Monday, April 17, 2017

Global Occupational Health and Safety Officer - The Union and Vital Strategies, New Delhi (Apply by: Open)

1. POSITION VACANT:  Global Occupational Health and Safety Officer, The Union and Vital Strategies, New Delhi
The mission of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is to bring innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle-income populations. Founded in 1920, with its Head Office in Paris, The Union today is both a non-profit institute with five scientific departments and several offices worldwide and a federation of close to 3,000 organisations and individuals who are committed to the same goals. Its scientific departments focus on tuberculosis, HIV, lung health and non-communicable diseases, tobacco control and research; and each engages in research, provides technical assistance and offers training and other capacity-building activities leading to health solutions for the poor. For more details please visit 

Vital Strategies, based in New York City, is an international public health organization and an independent affiliate of The Union. Vital Strategies provides expertise in project implementation and management, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities on a breadth of global health challenges. It has two offices in the United States (New York and Washington DC) and one in Tanzania, Africa. For more information, please visit
Job Description:
Vital Strategies and The Union are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Global Occupational Health and Safety Officer. This is a full-time position based in The Union’s South East Asia Office in New Delhi. The Global Occupational Health and Safety Officer will be responsible for 10 Union offices worldwide and three Vital Strategies offices, covering more than 800 employees and consultants of The Union and 200 employees and consultants of Vital Strategies.
Reporting to the Head Human Resources of Vital Strategies, the Global Occupational Health and Safety Officer will be responsible for the development, implementation and communication of occupational health policies for both organizations.
Key Roles and Responsibilities: 
(1) Continually assess and monitor occupational health needs across the organization as follows:
(a) Conduct job hazard assessments and environmental/ situational risk assessments and ensure action is taken to mitigate any health and safety risks to employees in the countries where there are offices of The Union and Vital Strategies
(b) Conduct risk assessments and ensure action is taken to mitigate any health risks in all the countries where staff of The Union and Vital Strategies work
(2) Develop and update global and country office occupational health plans that characterize and address:
(a) Health risks from field-based work
(b) Travel medicine needs
(c) Staff exposure to workplace, community and crisis-related health risks
(3) Establish and manage contracts to support this work which may include contracts with individuals and organizations that offer travel medicine industrial hygiene, and protocol development services;
(4) Provide expert consultation, support and training for managers of the organizations on all occupational health issues; 
(5) Develop educational, technical and promotional materials; Implement and conduct risk management and safety education and training programs for staff;
(6) Analyze federal, state, and local laws, directives, guidelines, and codes related to environmental and occupational health control matters and prepare required reports and updates.
(1) Applicants must be MD, MBBS, Registered Nurse or Occupational Health Nurse;
(2) Applicants who are “Associate Fellows of Industrial Health” shall be at an advantage.
(1) Minimum of five years’ related work experience, preferably with an international focus;
(2) Knowledge of principles and techniques of occupational health risk prevention practiced internationally;
(3) Experience in occupational health principles and practice;
(4) Experience in principles and techniques of training;
(5) Experience in policy and protocol development and implementation;
(6) Indian nationals and/or professionals having permission to work in India shall be at an advantage.
Competencies and Skills:
(1) Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in English;
(2) Ability to prioritize effectively and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment;
(3) Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment;
(4) Experience of working with an internationally-dispersed team;
(5) Willingness to travel internationally. Please note the incumbent shall be based in New Delhi, India and travel extensively to different Vital Strategies and The Union offices across the world, based on the needs of the job.
Gross compensation budgeted for the position shall be attractive and in line with job bands and salary scales of The Union and Vital Strategies. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history.
Apart from Basic Salary, HRA, Conveyance and LTA, the compensation package includes attractive benefits like medical hospitalisation insurance, personal accident insurance, provident fund, gratuity, telephone reimbursements, reimbursements of general medical expenses etc.
6. LOCATION:  New Delhi
The candidate selected shall be offered a two-year contract, extendable, based on performance.
Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025 
Phones: 011-2684-2162; 011-4165-3612; 011-4101-1564 and 011-4101-1565 
Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested apply to with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organization and expected compensation at the earliest.
Applicants must also submit the Job Application Form (to be filled online at before the deadline. Please note that applications submitted without the Job Application Form will not be accepted. Candidates are requested to specify how they learnt about this vacancy in their cover letters.
The Union and Vital Strategies are committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, or disability.

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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