Duty Station: ETI Bangladesh Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Contract Type: Fixed - term appointment
Duration: Immediate start until 31st July 2021
ETI Bangladesh Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of ETI; established with the aim of designing and delivering programmes and activities in Bangladesh to achieve ETI`s global vision and strategy. As part of that vision ETI Bangladesh Ltd is delivering the Joint ETI (JETI) Social Dialogue Programme in Bangladesh. The programme is a collaborative initiative that strives to empower low-income workers working in global supply chains by enabling worker voice. Bringing together global brands, their suppliers, local trade unions and other stakeholders; JETI Social Dialogue Programme drives impact for workers and business via workplace-based interventions with the aim of improving dialogue between workers and management and to build workers` capacity to represent their needs. In order to quickly and effectively address the risks to a safe return to work following the Covid-19 pandemic, ETI is launching a new intervention titled "Supporting women in the garment industry, earn a living, stay safe and be respected in a COVID-19 environment" to build on the possibilities and access provided by its existing Social Dialogue intervention in Bangladesh. The project, funded by DFID through its Vulnerable Supply Chain Facility, will add and trial a strong Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) component to a selected number of factories while working with partner brands and other stakeholders through an Expert Support Network to scale and replicate best practises among further suppliers in Bangladesh as well as in similar production markets such as Myanmar. An investment in workplace OHS is paramount for responsible business, and safe workplaces play a critical role in keeping workers safe from the virus while also acting as a conduit for cascading information on the crises to inform and raise awareness between workers, their families, and communities. As a result of the new intervention 25,500 workers in 20 factories will receive digital tab-based OHS awareness raising training; 6 factories will have repurposed their factory facilities to ensure safety and security at workplace while 1,000 factory managers will receive comprehensive OHS training on how to take effective measures preventing the spread of COVID-19. The project will also establish an Expert Support Network constituted by brand representatives and expertise with the aim of creating sustainable replication/scalability mechanisms effectively communicating best practises and lessons learnt generated by the project to the wider supply chain.
For more information about the ETI and our programs, please visit https://www.jointeti.org.
ETI Bangladesh is looking for enthusiastic and qualified candidates for the following post based in Dhaka, Bangladesh:
Reports to: Programme Manager
Job Statement: The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Specialist will hold specific responsibility for developing and delivering targeted activities including training and awareness raising components that are of high technical quality and in line with national and international standards with the aim of building a safe industry in terms of workers` rights across ETI Bangladesh`s operations and activities.
Main Purpose: To lead the further development and drive the implementation of ETI Bangladesh`s OHS technical advice and training component.