Sanergy Quality and Safety Consultant Vacancy in Kenya

Vacancy: Quality and Safety Consultant
Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. 
Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities – called Fresh Life Toilets. 

We franchise the toilets to community residents, who run them as commercial toilets; landlords, who offer them as a value-added service to their tenants; and schools, to ensure children always have access to a safe sanitation option. 
We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, business analytics, training and aspirational marketing and branding. We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community for treatment. 
We convert the waste into valuable end products, such as organic fertilizer and insect-based animal protein, which we sell to Kenyan farms.

We launched our first toilet in November 2011, and we now have a network of over 600 active Fresh Life Toilets run by over 300 Fresh Life Operators. 
We have collected and converted over 7,800 tons of waste. At the same time, we have built a team of over 250 people. 
For our work, we have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World Doing Social Good and one of the 10 Best Companies in Africa. 

The Consultant task:

We are currently developing and scaling the use of Black Soldier Flies (BSF) to safely decomposing the organic waste that we collect from our sanitation facilities and create effective agricultural inputs, including animal feed.


As we begin to produce at scale we are looking for a consultant to establish consistent quality and safety parameters for the product

Role and Responsibilities

  • Conduct extensive research, and interviews on animal feed safety and quality, specifically regarding Black Solider Flies and insects for feed
  • Summarize key findings on Black Solider Fly product safety and quality parameters
  • Define product and safety parameters, including testing regimes and locations, to ensure safe and consistent product performance. Parameters should include: Agrochemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, microbial risks, chemical residues, mycotoxins, PCBs, amino acid and fatty acid profiles
Key Qualifications and Requirements
  • Understanding of microbial or chemical risks
  • Background in food or feed safety
  • Chemical or microbiology lab experience desirable
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent team management and coaching skills
Key Deliverables
  • Summarize key findings on Black Solider Fly product safety and quality parameters
  • Define product and safety parameters, including testing regimes and locations, to ensure safe and consistent product performance. Parameters should include: Agrochemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, microbial risks, chemical residues, mycotoxins, PCBs, amino acid and fatty acid profiles
We envision engagement to commence in June 2016.

Application Deadline:
17th June 2016

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