Recrutement de 01 Food Technologist

Localité : Afrique du Sud / JOHANNESBURG
Domaine : Santé
Niveau : Non precise
Entreprise recruteur : World Food Programme

Recrutement de 01 Food Technologist
Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: 3 ans
Expire le: 23-09-2022

World Food Programme
Johannesburg, South Africa
Opportunités de carrière : Food Technologist NOB (12 months Fixed Term Renewable Contract) Regional Bureau, Johannesburg (173114)

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas. We manage an operating budget of approximately $5.9 billion each year, distributing 12.6 billion rations to those most in need. We reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries each year. The World Food Programme office in Johannesburg is a Regional Office coordinating and supporting the delivery of humanitarian assistance to 11 Southern Africa countries including, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Malawi, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville.

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These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs). In COs job holders report to the Deputy Country Director or the designate, in RBs job holders report to the Regional Procurement Officer or Nutritionist, and in HQ job holders report to the Division Director or the designate. Job holders operate with a high degree of independence, may provide technical support to specific food processing initiatives, and are involved in day–to-day activities and analytical work.

To collect, analyse and report on information as a basis for maximising the efficiency of food technology activities and enhancing food risk assessment and management in country operations.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Collate and analyse data and contribute to the preparation of reports relating to food quality and safety, to inform risk management and mitigation and contribute to a WFP wide view of food technology activities.
2. Prepare evidenced based recommendations for senior staff on control measures to combat and reduce food commodity losses and food quality and safety issues.
3. Prepare evidenced based recommendations for senior staff on tools to enable rapid response to situations with food safety concerns.
4. In the event of food safety incidents, support investigation exercises to enable lessons learned to be documented and shared, to reduce re-occurrence of the incident.
5. Support project teams on the food technology aspects of food assistance programs, ensuring compliance with WFP food and safety regulations.
6. Contribute towards the development and/or implementation of protocols and tools relating to food technology issues, ensuring alignment with WFP procurement and supply chain strategy, policies and plans.
7. Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (e.g. through the design and review of training materials).
8. Identify and build productive relationships with supply chain colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
9. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
10.Follow emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
11.Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
12.Other as required.

Education : Advanced university degree in Food Technology, Health Sciences, Food Control, Nutrition or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
Language : National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

Experience: Minimum 3 years of professional experience providing support in :

• Has worked in emergency response capacity.
• Has experience implementing food technology related tools and protocol.
• Has experience working on food assistance programs development projects.
• Act as a mentor to junior staff.

Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Food Quality Management Provides guidance to team on the appropriate handling, storage, and preservation of food types to optimize use of resources.
Research & Development Coordinates research on food properties and local needs using awareness of available resources (e.g., literature and research on public health).
Commodity Knowledge Demonstrates thorough knowledge of food safety and quality and product optimization concepts and principles to implement protocols and tools to relating to food technology issues.
Incidence & Risk Communication Management Demonstrates understanding of when to handle minor risks and/or escalate larger issues to appropriate authorities.
Ethics & Compliance Demonstrates ability to collect, collate and report records relating to ethics and compliance to assist in the analysis of audit findings.

This is a 1 Year Renewable Fixed Term Contract
Net monthly salary range: R57 647 to R67 895
Benefits : 30 Days Annual Leave, Pension & Medical Insurance

This Vacancy Announcement will close on Friday , 23rd of September 2022, 11:59 South African Time
This position is only open to South African Nationals

Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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