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Fortunatus | Safety Coordinator | Tanzania
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  • Strong skilled in multi-sect oral/written safety planning, implementation and management of it ;which include developing project and prepare budgets, work plans, donor proposal writing, safety auditing, safety database management 

Fortunatus Japi Nkuba - Safety Coordinator 

  • Strong skilled in safety Training, communication and organization, Leadership, Quantitative & safety attitude 
  • Decision maker and adept strategist with strong start up and exceptional ability to resolve complex safety challenges and improve profitability by minimising expenses/loss and increasing revenue/profit in the any business
  • Proficient knowledge of various risk assessment and management, Job Safety Analysis, work place hazard identifier, hazmat management, fire and rescue management, with an extensive experience on MS Office and various operating safety systems.

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Work Experience

Work Experience
• Safety Coordinator
Barrick Gold Corporation
December 2012 – Present (11 months)Tulawaka Gold Mine
I am a friendly user and manager on Safety Management Systems- ISO 14001,ISO 18001 and ISO 9001
I have a Strong skill in multi-sect oral project planning, implementation and management which include developing project budgets, work plans, donor proposal writing, financial reporting, auditing, database management
I have Strong skill in Training on communication and organization, Leadership, Quantitative & safety attitude
I good Decision maker and adept strategist with strong start up and exceptional ability to resolve complex business challenges and improve profitability by minimising expenses/loss and increasing revenue/profit
I have a Proficient knowledge of various,FLRA,JSA,JHA , work place hazard management, hazmat management ,fire and Mine rescue management,Incident Investigtions with an extensive experience of various operating systems eg. Rims Managements.MS

• Tanzania
Major Drilling International, Inc.
June 2012 – November 2012 (6 months)
Ensured all activities are being carried out in accordance with Company Values and current Company policies and procedures.
Ensured with compliance with all legislation and regulations related to HSEC in Tanzania
Monitored the implementation and conformity of all HSEC policies and procedures
Risk Assessment review
Incident and accident investigations
Safety inductions and trainings
Assisted in the development and on-going review of Safe Work Procedures on all sites
Conducted workplace inspections and audits
Ensured all requirements for global, regional and local reporting requirements are met
Continued to develop the safety culture that should exist within Major drilling

Kabul, Afghanistan
May 2010 – June 2012 (2 years 2 months)Kabul-Afghanistan
Facilitated and supported the implementation and monitoring of QHSE and ISO systems that meet 9001 & 18001 standards.
IdentifIed & controlled hazards & potential hazards
Conducted QHSE training to personnel
Conducted safety inspections and audits
Identified non conformance & unsafe work practices and initiate corrections
Acted as liaison with QHSE system and policy maker
Implemented QHSE policies and procedures where required

• Hse Supervisor
Capital Drilling
January 2011 – June 2011 (6 months)Geita Gold Mine
Traine and advises employees regarding environmental, health and safety, Protocols and procedures to ensure compliance with LEGAL regulations.
Conducted regular routine inspections of all buildings, facilities, and equipment for
compliance with general and specific safety standards; reports non-compliance
and/or hazardous conditions, and recommends remedial action as appropriate.
Developed and implements on-site environment, health, and safety protocols and
procedures, in accordance with Capital Drilling’s policies and regulatory
Served as Hazardous Waste Disposal Officer for the site; inspects, evaluates, and
oversees the maintenance and disposition of all hazardous materials stored on
site; monitors usage of hazardous materials and makes recommendations as
Conducted planned task observations, competency based assessments and
Continues Risk Assessments.
Developed and implemented standard operating procedures.
Monitored and inspects site fire, safety, and environmental equipment and facilities
for serviceability and compliance with established regulations, policies, and
Enforced on-site safety, environment, and/or emergency management programs
designed to respond to individual situations and to improve overall safety
Kept up-to-date regulations changes, and changes to fire/safety codes and
manuals; maintains knowledge of current and emerging issues and trends.
Developed and maintained detailed manual and/or automated records, to include
locations and inspections of potentially hazardous areas.

• Safety officer ,surface and underground
Barrick Gold Corporation
June 2004 – December 2010 (6 years 7 months)Kahama,Shinyanga,Tanzania
Managed safety activities so as to minimize risk of accident or injury
Lead by commitment in completion of health and safety activities included standards set for the company
Corrected and/ reported safety hazards when observed
Promoted the Gold Mine Environment Policy and actively participated in environmental initiatives
Maintained awareness of the site environmental management as covered in the Environmental section of the BGML’s General site Induction, and actively participate in environmental initiatives as required
Reported environmental hazards when observed

SOX Process Owner/Alternate Process Owner:
Conducted workplace inspections and audits
Recorded daily, weekly & monthly statistics incidents
Monitored and follow up on incident investigation recommendations to ensure actions are completed & implemented
Provided on-the-job coaching of employees on FLRA and JSAs
Facilitated of formal risk assessments
Provided support and guidance to Safety Representatives onsite
Ensured compliance with relevant Tanzanian OHS regulations and corporate codes of practice
Supported and participate in safety initiatives/ training as required.
Assisted the OHS manager in identifying safety training needs
Lead and influenced change whilst developing a positive safety culture onsite

Quality Assurance
Administere documentation relating to quality assurance of all Bulyanhulu controlled documents, ensuring the approval and distribution stages are effectively controlled.
Coordinated the Bulyanhulu Intranet launch (and continual maintenance) by effectively developing & implementing a robust administration system that enforces BGM & Barrick visual standards, and abides by corporate policies
Quality checks all OHS documentation ensuring a standard of professionalism is administered

• Safety and Fundraiser Officer
Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania
January 2002 – December 2003 (2 years)
Conducted Safety Induction to both Researchers and Bird watchers both local and international heading to the Eastern Arc Mountains.
Reviewed Expenditures against the budget to ensure that correct objects of expenditures have been charged in accordance with a project budget in relation to Financial Policies and Procedures and ensuring that accurate and complete Accounting, Reporting and Internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
Provided situation report on administration and finance to head office in Denmark on behalf of financial controller on a quarterly basis.
Recruited national and international members to join the society in support of conservation with the society
Monitored members payment and ensured compliance with the procedures
Trained of administration staffs on costumer care and module in communication ethics.
Ensured audits are conducted for the donors funds ,project funds and audit reports to Board of trustee, RSPB in the UK and DOF in Denmark on an annual basis
Provided field supports to the field administrators on project financial follow up and accounting issues
Helped the environmental and education manager to prepare conservation presentations and production/designing of awareness materials, brochures, leaflets and newsletters as well as organising bird/nature walks to society members.
Organized successful fundraising events as well as Managed and maintained a donor database.
Designed and developed of projects proposals
Past Employers
Major Drilling International, Inc., Kabul, Afghanistan, Capital Drilling

Preferred Roles

Preferred Roles
• Desired job title: Safety Coordinator
• Desired industry: International Trade and Development
• Location: Tanzania


Which languages do you speak?
English,Latin, Italian,Swahili and French
Do you have a degree?
Post-Graduates, Occupational Health and Safety
University attended?
Uniiversity of Turn
Schools Attended
Uniiversity of Turn Post-Graduates, Occupational Health and Safety 2009 – 2010, Pontificia University of Rome Post- Graduate on Occupational Healthy and Safety, Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 1998 – 2001
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