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Food Safety And Quality Officer At The Food and Agriculture Organization Of the United Nations (FAO)

 Food Safety And Quality Officer At The Food and Agriculture Organization FAO " United Nations

Food Safety And Quality Officer At The Food and Agriculture Organization Of the  United Nations  (FAO)

Job description

Researches and analyses technical, social, economic, environmental, institutional, and technology related information, data and statistics and/or related policy issues to support the delivery of programme projects, products and services;
• Produces a variety of technical information, data, statistics and reports as well as input for technical documents and web pages;
• Provides technical support/analysis to various assessments, studies and initiatives and provides technical backstopping to field projects;
• Collaborates in the development of improved/updated tools, systems, processes, and databases;
• Participates on multidisciplinary teams, and/or leads working groups/teams collaborates with other divisions  and agencies on work groups and committees and promotes best practices;

• Collaborates in, provides technical backstopping to and ensures the quality/effectiveness of capacity development activities within Member Nations such as policy support, organizational development and individual learning events including preparation of related information, learning materials, on-line tools;
• Promotes knowledge sharing and best practices at international meetings and conferences and influences partners in stakeholder consultations;
• Supports resource mobilization activities in accordance with the FAO Corporate strategy.
• Provides technical support to the implementation of the FAORNE programme in relation to food safety and quality, food labelling, mandatory and voluntary standards and certification; 
• Provides technical contributions to Codex Coordinating Committee for the Near East (CCNEA)

• Contributes to the FAO/WHO joint scientific advice programmes in particular regarding food safety risk assessments;
• Provides technical guidance on strengthening food safety risk assessment processes in microbiological, chemical or other risk disciplines, as well as use of the risk analysis framework by food control authorities;
• Contributes to the implementation of food safety risk management and to the strengthening of food safety and quality surveillance and information systems along the value chains, including related to food additives, residues of pesticides, veterinary drugs and other contaminants in foods;

• Contributes to the development of national and regional research and capacity building for food safety and quality, including strengthening producers' capacity for enhanced food safety and access to markets with mandatory standards (food safety) and voluntary certification (Geographical indications, organic agriculture, fair trade, etc.);
• Provides technical support and backstopping to field projects and programmes in the field of food safety and quality, mandatory and voluntary standards and certification;
• Organizes regional knowledge exchange, networking and partnership building to advance thinking and innovation in the field of food safety and quality;
• Contributes to the preparation of strategies and resource mobilization efforts for the development and implementation of regional food safety and quality programmes.

Job Requirements

 Advanced university degree in chemistry, biochemistry, food science, food technology, pharmacology/toxicology, or a related field including agro-industries or agricultural economics.
• Five years of relevant experience in safety/risk assessment of chemicals in food, and or development of food quality standards 
• Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish)


• Results Focus
• Team Work
• Communication
• Building effective relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable
• Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge in food safety and quality assessment.
• Extent and relevance of experience in the use, occurrence and analysis of chemicals in food and associated food safety risks including three years in leading such work at national, regional or international level
• Depth of familiarity with relevant certification schemes, and extent and relevance of experience with Codex Alimentarius and National Food Safety Systems.
• Extent and relevance of experience in the analysis and formulation of programmes for sustainability improvement in the agriculture sector;
• Ability to analyse complex food safety and quality assessment - issues from a technical and policy point of view
• Working knowledge of Arabic and French is a strong asset

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