Safety Program Coordinator Job in Nigeria

 The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Safety Program Coordinator

Announcement Number: Lagos-2024-061

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time


  • The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the temporary position of Safety Program Coordinator in the Overseas Building Operations Office (OBO). 
  • The U.S. Mission in Nigeria supports Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA). All genders are welcome to apply.


  • Working under the Construction Manager/ Project Director of the Overseas Building Operations (OBO) project team, the Safety Program Coordinator provides professional expertise and guidance relating to site safety and health issues during all phases of construction, including site development, excavation, foundation, superstructure, exterior walls, mechanical and electrical systems, and interior finish work for the New Consulate Compound (NCC) Project.
  • The position is responsible for ensuring compliance with U.S. Department of State as well as host country construction safety and health regulations.             

Qualifications and Evaluations

  • University Degree in Safety Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Safety, Construction, Engineering or Architecture is required.


  • Minimum of five (5) years in construction with experience in occupational safety or industrial hygiene is required.


  • All selected candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust Security Clearance. 
  • All selected candidates will be subject to a background investigation and, may be subject to a pre-employment medical exam.
  • Selected candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.


  • You will be evaluated against the qualifications and requirements in this vacancy announcement. 
  • You may be asked to complete a pre-employment language or skills test.
  • You must complete the application form and provide the required documents.  Your application must address all the position qualification and requirements including education, experience, language, and any knowledge/skills/abilities listed.  If you fail to submit a complete application, then your application may be disqualified for this position.  


  • Fluent; speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

Job Knowledge: 

  • Thorough knowledge of construction safety management principles, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of OSHA construction and safety regulations. Principles and practices of evaluating and implementing safety programs.
  • Knowledge of the local codes of electrical, mechanical, structural, and International Building Code (IBC). Knowledge of local construction policies and local labor laws.
  • Specialized knowledge in construction health, safety requirements including accident prevention, laws and regulations applicable to employee safety and occupational health, occupational health and loss prevention programs, industrial safety practices, methods of assessing safety hazards and controls, and techniques for conducting accident investigations.

Skills And Abilities: 

  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain effective working relationships with people at all levels.
  • Multi-tasking, problem solving and organizational skills. Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Must possess excellent writing skills for drafting of materials and reports in the performance of duties.
  • skills are required when reading and interpreting construction calculations to validate the implementation of the appropriate safety mechanism/prevention.
  • Ability to lift tools and other job materials. Must be able to work outdoors under harsh weather conditions.

USD $37,211 / Per Year.

Application Closing Date
18th July, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online