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  • Posted: Jul 26, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 1, 2022
  • 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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    Lead Internal Auditor


    • Preparation of audit plans 14 days prior to the planned assessment
    • Communication of internal audit plans 7 days before to the relevant personnel involved in the audits
    • Organization of the internal audit team 30 days prior in readiness for the assessment
    • Preparation and submission of internal audit reports to the Quality Management Representative 7 days after the assessment
    • Review of corrective actions in 7 days for any non-conformances raised during the internal audit process to determine adequacy


    • Work with the Quality Management Representative to prepare internal audit plans and conduct internal audits in accordance with the prepared plan on form AC 05X internal audit plan
    • Sharing the audit plan with the Quality Management Representative, HODS and other relevant personnel to prepare before the actual audit time
    • Organize the internal audit team to access and audit the scope areas.
    • Ensure that the internal audit team is independent of the areas they have audited or worked on
    • Ensure that the relevant auditees within the departments are available for the audit process
    • Ensure that the audit process is followed and is guided by ISO 17065 and covers at least an adequate number of case file reviews for the involved accredited standards i.e Global Gap and EU Equivalent Organic Standard
    • Compile audit results and generate a report within 10 working days after completion of the internal audit process
    • Communicate audit results to process/ area managers through the internal audit report ( AC 15c), Internal audit non-conformance report ( AC 15a) and a filled in internal audit checklist ( AC 12X)
    • Ensure that other schemes including verification schemes are also internally audited annually using the customized checklist for each standard
    • Ensure that all AfriCert Administrative sites are audited as per the necessary requirements and timings
    • Schedule annual relevant audits for subcontracted inspection bodies


    • A minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in any of the following listed disciplines from a recognized institution: Agronomy, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Food Science Technology, or any other related academic qualification related to the listed disciplines.
    • Fluent in written/Oral English or any other language suitable for reporting.
    • Have practical knowledge of ISO 19011; the guideline for conducting internal audits
    • Possess practical knowledge in certification, auditing and requirements of ISO 17065 (The International standard that governs an organization’s Quality Systems, SOPS and operations)
    • Be an approved auditor in a minimum of one scheme
    • Experience in conducting other system audits
    • Have general knowledge of accredited standards such as Global Gap for ISO 17065.

    Method of Application

    Persons who meet the above qualifications are advised to send in a RESUME and BRIEF COVER LETTER only to [email protected] with the position as the subject line by COB 1st August 2022.

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