Activation Date: 26 May, 2021 Announced Date: 26 May, 2021 Expire Date: 30 May, 2021
The Regional Agricultural Development Program – East (RADP-East) is a five year USAID-funded program to expand sustainable agriculture-led economic growth in the eight target provinces of Ghazni, Kapisa, Laghman, Logar, Nangarhar, Parwan, Wardak, and Kabul. Program activities support the apricot, tomato, poultry and dairy value chains through the provision of training, technical assistance, and small grants targeting small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), agricultural producers, input suppliers and agro-processors. RADP-East identifies private sector actors on either end of the farmer in each value chain—the commercial vendors of the goods and services that farmers need to grow higher volumes of quality produce, and the processors and traders who purchase farmers’ harvests.
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Considering the need, RADP-East will implement a technical assistance activity for poultry butchers that operate open shops and use traditional slaughtering methods still lack sufficient knowledge on food safety and hygiene, resulting in multiple hazards and risks. The safety and hygiene risks include the sale of low quality chicken meat that can lead to food borne illnesses and cross-contamination, and the improper handling and disposition of hazardous waste. Consumers’ health is particularly susceptible to various bacterial and viral infections such as, Salmonellosis, Avian Influenza, Tuberculosis, E-coli and Brucellosis.
To address the challenges faced by poultry butcher shops, RADP-East will implement food safety, hygiene and sanitation training of 20 poultry butchers in target provinces. The training will provide knowledge to poultry butcher shops on food safety practices and introduce improved slaughtering methods and technology that will help them meet food safety standards. This will increase their sales which will result in increased purchase of broiler chicken from farmers. The trainings will focus on raising awareness, underscore the roles and responsibilities of butcher shops to ensure food safety and promote proper slaughtering practices, and explain the importance of complying with food safety requirements during slaughtering operations. More specifically to;
1. Introduce improved technology and food safety and hygiene practices to butcher shops that will increase their productivity and operation.
2. Improve butchers’ awareness on food safety practices that reduce foodborne agents in poultry meat and prevent cross contamination of poultry meat with hazards during processing.
RADP-East will implement the proposed training program in 30 working days, while RADP-East in coordination of PAILs will identify some potential poultry Butcher Shops according to the allocation and criteria developed for this activity. The trainer / specialist needs to develop training materials, conduct a one-day training including the distribution of some basic tools to the selected Butcher shops in Kabul, Nangarhar and Ghazni provinces.
The activity will include two components: training; and the provision of toolkits for proper slaughtering and processing of poultry meat. the responsibility of the specialist will be:
Training materials development: including ppt. slides, one pager SoP in English, Dari and Pashto, videos, pictures appropriate for local poultry Butcher shops with low literacy rate.
Invitation of trainees and coordination with PAIL departments prior and during the training activity in each province.
Training implementation and related documentation for RADP-East as required, include data collection on key indicators through RADP-East M&E forms.
Provide RADP-East with highlights from targeted provinces as road to improvement or success of the activity.
Assist in the distribution of equipment for poultry butcher shops.
Submit a final report including finding and recommendation for the improvement of dairy processing / collection activities in RADP-East targeted provinces.
The candidates must meet the following criteria:
Bachelor Degree in Food Science and Technology, Animal Science or Veterinary or other relevant fields with 2 years of experience working in livestock and dairy processing.
Knowledge and experience in delivering technical trainings related to dairy production, food safety and hygiene and relevant fields.
Knowledge and experience of dairy production, collection, and processing to prepare training material and deliver the training.
Willing to travel to targeted provinces.
A very good knowledge and speaking ability in Dari and Pashto languages.
Good knowledge of English language.
The position reports to the Value Chain Manager
To apply: Please send your updated CV & Cover letter to the below mentioned email address and include Food Safety, Hygiene and Sanitation Training Specialist in the subject line of your application.
Application without subject line will not be considered.