Agribusiness Company Internal Farm Inspector Job Vacancy in Kenya February 2019

Job Advertisement: Internal Farm Inspector

An agribusiness company involved in the processing of avocado oil and export of fresh avocados from contracted farmers is looking for qualified GlobalGAP / Organic farm inspectors who will be engaged on contract basis.

The ideal candidates should meet the following minimum qualifications and be immediately available for the specified tasks.

Qualification Requirements

  • Degree or Diploma in Agriculture or related discipline with a bias to fruit and vegetable production.
  • Two years’ experience in the production of horticultural crops in a smallholder scheme or exporter out grower scheme
  • At least one-day practical inspection course setting out basic principles of inspection.
  • At least two witness inspections accompanying an auditor could be GlobalGAP or Organic, Fair Trade or others.
  • At least one witness inspection related to an inspection of an agricultural standard by a recognized certifying body.
  • Food safety and good agriculture practice (GAP) training.
  • Training in HACCP principles.
  • Food hygiene training.
  • Plant protection, fertilizer use and integrated pest management training.
  • Excellent Kiswahili and English reading, writing and speaking skills.
  • Proficient in computer application packages including MS- Word and Excel.
  • Technical report writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Must be resident of Tanzania.

Key Tasks

  • Inspection of contracted farms and other company facilities to verify compliance against statutory and voluntary standards (GlobalGAP, Organic, BRC Food Safety and Fair Trade) and produce timely and accurate reports.
  • Following up on closure of non-compliances identified during internal inspection.
  • Address improvements for non-conformities and non-compliances noted during the internal inspections.

How to Apply

Suitably qualified individuals should submit their application together with scanned copies of qualification certificates and testimonials to man.erick4@gmail.com before 29th January 2019.

Only those meeting the mentioned competency should apply.

Indicate expected remuneration.

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