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  • Full Time
  • Ghana
  • Salary: GHC 700 - GHC 15, 000

Website Newmont Mining Corporation

The Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.

Newmont’s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region.

There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.

Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work.

Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.

The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety of our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.

Purpose of the 

The Regional Senior Health, Safety and Security Director will develop strategic health, safety and security programs, systems and assurance to manage existing and emerging risks across the Africa regions operational, exploration and project portfolio.

Essential Duties


  • Lead the development of the regional health, safety and security risk strategies, policy and practices focusing on exposure to fatality and injury risks.
  • Design the integration of existing and future health, safety and security tools e.g. FRM and Critical Learning (in partnership with HR, S&ER, Legal, OT & IT) Security threat and risk assessment.
  • Provide strategic safety subject matter expertise on regional and global initiatives.
  • Design the integration and customisation of health, safety and security assurance into business wide assurance programs.
  • Review end to end processes to identify innovation or technology efficiency opportunities.

Functional Leadership

  • Assume core member of the global HSS leadership team.
  • Assume the regional HSS lead and provide technical mentoring, career mapping and talent management.


  • Undertake comprehensive analysis of regional and site based trends in health, safety and security risks to support performance improvement across the business.
  • Integrate systems and processes (system design) based on analysis and learnings e.g. Critical learnings into FRM.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Actively represent Newmont Goldcorp on regional technical industry bodies e.g. Chamber of minerals and embassy office of security.
  • Actively partner with internal stakeholders on improving operational support and external stakeholders e.g. OEMs to improve industry practices.

Become familiar with and strictly adhere to Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environmental standards. Act as a role model in complying with and supporting these standards and practices.

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Training & Experience

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Tertiary qualification in Health & Safety, Security, Engineering or Sciences.

Additional Knowledge:

  • Substantial knowledge of Management Operating Systems (MOS).
  • Broad business knowledge and focus, ability to recognize issues, problems and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Sound knowledge of global economic, social, competitive and political trends.


  • 10 years’ experience in organizational risk management.
  • Operational experience in mining, processing (and underground is desirable).
  • Experience in catering for varied risk profiles across an organization (underground/open-cut, projects/operations).

Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to implement technical and behavioral health, safety and security programs across global operations.
  • Advanced communication and influencing skills.
  • Experience directly and indirectly leading and inspiring a team of technical SMEs.
  • Analytical capability to identify emerging safety risks.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Business acumen and commercial management skills.
  • Business continuity management skills.
  • Business planning and organizing skills.
  • Conflict and change management skills.
  • Financial analysis and management skills.
  • Negotiation, networking and service management skills.
  • Performance-driven management skills.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Safety conscious
  • Strategic thinking
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Assertive, influential and persuasive.
  • Credibility and integrity.
  • Diversity management.
  • Environmental scans.
  • Goal oriented and pro-active.
  • Innovative and inspirational.
  • Persistent and resilient.
  • Results and quality driven / focused.
  • Safety conscious.

Working Conditions

  • The position is located at the Regional office in Accra and will regularly travel nationally to the mine sites with some international travel.
  • Extended and unpredictable hours are the norm.

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors.

Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow.

We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to

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