UMO est présent dans quatre pays: Sénégal | Mali | Burkina Faso | Cote d'Ivoire


UMO Burkina is seeking for one of his client in the mining sector two

Senior HSE Officer




On a mining exploration site




Reporting to the Country Manager, the Senior Health, Safety & Environment Officer is responsible for organising, planning, and overseeing the implementation of the environment, health and safety policies and regulations for the Exploration's Team at Burkina Faso, and following up with all HODs. Additionally, the Senior Health Safety & Environment Officer will record, measure, report and ensure the follow up of the action plans.

Technical Accountabilities


-Manage the implementation of the client's Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental strategies, systems and procedures, and ensure they are in line with corporate requirements and consistent across all sites.

-Ensure that the team and contractors are aware of, and comply with, all legislation in relation to the use of plant, equipment and substances, as well as in all workplace activities

-Promote occupational health and safety within the Exploration site to develop safer and healthier ways of working

-Supervise the investigation of accidents and unsafe working conditions, study possible causes and recommend appropriate remedial action

-Coordinate with Senior Health and Safety Officers and Security Personnel, emergency heath and security procedures and first aid crews

-Communicate frequently with management to report on the status of the health and safety strategy and risk management strategy

-Develop and implement training sessions for management, supervisors and workers on health and safety practices and legislation

-Continually review processes and procedures to ensure statutory requirements are met.

-Facilitate accident and incident investigations to ensure that root causes are identified and appropriate corrective actions to address causes are instigated.

-Prepare processes for incidents reports.

-Inspect the premises and ensure compliance with all safety regulations.

-Perform routine checks, investigate incidents, data mine costs and ensure safety and hazard free environment.

-Manage safety and Health audits as required to determine system compliance and effectiveness.

-Analyze Safety and health information and statistics to identify areas for focused intervention.

-Identify the development needs of operational management and work groups required to achieve best practice standards in Safety and Health management.

-Ensure that employee suggestions and complaints regarding safety are evaluated

-Participate and give input in the safety committee

-Oversee the availability and distribution of the PPE

-Oversee site general and specific inductions including contractor teams


Compliance/Quality Control


-Promote and adhere to appropriate internal methodologies, policies, procedures and standards.

-Consistently maintain a high quality of work across all allocated functions.

-Develop an improvement culture by actively encouraging employees to participate in continuous improvement, capturing their initiatives and providing feedback.




-As directed, gather inputs specific to your area for various reports.

-Report issues, incidents, near misses or hazards on daily basis, summarized in weekly reports.

-Complete the Exploration monthly HSE reporting requirements, ensuring capture of relevant contractor information

-Create reports against KPI's to reflect Safety management performance of the site and actions on key issues such as accident and incident investigation, corrective action management, Risk mitigation plans etc.


Safety Management


-Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety and environmental and Social Responsibility practices.

-Ensure proper reporting and corrective actions for the reported accidents

-Ensure every person within team is fit for work.

-Ensure that agreed procedures, safeguards and controls are applied and used.

-Ensure all activities are conducted safely and in accordance with Company standards and procedures

-Ensure hazard management plans are observed.

-Keep statutory and internal reporting as required.

-Active participation to the Health & Safety Committee




Job Specification/Minimum and preferred Requirements


-Advanced Diploma or degree in SHEQ management

-Certified Safety Professional

-Minimum 8 years' experience in OHS roles

-Minimum 5 years' experience in mining industry

-French / English language skills essential

-Must speak the local languages: Bwamu or Bambara/Dioula

-Working experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and Sage

-Experience in a third world country with a preference for West African experience

-Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation and build effective relationships and networks

-Possesses strong training and mentoring skills with the ability to develop an effective team

-Demonstrates strong conceptual skills, and be capable of developing lateral and practical solutions

-Ability to respond to a changing work environment

-Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at the same time

-A reputation for integrity and ethics

-Demonstrated management skills



Application file


-An updated CV


How to apply


-On our website, section « Candidats », Tab « Opportunités »

-By mail to:

-At our office in Ouaga 2000, behind l'Ecole le Creuset