The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh ("Accord") is a historic agreement between the Global Unions IndustriALL, and UNI, and over two hundred of the world's best known apparel Brands and Retailers, to improve safety standards in the Bangladeshi textile and garment industries.
Acre has been engaged to identify a Chief Safety Inspector who will join the Accord at a time when more than 1400 covered factories have been inspected. Reporting to the Steering Committee; the successful candidate will be responsible for driving forward the completion of the safety remediation programme at these factories.
Additional responsibilities will include:
Developing, supervising and monitoring performance of Bangladesh inspection staff Overseeing and managing all Bangladesh inspection operations and administration Leading an inspectorate capable of efficiently and professionally evaluating fire and electrical safety, structural safety, and worker safety Reporting findings of inspections to factory owners, Brands and the public as required by the Accord Supporting the Bangladesh government, employers, and trade unions to meet their respective mandates on factory safety and safety enforcement
Alongside the Accord's Executive Director, this is the keystone hire for the Accord and is integral to the success of the initiative. It will be an extremely demanding but highly rewarding position.
The Chief Safety Inspector will:
Be an individual of upmost integrity Have proven experience of establishing and leading a group of safety professionals in a challenging environment Have thorough knowledge and extensive practical experience of building and fire safety codes Have a high level of social and cultural sensitivity with knowledge of human and labour rights being highly beneficial Be degree educated in a related subject such as civil, structural or fire engineering Be courageous and resilient Have extensive experience of working in developing countries
The Accord is considered by many to be the most important compliance initiative in any industry in the world, and you will be representing many of the worlds best known Brands, Retailers and Unions to make real change and to deliver incredible, demonstrable results. If you are a highly experienced safety professional motivated by a career defining challenge, and have the broad technical and leadership capabilities required, we would like to hear from you.
NOTE: Applications will
only be considered if submitted via the Acre website.
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