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Compliance Officer - Mumbwa, Zambia

  • Harare, Zimbabwe

Job Details

Job ID: #12676
Job Location Mumbwa, Zambia
Company Type Agriculture/FMCG/Retail/Wholesale
Job Role Compliance Officer
Joining Date 01.03.2021
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary Neg

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Middle Management
Years of Experience 5
Residence Location Mumbwa, Zambia
Gender Not Specified
Nationality resident

Job Description

Mumbwa, Zambia
  • Job Status: Closed

Our client is looking for a compliance officer to join their team in Mumbwa. They will monitor and evaluate the performance of field officers and Outgrower farmers to ensure efficient and accurate information transfer Management.
They will also oversee the implementation and maintenance of all

1. Maintenance of the HACCP System for AAZ and AOZ
• Representing the role and responsibilities of a HACCP Team leader
• Ensuring fortnightly meetings are held with the HACCP Team.
• 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 records
• 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 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 for Client's organic producers

3. Quality Control
• Manage the quality of various product and grains produced by clienti.
• Manage the correct taking of representative samples, their on-farm storage and/or dispatch
• 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.
• Report daily to senior management on quality control and compliancy issues.

One needs to be physically fit and in good health. Have valid driver’s licence.

Key Skills
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. Organic Inspector training, auditor training for food quality production systems or similar field preferred. (Req Within one year) HACCP Training required or expected within one year.

  • Job Role: Compliance Officer
  • Industry: Manufacturing / Production
  • Salary: Neg

Required Skills

5 Years of Experience
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
Experience with quality auditing or regulatory compliance auditing beneficial.
Strong Team Player
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Collaborative leadership orientation
Legal status to work in Zambia

Additional Requirements

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