International Logistics Consultant (Food Safety & Quality) CST1/P3, Job Req.171470

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International Logistics Consultant (Food Safety & Quality) CST1/P3, Job Req.171470


Consultant CST I/P3


Supply Chain

DUTY STATION (City, Country):

Bujumbura, Burundi


11 months



Head of Supply Chain

26 August 2022

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 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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT: This job is located in Bujumbura, Burundi Country Office and the incumbent reports directly to the Head of Supply Chain.

JOB PURPOSE: The role of food safety and quality is to carry out WFP's mandate of delivering food assistance achieved through assessment and monitoring of food safety and quality to improve WFP's food basket, quality management across the supply chain.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority)

  1. Collate and analyze 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. Definition of Quality control points, parameters, implementation plan and related records.
  3. Define hygiene practices in relation to product handling, personnel, cleaning, installations, pest control.
  4. Review infrastructure (building, utilities, installations, tools) and propose necessary improvements to meet required standards.
  5. Capacity strengthening of WFP staff and partners on the area of Food Safety and Quality and SOPs implementation.
  6. Review needs and assess availability of FSQ related services: Pest Control, Food Inspection services, Laboratory services.
  7. Liaise with local Authorities (Bureau of Standards, Ministry of Health) about any needs related to legal/regulatory requirements.
  8. Implementation of the Food Incident Management Protocol in the different contexts within the country.
  9. Collation and analysis of CP/Beneficiaries feedback about food safety and quality
  10. Prepare evidenced based recommendations for senior staff on control measures to combat and reduce food commodity losses and food quality and safety issues.
  11. Prepare evidenced based recommendations for senior staff on tools to enable rapid response to situations with food safety concerns.
  12. 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.
  13. Support project teams on the food technology aspects of food assistance programs, ensuring compliance with WFP food and safety regulations.
  14. 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.
  15. Identify and build productive relationships with supply chain colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
  16. Other related tasks as required.


EDUCATION: Advanced university degree in Food Sciences and technology, Food Engineering or other related field, or First University degree in the domain with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

EXPERIENCE: At least five (5) years of experience in working in well-established food manufacturing set-up in Quality Assurance.


  • Professional training and hands on experience in Quality and Food Safety Management systems implementation and systems audit - ISO 22000; FSSC 22000 preferably
  • Strong analytical, networking, and coordination skills with excellent written and oral communication.
  • Ability to negotiate with a variety of actors in the Supply Chain- Internally and externally
  • Leadership, ability to work within and lead a team, strong drive for results, cultural sensitivity

Language: Fluency (level C) in both French and English languages.


  • Duty Station: Bujumbura, Burundi

  • Contract type: Consultant-regular (CST I)

  • Contract duration: 11 months
  • Reporting: Head of Supply Chain


Female applicants qualified are highly encouraged to apply

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