Green Way Farms Plc Packhouse Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Green Way Farms Plc Packhouse Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 225326

Category: Agriculture

Location: Butajira, SNNPR

Career Level: Junior Level (1+ - 2 years experience)

Employment Type: Full time


Job Description


GreenPath Food is currently seeking a Packhouse Officer.

This individual will have the unique opportunity to help shape the future of a young, environmentally and socially-conscious agribusiness in Ethiopia, one of Africa’s most promising economies.

Ideal candidates have experience working in Ethiopia and the ability to successfully lead the company’s expansion to a new part of the country as the company scales over the next 5 years, selling more than 500 tons of horticulture products annually produced by several hundred Partner Farmers.


GreenPath Food is a specialty food company that produces and sources premium food products through a large network of smallholder Partner Farms.

The company exports its premium, organic products to specialty retailers and wholesalers in the Europe and the Middle East.

GreenPath currently operates one flagship Production Site with a team of nearly 100 staff and 150 Partner Farms three hours southwest of Addis Ababa in the Southern Ethiopian Highlands.

As a young, growing company, GreenPath is currently planning expansion to multiple new Production Areas, with an ultimate vision of becoming East Africa’s largest smallholder-grown food company.

The senior staff at the organization are a group of highly talented professionals with experience in Ethiopian export, horticulture, and agricultural development sectors, as well as direct experience in the Ethiopian startup context.

Each member of the team has a passion for improving the lives of smallholder farmers and increasing access to organically and sustainably grown, high-nutrition foods, and is committed to seeing GreenPath realize its core objectives.

The company has raised a significant round of investment which will provide the Senior Site Manager with the resources that she/he will need to grow operations in Ethiopia four-fold in the next two years.

Mission of Role

To operate infrastructure and activities related to packhouse activities; and to lead a team that aggregates, sorts, cleans, stores and packs the highest quality outputs

Job Requirements

Responsibilities & Outcomes

  • Input Procurement, Production & Sales

  • Harvest documentation is processed and ready for the finance team within two business days of the end of the harvest so that farmers can be paid on schedule

  • Ensure product delivery order prepared and issued during shipment

  • Post-Harvest Management, Storage & Packing

  • Packhouse operations meets and maintains all EU Organic and GLOBAL G.A.P. standards as well as any other standards adopted by the company

  • All produce delivered to the packhouse is cleaned, crated, and placed in the cold store within 2
    hours of it arriving at the packhouse

  • Lead the pack house operations during one shift per day--washing, grading, measuring, packing, loading and offloading

  • Ensure quality of products before shipment by doing quality inspection

  • Prepare weekly reports for received products to overview the accepted and rejected products and be sure to disseminate the report for all Production Team members

  • All products are loaded onto the cold truck within one hour of the vehicle’s arrival at the FSC

  • Prepare training manuals and delivered to workers on relevant topics related to pack house operations, food safety, product quality, etc.

  • Fully manage pack house workers’ daily activities while the Packhouse Deputy Manager is on leave.

  • Support the management of the pack house workers’ daily activities during the daily shift when the Packhouse Deputy Manager is not working

  • Support recruitment of additional workers when needed

  • Ensure laborer efficiency is measured and that staff are effectively motivated

  • Coach laborers to ensure they grow professionally and remain focused on minimizing risks

    Required Competencies

  • Experienced and comfortable living in a small Ethiopian city like Butajira

  • Knowledge of Ethiopian fruit and vegetable industry

  • Bachelor's degree in Horticulture Business or related degree

  • Able to read, write, and speak in English and Amharic (Afan Oromo and/or Guragigna preferred, but not required)

    Required Experience

  • Experience working in a horticulture packhouse operation for at least 2 years, ideally with time as both a packer and supervisor. Of these, at least 6 months should be with a vegetable and/or herb company

  • Experience working with computers

    Preferred Experience

  • Experience working at an early-stage organization that is still developing its procedure and protocols

  • Experience with the following specific crops: green beans, sugar snap peas, snow peas, lemongrass, besso billa, mint, and/or hot peppers

  • Experience with financial management systems


    The Packhouse Officer reports to the Packhouse Deputy Manager. She/he will manage the overall Packhouse Operations, but the Packhouse Office will be responsible to manage the packhouse during one shift per day.


    This position is based full time at GreenPath’s Butajira Farmer Service Center. Only candidates seriously committed to living full time in Butajira for at least 30 months should apply.

    Working Hours

    Given the nature of this position, the working hours may begin as early as 5:30 am or end as late as 9:30pm.

    How to Apply


    To apply for this position, please email submit your application through EthioJobs with your CV and a thoughtful cover letter on why you are interested in and qualified for the position. For more information, visit our website at

    Women candidates are highly appreciated.

    Green Way Farms Plc Packhouse Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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