporting is required.    At least two (2) years experience handling healthcare emergencies in an Accident and Emergency Unit, Intensive Care Unit or Pre-hospital setting is desirable.    Experience in implementing and maintaining Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Risk registers or OSH Incident reporting systems is desirable.    At least two (2) years international work experience serving in different countries is desirable.    Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

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