Food Safety Promoter

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 14 Apr 2021

Functions **

Summary م**

The role of the Food Safety Promoter is to support the safe and effective implementation of ACTED’s food security-related projects. This will through the following key tasks:

· Providing quality checks on nutrition and food safety related matters to the programme and logistic teams.

· Ensuring that specific logistic and quality processes related to food items management are strictly followed at the field level.

· Supporting the planning, implementation and reporting of food quality and safety checks.

· Performing awareness sessions as needed.

Position profile:

1. Program Implementation

Objective 1.1: Support to Food Security projects.

The Food Safety Promoter will:

  • Work with the Emergency Project Manager, Food Safety and Nutrition Specialist and Food Safety and Quality Officer to conduct strict quality checks for food supplies and local vendor being procured by ACTED.
  • Provide advice and support to the Logistics team on the correct processes for the safe storage, selection of safe food items and delivery of food items.
  • Ensuring that guidance provided to ACTED on appropriate food testing methodologies are implemented in all food-related procurements.
  • Performing sensory and technical examination of the food items available at the food vendors and supplier and make sure that ACTED beneficiaries receive safe food.
  • Support ACTED’s Monitoring and Evaluation team on the monitoring of nutrition indicators at the field level.
  • Performing educational sessions to ACTED beneficiaries related to nutrition and food safety and quality.
  • Supervising the packaging, loading, and offloading of the supplier and assure that these procedures confirms with ACTEDs Sops related to food safety.

Objective 1.2: Reporting ا

  • Ensure the proper documentation of all food quality checks; ensure that all relevant filing is properly organised, up-to-date and complete, and that it reaches the logistic department in a timely manner
  • Support the Food Safety and Quality Officer in preparing specific training materials and reporting
  • Provide regular reports to the Food Safety and Quality Officer on the progress of the implementation of activities and on observations made during the mission and collaborate closely with the AME unit as part of monitoring and evaluation activities.

2. Skills and Ability **

Required Knowledge and Experience:

· College or higher degree in public health, Agriculture Engineering, Nutrition or relevant.

· At least one-year experience in overseeing food safety and quality checks, including the sensory. examination and the use of laboratory testing of samples.

  • Fluency in Arabic and good English skills highly preferred.

· NGOs experience in relevant fields is highly preferable.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours.

· Strong computer and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of safe storage practices for procured food rations
  • Ability to learn and adapt new skills.
  • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Supervised by: Food Safety and Quality Officer.

  • Internal: Food Safety and Quality Officer, Emergency Project Manager, Food Safety and Nutrition Specialist, Senior Emergency officer, Emergency officer, Outreach – Food Safety , AME, PR and Logistic teams.

  • External: Community Leaders, Local Councils, Contracted Vendors, Program Participants. Beneficiaries. **

How to apply:

Interested and qualified applicants must apply by fill the application form by this link

https://forms.gle/EN6jgdSaQhaoEsLy6

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply



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