Position: International Food Safety Expert (UNIDO)__Deadline:19Dec

​​Requisition ID: 1553
Grade: ISA-Specialist
Country: Cambodia
Duty Station: Phnom-Penh
Category: International Consultant
Type of Job Posting: Internal and External
Employment Type: NonStaff-When Act. Employed
Contract Duration: 72 working days (over period)
Application Deadline: 19-Dec-2022 

Vacancy Announcement
Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.

The Directorate of SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation (IET) houses the Divisions of Coordination and Integration Support (IET/CIS), Quality, Impact and Accountability (IET/QUA), Agribusiness and Infrastructure Development (IET/AGR), Innovative Finance and International Financial Institutions (IET/IFI), Fair Production, Sustainability Standards and Trade (IET/PST), Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), and Climate and Technology Partnerships (CTP). The Directorate also ensures close coordination and collaboration among the Divisions and relevant entities in the Directorate of Global Partnerships and External Relations (GLO) and the Directorate of Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Industrial Development (TCS).

The Division of Agribusiness and Infrastructure Development provides technical cooperation services to assist the modernization of agriculture and agroindustry, especially in less-developed countries, ensuring that enterprises add value to primary agricultural production, substitute the imports of food and other value-added agricultural products, and participate effectively in local, regional and global value chains. Where needed, it will develop infrastructure and agro-industrial parks and capacities for agro-industrialization, value addition, quality assurance, and food safety. It will also bring innovative approaches to Member States to fully benefit from carbon-neutral and biodiversity-enhancing agricultural and agro-industrial production and development opportunities in the green and blue bioeconomy.

The Rural Development, Agroindustries, and Industrial Parks Unit (IET/AGR/RAP) aims to improve rural livelihoods by extending and professionalizing agro-industrial production, infrastructure supply, and employment. It provides technical cooperation services to develop formal and informal enterprises and entrepreneurs that produce and source agricultural products– directly or through business-development service agents – with support for business planning, technology adoption, investment planning, product improvement, quality compliance, and marketing. The Unit also promotes the planning for developing the necessary infrastructure for the transportation of intermediary and final products and related basic infrastructure (land, electricity, water, communication, waste treatment, etc.) required for agro-processing and value addition, making use, among others, of sustainable agro-industrial park development schemes.

CAPFISH Capture - Post Harvest Fisheries Development project is part of the “Cambodia Programme for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in the Fisheries Sector” (ACA/2019/408-424) and is co-funded by the European Union. The overall objective is to contribute to the achievement of the Royal Government of Cambodia's long term vision of social and economic development, food security and poverty reduction. It is in this framework that the “CAPFISH Capture - Post Harvest Fisheries Development” project is designed with the specific objective to contribute to the development of post-harvest fisheries through upgrading of the regulatory and institutional system, as well as the adoption of better practices and innovation by the private sector. This project will aim at inclusive post-harvest fisheries value chain development focusing on strengthening the institutional capacity of Competent Authority for establishing official control systems and subsequently supporting the development of post-harvest fisheries, through capacity building in terms of skills development, food safety system implementation, matching investment support and building business support mechanisms. 

UNIDO is delegated by the EU and the Fisheries Administration to implement CAPFISH Capture - Post Harvest Fisheries Development project with respect to the following outputs:
Enhanced technical competence and sustainability of the Competent Authority and Official Control services supporting the post-harvest fisheries.
Enhanced private sector capacity to comply with international standards and market requirements relevant to the post-harvest fisheries.
Enhanced business competitiveness of post-harvest fisheries through innovation and R&D.
Project management, monitoring and evaluation.

In this context, under the above-mentioned outputs 1 and 2, the project will recruit an International Food Safety Expert. In a broad context, the assignment is meant to support the Fisheries Administration (FiA) in exercising its mandate as Competent Authority in charge of official control over quality and safety of fish and fishery products. The assignment will also include development of policies and regulations in compliance with EU requirements.

The International Food Safety Expert will work under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA)/Project Manager, in close cooperation with the project counterparts (mainly the Fisheries Administration/DFPTQ), national and international experts, the UNIDO Country Representative and the project team. 

Main duties
1. Review project documents, Cambodia fishery sector in general and fishery post-harvest sub-sector in particular, the required EU system of official control, the main regulations and requirements for the Competent Authority (CA) and operators along the value chains for exporting fish and fishery products to the regional and international markets, including EU.  
2. In close cooperation with national and international food safety experts, provide support to CA of FiA in developing required policies, regulations (proclamations) and technical requirements for official controls in compliance with EU requirements
3. Provide expert support to FiA in capacity building in implementing official control across the fisheries value chains.
4. Develop training manuals and conduct and/or facilitate training for inspectors and value chain actors on GMP, GHP, SSOP and procedures based on the HACCP, and official control principles and procedures, as needed.
5. Support  business development service (BDS) providers, FiA and Provincial Offices and Private sector in implementation of food safety at operators’ level.
6. Provide expert support to participating private sector operators to prepare and implement official control in coordination with the BDS and other relevant service providers.
7. Provide expert support to CA preparing  for the audit from DG-SANTE to register Cambodia in the official list of the accepted countries that are eligible to export fish and fishery products to the EU markets.
8. Carry out other related technical tasks as required by the CTA/counterparts in relation to the assigned activities.
9. Prepare a final report of the activities carried out, analysis and observations made, deliverables achieved as well as recommendations/action plan.

Education: Advanced university degree in Food Technology or agribusiness, or related disciplines is required. Specialization in Food Safety and Quality Management System is desirable.

Technical and Functional Experience:  A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in food technology/food quality and safety systems across the food value chain or agribusiness or trade is required. Experience in the developing countries is desirable. Experience in working on development projects in partnership with government is desirable.

Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English is required. 


Core Values
WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially.
WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.
WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.

Key Competencies
WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.

WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.

WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.

WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.

This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal.
Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside.
Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.

All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System. Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process. Selected candidate(s) may be required to disclose to the Director General the nature and scope of financial and other personal interests and assets in respect of themselves, their spouses and dependents, under the procedures established by the Director General.

Visit the UNIDO website for details on how to apply: www.unido.org
NOTE: The Director General retains the discretion to make an appointment to this post at a lower level.

Moreinfo: https://careers.unido.org/job/Phnom-Penh-International-Food-Safety-Expert/934013055/

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