Sеnior Advisor DAIRY (50%) 94 views

The program “Higher Value Added Trade from the Organic and the Dairy Sector in Ukraine” (www.qftp.org) is a Swiss-Ukrainian cooperation program funded by the Swiss Government with the aim to increase value added trade from the organic and dairy sector, both domestic and export market. For strengthening our DAIRY team in Kyiv, we are seeking for September 2021 or by agreement a

Senior Advisor DAIRY (50%)

who is interested in supporting the establishment of a countrywide raw milk control program (RMCP) with the involvement of the Ministry of Economy, the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection as well as main dairy associations and will work on the following key tasks:

  • Providing continuous support for the implementation and monitoring of the RMCP according to the road map through regular exchange with main stakeholders and contact points of competent authorities;
  • Working with stakeholders to further develop the Dairy Module IT application for the RMCP;
  • Developing standard operating procedures and guidelines for the implementation of the RMCP in collaboration with stakeholders;
  • Conducting training activities on analysis and presentation of data in relation to the RMCP;
  • Increasing knowledge and awareness among dairy sector service providers and other stakeholders as needed in relation to the RMCP;
  • Developing and delivering training and dissemination materials as needed.

 Ideally, you have the following profile

  • A Master or PhD in veterinary medicine/ animal production and husbandry and/ or milk safety/ milk technology
  • Minimum 10 years of working experience in veterinary medicine, and/or animal production and husbandry with experience in official and/or private food safety control systems
  • Understanding and knowledge of the Ukrainian dairy sector and international requirements related to milk quality and safety
  • Experience in international technical assistance projects is an advantage
  • Strong communication and moderation skills and excellent self-organizational skills
  • Oral and written fluency in Ukrainian and English

 We are offering

  • An inspiring working environment and an exciting opportunity for career development
  • Possibility to work independently and in teams, with a significant level of personal responsibility
  • An opportunity to work with a world-class team of experts in the field of dairy and milk safety
  • Contemporary terms of employment and remuneration
  • Working place in Kyiv city

For more information about the positions, please contact [email protected]. Please send in English: your detailed CV, a motivation letter, and 2 references with names and contact details to [email protected]. The deadline for submission of applications is 12th of August to [email protected].

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The Quality FOOD Trade Program focuses on value addition for the export and domestic market in relation to the organic and dairy sectors. By doing so, it contributes to the overarching goal of sustainable and inclusive growth in Ukraine.
The program prioritizes two thematic areas in both sectors: (a) regulatory framework and business environment to strengthen product quality and safety and (b) capacity development to improve trade capacities:

Regulatory framework and business environment for improved product quality and safety:

The program contributes to increase awareness about organic agriculture and milk safety among public institutions at national and oblast levels so that the partners are competent to conduct their awareness creation campaigns. Capacities of responsible authorities are built up to improve, adopt, and enforce relevant legislation with by-laws, food safety authorities routinely integrate risk-based concepts in their risk-management procedures.

Capacity development for improved trade capacities:

The program contributes to building up capacities among private and public sector service providers to respond to the demands of the organic and dairy sector stakeholders to improve trade with value-added products. These efforts are complemented by an organic multi-stakeholder platform that aims to promote diversified organic trade; and the implementation of a risk-based control program for the safety of raw milk.

For the organic sector, capacities are developed in the public sector with the responsible entities in the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine, and State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection as well as in the private sector such as organic service providers. For the dairy sector, capacities are developed in the public sector with the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection, the responsible entities in the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine, and the private sector on a number of associations like the dairy processor associations and milk producers associations.

The program will support the Carpathian Taste Public Union to implement a sound capacity development strategy to ensure the strengthening and sustainable institutional development, enhance members’ capacity and commitment to understand and realize the concept of the Public Union.

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