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  • Posted: Mar 24, 2021
    Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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    AfriCert Limited is the leader in Agribusiness certification, doing certification for vegetables, fruits and commodity products such as coffee, cocoa, tea and cut flowers AfriCert Limited is a competitive Certification company accredited and approved by various standard owners in the Agribusiness sector. We take pride in our work and are committed to providing and maintaining consistent and high-quality certification services. As a medium-sized company, AfriCert offers its clients as much as possible personal attention that each client deserves, whether big or small.
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    Deputy Certification Officer

    Reporting to: TECHNICAL MANAGER
    Effective Date: Immediately
    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Serve as the main point of contact for all communication to clients regarding certification matters
    2. Liaise and follow up on prospective audits with clients, prompting and converting them into confirmed audits in good time based on expiry date of the current certification.
    3. Managing the application process in good time: i.e receiving the applications and liaising with the Scheme Managers for application approvals and confirmation of audit dates to the client once approved by the Scheme Managers.
    4. Issuing clients with the necessary contracts and sublicense agreements, ensuring that the same are signed before engagement.
    5. Coordinating with finance team by giving them all information necessary for quote generation.
    6. Liaising with the calendar manager to slot prospective, tentative and confirmed audits
    7. Generating and dispatch of audit plans to the clients
    8. Communicating with the audit team by sending them the relevant documents needed for audit planning and execution in good time.
    9. Consistently adhere to scheme protocols on matters to do with application and registration processes necessary to uphold accreditation of AfriCert.
    10. Familiarize yourself with the Quality manual, Internal Operating Standards and Finance Policy and be bound by the provisions therein.
    11. Any other duties which may be assigned to you by the Technical Manager or the C.E.O from time to time relevant to the above role or your qualifications

    Minimum Requirements for the Job :

    • University degree-in Horticulture or Agriculture or Food science course or business and international relations course
    • Trained and passed by IRCA Lead auditor course ISO 9001:2015
    • Trained and passed in Social standard and audited as a support or lead auditor in the standard
    • Experience in agriculture sector more than 3 years in auditing standards e.g. RA, UTZ, GLOBALGAP as an auditor, Social standards
    • Training skills
    • Experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning ERP and UTZ multitrace
    • Auditing experience of COCOA crop in RA or UTZ standard
    • Currently auditing GRASP, 4C and ISO 22000 as well as other crops is an added advantage
    • Audited or experience working with the standards: GG, GRASP, 4C, UTZ, RA
    • Knowledge of relevant information systems and tools necessary to carry out quality monitoring activities on the certification process Such as (but not limited to) Microsoft Excel, Rainforest Alliance Learning Network, and Rainforest Alliance CB Management platform.

    What’s next if you are interested?

    If you are confident, you have the above skills set, please send you current CV (maximum 3page) and a cover letter which shall cover the following areas:

    • Your work history timeline – in brief!
    • What qualities you would bring to our organization,
    • Why you want to leave where you are, and come to work for this company.
    • Your availability to start.
    • The salary range you are looking at.

    Method of Application

    Qualified candidates should email their CV to with the email subject “DEPUTY CERTIFICATION OFFICER – NAIROBI” by C.O.B 2nd April 2021

    Interested and qualified? Go to AfriCert on to apply

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