Background Information - Job-specific
Background Information – Kenya Multi Country Office (KEMC)
Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and South Africa. This includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies, UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and several island states.
Background Information - Job-specific
UNOPS manages a range of infrastructure projects in Zimbabwe in different sectors including education, health, agriculture, and transport applying different implementation approaches such as labour-based and outsourced designers/contractors but always with direct supervision from UNOPS.
Following the devastation caused to life, livelihoods, and property by tropical storm Idai in March 2019, the WB has allocated up to US$ 75 million to finance a recovery project for Zimbabwe and the African Development Bank has allocated US$ 25 million. The projects address both early and mid-term recovery needs in multiple sectors (livelihoods, health, education, agriculture, transport). UNOPS manages the WB funds and has established a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) to engage multiple UN partner organizations to deliver specific components of ZIRP. UNOPS is the Implementation Agency for the AfDB project.Functional Responsibilities
The HSSE Intern will work under the supervision of the Reporting M&E Officer and will be responsible for assisting with the management of HSSE data collected under the projects implemented in UNOPS Zimbabwe. The HSSE Intern will collect, collate, and organize the HSSE data for reporting purposes and to support the decision-making of the UNOPS Zimbabwe HSSE Team Management of HSSE Data:
Review submissions on oneUNOPS, Collect and support the preparation of monthly and quarterly HSSE Reports
Support the management of oneUNOPS Collect dashboards for projects by assisting in the preparation of site data, data collection forms, locations, and reports
Review and update HSSE documentation as needed, including Health Safety and Environmental Plans, Risk Assessments, Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs).
Review and file HSSE Incident and Near Miss reports
Collate data and information from HSSE Incidents and Near Miss reports supporting the analysis carried out by the HSSE associates.
Assist with the filing of required HSSE documentation on the induction and training of workers, contractors, Implementing Partners, UNOPS Personnel, and other project stakeholders.
Assist with the documentation of HSSE risks, issues, lessons learnt and best practices for continuous improvement Coordination of UNOPS Zimbabwe HSSE Operations
Follow-up on HSSE Action Plans and ensure activities are completed as required
Review HSSE Site Inspections to ensure that observations are adequately closed out
Support the HSSE Associates with conducting research on HSSE issues and best practices
Support the Community Mobilizers with the management of beneficiaries including the selection, registration, filing of data, and completion of payrolls.
Assist with the training and induction of workers, contractors, Implementing Partners, UNOPS Personnel, and other project stakeholders.Education/Experience/Language requirements
Contract type: Internship
Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management, and human resources.
Working with us
We are proud of our people. With a wealth of knowledge and skills in various disciplines – engineering, finance, human resources, ICT, leadership, project management, procurement, and more – they help tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time. Their work around the world supports progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
At UNOPS, we offer a range of short- and long-term opportunities in various environments and duty stations – from Denmark and Kenya to Mexico, Switzerland, Myanmar, Senegal, Uganda, and many more.
With over 5,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,400 personnel recruited on behalf of our partners, spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced and diverse labor force — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs. We continually strive to maintain our gender-balanced workplace. We encourage qualified underrepresented groups as per UNOPS Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy to apply for our vacancies.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
This vacancy is archived.