Researcher (SNKE2)

  • Posted on 26 September 2018

Job Description

Project title: Technical assistance for the EU-South Africa Dialogue Facility

Brief project description: The specific objective of the project is to provide technical assistance in the form of a Programme Management Unit (PMU) to support the implementation of the EU-South Africa Dialogue Facility that aims to encourage and respond to requests, mainly from South African Departments of the Government, for policy dialogues with the EU in various areas.

The overall purpose of the Social Dialogue is to enhance the commitment and understanding of the South African social partners to the rollout of dual system programmes in the TVET sector.

The main purpose of the Social Dialogue is to present the insights and lessons of social partners in European countries, where the dual system is well established, to the South African social partners as a living, practical example of the benefits of adopting this approach to training.

Assignment description:

The overall objective of this assignment is aimed to provide industry and decision makers in the South African food industry and Regulatory Authority with sufficient information and guideline options to make an informed judgement regarding the road map for the reduction and prevention of food waste methodologies in South Africa.

The specific objectives of this assignment are:

  • To conduct a gap analysis of the food waste in South Africa;
  • To identify food loss hotspots and the identification of solutions to address the problems
  • Evaluate countries with good Samaritan or food donation laws and how they have assisted the reduction goals
  • Recommendations of possible methodologies to influence reduction and prevention of food waste in South Africa and comparisons with other global countries
  • Determine the status or level of food waste in South Africa

The services to be provided will include:

  • Documented gap analysis report to inform the current status of food waste in South Africa in order to set food waste reduction target goals;
  • Participate in a multi-stakeholder workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa; and
  • Make recommendations to the development of the voluntary agreements for food waste reduction and prevention in South Africa.

Duration of the assignment: 17 working days in the period Nov 2018 - Jan 2019

Required expertise:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field: public health systems, health regulation, food science, food & beverage management, biology, food security or equivalent, alternatively 15 years’ experience and Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience as a food security researcher with an understanding of the harmonisation, reliance and recognition mechanisms.
  • Preferably practical experience of managing the types of dossiers for food related regulation; using and adapting assessment information from other experienced regulators.
  • Demonstrated experience in institutional strengthening and organisational development of regulatory authorities in the developing countries. Previous experience in the SA food sector will be a distinct advantage.
  • Strong report writing ability.

About the Organization

Human Dynamics is a leading European provider of consulting services for the public sector with more than 120 projects implemented in 30 countries worldwide. Currently, Human Dynamics and its 300 experts and consultants advise more than 40 ministries and public/government agencies worldwide. You are welcome on our website for more details:

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