Project Assistant – Food safety

Project Assistant – Food safety

JOB Vacancy Announcement #: 3948

Job Title: Project Assistant – Food safety

Application deadline: 3/11/2020

Other Information’s:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CVs should be in English Language and in Word or PDF format.

Job Requirements:

  1. Skills and Ability


  • Fluency in Arabic & good English language skills is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours.
  • Strong computer and interpersonal skills.


  • Knowledge of safe storage practices for procured food rations
  • Experience in overseeing food safety and quality checks, including the sensory examination and the use of laboratory testing of samples.
  • Academic/professional qualification in public health and/or nutrition desired
  • Experience with skill of recitation in front of crowds
  • Experience in managing and organizing awareness sessions
  1. Qualifications
  • University degree, agriculture, food science or nutrition is preferred, Or the College of Science with all its specializations
  • At least one year of previous food assistance commodity related experience,
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and cooperatively with team members in a cross-cultural environment is required
  • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving
  • Proven ability to learn quickly and achieve stated results and objectives
  • Demonstrated attention to details
  • Computer skills – Word and Excel will be an asset
  • Ability to conduct oneself with sensitivity and respect toward others

Job Description:


Under the supervision of the Food Security and Nutrition Officer and Country Programs Coordinator, the Food safety assistant will support the implementation of organization’s food security and nutrition projects by providing close monitoring of food safety and nutrition related matters to the programme and logistic teams.


Under the authority of:

  • Emergency Program Manager
  • Food security and Nutrition Officer
  • Country Projects Coordinator

Responsible for

  • Monitoring the implementation of the food related logistic processes


Internal Relations:

  • Area Coordinators
  • Country Projects Coordinator
  • Logistics Departments
  • Programme department

External Relations:

  • Suppliers / food vendors


The role of the Food safety assistant   is to support the safe and effective implementation of organization’s food security-related projects. This will through the following key tasks:

  • Providing quality checks on nutrition and food safety related matters to the programme and logistic teams;
  • Ensuring that specific logistic and quality processes related to food items management are strictly followed at the field level;
  • supporting the planning, implementation and reporting of food quality and safety checks
  • Managing and organizing the nutritional awareness sessions in the targeted areas

Position profile:

  1. Program Implementation

Objective 1.1: Support to Food Security projects.

The Food Monitor will:

  • Work with the Amman-based Food Security and Nutrition Officer to conduct strict quality checks for food supplies and local vendor being procured by organization
  • Provide advice and support to the Logistics team on the correct processes for the safe storage, selection of safe food items and delivery of food items
  • Ensuring that guidance provided to organization on appropriate food testing methodologies are implemented in all food-related procurements
  • Performing sensory and technical examination of the food items available at the food vendors and supplier and make sure that ORGANIZATION beneficiaries receive safe food.
  • Support ORGANIZATION’s Monitoring and Evaluation team on the monitoring of nutrition indicators at the field level
  • Performing educational sessions to organization beneficiaries related to nutrition and food safety and quality.
  • Supervising the packaging, loading, and offloading of the supplier and assure that these procedures confirms with organization`s Sops related to food safety.

Objective 1.2: Reporting

  • Ensure the proper documentation of all food quality checks; ensure that all relevant filing is properly organised, up-to-date and complete, and that it reaches the Amman capital office in a timely manner
  • Support the Amman-based Nutrition Specialist in preparing Northeast-Syria specific training materials and reporting
  • Provide regular reports to the Nutrition Specialist on the progress of the implementation of activities and on observations made during the mission.

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How to Apply:

Well qualified candidates, including women, are strongly encouraged to apply”

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Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview

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