Saturday, September 29, 2018

Development Bnk Of Southern Africa (DBSA) Vacancies, SHEQ Officer

SHEQ Officer (180914-1)

Closing date: 2018/10/01
Job Title    SHEQ Officer
Job Grade    16
Job Type Classification    Contract
Location - Town / City    Midrand
Location - Province    Gauteng
Location - Country    South Africa

Job Description    The purpose of this role is to co-ordinate, support and advice Business on all aspects with regards to Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality. To review, manage and monitor policies, processes, communications, audits and systems to ensure all responsibilities associated with Health and Safety within DBSA construction sites are adhered to. The position will involve travelling to different construction sites within different regions ensuring compliance from appointed Principal Contractors according to legislation requirement.
Key Responsibilities    Functions
1. Operational Functions

a) Strengthen and build the SHEQ expertise and knowledge of Service Management through mentoring, coaching, provision of information, support, advice and training;
b) Prepare audit reports and Non-Conformances relating to SHEQ non-compliance on Construction sites;
c) Maintain accurate records relating all aspects of SHEQ advice and support provided to Service Management, supervisors and staff;
d) Identify emerging issues for the organisation and sector. Work with the SHEQ Specialists to develop options for managing the organisational response.

2. Project Management
a) Participate in and contribute in the planning, development, implementation and review of Construction projects;
b) Ensure compliance to all Construction projects outlined in the SHEQ policy;
c) Collaborate with engineers and program managers to institute control and remedial measures for hazardous and potentially hazardous conditions or equipment on construction sites;
d) Inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices, in order to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.

3. Compliance and Reporting Obligations
a) Undertake Monthly/Quarterly audits and monitor the completion of SHEQ action plans.

4. Leadership
a) Coach and mentor key stakeholders to influence change and encourage learning;
b) Participate in the performance management process;
c) Encourage behaviours that promote Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality responsibility, accountability and awareness;
d) Encourage and support staff to report hazards and incidents so that SHEQ risks can be managed;
e) Work with key stakeholders to promote an environment that adheres to the organisation’s SHEQ policy.

5 SHEQ Management System
a) Participate in maintaining and reviewing of ISO 45001 (OHSAS 18001) system.

6. Quality Management
a) Promote a culture within the team of best practice in service delivery that is in line with the philosophy of the standards;
b) Promote the philosophy of the quality standards and rights of people we support to the community and relevant stakeholders when appropriate;
c) Ensure necessary documentation is completed as required and according to the developed organisational processes;
d) Ensure people we support and/or their advocate understand their right and ability to participate in the overall quality improvement of service delivery.

7. Financial Management Functions
a) SHEQ Budget implementation.

Key Measures
1. Compliance with health and safety
2. Promotion of culture of health and safety compliance
3. Continuously conduct risk assessment and develop intervention to mitigate
4. Timeously reporting health and safety matters
Expertise & Technical Competencies    Minimum Requirements
1. The person will have 3 – 5 years of experience in H&S environment.
2. Tertiary qualification in SHEQ on associated discipline.
3. Proven track record in managing high performance professional teams.
4. Excellent skills in managing time, setting priorities, planning, communicating and organizing.
5. In-depth experience of working in infrastructure delivery related fields.
6. Qualifications and extensive experience in SHEQ within a large multidisciplinary Organisation.

Skills & Ability
1. Demonstrated understanding of and expertise in applying the SHEQ legislative framework within a human services environment.
2. Specific expertise in developing, implementing and auditing SHEQ management systems.
3. Capacity to clarify needs of others and work with them to develop and implement cost effective and practical solutions.
4. Strong influencing, negotiation and issue resolution skills.
5. Demonstrated experience in successfully managing projects within tight schedules.

Desirable Requirements

1. Qualifications in health and safety.

Required Personal Attributes    1. Written communication

a) Understands that different writing styles are required for different documents or audiences.
b) Write effective correspondence, prepares questions and reports, statements of circumstance and briefing notes.
c) Reviews others’ documents for clarity and impact.
d) Has a solid mastery of writing principles such as grammar, sentence construction etc.

2. Verbal communication
a) Able to present a theme in writing in an ordered, intelligible manner with well-structured and relevant supporting detail.
b) Able to understand topic switches and use vocabulary of attitude.
c) Reasonably fluent in speaking.

2. Presentation skills

a) Can reinforce key presentation points with examples.
b) Is able to translate technical terminology into language understandable to the audience.
c) Has insight into the audience’s behavior and motivation and responds appropriately and professionally, adapting communication style as appropriate.

3. Reporting skills

(a) Designs / customizes reports to meet user needs.
(b) Prepares complex or tailored reports, gathers information from a variety of sources, analyses and includes in a report.
(c) Keeps standard reports under review and proposes improvements to meet user needs.


1. Achievement orientation
(a) Undertakes challenging assignment and strives to complete them.
(b) Sets priorities and chooses goals on the basis of calculated costs, anticipated benefits and improvement of performance.
(c) Aims at exceptional performance, setting out to achieve a unique standard.
(d) Constantly analysis outcomes to ensure the achievements of business goal.
(e) Identifies short-term opportunity or potential problems aiming to achieve better outcomes.

2. Customer Orientation
(a) Tries to understand the underlying needs of customers and match these needs to available or customized products and service.
(b) Adapts processes and procedures to meet on-going customer needs.
(c) Utilises the feedback received from customers, in order to develop new and / or improving existing services / products that relates to their on-going needs.
(d) Thinks of new ways to align DBSA’s offering with future customer needs.

3. Integrity
(a) Is willing to end a business relationship because it was associated with unethical business practice.
(b) Is capable of challenging senior management (in an appropriate and respectable manner) in order to act on espoused values.

4. Leading and empowering others
(a) Creates the conditions that enables the team to perform at its best (e.g., setting clear directions, providing appropriate structure, getting the right people, obtain needed resources).
(b) Monitors performance against clear standards, and addresses performance issues promptly and takes action to get performance back to desired levels.
(c) Proactively asks for feedback on own performance from team members, aiming to become more effective.

5. Teamwork and cooperation
(a) Acts to promote a friendly climate and good morale, and resolves conflicts.
(b) Creates opportunities for cross-functional work.
(c) Encourages others to network outside of their own team / department and learn from their experience.

6. Self-awareness & self-control
(a) Withholds effects of strong emotions in difficult situations.
(b) Keeps functioning or responds constructively despite stress.
(c) May apply special techniques or plan ahead of time to manage emotions or stress

7. Strategic and Innovative thinking
(a) Recognises opportunities or potential problems, before they become obvious, by seeing the connections in a range of sources of information, including insights from outside DBSA .
(b) Restates complex knowledge in a way that makes it easier for others to understand.
(c) Experiments with new approaches, tests scenarios, questions assumptions and challenges conventional thinking.
(d) Creates new concepts that are not obvious to others, leveraging internal and external sources of information, to build incremental revenue and growth opportunities.

8. Teamwork and cooperation
(a) Acts to promote a friendly climate and good morale, and resolve conflicts.
(b) Creates opportunities for cross-functional work.
(c) Encourages others to network outside of their own team / department and learn from their experience


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