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About the Organization: Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises funds sustainable poverty eradication in rural communities by investing in local entrepreneurs and incubating a diverse portfolio of profitable businesses in the developing world.

Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises is looking for an experienced professional to fill the position of Dairy Processing Officer.

About the Position: The person shall directly report to the NKSE Business Line Manager. 

 Dairy Processing Officer

Employer: Nuru Kenya
Location: Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya
Job Type: Full Time, Contract
About the Organization: Nuru Kenya Social Enterprise is comprised of a Dairy, Poultry, and Consumer Products Business currently working in Migori County, Kenya. 

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Monitor processing unit production, quality, pricing, and expenses associated with dairy production
  • Train employees in daily management and operation of the processing unit
  • Monitor general sanitation and hygiene of the premises and associated compounds
  • Monitor the operations and maintenance of the dairy business equipment.
  • Maintain standard business license agreements as they are mandated by local laws
  • Manage and conduct dairy processing including pasteurization, value addition packaging and routine quality control laboratory procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with all local food safety regulations
  • Ensure quality control procedures are implemented and met
  • Submit standard business/processing report templates as outlined
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in Dairy Technology, Food Science, Agriculture or equivalent in the field of dairy technology, preferred
  • 2 or more years of work experience in dairy processing required
  • Knowledge of dairy processing quality control and safety regulations
  • Clear understanding of dairy value addition: products handling, processing and storage for assured quality
  • Self motivated, innovative, critical thinker and results oriented
  • Demonstrated skills in designing and implementing dairy product strategies to create competitive edge while ensure efficiency and effectiveness
  • Knowledge of dairy business environment and able to prepare and monitor relevant budgets
  • Hands on experience in dairy products quality control including laboratory procedures
  • Good leadership, communication and organizational skills
  • Proficient in computer applications including use of spread sheets, word processors, presentations and use of internet
  • Demonstrated relevant knowledge, experiences and achievements in managing a successful dairy processing operation

Position: Milk Collection Officer 
Employer: Nuru Kenya
Location: Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya
Job Type: Full Time, Contract
About the Organization: Nuru Kenya Social Enterprise is comprised of a Dairy, Poultry, and Consumer Products Business currently working in Migori County, Kenya. 

Specific Responsibilities: The main role is to source milk from farmers and ensures it gets to production with the standards required.   

Specific Responsibilities Include:
  • To manage collection of milk from dairy farmers
  • To oversee movement of raw milk from the gate to the processing center
  • Visit milk collection centers and sensitize farmers on quality and price of milk
  • Manage inventory
  • Handle all collection procedures and ensure quality product is purchased
  • Set up systems of milk purchasing & inventory management
  • Organize for milk collection logistics and support plans
  • Formulate Standard Operating Procedures
  • Manage logistics operations, including, equipment, material and personnel or casual staff related to milk collection
  • Ensure timely, accountable and cost-effective collection and delivery of milk
  • Coordinate all activities involved in milk purchasing
  • Prepare reports on raw milk movements and other operational logistics issues
  • Identify, plan and manage special logistics operations
  • Prepare transport and logistics preparedness reviews
  • Guide and supervise the work of new/junior logistics officers or staff;
  • Continually improve systems, policies and procedures, and identify existing problems, and anticipate future ones.
Desired Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelors Degree in Business/Development /Logistics/ Agriculture/ Dairy related studies, preferred
  • Two (2) to five (5) years of work experience as a Milk Collection employee with a reputable milk processing company, required
  • Experience in the dairy industry required
  • High standards of performance, integrity, and teamwork
  • Readiness to work in a remote and rural set up
  • Very proficient and experienced with Computer Applications like MS Office
  • Excellent problem solver, must be able to come up with and implement solutions
  • Leadership experience at work, including managing a team of people
  • Strong work ethic, willing to work long hours during busy season
  • Clear written and oral communication
  • Integrity and a positive attitude
  • Passionate about serving smallholder farmers
Working Conditions: Work will be performed in the office, and sometimes in the field. Some work is also expected from the computer at home during evenings and weekends during busier seasons.

 Commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience. Nuru Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we give equal opportunity to all qualified candidates. 

Application Process:
 Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter supported by at least two known references.

Kindly quote your current and expected salary. 

Please complete your application in English, include your phone number, and email it to by the 30th of May, 2015. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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