Job Vacancy For Emergency Response Officer



Asanko Gold Ghana Limited Ghana Ltd. (“AGGL”) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Asanko Gold Inc., a company which has built the Asanko Gold Mine, Ghana’s newest gold mine. The vision of Asanko is to become a mid-tier gold mining company that maximizes value for all stakeholders.

AGGL is seeking to employ a suitably qualified person to fill the role below. This is a Fixed term position with a competitive work roster. Remuneration package includes attractive salary and other incentives.

This is a challenging and professionally rewarding opportunity that will allow the successful candidate to demonstrate his/her abilities.

Position: Emergency Response Officer

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide basic training related to Evacuation Plan, emergency exits, PPEs to employees, contract workers and suppliers;
• Identify potential hazard and follow-up for necessary CAPA and provide time- to- time debriefing for ERT team;
• Ensure fire extinguishers are properly hanged, expiry monitored, safety pins are fixed, and seals are not broken;
• Ensure employees, vendors adhere to safety instructions, PPEs and GMP guidelines where required;
• Ensure proper functioning of fire hydrants and maintain availability of emergency water supplies;
• Respond to incidents, including natural disasters and assess the situation to determine the level of response required;
• Act as duty officer as part of a 24-hour duty system, responding to emergency situations as they arise;
• Observe and plan for potential risks, such as outbreaks of infections or disease, technical failure of electricity networks, major gas leaks and severe weather conditions and follow-up CAPA;
• Observe and assesse staff who may be demonstrating signs of stress and intervene as appropriate and inform their area Supervisor/Manager;
• Advise employees in the area of any potential threat and/or initiate evacuation procedures;
• Eliminate potential ignition sources and initiate initial response actions;
• Restrict access to incident scenes and surrounding areas and take necessary action to minimize any threat to health and safety;
• Coordinate further response actions with Incident Commander and local responders;
• Confirm safety aspects on site, including need for personal protective equipment, sources of ignition, and potential need for evacuation;
• Minimizing distress and suffering, including giving first aid before ambulance crews arrives;
• Operate the fire tender and related equipment and safeguarding property during fire emergencies;
• Undertake fire drills and training on the use of fire equipment, fire techniques, and related fire issues;
• Maintain the level of physical fitness of fire personnel necessary to carry out all the duties of a firefighter;
• Perform and related duties as may be assigned from time to time by supervisor.

Qualification Required & Experience

• Degree or postgraduate in Engineering, Sciences or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
• Five years’ firefighting, training management and related experience in a similar position;
• Experienced and Knowledgeable in firefighting techniques, fire equipment, chemical hazards etc;
• Knowledge in emergency medical procedures and fire prevention;
• Working with the GNFS or related organisation for 2 - 3 years will be an added advantage;
• Ability to evaluate the Severity, Potential Impact, Safety Concerns, and Response Requirements based on initial
information provided by First Person On-Scene;
• Experienced in receiving and transmitting information, maintain situational awareness, and communicate with all
components within the incident organization to ensure effective supervision, direction, and response controls;
• Ability to operate a fire tender and be conversant with its component;
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites and related applications would be an advantage;
• Must be medically fit for the position and environment;
• Must possess a valid Ghanaian driving license and have the ability to drive in rough terrain.

Location: Ghana

How To Apply For The Job

Applications, together with detailed curriculum vitae with proof of educational qualifications should be submitted by
the deadline date to:

Unit Manager – HR & Administration
Asanko Gold Ghana Limited
No. 4, Sir Arku Korsah Road, Airport Residential Area
P. O. Box CT 6153, Accra - Ghana

Or email:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 11 July, 2018

Please note: only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.