Logistics Assistant (Food Quality & safety) at WFP, Maiduguri, Nigeria

Deadline: 22 January 2018

World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Logistics Assistant in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Logistics Assistant will perform the following functions-

  • Monitor and inspect visually/ by using the appropriate devices the quality of the food commodities that received WFP’s warehouse.
  • Prepare regular reports on the food quality and safety incidents at WFP’s and (cooperative partners) CP’s warehouses.
  • To conduct regular visits to the supplier’s processing facilities/ warehouses (in Maiduguri/ Kano) to ensure compliance with WFP’s requirements for Food Safety and Quality Management Systems.
  • Establish and maintain collaboration with local laboratories (in Maiduguri/ Kano) to support utilizing the laboratory’s capacities to carry out test methods for analysis of humanitarian food aid commodities and to identify the potential area to strengthen the capacities.
  • Assisting on delivering the training courses on food quality and food safety topics to WFP staff, other stakeholders and food processors.
  • Conduct regular quality audit for the WFP’s, CP’s warehouses and suppliers based on WFP standards and requirements in terms of checking aspects related to hygiene, good manufacturing practices and others standards.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University degree in Food Technology, Food Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Food science or relevant degree.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in food quality management, preferably in medium-scale food processing enterprises in Nigeria.
  • Experience on best practices of storage of different food commodities include nutritious and fortified food.
  • Knowledge of Food quality and safety aspects i.e. standards, conformity assessment, food testing, etc.
  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.
  • Nationality of Nigeria.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WFP.