Deadline: 02 September, 2020

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

The World Food Programme (WFP) is recruiting to fill the position of Logistics Officer (Food Technologist).

The WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

Responsibilities

  • Inspect WFP central warehouses and sub-offices to ensure quality control procedures are followed
  • Conduct quality checks for locally procured food at supplier’s warehouses and upon receipt by WFP
  • Process the documentation needed for quality certification
  • Conduct inspections of central warehouse and EDPs to ensure that correct commodity management and record keeping practices are being applied
  • In consultation with the head of the supply chain management unit, review existing standard operating procedures on commodity management and formulate new guidelines commodity quality control as needed
  • Monitor the performance of WFP food inspection companies and fumigation service providers
  • Follow up on their recommendations and warehouse requests for pest control intervention and reconditioning
  • Coordinate and supervise the fumigation of infested food
  • Conduct on-the-job training of WFP staff and cooperating partners
  • Coordinate and supervise milling contracts

Requirements

  • University degree (master’s) in Food Science and Technology, Agriculture, Industrial Chemistry, or a related field
  • Five years, minimum, of experience in agriculture, post-harvest handling, quality control and assurance on food commodities (particularly with grains and pulses)
  • Fluency in both written and oral communication in English and/or French
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda is essential

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: DFAT

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