Location: Brong-Ahafo Region
Newmont Ghana Gold Limited is one of five core operating regions of Newmont Mining Corporation (www.newmont.com), one of the largest gold companies in the world. Newmont operates the Ahafo Mine in the Brong-Ahafo Region and the Akyem Project in the Eastern Region.
The company has approximately 46,000 employees and contractors worldwide, and employs over 6,500 employees and contractors in Ghana.
The Ahafo mine has made significant sustainable development projects to its host Ahafo communities. This includes the establishment of the Ahafo Development Fund (NADeF) where the company contributes US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit from the mining operation into the fund.
In 2010, the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC) voted Newmont Ghana as a leading company in the fight against HIV/AIDS and Malaria prevention. One of the company’s initiatives – The Ahafo Linkages Program, designed to maximize procurement from local Ahafo businesses, also won the most awards at the 2010 Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply UK (CIPS) Procurement Awards.
The Akyem Project is one of Newmont’s new core areas in Ghana. It is currently in the construction stage and is expected to commence production in late 2013 or early 2014.
Newmont was the first gold mining company to be listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) and has for the fifth year running remained on the DJSI. Newmont was recently ranked 42nd in the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List by the Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, and remains the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index.
Newmont Ghana’s industry leading performance is reflected through its high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our employees, and creating value and opportunity for our host communities and shareholders.
We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This combined with our growth opportunities and extended mine life makes Newmont a great company to work with.
Job Title: HSLP Co-ordinator
Job Location: Ahafo
The purpose of the HSLP Coordinator Role is to carry out the requirements of the Integrated and Health Safety and Loss Prevention Management Systems for the Ahafo operations.
- Develop and administer Newmont programs to prevent accidents/incidents and loss due to processing activities including plant maintenance.
- Assist line management to develop and maintain a culture of “Safe Production”. Provides advice to line management regarding hazard identification, risk management, safety rules, regulations, trends, statistics and compliance.
- Participate in accident/incident investigations to discover root causes and identify corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.
- Conduct health and safety inspections and audits. Prepare reports and close out corrective actions in a timely manner.
- Attend safety meetings and present safety information.
- Develop health and safety policies and procedures.
- Monitor lead and lag HSLP indicators for the processing department and produce reports and presentations as required.
- Ensure compliance to the Integrated Management System and HSLP Management System and participate in system audits.
- Support the Senior HSLP Co-ordinator and HSLP Manager.
- Support, promote and embrace the Newmont Vision, Values and Purpose statement.
- Carry out all duties in a manner that minimises the risk and maintains a safe working environment for all personnel including contractors.
- Demonstrate effective performance in achieving or exceeding agreed HSLP goals in support of the department, site and company.
- Train, motivate staff and positively influence the safe productive improvement of HSLP processes and practices within your work area.
- Actively maintain knowledge of and compliance with all company policies, procedures and safe work practices detailed in the Site Integrated Management System, Standard Operating Procedures, Regulations and other documents that may be appropriate at your workplace.
- Maintain awareness and understanding of Newmont’s Environmental and Social Responsibility Policy and the operation’s ESR Statement of Commitment.
- Identify and report HSLP, Environmental and Community Hazards. Participate in the control of these hazards where appropriate.
- Understand the environmental impact of work activities, the environmental requirements of Standard Operating Procedures and the relevant elements of the management system (IMS) that applies to the role.
- Respect and observe the rights of local communities.
- Treat all employees, contractors and visitors with respect and communicate with them in an open and honest way.
Other duties as required.
Constraints, Framework & Boundaries
This position operates under the guidance of the Senior HSLP Co-ordinator, the HSLP Manager as well as the frameworks and procedures/protocols/licence established by the relevant Government Department, Newmont Ghana and its parent.
This position has the overall authority to approve the following:
- Purchasing to the limit of $750 (budgeted)
- Stores issues to the limit of $750
- The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to actively engage with line supervisors in the promotion of health safety and loss prevention.
- Reports directly to the Senior HSLP Co-ordinator.
- The position directly supports the HSLP Manager.
- The position supports the Site Leadership Team and other site personnel.
- The role necessitates a close working relationship with other HSLP team members.
- The position is an active member of the broader Newmont team and must foster friendly and professional working relationships with all internal and external contacts. External contacts include Consultants, Contractors and Government Agencies.
- External support resources include the HSLP Group Executive, HSLP Global Team and Safety professionals at other Newmont operations.
Qualification and Requirements
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
- Degree or Graduate Diploma in Health, Safety and Loss Prevention.
- Minimum 5 years experience in working in the health and safety field in an extractive industry
- Thorough understanding of Safety Management Systems.
- Sound knowledge of risk management and loss prevention processes.
- Accident/incident investigation experience.
- Auditing, training and first aid qualifications desirable.
- Excellent report writing skills
- Strong presentation, organizational and communication skills
- Competent in MS Office software
- Current Driver’s License
- Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislative requirements.
- Ability to work effectively in a diverse work group.