Compliance Officer job at Recruitment Matters Africa

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Vacancy title:
Compliance Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Consulting , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Recruitment Matters Africa

Deadline of this Job:
22 April 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Mumbwa , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Our client is looking for a compliance officer to join their team in Mumbwa.
1. Maintenance of the HACCP System
• Representing the role and responsibilities of a Food Safety Team Leader
• Ensuring fortnightly meetings are held with the HACCP Team in accordance to the company’s HACCP System
• Pursuing compliance throughout – Bringing any non-compliance and deviation to the attentions of senior management in writing.
• Any areas to be addressed to be bought to the attention to the Managing Director.
• Maintain documentation and record keeping, incl. procedures, methods, specifications, and PRPs
• Implement necessary trainings in food safety and related trainings.
• Ensure sanitation standards and food safety regulation standards are always adhered to.
• Demonstrate Quality control in a manufacturing environment.
• Lead development and implementation of the annual certification work plan.
2. Organic certification
• Own and manage the organic compliance component of the business.
• Ensuring fortnightly meetings are held with the Organic Team, incl. organic field officer, organic inspectors.
• Execute operational plans for Certification consistent with the organizational Strategic Plan.
• Drive all processes required in collaboration with the company to ensure full compliance with organic status and requirements.
• Ensure all documentation and administrative requirements are met to meet the expectations of auditors and compliancy, on the company’s side as well as the organic farmer’s side.
• Review and evaluate Organic Systems Plans (new and updates), Inspection Reports/audit reports and mitigation reports.
• Monitor all compliancy to standards (incl. EOS, NOP,) in an effort to determine full compliance to the regulation.
• Review and evaluate all post-inspection documentation and/or changes submitted by the auditors.
• Ensure all regulatory certification requirements are adhered to.
• Lead development and implementation of the annual certification work plan.
• Stay informed on policies and issues, including trade, that impact organic certification.
• Uphold the highest standards of organic integrity.
• Supports growth of Food Safety programs the organic producers
3. Quality Control
• Manage the quality of various product and grains produced by the company
• Establish sampling procedures, incl. the correct taking of representative samples, their on-farm storage and/or dispatch to the company and international clients
• Understand customer expectations of and needs from a product.
• Monitoring Maximum Residual Levels of all products for compliancy within the export markets, incl. EU.
• Manage all the testing through various laboratories and ensure the meticulous control of all analysis.
• Conduct effective reports daily, weekly, monthly.
• Supervise staff and monitoring production standards
• Report daily to senior management on quality control and compliancy issues.

Key Skills
• Strong Team Player
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Collaborative leadership orientation
• Legal status to work in Zambia

• HACCP Training required or expected within one year.
• Experience with quality auditing or regulatory compliance auditing beneficial.
• B.A. degree or higher in agriculture, food technology or related field or equivalent work experience.
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in organic/HACCP certification oversight, team management and leadership, and program management and strong understanding of national regulatory processes and organic certification programs
• Comprehensive understanding of accreditation and reporting requirements with respect to organic certification
• Comprehensive understanding of accreditation and reporting requirements with respect to HACCP certification
• Highly Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
• One or more years’ experience in professional quality assurance/food processing in a manufacturing environment.
• Education, training, or work experience in sustainable agriculture/organic processing preferred.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
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