UN World Food Programme Kenya - Food Quality & Safety Intern Jobs
UN World Food Programme Kenya - Food Quality & Safety Intern JobsAbout WFP
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.
Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
The Regional Bureau for East and Central Africa, located in Nairobi, provides strategic and policy guidance as well as technical support to WFP operations and activities in nine countries: Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan, Djibouti and Uganda.
We are currently seeking to fill the position of a Food Quality & Safety Intern based in the Procurement Unit of the Regional Bureau, Nairobi.Currently enrolled in the University and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or have recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate programme within the last 6 months from a university preferably in Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Food Engineering, Mathematics; or other related field;
Standard Minimum Qualifications
Currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Masters degree) from a recognized university and have attended classes in the past 12 months;
Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);
Fluent in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French would be an asset.
Food Safety and Quality Management within WFP Supply Chain
Supplier Quality Assurance management
FSQ Lead auditing skills
Incident management and root cause analysis methodologies
FSQ in Food Fortification, School Meals programme, CBT
System continual improvement tools, e.g Statistical process control, Total Quality Management in Supply Chain
Food Quality & Safety awareness training
Key Account abilities
Working closely with the Procurement team to ensure food quality and safety information is accurately captured in tenders and contracts
Supporting in food quality incidents investigations by ensuring all information needed from the field (i.e. from Country Offices) is available for the Regional Bureau and to Headquarters in order to respond accordingly
Analytical data collection and analysis from Inspection Company for different commodities which will also become basis for supplier performance evaluation
Collating Aflatoxins analytical data from Blue Box which will be the basis for evaluating the effectiveness of WFP initiatives in managing mycotoxins in the region
Reviewing all commodity inspection reports to ensure all specified contract parameters are captured accurately and the recommended test methods are applied by the inspection company
Supporting in internal assessment of WFP storage facilities and following up on implementation of corrective and preventive actions
Responding to urgent Country Office needs and liaising with RB FT if need be, where escalation is required e.g verifying specifications, reviewing food quality reports where there is no FT, establishing available local regulatory requirements etc.
Prepare monthly incidents & corrective actions status, Food Release Status Report and any other reports as may be advised from time to time for all commodities in collaboration with the technical team
Providing any technical guidance/support when called upon by any other unit.
Training Components & Learning Elements
On the job coaching and training
Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role
Some food industry experience
Knowledge of Food Safety and Quality management systems implementation
Quick learner, team player, pays attention to details, analytical skills, problem solving skills
Terms and Conditions
Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month depending on the duty station of assignment.
WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.
Depending on the duty station of assignment, WFP will reimburse travel ticket for candidates who are nationals of developing countries and are pursuing their studies in their home country.
WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognized institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education;
How to Apply
Interested candidates should apply online by 10th March 2019
For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Kenya - Food Quality & Safety Intern Jobs
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