IHS Towers is the largest independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 2001, IHS provides services across the full tower value chain – colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services.
Today IHS Towers has operations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Rwanda. Following the recent acquisitions of MTN and Etisalat’s tower portfolios in Nigeria, IHS owns over 23,300 towers in Africa.
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Specialist, HSE Audit, who will plan, lead and conduct HSE audits as part of the approved risk-based internal audit plan, providing independent assurance of the adequacy, effectiveness and compliance of corporate- and departmental-level systems against applicable regulatory, corporate HSE and international management system requirements.
Key Roles & Responsibilities
Support the development and implementation of an annual HSE audit program as part of the approved internal audit plan, including the frequency, methods, responsibilities, consultation, planning and reporting requirements, taking into consideration the importance of the processes concerned and the results of previous audits.
Conduct HSE audits of company’s critical processes/projects and facilities in accordance with the audit plan.
Audit the company’s HSE management system against the requirements of ISO 45001, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, country specific regulatory requirements, company HSE standards, investor requirements such as IFC, etc.
Develop insightful recommendations to address operational and strategic audit findings.
Analyze and present trends from HSE Audit findings to drive continuous improvement in HSE performance.
Work collaboratively with all levels of management, regional teams, and on-site personnel to promote the continuous improvement of HSE by removing or reducing risks in the business through identification and documentation of findings as well as implementation of corrective actions.
Provide support and actively drive closure of corrective actions from HSE audits. Maintain regular reports to track progress and manage stakeholders to drive timely close out.
Develop and apply criteria for HSE audit documentation, ensuring they remain current in line with business requirements, legislation, and statutory compliance.
Manage the HSE Audit schedule to ensure inclusion of all existing HSE critical processes and facilities as well as support onboarding of new critical projects.
Conduct audits on HSE compliance of critical suppliers to verify whether their processes align with defined audit criteria.
Conduct formal follow-up audits of implementation status of agreed management action plans per approved risk-based audit plan.
Retain documented information as evidence of the implementation of the audit programme and the audit results.
Supporting the company with accreditations, certifications and re-certifications such as ISO 45001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
Performs special audit-related projects as assigned.
Contribute towards fostering a positive HSE culture across the organization, ensuring clear accountability, responsibility, skill and knowledge.
Perform any other duties and tasks as assigned by Senior Manager, Internal Audit.
Experience & Qualifications Required
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences and/ or any other relevant discipline.
Membership of relevant professional body (ISPON, NES, IOSH, IIRSM, etc.)
5 years’ plus relevant work experience. Previous experience in a similar role desired
Knowledge and experience of Auditing against ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001
Familiar with ISO 19001, ISO 9001
A Lead Auditors Certificate - ISO / IRCA
Valid NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Health & Safety.
Familiar with International Standards and Best Practices for HSE and audit practices.