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Saturday, 26 December 2015

Project Officer: Coffee Quality Controler


Posted By on Saturday, December 26, 2015

Twin is a development through trade NGO working with 33 producer organisations representing 300,000 coffee, cocoa and nut smallholder in 17 countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia. Our coffee company Twin Trading, works to access value-added markets for our producer partners and offers quality coffee with development impact.

We unlock the power of trade to strengthen producer organizations and delivery social justice, economic development and environmental sustainability for small farmers. We are engaged throughout the value change to balance producer support with creating market demand, building partnerships that deliver sustainable, scalable and meaningful change.

Twin registered an office in Rwanda to facilitate its operations in Rwanda and in the East African region.

Part 2: JOB PROFILE

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB
The job is part of the Producer Partnership Programmes (PPP) team and will focus on supporting small holders Producer organizations to produce high quality coffee as per specialty coffee standards. The support will be extended but not limited to quality control at cherries harvest level, processing standards at coffee wet mills, dry mills and export level.

POSITION IN THE ORGANISATION
Reports to: Twin regional Coordinator
Based in:  Twin, Kigali Office with extensive travel within EAC
Manages: n/a
Receives support from: other members of the PPP team

Part 3: KEY RESPONSABILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Coffee quality control
•    Technical assistance to producer organizations on: coffee cherries harvest and processing at both wet and dry mill
•    Strengthen the capacity of producer organizations in complying with specialty coffee quality standard.
•    Extend his technical support to producers’ Organizations on green coffee quality control as per Green coffee quality standard of Specialty Coffee Association of America.
•    Conduct training evaluation;
•    Prepare a report at the end of training with recommendations that will improve future training exercises and practices.
•    Propose a follow up Action plan that will ensure that the knowledge acquired during the training will have positive impact on performance.

Project management
•    Project work planning and monitoring activities against agreed plans
•    Providing logistical support to project implementation

Other
•    Providing support to African associates/consultants
•    Collecting key data to track the performance of Twin’s coffee programme
•    Any other reasonable duty as may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility

 Part 4: PERSON SPECIFICATION

Skills and qualifications
•    A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture essential, development studies and relevant fields
•    Good knowledge of coffee agronomy (essential)
•    Good knowledge of coffee certifications scheme
•    Proven ability to plan, coordinate and monitor project activities (essential)
•    Proven ability to work with financial information, preparing and tracking budgets (essential)
•    Having coffee tasting skills

Languages:
•    Excellent command of Kinyarwanda, English and French (essential)
•    Working knowledge of Swahili (desirable)

Experience
•    Minimum five years’ experience in coffee quality control extension service
•    Experience of strengthening the capacity of a producer organisation in coffee quality control – (essential)
•    Experience of developing and successfully carrying out certification schemes (desirable)
•    Experience in project monitoring and evaluation (desirable)
•    Skills in coffee tasting ( desirable)

Other
•    Excellent administrative skills including use of Ms Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
•    Outstanding communication skills
•    Highly developed, demonstrated teamwork skills
•    Ability to travel within the East African region

Part 5: PROCESS TO APPLY

Applications to jobs@twin.org.uk indicating the job title in the subject by 14th January 2016. Interviews to be held the week commencing 18th January 2016 at our Kigali office

Part 6: PACKAGE
Hours of work: this is a Full Time contract (5 days a week)
Salary band: competitive salary based on experience
Contract conditions: fixed term (1 year renewable)

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