Food Technology And Manufacturing Program Manager Job in Afghanistan
NEI Foundation , Afghanistan

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Experience
3 Years
Salary
25,000,000 - 40,000,000 PKR
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Yes
Career Level
Telecommute
No
Qualification
Bachelors in Food Technology
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Sep 6, 2014
Last Date
Sep 30, 2014
Location(s)

Job Description

Position Description:
NEI is committed to providing safe, nutritious, delicious soy products for all levels of the Afghan market. The Program Manager for Soy Technology and Manufacturing will oversee the continued operations of current NEI soy processing factories as well as the installation of new factories as outlined in NEI’s strategic plan. This individual will also oversee the establishment and functioning of a laboratory that will measure the nutritional levels, the shelf lives and product quality levels of NEI products. An additional baking laboratory to test new soy products will be under this individual’s direction. This individual will be responsible to inform the Country Director of production levels and anticipated outputs for all soy processing facilities.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead Nutriana soy product manufacturing in its Kabul operations
  • Responsible for oversight of regional soy processing factories
  • Lead research and development into new ways to use soybeans, soy products and soy byproducts
  • Lead research into soybean, soy product and soybean byproduct quality control
  • Lead research into new recipes to broaden soybean and soy product acceptance into Afghan cuisine
  • Oversee the purchase of equipment for research labs, new factory equipment and replacement parts for existing equipment
  • Maintain inventory of spare parts to ensure needed maintenance and repairs are completed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Schedule preventative maintenance with NEI technician
  • Oversee operations of Nutriana/NEI soy processing facilities
  • Plan and supervise the installation of new Nutriana/NEI soy processing facilities
  • Other duties as assigned by the country director

Job Specification

Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science
  • 3 years of progressively increasing responsibility in food manufacturing sector
  • 3 years of progressively increasing responsibility in food quality control
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and marketing new food products
  • 3 years of progressively increasing responsibility for managing staff
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up food processing facilities
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up food testing laboratories
  • Demonstrated knowledge in setting up food quality testing protocols in accordance with international food quality standards
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a country management team to achieve a common goal
  • Demonstrated ability to set objectives and work plans to achieve the organizational goals
  • Demonstrated experience with departmental budgeting and financial control
  • Demonstrated experience in designing staff training materials on new equipment, upgraded equipment, safety standards and other topics as needed
  • English Spoken, Written, Reading at professional level
  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office Suite software
Qualifications Preferred:
  • Master’s Degree in Food Science
  • 5 years of progressively increasing responsibility in food manufacturing sector
  • 5 years of progressively increasing responsibility in food quality control
  • Demonstrated experience in working with farmers and farmer associations
  • 5 years of progressively increasing responsibility for managing staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge of food processing facility scheduling, including preventative maintenance schedules
  • Demonstrated ability to work with government representatives, international donors, media and international training technicians
  • Demonstrated experience scheduling & conducting staff training on new equipment, upgraded equipment, safety standards and other topics as needed
  • Experience using Microsoft Project

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