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  • Posted: Nov 12, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Sustainet E.A. is a Non- governmental organization promoting sustainable agricultural practices in East and Horns of Africa. Our network includes 209 NGOs/CBOs from the region with a reach out of 1.5 million small-holder farmers. Sustainet E.A. Focuses on promotion of sustainable agricultural practices aimed at eradicating hunger and poverty through increas...
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    International Expert

    SustaiNet Group Limited (SGL) is working with a Consortium Partner for a GIZ project ‘Support for agricultural production and quality assurance’.

    Project Status: Tender

    Project Period

    from 2022to 2024 (planned)

    Duration Of Assignment

    24 months, with potential for a follow-on phase

    Project Name

    Support for agricultural production and quality assurance in Somalia

    Country/Duty Station

    The project is implemented in Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland with travel to the project sites in remote areas.

    Project Description

    The project aims to increase capacity of Somali authorities to ensure quality standards for selected agricultural products. The impact hypothesis is that advising the Somali Office Standards (SOBS) and the Ministry of Agriculture (FGS) on the development of regulations and regulatory systems for quality management, in conjunction with building institutional capacity and quality infrastructure and appropriate coordination capacity, will enable the Somali Government to establish a functional quality assurance system for selected products for member states (module objective). The underlying assumptions are that the willingness of the responsible institutions and organisations is high to introduce standards in quality management and food safety, compliance with which is a and that the personnel competences and the organisational capacities of the responsible institutions are sufficient for the implementation of the project and that the personnel competences and the organisational capacities of the responsible institutions are sufficient for the implementation of the project

    Expected Outputs Are

    • Output 1: Establishment and commissioning of a functional laboratory for testing the quality standard of selected agricultural products

    Reporting to the International Team Leader based in Mogadishu, Somali.

    Tasks of the International Expert will be.

    • Consultancy in the field of regulation, ISO standards, also within EAC and COMESA.
    • Consulting for process support in the introduction and implementation of quality standards.
    • Specific laboratory analyses (including installation and operation of laboratory equipment)
    • Advise competent authorities, in particular SOBS and the Ministry of Agriculture, on the development of regulations and regulatory systems for the quality management of selected agricultural products according to international and regional standards (Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, SPS), Codex Alimentarius, International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)
    • Identify support needs of the future Somali Agricultural Regulatory and Inspection Service (SARIS) and advise on institutional cooperation with SOBS


    • Education/training: University qualification (bachelor’s, Master’s) laboratory analysis (bachelors/masters degree);
    • Languages: proficiency in English, C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and Somali, C1
    • General professional experience: 5 years professional experience in the laboratory analysis sector.
    • Specific professional experience: 2 years of professional experience in food science and 3 years of experience in approaches such as quality infrastructure laboratory techniques, analytical methods, experimental design, DC management tools, gender equity, delivery of training, presentation, and facilitation
    • Regional experience: 2 years of work experience in East Africa.
    • Development cooperation (DC) experience: 2 years of experience working on Development Cooperation projects.

    In addition to their specialist qualifications, all team members should also have the following qualifications:

    Ability to work in a team

    • Proactive
    • Communication skills
    • Socio- and intercultural competence
    • Partner- and customer-oriented, efficient action
    • interdisciplinary thinking
    • Resilience at work in complex security situations
    • Tolerance of ambiguity (weak institutions, corruption))

    We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will considered applicants on a continuous basis until the 19th November 2021

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    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sustainet Group on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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