Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit Tender for Quality Consultant for avocado and sesame processing Jobs in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit Tender for Quality Consultant for avocado and sesame processing Jobs in Ethiopia

  • The position will be based at Tradin’s local sister company Sunvado in Hawassa and includes travels to the Selet Hulling processing facility in Legatafo

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Detailed evaluation of the status quo in relation to product quality aspects (sesame and avocado oil)

  • Detailed overview of local bureaucracy and their effects on the organization related to product quality. Which local agencies are involved and how do they affect the quality of the process, the logistics and the product?

  • Collect data on the local conditions such as the local climate, cooperatives and seasonal influences

  • Assessment of training needs and train and professionalize local teams at factories
    Visit project sites in Ethiopia and conduct interviews with relevant stakeholders to assess training need s, conduct interviews with key people from resource, logistics, production and the international quality office.

  • Advise on oil quality parameters and belonging laboratory analyses and industrial validation of these analyses. Act as a problem solver for technological challenges during the startup of the process

  • Establish a quality management system in line with international standards ready for certification

  • Hold at least 2 presentations at relevant TVETS and organize practical excursions to the factories for TVET students/graduates and lecturers, at least 50 students and 4 lecturers from 2 TVETS benefit from practical learnings and exposure

  • Supervise the TVET students/lecturers during practical trainings at the factories


  • Interested bidders who fulfill the following criteria can obtain the bid document via email starting from Monday, 25th of May 2020, 8:30am on working hours using the email address


  • BSc or MSc degree in food technology or related field from an internationally recognized University

  • Efficiency in English, Dutch is an asset
    Minimum of 8 years’ experience as a Quality Manager in an international food processing company or related field, preferably in fatty/oily products

  • Good knowledge of international food standards (GFSI).

  • Experience in coordination and setting up of quality-related processes.

  • Experience in project-based work.

  • Experience in and affinity with troubleshooting and ad-hoc support.

  • Ability to effectively report and share information

  • Strong skills and focus on training and development of the team. Able and experienced to ‘lead by example’. Hands-on mentality.

  • Proven experience in technical area.

  • Strong leadership skills and quality and supply chain focused

  • Regional experience: Europe and Ethiopia or similar context

  • Excellent computer skills in Excel or other similar systems

    How to Apply

  • All bids must be delivered/submitted physically to the address below at or before 4:00pm local time on Friday, 5th of June 2020.

  • Bidders should submit their Technical and Financial Proposals as per the issued tender document.

  • GIZ – STA-DPP Project reserves the right to cancel the bid fully or partially.

  • The address to submit your Technical and Financial Offers is:

    German Development Cooperation

    GIZ Office, Kirkos Sub City, Kebele 18 (Behind Intercontinental Hotel)

    P.O.Box 100009

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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