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Health Safety & Environment Officer

Closing Date: Not Specified

Location: Nairobi, Nairobi, KenyaType: Full TimeMin. Experience: Experienced

Acorn is looking for a responsible HSSE Officer to facilitate compliance with occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines in our sites and residences. You will provide advice on measures to minimize hazards or unhealthy situations while minimizing violations of OHS guidelines

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The ideal candidate is a responsible individual who is passionate about Health and Safety and is committed to the OSH regulations. Your work will be largely focused on prevention so you need to be conscientious and farsighted with a keen eye for detail and quick response in emergencies.

The goal is to establish a safe workplace in our sites and residences going beyond the set standards to foster a culture of attention to health and safety

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide clear leadership to development and construction teams at site in respect of the expectations of the project and its goals and objectives for construction safety performance;
  • Ensure contractors comply with the HSSE requirements as documented in the site specific HSSE plan,
  • Drive behaviour change at projects that lead to a mature safety culture through the reward scheme and implementation of the consequence management framework,
  • Carry out specialist tasks, including system audits, task-based risk assessments, site inspections and 5s inspections.
  • Ensure the construction site operate with minimal accidents and incidents
  • Carrying out incident investigations and reporting,
  • Ensure daily toolbox talks are carried out and appropriate training provided as necessary,
  • Ensure the Health, Safety & Security Manager is kept appraised of any key HSSE issues at the construction site.
  • Ensure contractor obligations on HSSE matters are adhered to as spelt out in the contract and HSSE company policies
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly site HSSE reports for management review.
  • Ensure all safe to work systems are implemented at site including permits to work among others.
  • Ensure all findings (audits, inspections) are effectively closed out to prevent recurrence,
  • Inspire site team to achieve the safety goals and safety excellence through motivating and encouraging communication

Your Profile

  • Bachelor degree (Preferred – science related),
  • Recognized certifications in Health, safety and Environment,
  • IT proficient – MS Office,
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in construction industry is a distinct advantage.
  • Strong analytical, data gathering and analysis skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Facilitation and training skills to groups with diverse levels of understanding
  • Ability to investigate incidents, accidents and near misses.
  • Good understanding of safe work practices e.g. use of permit to work systems.
  • Good understanding of OSHA, EMCA and its regulations,
  • Risk assessment skills.
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Can work under pressure
  • Team player
  • Courage to stand up for what they believe on safety and doing the right thing
  • Ability to influence site staff, contractors and site workers on safe work practices

Supply Chain Assistant

Location: Nairobi, Nairobi, KenyaType: Full TimeMin. Experience: Experienced

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You will be responsible for overseeing the purchase of company products and services, providing cost effective solutions and ensuring deliveries of goods and services are done on time and in full.  Further, you will plan and lead negotiations with vendors for best value for the organization including evaluating proposals

In addition, you will contribute to improvement in quality and service through vendor management as well as managing reputational risk by ensuring required due diligence is done and key documents submitted during vendor selection and onboarding


  • Conduct supply market analysis including identification of new vendors.
  • Vendor engagement, proposal evaluation and negotiations.
  • Award communication to vendors including regrets & contracts issuance as applicable
  • Supplier liaison in the vendor on-boarding process ensuring all forms are filled and required documents provided and thereafter liaise with Finance for creation of the vendor in ERP
  • PO creation and ensuring issuance to vendors.
  • Manage the process of product codes creation in ERP
  • Support timely purchase order fulfilment i.e. ensure delivery of goods and services are done on time and in full.
  • Coordinate and report on the progress of shipments, logistics and local purchases.
  • Check with respective internal customers that goods and services delivered meet the agreed standards and specifications.
  • Conduct the asset disposal exercise
  • Ensure compliance to all procurement policies and procedures as appropriate thus ensuring an efficient and auditable procurement trail
  • Reporting: some of the reports to include, but not limited to open POs, vendor performance tracking (including OTIF), inactive vendors, spend analysis among others

Your Profile

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Contract Management, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management or any other relevant field
  • 2-4 years’ work experience in a similar capacity in the FMCG sector, which involves high volume transactions.
  • Advanced Diploma in Purchasing & Supply (CIPS Level 5)
  • Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM).
  • Knowledge and experience in demand and supply systems and best procurement practices.
  • Good financial acumen.
  • Attentive to detail.
  • Self-driven with a good business sense.
  • Creative and proactive approach towards challenges.
  • Ability to influence and build relationships at all levels with internal and external customers.
  • Independent, resourceful and possess high drive to excel


  • Understand the consumer & customer
    • Build understanding of consumers/ customers/ suppliers/ stakeholders & leverage this understanding when making business decisions
    • Build sustainable relationships with key stakeholders to shape the operating environment
    • Address difficult issues proactively when dealing with stakeholders.

Commercial understanding

  • Basic finance acumen
    • Make commercial decisions that impact positively on both short- and long-term bottom line results
    • Drive unnecessary costs out of the business

 Collaboration & influence

  • Actively listen and build positively on other ideas
    • Exhibit trust, fairness and ethical awareness
    • Promote ideas and influence in areas where you do not direct control or authority
    • Attention to detail

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