Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Employment Opportunities at Zola Electric

  Express       Tuesday, July 7, 2020
 
Company Description
Uncover hidden opportunities to make a global impact. Off Grid Electric, through its consumer brand Zola, is a growth-stage startup that’s on track to light a million homes in Africa over the next couple of years with clean, affordable solar energy. At the heart of our business is innovative solutions that delight our customers. We are looking for a HEALTH, SAFETY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL (HSE) SPECIALIST to join our team in Arusha, Tanzania, and support our growth strategy in Africa, changing the lives of millions with our innovative products.
This may be your dream job if you’re someone who dreams of combining your knowledge and skills enabling Off Grid Electric to change the renewable energy landscape. You’ll also need to be passionate about bringing solar energy to off-grid and other underserved markets(billions of people around the world)with the unique social, technical, and business challenges that come along with it. You are inspired by the opportunity to unleash whole continents of human potential, and motivated to help build a truly epic business.
OffGrid Electric combines Silicon Valley technology with local expertise to offer African homes and businesses a long-term solar solution to an unreliable grid. Adaptable to both energy needs and income, Zola Electric’s solution can be bought over time through a leasing structure. The first few watts starts a chain reaction that enables people to achieve commonly held aspirations: security, education, access to information, and a longer and more efficient day.
Today, OffGrid Electric powers more than 100,000 homes and businesses across Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire. Zola Electric’s investors include: SolarCity, Vulcan Capital, DBL Partners, The Packard Foundation, Helios Investment Partners, and responsibility. Zola Electric is the recipient of the 2016 UN Momentum for Change Award, Zayed Future Energy Prize, and the 2015 Global Cleantech 100. For more information, visit this link.... www.zolaelectric.com.
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Position: HEALTH, SAFETY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL (HSE) SPECIALIST
Job Summary
To ensure effective implementation of Quality Health, Safety, and Environmental policies and procedures across the business.
Job Description
The Health Safety and Environmental Specialist is expected to:
● Conduct regular QHSE audits at the Project site and ensures actions from QHSE audits are closed in a timely and effective manner;
● Liaise with a certification body for external audits and ensure the findings of external audits are closed in a timely and effective manner
● Collate HSE statistics for monthly reporting
● Maintains all AIP QHSE documentation e.g. QMS procedures, service manual, BOP’s, calibration records
● Ensure adherence to ZOLA’s Best Operating Practices in warehouses and regional service centers
● Assist and deliver QHSE training to all ZOLA staff
● Ensure compliance to local legislative requirements
● Provide QHSE induction to new starters and existing employees
● Conduct Risk assessments
● Conduct accident/incident investigations
● Liaise with warehouse, service centers and offices for QHSE issues
● Any other duties considered essential for the effective running of operational and QHSE services
● Identifying and implementing improvements on an ongoing basis in conjunction with Zola QHSE
● Zola places a strong emphasis on health, operational safety and environmental protection. It is a requirement and moral obligation of each employee to be actively committed and accountable for compliance to the Zola Health, Safety & Environmental policies, operating procedures, and compliance to local legislation. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
The successful candidate will most likely have the following qualifications, experience and skills:
● Previous QHSE experience with an international organisation
● NEBOSH International General Certificate
● Audit Experience
● Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields such as Science, Safety Management or relevant field

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Managerial and Technical Competencies:
● People management skills
● Problem-solving and analyzing
● Planning and organizing
● Attention to detail
● Good oral & written communication skills in English.
● Communication – Recognizing that clear communication is the key to understanding
● Leading other – Providing clarity and direction
● Drive for Results – compete against standards for continuous improvement 

Generic Competencies:
● Proven experience as a safety specialist at 4 years
● Deep understanding of legal health and safety guidelines
● Ability in producing reports and developing relevant policies
● Good knowledge of data analysis and risk assessment
● Excellent organizational and motivational skills
● Outstanding attention to detail and observation ability
● Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities
● Valid qualification in occupational health and safety

WORKING CONDITIONS OFFICE BOUND/ON-SITE/TRAVEL
● Willingness to work in flexible hours as per the business demands, including late nights, weekends, and holidays
● Able to travel across the country.

LOCATION
The role will be based in Arusha - Tanzania 


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MODE OF APPLICATION / DEADLINE
The deadline for submission for this position is 14th July, 2020 at 1800 hours.
Are you interested?
Please send your applications through E-mail to tz.recruitment@zola.solar indicating the position you are applying for on the subject line.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
OffGrid Electric Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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