Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Windhoek
Position Title:
Safety Program Coordinator (OBO)
Open Period:
07/15/2021 - 07/30/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1201 10
NAD N$556,970 - NAD N$556,970
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 45 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Windhoek, WA
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Muriel F. Kozonguizi
061 295 8505


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Not to exceed 30 months from date of hiring
About the Agency

The U.S. Mission in Windhoek, Namibia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Safety Program Coordinator within the Overseas Building Operations (OBO) office.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


Working under the Construction Manager of the Overseas Building Operations (OBO) project team, the Safety Program Coordinator provides professional expertise and guidance relating to site safety and health issues during all phases of construction, including site development, excavation, foundation, superstructure, exterior walls, mechanical and electrical systems, and interior finish work for the New Embassy Compound (NEC). The position is responsible for ensuring compliance with U.S. Department of State as well as host country construction safety and health regulations.

Compliance with Safety and Health Standards 

  • Inspects and assesses onsite safety programs to ensure all safety and health requirements are being properly implemented.

  • Reviews the contractor's injury and illness prevention program; recommends modifications as required.

  • Conducts regular safety inspection of facilities, equipment, work practices, and safety devices to ensure compliance with workplace safety standards and regulations; recommends and monitor changes as required; where necessary stops all construction work to address imminent hazards.


Reporting and Consultation                                                                                               

  • Prepares periodic and annual reports; maintains proper documentation to conform with record-keeping requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Overall responsible of OSHA records of the NEC and safeguarding information into the safety database.

  • Investigates incidents of injury or property damage at worksites to ascertain causes, recommend corrective actions; coordinates the compilation of information necessary for risk management files and reports.

  • Establishes standards and develops site specific controls or work processes to minimize hazards and maintain consistency with safety policy; disseminates information as appropriate.

Other Duties                                                                                                                            

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Construction Manager and Project Director.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Five years in construction with experience in occupational safety or industrial hygiene is required.

Education Requirements:

University degree in safety management, occupational health and safety, environmental safety, construction, engineering, or architecture is required.



English Level IV (good working knowledge, reading/speaking/writing) is required. This may be tested. 


Thorough knowledge of construction safety management principles, practices and procedures. Knowledge of OSHA construction and safety regulations. Principles and practices of evaluating and implementing safety programs. Knowledge of the local codes of electrical, mechanical, structural, and International Building Code (IBC). Knowledge of local construction policies and local labor laws. Specialized knowledge in construction health, safety requirements including: accident prevention, laws and regulations applicable to employee safety and occupational health, occupational health and loss prevention programs, industrial safety practices, methods of assessing safety hazards and controls, and techniques for conducting accident investigations.

Ability to communicate effectively and maintain effective working relationships with people at all levels. Multi-tasking, problem solving and organizational skills. Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Must possess excellent writing skills for drafting of materials and reports in the performance of duties. Mathematical skills are required when reading and interpreting construction calculations to validate the implementation of the appropriate safety mechanism/prevention. Ability to lift tools and other job materials. Must be able to work outdoors under harsh weather conditions.

Benefits and Other Info

The U.S. Embassy Namibia offers a competitive salary package, pension fund -, medical fund - and social security membership.
Agency Benefits:
Fast paced working environment related to international development.
Other Information:
The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

The full position description and application form are available on the U.S. Embassy website at:   All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered.  Log onto the ERA system to register as an Applicant, and follow the instructions to submit your application and upload your required documents.

Required Documents:

  • Proof of qualifications (if qualification was obtained outside Namibia; NQA letter)

  • Proof of citizenship (Namibian or Permanent Resident)

Next Steps:

Only shortlised candidates will be contacted via ERA.