Food Safety Standards Expert Job in Kenya

Technical Assistance to the Standards and Market Access Programme (SMAP)

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa / Kenya

Food Safety Standards Expert (600 man-days)

Qualifications and Skills

  • Masters Degree in a discipline relevant to the scope of this assignment such as Agriculture, Food Safety and Quality Management, Natural Sciences or other relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience of at least 10 years in a relevant sector, in addition to the General professional experience duration fixed below.
  • Strong project management skills, including the capacity to manage a complex project effectively while delivering results
  • Good people management skills, including leadership, coaching and inter-personal skills, to be able to manage a team of international and national experts
  • Good analytical and computer skills
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken); excellent report writing and communication skills
  • Proven experience in capacity building on Food Safety, Standardization, Quality Assurance  and Conformity Assessment
  • Proven experience in East Africa relevant to the scope of this assignment
  • Fluency in Swahili will be an added advantage
General professional experience
  • Minimum 10 years of general professional experience, including 5 years of direct experience in project, people and resource management
  • Within these 10 years, working experience of at least 5 years in East Africa
Specific professional experience
  • At least 5 years of experience with (or providing assistance to) Governmental Agencies in one or more of the following fields: Food Safety, laboratory analysis, Food quality standards, inspection and certification
  • Experience in delivering training on related technical and professional topics
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