Strategic Development Agency (SDA) NGO

TITLE:  Milk Technologist/ Consultant

TERM:  Part-time

LOCATION:  Yerevan, Armenia

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Strategic Development Agency is looking for a qualified specialist to fulfill the position of Milk Technologist/ Consultant who will be responsible for providing advice in the field of milk, cheese and dairy production.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  The job responsibilities of the Milk Technologist/ Consultant include, but are not limited to:
- Provide consultancy during the establishment and/ or renovation of milk processing workshops, including provision of support in design, selection of equipment and quality standards; define the procedures/ processes within the chain of milk processing;
- Evaluate milk processing factories' workflow and provide advisory services to increase efficiency;
- Develop new and improved methods in production, preservation, and utilization of milk, cheese and other dairy products;
- Provide trainings, as well as short-term and long-term consultations to milk market actors;
- Analyze current milk market needs;
- Monitor milk market and adjust the activities based on the external factors (changes in market, etc.);
- Perform other job-related duties assigned by the management of the Organization.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- University degree in Milk Technology/ Agricultural Sciences or a related area;
- At least 3 years of experience in the relevant position/ field;
- Knowledge of high value cheese and dairy production technology; knowledge of HACCP standard is a plus;
- Ability to communicate clearly;
- Self-confidence, negotiation and representation skills;
- Sound judgment and problem-solving skills; creative, initiative and results-oriented personality;
- Ability to work effectively in a team with adaptability and responsiveness;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Fluency in written and spoken Armenian language;
- Knowledge of English and Russian languages is a plus;
- Computer literacy with practical experience in Microsoft Office applications;
- Awareness about the rural development projects in Armenia is a plus;
- Ability and willingness to intensively travel countrywide (and abroad if needed).

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Interested candidates are welcome to send their full CV to: sdaoffice@sdaoffice.com indicating the title of the position ("Milk Technologist/ Consultant") in the subject line of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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OPENING DATE:  29 November 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  16 December 2018

ABOUT COMPANY:  Strategic Development Agency (SDA) NGO is an Armenian development organization implementing numerous operational projects, research and analysis, business and management advice, in cooperation with a number of international organizations such as Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC/ Switzerland), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), German International Cooperation (GIZ), UN Global Environmental Facility (GEF), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, European Union (EU) Delegation to Armenia.

ATTACHMENTS:

  1. Job Description in Armenian - Job Description in Armenian.zip (47K)

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