Chief Health and Safety Officer, Environmental Health and Safety

Reports to:  Vice President for Management and Transformation

Purpose: The job holder will provide strategic, visionary leadership and progressive management for all environmental health and safety functions inclusive of emergency planning. Also, ensure meeting world-class standards. The scope of responsibility covers both university campuses as well as other AUC owned or leased facilities.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide subject matter expertise on environmental health and safety issues to University’s administration and the overall community
  • Set the vision, strategy, and direction for the University’s environmental health and safety with a strategic understanding of future needs
  • Lead, develop, implement and maintain all environmental health and safety programs, policies and procedures based on leading indicators and actions
  • Create a safety culture by developing safety systems, policies and procedures, safety campaigns, and programs to eliminate prevent/control hazards, acts or behaviors
  • Lead the development of the university systems and required enhancements to support tracking and reporting of health and safety records.
  • Conduct trend analysis and sets a system for compliance documentation
  • Set and enforce campus safety plans including all campus locations that involves student, faculty, and staff (school labs and workshops, maintenance workshops, athletics facilities, student housing, faculty housing)
  • Overview assessments, inspections and audits to monitor compliance with health and safety protocols
  • Partner with other offices to ensure that corrective and/or preventive measures are installed, completed and maintained
  •  Ensure the adequate assessment, prevention, and management of health and safety issues and risks arising from operations, incidents, university service lines, including inspecting, assessing, monitoring, investigating, and recommending corrective action
  • Supervise, coach and mentor the professional development of environmental health and safety management team
  • Manage and direct crisis situations on campus and lead response team until the crisis has led to a recovery
  • Oversee emergency coordination on all campus sites
  • Lead the effort to create a sustainability vision for the University encompassing people, profit and campuses
  • Secure and leverage senior level commitment and support for integrating sustainable development into core processes and decision-making


Minimum Education Requirement: Bachelor degree in environmental management or a related field. Master degree in related field is an asset


  • At least 15 years of progressive management experience
  • Advanced certification in health, safety and/or industrial hygiene related field
  • Must possess knowledge and experience in public safety accreditation


  • Knowledge of global environmental health and safety regulations and extensive practical experience in the installation of environmental health and safety management systems
  • Strong leadership, management, communication and influencing skills
  • High Communication, organization, attention to detail skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge in emergency response procedures
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community


This position is open until April 10, 2019

Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating “Chief Health and Safety Officer, Environmental Health and Safety” in the subject line.


“We thank all individuals who have expressed interest in working at The American University in Cairo.”