Food Inspection Advisor
Jobs at:World University Service of Canada
Deadline of this Job:
30 July 2022
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa
Date Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Are you passionate about food safety? Do you have food processing inspection skills to share?
As the Food Inspection Advisor with Community Women Enterprise Network (CWEN) in Uganda, you will monitor the sanitary conditions of processing units and the health and hygiene habits of the individuals working there. You will also support in supervising the food handling process and prepare reports indicating the type and quantity of food inspected and also ascertain whether it meets consumption, marketing and storage standards.
Apply today to have a positive impact on women’s economic opportunities with CWEN!
Roles and Responsibilities
• Collaborate with the Community Women Enterprise Network (CWEN) team to perform verification of compliance of food processing activities based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), identify non-compliant areas and negotiate corrective actions.
• Support the CWEN team to ensure the products are fit for consumption and compliant with Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
• Conduct periodic inspections of facilities, equipment, practices, etc to ensure food safety, security, and required sanitation systems and procedures are maintained in accordance with HACCP and other guidelines.
• Collaborate with CWEN team to provide training on food safety and sanitation systems guidelines and requirements
• Support CWEN to conduct regulatory sampling in food processing establishment to ensure compliance
• Support the team to conduct investigations related to food safety concerns in response to any complaints
• Inspect and accept/reject food ingredients on the basis of food safety requirements, as well as, regulatory standards, and internal requirements
• Use an intersectional lens to ensure the inclusion and participation of young women and other marginalized youth, as well as their representation, in all activities related to monitoring and evaluation
• Ensure that an environmental sustainability lens is consistently applied in the execution of all activities (e.g. data collection tools, etc)
• Participate in pre-assignment training
• Participate in at least 3 public engagement initiatives before, during, or after the assignment. Volunteers will be equipped with the tools, training, and support to achieve these goals. Volunteers will also have one virtual check-in with the Public Engagement Officer throughout the course of their assignment.
• Ensure that a gender equality lens is consistently applied in the execution of all activities.
• Submit reports as required by the partner organization and by WUSC.
Experience and Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or agricultural science.
• Two years of experience in the area of food processing, storage, or receiving
• Strong math and organizational skills are a must, as is attention to detail.
Volunteering for development is one of the important ways in which WUSC pursues its mission. The IGNI+E project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, supports over 70 partner organizations to advance gender equality and the economic empowerment of 1.2 million youth around the world. IGNI+E harnesses the knowledge, capacity and expertise of skilled Canadians through volunteer assignments and public engagement activities to assist partners in improving their performance, advocating for gender equality, and implementing more sustainable, innovative and inclusive initiatives and services for poor and marginalised youth, particularly young women. Overseas, our volunteers collaborate with a wide variety of partners, including enterprise and social enterprise development incubators, skills training centres, women's organizations, and youth groups. In Canada, WUSC works with institutions and individuals to identify, prepare, and support volunteers who travel overseas to support our partners. Our network in Canada also works with WUSC to raise awareness among Canadians to inspire greater action on global development issues. Our collective focus is on sustainable and inclusive changes to create a better world for youth.
Community Women’s Enterprise Network Uganda is a registered not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to build the entrepreneurial capacity of high potential lower income women to overcome economic and social barriers to achieve self-sufficiency. Through our holistic support programs, we work with individual and organized groups of women between the ages 18- 90 years old. our core programs include; women on the shelf. the main aim is to help low income high potential women entrepreneurs gain shelf space in leading local and regional stores. young women entrepreneurs’ bootcamp supporting young women between the ages 18-25, the women entrepreneurs’ social annual gathering and networking event, #cwen meets small intimate monthly meets for women entrepreneurs.
• Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to departure and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
• Pre-departure training to learn about the volunteering for development program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and network with other volunteers
• Travel, meals and accommodation during in-person pre-departure training
• In-country orientation upon arrival in country of assignment
• Language training in country of assignment, where required
• Modest monthly living and accommodation allowance
• Airfare to and from the assignment country
• Visa/work permit
• Pre-departure medical exam
• Health insurance
• Vaccinations and antimalarial medication
• COVID-19 PCR testing
• Criminal record verification
• Vacation leave entitlement
• Debriefing after completion of assignment
• Support for accompanying spouse and dependents for assignments of 12 months or longer
• An incredible opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to global development, enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!
WUSC’s Safeguarding Policy
WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to sign off on the WUSC Code of Conduct and the Self-Disclosure Form. International and national volunteers will also be required to submit a criminal record verification.
WUSC is a signatory to the Cooperation Canada Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct. The pledge represents the shared commitment as Canada’s global development and humanitarian leaders to ensure the full implementation of practices and policies that will protect and respond to our own staff, volunteers and the communities we serve. We are committed to creating safe and respectful workplaces and programs that promote gender equality and are free from gender-based violence, including by addressing and responding to all abuse of power, holding people to account, and protecting the vulnerable. Read the full pledge.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 12
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
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