Rift Valley Railways Environmental and Social Advisor Job

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Career Opportunities at RVR
Rift Valley Railways (RVR) Ltd   is in the middle of a Ksh. 25 Billion (USD.287M) turnaround process with major investments going towards expanding and modernizing the fleet, improving rail infrastructure, introducing high-end technology with a vision of becoming the premier rail and logistics provider.
Exciting career opportunities in our SHREQ department has risen and we now seek to recruit a strategic, committed & results driven person.
Environmental and Social (E&S) Advisor 
 (1 Post)

Purpose: We require an all-round Environmental and Social (E&S) Advisor.

Purpose

Main Purpose of the Job:
To ensure compliance with:
  • National legislation,
  • Kenya concession environmental and social management obligations,
  • Permits and License conditions,
  • IFC Performance Standards and other Safeguard Policies
To implement the company’s Environment Management Plan (EMP).

To implement RVR’s Integrated Environmental Management System (IEMS)

General Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA).
  • Conduct internal environmental awareness training.
  • Conduct environmental induction for new staff, visitors and contractors.
  • Carry out internal compliance audits to the IEMS, EMP and other management systems.
  • Review environmental monitoring reports and update corrective action registers.

Key Duties

Waste Management

  • Update and maintain hazardous and non-hazardous waste records.
  • Update facility specific waste management plans.
  • Audit third party waste management facilities.
  • Supervise third party NEMA licensed waste handlers.
Accidental Spills
  • Update and maintain an environmental emergency preparedness and response plan.
  • Conduct self-assessment audit for Tier 1 oil spill readiness.
  • Coordinate emergency response drills with stakeholders.
  • Conduct practical HAZMAT training to emergency response teams.
  • Assess spill sites and recommend appropriate cleanup methods.
Biodiversity Management
  • Maintain an updated ecological database for the active network.
  • Advise management on any significant biodiversity issues.
Material Management (non-renewable)
  • Compile and review operations and vegetation management chemicals (e.g. lubricants, spirits and herbicides) consumption and reclamation inventory.
  • Maintain an updated MSDS register.
  • Recommend optimization opportunities for non-renewable materials consumption.
  • Support the procurement process with review of new products.
Environmental Management System (EMS) Certification Process
  • Maintain and update documentation and records.
  • Coordinate ISO 14001 surveillance / certification audit.
  • Follow-up with closure of non-conformities.
  • Participate in management review meetings.
Integrated Environmental Management System (IEMS) Manual
  • Formulate IEMS Committees in all registered Workplaces.
  • Offer technical support to the IEMS committees.
  • Maintain and update the IEMS Manual.
Energy Management System
  • Maintain and update energy resource related data.
  • Compile daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Develop facility specific energy management plans.
Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and Environmental Audits (EAs)
  • Carry out internal EAs annually.
  • Participate in the undertaking of EIAs.
Academic / Professional Qualifications / Certifications
  • Minimum Degree in Environmental Studies from recognized institutions.
  • A Master’s degree in Environmental studies will be an added advantage.
  • MUST Be a Certified Environmental Impact Assessor and a Certified Environmental Lead Auditor by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).
  • Hold an ISO 14001 Internal Auditor Certification by an ISO Accredited Institution.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience in an environmental advisory role in a production setup.
  • ISO 14001 working knowledge.
  • Participated in an Environmental Impact Assessment and / or Environmental Audit as either a team member or contributing specialist.
  • Data Analytical skills.
  • Computer Literacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimum supervision.

How to Apply

  • Suitably qualified applicants should submit their application letters, with detailed CVs including a day time contact phone number and email addresses citing the relevant job title on the subject line to:- [email protected]
  • Note: The deadline for submitting application is before by close of business on 16th December, 2016
  • NB: In the event that you are successful, we will require that you provide us with a certificate of Good Conduct that is not more than 6 months old.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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