Safety Officer at Barrick | April 2024

April 10, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Position Description

The Barrick Africa Middle East Team is seeking to recruit a Safety Officer to join and grow our Plant Engineering Maintenance team.

Join our exceptional team and embody Barrick’s core values as you work with us. We are in search of individuals who can champion Barrick’s DNA by:

  • Communicating Honestly, Transparently, and Acting with Integrity.
  • Exhibiting a Results-Driven approach.
  • Delivering solutions that are Fit for Purpose.
  • Dedicating themselves to Building a Sustainable Legacy.
  • Taking Responsibility and being Accountable.
  • Committing to Zero Harm.
  • Cultivating strong and meaningful Partnerships.

If you’re ready to contribute to our world-class team while embracing these values, we encourage you to apply and become a valued member of our diverse workforce.


  • Assisting in the implementation of the NMGML Occupational Health and Safety Management System at North Mara Mine.
  • Assisting the implementation of ISO 45001:2018 standard at NMGML.
  • Assisting the Safety Supervisor to ensure all North Mara Mine activities comply with the requirements of the Company Safety and Health Standards and any applicable legislative requirements.
  • Providing visible and high-level Safety support to all North Mara Departments and Business Partners/Contractors to ensure the safe and efficient operation of North Mara Mine operations and associated infrastructure.
  • Assist to maintain the nine elements of Barrick Safety and Health Management System at North Mara Mine.
  • Ensure all site equipment’s is being maintained and monitored via a comprehensive system which is transparent and can be audited at any time, e.g. pre-start checks, maintenance scheduling and documented fault reporting and rectification.
  • Actively facilitate the Baseline/Formal Risk Assessment, JHA, FLRA processes and promote a risk management culture at North Mara Mine.
  • Ensure regular safety inspections are conducted within all areas of the mine site including facilities manned by contractors.
  • Assist in accident / incident investigations with the relevant supervisors.
  • Facilitate accident/incident investigations as required by using company approved incident investigation analysis methodologies.
  • Developing safety training packages. 
  • Facilitate Safety trainings to the North Mara Gold Mine workforce and contractors. 
  • Provide daily feedback report of the activities carried out to the Safety Supervisor.
  • Prepare safety statistics on a weekly, monthly, and annually basis and report trends.
  • Prepare a monthly report of activities and statistics conducted during the period in an accurate and timely manner for inclusion in the site-wide monthly report. 
  • Conduct regular safety observations to determine the level of safety standards compliance, PPE compliance and requirements and provide safety coaching.
  • Liaise with other sections within the Department to ensure integrated operation of the department and to achieve stated objectives.
  • Attend relevant departmental safety related meetings as agreed/assigned by the OHS leadership.
  • Ensure timely follow up of incident and other safety related corrective actions close out.
  • Regularly liaise with other Departmental heads and their staff as required.
  • Actively participate in the review of safe working procedures.
  • Maintain a pro-active approach to all aspects of operational safety and encourage teamwork within the department.
  • Encourage a teamwork approach to problem solving within the Department by practicing clear concise communication.
  • Liaise with visitors where technical expertise is required and requested.
  • Any other duties deemed appropriate by the OHS leadership.

Qualification requirements

  • Advanced level Secondary School education or equivalent.
  • NOSHC certificate.
  • Certificate III/IV on Occupational Health and Safety

Experience and competencies needed.

  • Minimum of 3 years mining experience.
  • Decisiveness.
  • Must be with Underground Operation experience.
  • Ability to hold other employees accountable.
  • Able to show initiative and take responsibility for safety programs.
  • Working knowledge of Safety and Health Management Systems and ISO 45001:2018.
  • Experience in accident /incident investigation and reporting.
  • Possession of valid Tanzania driver’s license and having Driver’s competency. 
  • Ability to implement plans and achieve goals.
  • Ability to interact with other departments, contractors, Project Managers, and safety personnel.
  • Possession of good written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili languages.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point and MS Outlook.
  • Resilience and resourcefulness.
  • Strong influencing skills.
  • Being ERT member will be an added advantage.
  • Analytical skills, able to think logically and clearly, Strong attention to detail.
  • Multitasking abilities.
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Able to achieve tasks on time with minimal supervision.

What We Can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses and site-specific benefits.
  • The ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless.
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across the organization.