Food Certification & Marketing - Volunteer Expert

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Mon Apr 09, 2018 - Fri Apr 20, 2018


NairobiNairobi, KE



Food Certification & Marketing - Volunteer Expert

Location of Assignment: Chuka, Kenya

Proposed Level of Effort: 2 weeks

Anticipated Start Date: mid-late March 2018

Position Objective:

The Expert Volunteer is expected to provide support in gaining required certifications and facilitating market linkages in dried fruits and vegetables. He/She will guide the company’s overall process of becoming export ready.

Anticipated Tasks:

  • Assist in obtaining required certifications, such as: Global GAP and HACCP
  • Facilitate market linkages in dried fruits and vegetable
  • Prepare Sweet and Dried to become export ready


  • Certifications obtained
  • Market linkages facilitated
  • Company to be export ready

Desired Volunteer Qualifications:

  • A university degree in food technology, market research, marketing, international trade, manufacturing chemistry, engineering, business, economics, development, or a related field;
  • Technical competencies and qualifications in food processing, market research, and export development, including distribution and coordination;
  • Knowledge of export procedures and requirements for the U.S. (under AGOA);
  • Knowledge of U.S. market food safety, SPS, and quality certification processes;
  • Previous experience in providing direct technical support to individual firms and business support institutions;
  • Fluent in oral and written English;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines;
  • Established buyer relationships with retail channels in U.S./EU is a plus;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; and,
  • Knowledge of East Africa and Africa agro-processing industry would be a great asset.

Interested applicants please apply here:

*This is not a paid position*


  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Business Development
  • Brand Development & Messaging

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • 2 weeks

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