QHSE Associate - Kakamega
Regen Organics is an industry leader in regenerating agriculture, cities and communities. We implement a circular economy model to sustainably manufacture regenerative insect feed for animals, various organic fertilizers and ecofuels for use in fast growing emerging markets. Our technologies and professional logistics network are developed in-house to safely collect and transport residual organics generated in cities and their environs for upcycling into various regenerative products. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!
Operational since 2011, Regen Organics collects and treats over 50,000T of residual organics per year, and successfully sells its agri-inputs to farmers in over 40 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. To date, nearly 6,000 farms have adopted regenerative farming. Our work is also pioneering climate action in Africa - we offset nearly 50,000T of carbon per year and we have big expansion plans to scale this impact. Our goal is to expand across Africa and Asia, safely processing 1,000,000T a year of waste and more than 1,000,000T of carbon emissions offsets per year in the next decade.
For our work, we have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, by Earthshot Prize as a Finalist building a waste free world, and by the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.
Regen Organics (a rebrand of Sanergy) is seeking a QHSE (Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment) Associate to join our City Fresh team in Kakamega. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing QHSE policies and procedures for our organic waste recycling facility. The QHSE Associate will work closely with the Operations team to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and standards, and to promote a culture of safety and environmental stewardship.
Development and implementation of an ergonomic OSH policy for labour-intensive roles
Assist in the development of robust, functioning and measurable training setup tackling staff development on QHSE competencies
Coordinate all workplace audit inspections and the collection, analysis, reporting and development of QHSE CAPA across the operational teams.
Coordinate execution of QHSE activities relating to fire preparedness, accident & incident preparedness and employee wellness.
Develop a quicker and more accurate method of conducting QA checks
Coordinate non-lab Goods In and Goods Out Inspection
Assist in adherence and incremental improvement to waste management procedures
Maintain and improve QHSE source documents. Maintain all QHSE records including general registers, training records, MSDS database etc
Conduct regular risk assessments to ensure corrective and preventive actions are implemented, especially for high-risk teams and areas.
An undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Occupational Health and Safety.
Ability to undertake risk assessment- Job safety analysis.
1 – 2 years of experience in Quality, Health, Safety and Environment related work
Proficiency in MS packages (word, excel, PowerPoint)
Well-versed in DOSH, NEMA and other relevant regulations.
High level of diligence and attention to detail due to the nature of the work and what it entails (overall employee well-being and safety).
Highly organized and able to prioritize action items based on the needs and urgency into short, mid-term, and long terms related to heavy equipment operation
Regen Organics/FreshLife is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.