United Nations - World Food Programme - Food Quality and Safety Intern Jobs in Kenya

United Nations - World Food Programme - Food Quality and Safety Intern Jobs in Kenya


  • The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide

    Job Purpose

    To perform and apply appropriate processes, procedures and policies that support the efficient and effective food quality and safety services including:

  • Food Safety and Quality (FSQ) 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, Cash Based Transfers

  • System continual improvement tools, e.g. Statistical process control, Total Quality Management in Supply Chain

  • FSQ awareness training

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in the university and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies; currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master's degree) from a recognized university; or have graduated from a university undergraduate or graduate programme within the last 6 months preferably in Food Science and Technology, Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Food Engineering, or any other related field.

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, would be an asset

  • Full proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SharePoint) and ERP systems

    Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role

  • Some food industry experience in quality assurance.

  • Knowledge of Food Safety and Quality Managements Systems Implementation.

    Key Accountabilities

    What you will do:

  • Analytical data collation 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 basis for evaluating the effectiveness of WFP initiatives in managing mycotoxins in the region

  • Reviewing all commodity inspection reports and advising procurement and food technology division for action

  • Verifying gaps in testing methodologies which will ensure Inspection Company adhere to the validated methods

  • Follow up on open actions with Inspection Company

  • Managing incidents by ensuring all information needed,
    including traceability, is available and reports generated for the Regional Bureau

  • Collating all incidents from Country Offices and preparing trend charts and follow up on root cause analysis

  • Responding to urgent Country Offices' needs and liaising with Food Technology division. if need be, where escalation is required e.g verifying specifications, reviewing food quality reports and establishing available local regulatory requirements, etc.

  • Working closely with Procurement to ensure food quality and safety information is accurately captured in tenders and contracts

  • Responding to other functions' needs whenever guidance from FSQ unit is needed

  • Supporting in reviewing level of implementation of FSQ procedures

  • Prepare monthly incidents, 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

  • Handling other FSQ matters when called upon to do so

    Training and Learning Components
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  • On the job coaching & training

  • Field trips

    Terms and Conditions

  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP depending on the duty station of assignment (i.e. Nairobi)

  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs

  • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised 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

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations - World Food Programme - Food Quality and Safety Intern Jobs in Kenya


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