Environment, Health and Safety Officer Job Vaancy in Kisumu, Kenya

Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu

Position Title: Environment, Health and Safety Officer

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is an institution of the Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya, which is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.

The Hospital is part of a network of health facilities, which includes Hospitals and Outreach Health Facilities across East Africa.

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is in an exciting growth phase and has attained acknowledgment of its quality by achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification, ISO 15189:2012 accreditation for laboratory services, SafeCare level 5 accreditation and is at advanced stage of attaining Joint Commission International Accreditation.

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has Outreach Health Services at Kisii, Kakamega, Kitale, Bungoma, Kericho, Kibuye-Kisumu, West End- Kisumu, Busia, Homabay, Migori, Bomet and Eldoret.

The Hospital is seeking to attract interested and qualified applicants to fill the below position.

Environment, Health and Safety Officer

Vacancy No: AKHK/HRD/EHSO/01/23

Overall Responsibility

Reporting to the Manager, Occupational Safety, Health and Environment, the successful candidate will be directly responsible for supporting institutional OSH & E Function to ensure a safe and healthy workplace  is created and that operations are environmentally sustainable, posing no/minimal risk to the staff, patients, public and environment.

This will be achieved by championing for compliance to the National Environmental, Health and Safety legislation, regulatory requirements, AKHK OSH & E policies and industry best practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with Occupational Health and safety Act, 2007, Environmental Management and Coordination Act, 1999 and related Regulations.
  • Support implementation of institutions OSH & E policy framework and procedures in accordance with the OSH Act.
  • Support Coordination of OSH Committee functions as per Legal Notice No. 31
  • Advise on practicable techniques/initiatives to ensure sustainable use and management of natural
    resources in the facility i.e., water and Energy.
  • Support Coordination of Annual Statutory Audits
  • Monitor quarterly water and wastewater analysis reports, develop action points following negative
    result and follow up closure.
  • Monitor and support Compliance of site waste management with the requirements of EMCA (Waste management) regulations.
  • Communicate environmental conservation messages to employees and management through
    meetings, sensitization forums etc.
  • In Liaison with FMS develop and compile monthly water and energy reports that will inform
    conservation decisions
  • Support coordination of staff health and safety trainings and sensitization
  • Keeping up to date records to support AKHK Health and safety Management system.
  • Support all other OSH & E functions as delegated by the OSH & E Manager
  • Take part in the hospital climate change agenda.


  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University / Institute in Environmental Science, Occupational safety and Health or related field.
  • At least two years’ relevant work experience
  • Membership to a professional body an added advantage
  • Demonstrable knowledge of business development and marketing skills to promote Health Services
  • Training in QMS, FSMS, EMS Firefighting and First Aid will be added advantage.
  • Expert knowledge of the OSHA, WIBA. EMCA and subsidiary legislations.
  • Effective communication skills, including written, verbal, and listening skills.
  • Organized planner, capable of prioritizing tasks and multitasking efficiently.
  • Team player that can adapt to a fast pace and changing environment.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze data.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates are requested to email their application letter and detailed curriculum vitae with position title and vacancy number on the subject line, including names and contacts of three references, current and expected remuneration to ksm.recruitment@akhskenya.org on or before 7th February 2023.

The email subject line MUST include position title and Vacancy number being applied for e.g. “ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER – AKHK/HRD/EHSO/01/23.”

OR apply via this link www.the.akdn/careers/2056049

Canvassing of any nature will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

“AKHS is concerned about the climate and environmental crises we face and is doing everything possible to reduce our own impact, encouraging others to do the same, and advancing understanding in this field. AKHS has set itself the task of getting as close to net-zero carbon operations as possible by 2030. We expect all staff to contribute to achieving these aims in the context of their roles”.

Please note that Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, medical examination or any fee)

“Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu is an equal opportunity employer”