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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Base Titanium Limited Job Vacancies in Kenya


Base Titanium Limited, the Kenyan subsidiary of the Australian company, Base Resources Limited, is developing the globally significant Kwale Mineral Sands Project about 50km south of Mombasa. 

The project is now funded and construction commenced in the 3rd quarter of 2011. 

Production is scheduled to start during the second half of 2013.

Base is a creative resource company that places a strong emphasis on being part of the community in which it operates and on attracting and developing good people. 
Kwale is the first large mining development in Kenya since 1911 and represents an exciting opportunity for high performing candidates seeking to be part of the successful development of the project.

Pragmatic and pro-active candidates with strong integrity and who work well in a team environment are encouraged to apply.

OHS Officer
Ref: HR/1/8

Reporting to the Occupational Health & Safety Manager, the OHS Officer will be responsible for training staff and contractors in matters relating to Occupational Health and Safety as well as assisting with the implementation and follow-up with participants post training.up to date advice OH& S matters for a fixed term of twelve months during construction and commissioning.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Conduct safety related inductions.
  • Prepare training reports.
  • Providing OHS information to the employees, contractors and visitors.
  • Collate and enter safety inspection reports into central data bases.

Qualifications and experience:
The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a tertiary qualification. Proven experience in lieu of a tertiary qualification will be considered.
  • Have 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Be familiar with the legislative and statutory requirements of OH&S.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work in a challenging environment with a multinational workforce with minimal supervision and high ethical standards.
  • Possess good computer skills.
  • Have ability to work in a team.
  • Hold a valid driving licence.

Mobile Crane Operator
Ref: HR/2/8

  • Have at least a D in KCSE;
  • Hold a certificate of competence issued by a recognized institution certifying his competence in operating a mobile hydraulic crane.
  • Have at least 10 years’ experience in operating hydraulic mobile cranes, of which at least 5 must be on a crane with a rated capacity of 50 tonnes or more
  • Be committed to high Health and Safety standards
  • Be committed to on time job completion
  • Be prepared to work shifts or extended hours if necessary
  • Hold a valid B,C,D,E driving license.
  • Be able to drive and operate a heavy truck with a Hiab crane;
  • Experience in mobile telescopic all terrain forklifts (Manitou or similar)
  • Ability to write reports and develop load plans, if required and together with others.
  • Have basic mechanical knowledge of crane maintenance.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skill.
  • Be familiar with legislative and statutory requirements in Kenya with regards to mobile cranes, lifting, working at heights, etc. 

This position is for a fixed term of twelve months during construction and commissioning.

Project Employee Relations Facilitator
2 Positions
Ref: HR/3

Under supervision of the HR Manager, The Employee Relations Facilitator will be the first point of contact for SML Contractors/Kinondo registration users to provide information and support on employee relations issues and to help ensure a fair and consistent approach to organizational policies and procedures, thus promoting a positive ER culture within the business, whilst minimizing risks.

This position is for a fixed term of twelve months during construction and commissioning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To under guidance of the HR Manager provide support in delegated matters relating to employee relations.
  • To facilitate effective case management of people related issues as assigned.
  • To assist in the maintenance of relationships with the business to promote good employee relations across the organization.
  • Monitoring trends in employment practices for appropriate proactive action.
  • Ensuring consistency in employment practices and the employee experience throughout the Project phase.
  • Ensuring adherence to ER policy, procedure, and practices, influencing appropriate stakeholders to resolution and escalating issues to management and internal partners as appropriate.
  • Facilitation of constructive dialogue and resolution of workplace conflict.
  • Mitigating risk to the organization in resolving ER related issues.
  • Conducting internal investigation of ethics line complaints and other types of internal investigations requiring appropriate handling as needed.
  • Ensuring consistent interpretation and application of employment policy and practice in all aspects of the employment relationship.
  • Assist in ER case handling as assigned by the HR Manager.
  • Undertake periodic LRIMP and Contractor compliance audits.

Skills Required / Desired:

  • A degree in a business related/social science field.
  • A higher Diploma in Human Resources Management.
  • At least 6 years continuous HR generalist working experience, 3 of which should be in an ER role.
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills and ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management and across all functional areas.
  • Competent IT skills.
  • Good knowledge of Kenyan employment law, International best Practice.
  • Experience in working with Employee Councils in un-unionized employment will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of ER procedures and processes,extensive employee relations investigation experience.
  • Previous working experience in a multi-cultural, fast paced work environment is desirable.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, team-oriented, multi-cultural environment.
  • Consistent demonstration of ownership and accountability (driven to ‘do the right thing’)

Eligible applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae with a cover letter, copy of Identity Card, copies of qualifications and three traceable references for the attention of the Human Resources Manager, clearly stating the position applied for and the reference number to:

Email: recruitment@basetitanium.com

Applications must be received on or before 31st August 2012. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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