FFP is seeking Food Technologists to serve as technical coordinators and advisors in the following technical areas:
- Food safety and quality monitoring and auditing
- Food product specifications and compliance
- Packaging, warehousing and supply chain management
- Food product development, manufacturing and research
The overall role of the position is to work with other FFP staff and implementing partners to realize the goals of improved nutrition delivery and programming.
The successful candidate will have strong applied food science and technology experience, including but not limited to demonstrated technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: food safety, quality monitoring, and auditing; food product specifications and compliance; packaging, warehousing, and supply chain management; food product development; manufacturing, and research. The incumbent, as an expert in the specialization area of food technology, will provide information, advice, and consultation to government entities, non-governmental agencies, international organizations, federal agencies, private industry, and/or universities on unique and complex food technology and regulatory issues. In addition, he/she will serve as an Agency and Office food safety specialist, assessing and improving the quality of food aid handling, formulating, and updating food commodities specifications, food storage and providing advice in the handling of agricultural commodities in FFP’s development programming. This will require close collaboration with private voluntary organizations (PVOs), the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the USG Interagency, and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)
At the GS-13 Equivalent Level:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. or internationally recognized institution, with significant study in, but not limited to, food science and technology, food manufacturing, packaging, food safety, food microbiology, nutrition, or a related field, plus minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in at least one of the six technical areas (food science and technology, food manufacturing, packaging, food safety, food microbiology, or applied nutrition) as well as three (3) years at a private industry level.
A Master’s degree from an accredited U.S. or internationally recognized institution, with significant study in, but not limited to, food science and technology, food manufacturing, packaging, food safety, food microbiology, nutrition, or a related field, plus minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in one of the six technical areas (food science and technology, food manufacturing, packaging, food safety, food microbiology, or applied nutrition) as well as three (3) years at a private industry level.
How to Apply:
Please refer to the official solicitation with complete information on the selection factors required for the position, scope of work, and instructions to submit your offer.
Offeror packages must include:
- All Selection Factors required per the solicitation
- Completed and signed AID 309-2 form (physical signature required)
- Any other components required by the solicitation
Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to FFP PSC Recruitment Team at email@example.com. Further guidance on applying, including the detailed solicitation, a sample resume, and the AID 309-2 form can all be found at www.ffpjobs.com.
About the Organization
USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP) predicts, prevents, and responds to hunger overseas. Through its emergency food assistance activities, FFP saves lives, reduces suffering, and supports the early recovery of people affected by conflict and natural disaster emergencies, including refugees.
FFP also addresses the root causes of food insecurity and helps individuals and communities withstand future crises and lay the foundation for stable, inclusive growth. FFP development activities help chronically food insecure populations reduce their long-term need for food assistance by helping communities improve access to food for their most vulnerable people, especially women and children.
FFP works closely with other parts of USAID, especially the Bureau for Food Security, which plays a key role in implementing the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), which leads on disaster response around the world. FFP employs a staff of over 100 in Washington and also has officers posted abroad.
More information on FFP is available at: https://www.usaid.gov/food-assistance.