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  • Posted: Mar 29, 2023
    Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
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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

    Duties and Responsibilities Include:

    • Serve as the main point of contact for all communication to clients regarding certification matters
    • Liaise and follow up on prospective audits with clients, prompting and converting them into confirmed audits at least three months to the expiry of the current certificate.
    • Managing the application process in a maximum of 7 working days. 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
    • Issuing clients with the necessary contracts and sublicence agreements and ensuring that the same are signed before engagement.
    • Coordinating with finance team by availing all information necessary for quote generation
    • Liaising with the Certification Officer to slot prospective, tentative and confirmed audits in Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana , Cote d’Ivoire and Ethiopia
    • Generating and dispatching audit plans to the clients
    • Communicating with the audit team by sending them the relevant documents needed for audit planning and execution in good time
    • Consistently adhere to scheme protocols on matters to do with application and registration processes necessary to uphold accreditation of AfriCert
    • Familiarize yourself with the quality manual, internal Operating standards and Finance policy and be bound by the provisions herein
    • Continuously research on best recommended practices, operational improvements to management via monthly progress reports
    • Convert new business leads into business in conjunction with the Business Development Manager
    • Effective complaint resolution and regularly channel client feedback to the management
    • Any other duties which may be assigned to you by the and the Certification Officer from time to time

    Personal Attributes:

    • Bachelor’s degree-in Public Relations/Communication/ Sales and Marketing from a recognized academic institution
    • At least 5 years’ experience in a customer facing role
    • Good knowledge of the agriculture landscape in Africa
    • Amiable personality, outgoing and ability to withstand work related pressure.
    • Proven ability to work under minimal supervision.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

    Method of Application

    Qualified candidates should send an updated curriculum vitae ONLY to by 31st March 2023 1700hrs GMT

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