Health and Safety Interns – Lusaka, Zambia

Engie Energy Access Zambia Limited

Job Title: HSE Officer Intern
Location: Zambia
Reporting line: HSSE Manager

We are building a diverse and inclusive team and this opportunity is open to any qualified internal and external applicants. Women, candidates from Africa and those with experience working on the continent are particularly encouraged to apply for this role.

About ENGIE Energy Access (EEA)

ENGIE Energy Access is the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa. The company develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGO solar home systems are financed through affordable instalments from $0.19 per day and the mini grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,700 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.6 million customers and more than 8 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to impact 20 million lives across Africa by 2025.

Job Overview

Key Responsibilities

  • Support Execution of HSSE Policies
  • Support the creation of distinct and actionable behavioral change strategies that are appropriate for EEA employees, contractors and third parties, with a view to reducing HSSE incidents and other issues that may affect public and employee health, safety, security and the environment within which EEA operates.
  • Remain alert to emerging issues and global trends that might benefit or otherwise impact individual, and teams work to ensure a safe working environment for all team members and third parties connected with our business.

Reporting and Incident Follow Up

  • Gather high-quality data from all departments to create robust health and safety metrics for reporting.
  • When incidents occur, participate in timely incident investigations and response plans to reduce the likelihood of future occurrences.
  • Create platforms for employees to report safety incidents confidentially and without fear of reprisal.
  • Support Emergency and Crisis Response and Communication
  • Implement and maintain emergency response plans, identify possible emergency scenarios and conduct drill exercises.
  • Respond immediately to HSSE incidents / accidents ensuring risk mitigation strategies are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Collect and analyze security related information from local and regional resources.
  • Go to the field to investigate HSSE incidents and other public safety concerns within the location/area.
  • Craft detailed summaries of events as required for ENGIE HSSE compliance
  • Perform any other tasks assigned to support HSSE goals in the business

Preferred skills

  • Construction safety experience is an added advantage
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English and working knowledge of any of the major local languages is desirable
  • Must be a team player who also works well independently

Required qualifications

  • High school certificate or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree in health and safety or any related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ work experience added advantage

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