Zimparks Vacancy – SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER (D1)

Zimparks Vacancy – SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER (D1)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced personnel for the above senior position in the Human Resources Department. The incumbent will be based at the Head Office reporting to the Human Resources Manager & Chaplaincy.

The incumbent’s Key Result Areas are as follows:

  • Assist the Human Resources Manager and Chaplaincy in formulating environmental and occupational policies that promotes Health and Safety facets at the workplace
  • Provides momentum in the running of the Health and Safety programmes in liaison with the Authority Clinics, Parksmed and other stakeholders
  • Engagement and management of Occupational hazards and other stakeholders’ involvement in such programmes e.g. promotion of HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns & other relevant trainings
  • Investigates diseases outbreaks & plans pest control programmes in Malaria/Tsetse zones so as to safeguard the human capital from the effects thereof
  • Advises, recommends to management and facilitates on matters relating to Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety programmes in the Authority e.g. specific protective clothing
  • Preparing budgets, work plans; marketing and publicity of the Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety
  • Processes funeral assistance to bereaved staff, plans farewell parties for retirees
  • Compiles information on work related accidents and recommends appropriate action
  • Responsible for the general ambience of the Authority premises including Offices, Canteen and Grounds

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES

The incumbent must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies:

  • A Degree/Higher Diploma or equivalent in Environmental, Health, Safety and Welfare (Occupational Studies) or any other relevant equivalent qualification
  • Minimum experience of two (2) years in the above mentioned disciplines
  • Computer Literacy, Good Communication skills – (written and oral ), Inter-personal skills, Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Experience in working with Occupational Environmental, Health, Safety and Welfare facets is an added advantage

Interested candidates should submit their written applications and up to date CVs to:

The Human Resources Manager & Chaplaincy

Parks and Wildlife Management Authority

P.O. Box CY

Causeway

Harare

No later than 14 November 2018

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Zimparks guns down hippo in Nyanyadzi

August 31, 2017August 31, 2017
Inset from Zimpapers. THE Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority last week shot dead a hippopotamus that was damaging winter wheat in Nyanyadzi. The hippo, which had a calf, is believed to have escaped from Save Conservancy. ZPWMA ordered the shooting of the hippos after traditional leaders in the area reported that it was damaging crops and endangering lives. ZPWMA officer, Mr John Danfa, said they were still hunting for the calf which is believed to have found habitat along Save River. “Usually hippos move up and down rivers during the rainy season. We believe the two escaped from Save Valley Conservancy. They were both females and they do not usually click if there is no male. “They are believed to have separated. We received reports from traditional leaders in Hot Springs and Nyanyadzi that these hippos were feeding on wheat and crops in their fields.” “People’s lives were endangered so the authorities ordered its killing. The first time we attempted to kill it, it was in the company of so many cattle and could not do anything. Our officer teamed up with villagers to track it until last week when it was shot down in Nyanyadzi”. The officer is said to have fired 12 shots before the hippo died. The meat was shared by villagers. One of the villagers in Dirikwe village, Mr Tapiwa Munyati, said: “This hippo was becoming a threat to human lives in the area. It was being spotted near homes at night. “There are vegetable gardens along one of Save River’s tributaries where it was being spotted.“We were told that hippos do not like light and the danger was that lives would have been lost.” “A villager survived death by a whisker recently when the hippo strayed into his homestead.“He went out of his house to investigate when his dogs were barking. He had a torch and the hippo advanced towards him. “Fortunately he managed to escape the attack and notified other villagers and the village head. We are appealing to the responsible authorities to make sure that the remaining one is also killed,” said Mr Munyati.