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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Food Processing Specialist job in Tanzania

Tetra Tech ARD ( is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential 5 year USAID-funded Market-based Solutions to Reduce Poverty and Improve Nutrition project in Tanzania. The successful candidates will provide long-term technical assistance to promote improved, more nutritious and affordable food products for the vulnerable groups, and value-added of targeted agricultural commodities through improvements in Tanzania’s agricultural processing sector.  This project will focus on; 1) the agro- processing linkage in the rice, maize and horticulture value chains, 2) increase investment in medium- and small scale enterprises, and 3) make more nutritious process foods available and affordable to vulnerable groups. 

Food Processing Specialist
--Engineering degree from accredited University or college. Advanced degree in Food Science or similar field is preferred;
-Minimum 12 cumulative years of management-level experience in a food processing firm and/or experience working directly with multiple food processing firms in the initial design the facilities, start-up, management of on-going activities, new product development or plant expansion;
--Previous experience in medium to large scale rice and/or maize processing;
--Previous experience as a team leader or project manager required;
--Must be familiar with establishing and maintaining HACCP systems within food processing facilities.
--Previous work in the field of international development is highly desirable;
--Experience for food fortification is also a plus.
--Proficiency in written and spoken English required
--Knowledge of Swahili is preferable.

To apply:

Applicants are requested to email full, current CV in reverse chronological format to Please refer to ‘Tanzania Technical” in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted.

Tetra Tech ARD is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations – in the U.S. and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workforce. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech ARD is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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