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The Company
Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, B2Gold Corp. (“B2Gold”) is the world’s new senior gold producer. Founded in 2007, today, B2Gold has five operating mines, and numerous exploration and development projects in various countries, including Nicaragua, the Philippines, Namibia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Colombia and Finland.

Position
Health and Safety Manager

Introduction
The Health and Safety Manager will lead the Corporation’s occupational health and safety programs; track performance, identify priorities and develop strategies and programs to ensure continuous improvement in the Corporation’s occupational health and safety performance; support regional and site staff in all aspects of occupational health and safety management such as the identification of best practices, investigation of root causes of occupational health and safety incidents, assessment of risks, implementation of critical controls, and tracking indicators of performance; ensure that the occupational health and safety audit program provides a rigorous review of each site’s ability to manage occupational health and safety risks and support sites in actions to address deficiencies and realize continuous improvement opportunities; and ensure the Corporation’s reporting on occupational health and safety matters.

Location and Reporting Structure
This position is based in the Vancouver Corporate office but will be required to travel extensively and reports directly to the Senior Vice President, Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities
To manage the Corporation’s occupational health and safety programs:

  • Oversee the Corporate occupational health and safety function including establishing Policies and Standards, establishing Directives and Guidance, setting Objectives and Targets, and developing systems and measures that appropriately assess functional performance;
  • Ensure critical permits are maintained and complied with by all operations;
  • Provide input into the development of corporate, regional and site procedures/practices:
    • Standardize procedures/practices across the organization as needed;
    • Establish and maintain the Corporate Crisis Management Plan and coordinate crisis management exercises;
  • Respond to requests and provide guidance and advice across the Corporation/function;
  • Provide expertise, guidance, mentoring, development and advisory services to all sites within B2Gold in all disciplines associated with occupational health and safety management:
    • Assist regional and site personnel in implementing occupational health and safety programs;
    • Advise and assist site management in the development of hazard control methods and techniques consistent with B2Gold occupational health and safety requirements;
    • Oversee the implementation and quality control of competency-based training systems at B2Gold sites;
    • Oversee accident investigation process to ensure an effective root cause analysis system is maintained at each operation. Collect data, analyze trends and communicate across the organization the common reasons why accidents are occurring, including overseeing the implementation of corrective actions at all B2Gold sites relating to findings from accident/incident investigations for extreme risk events at any B2Gold site;
    • Ensure management system software is utilized effectively at B2Gold operating sites, including training site personnel in its use and approving and implementing software modifications/updates;
  • Oversee accident/incident investigations for fatalities and extreme risk events at B2Gold sites;
  • Measure, audit and evaluate the occupational health and safety management systems and hazard controls at B2Gold operations for conformance with B2Gold’s occupational health and safety requirements and communicate the results of evaluations to site management and appropriate corporate personnel:
    • Oversee the occupational health and safety standards (Management System Standards and Performance Standards) audit program, including communicating results to site management and appropriate corporate personnel;
  • Ensure appropriate follow up on issues that arise out of audits, inspections and accident/incident investigations;
  • Review regional and site occupational health and safety budgets;
  • Oversee the development of the occupational health and safety components of the Corporation’s Responsibility Report;

 To build capacity of the Corporation’s occupational health and safety staff:

  • Assist as necessary in the search for and recruitment of regional and site occupational health and safety personnel;
  • Engage and support as needed the development of B2Gold regional and site occupational health and safety personnel;

To advise the management group on corporate health and safety:

  • Produce and deliver monthly occupational health and safety reports on the operational performance of B2Gold sites;
  • Report on occupational health and safety performance to the Board of Directors Health, Safety, Environment, Corporate Social Responsibility and Security Committee;
  • Prepare internal and external occupational health and safety reports or components of reports as required;
  • Interface as required with stakeholders on occupational health and safety matters;
  • Conduct and report on occupational health and safety due diligence on potential acquisitions;
  • Review best practices and the competitive landscape and recommend continuous improvement efforts in corporate occupational health and safety;
  • Stay current with technological developments, standards, methods and international best practices related to occupational health and safety management; and
  • Perform other duties as required in support of Company objectives.

Compensation
B2Gold offers a competitive compensation package, including salary commensurate with experience, knowledge and skills, plus full benefit package for employee and dependents.
Please apply by emailing your resume with a short introduction including your salary expectations to jobs@b2gold.com, and state Health and Safety Manager in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest in B2Gold Corp; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

B2Gold prioritizes local employment, supports empowerment initiatives and continuously works towards a people profile that matches the demographics of the respective national settings in which we operate, while appreciating our inclusive culture that attracts talent from around the world. As an equal opportunity employer, B2Gold values diversity and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

For other general resume submission, please use the applicable e-mail addresses below:

Corporate and Expatriate: jobs@b2gold.com
Mali, West Africa: Mali.Recruitment@b2gold.com
Masbate, Philippines: hr@b2gold.com.ph
Namibia: https://b2gold.pnet.co.za/
Nicaragua: nic.jobs@b2gold.com.ni

For any other inquiries, please contact:

Angela Morgan
Director, Human Resources & Administration
Telephone: 604-681-8371
Email: jobs@b2gold.com


RECRUITMENT FRAUD ALERT:

B2Gold is aware of various types of recruitment scams, particularly at our operations in Mali and Namibia.  We would therefore like to warn members of the public against falling prey to scams.

Various approaches are used to solicit money and personal information from unsuspecting individuals.  Job seekers are typically contacted by someone posing to be an employee or representative of B2Gold, a recruitment agent, or a trainer.  These scammers offer employment in exchange for money, or solicit personal information.  Such individuals may also use fraudulent B2Gold letterheads to issue ‘offers of employment’.

Employment at B2Gold can only be obtained through a standard application and interview process, and the company is in no way associated with any individual or company soliciting money.

B2Gold adheres to ethical recruitment practices, and the company will NEVER:

  1. Request payment, directly or through a third party, to secure employment
  2. ‘Sell’ training, directly or through a third party, that will guarantee a person employment
  3. Send an email from a Gmail, Hotmail, Live, Yahoo or any other internet-based email service provider account
  4. Request personal information such as banking details, unless someone has already commenced employment

We would like to encourage anyone who is contacted in the above manner to report this to the local HR Manager, police or anti-fraud/anti-corruption centre in your country, and to provide as much detail of the scammer/s as possible, such as names and contact details they provided to you.

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