OPPORTUNITY NOT TO MISS: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR LOCAL CONSULTANTS AND YOUNG GRADUATES
Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) established and implements food safety certification schemes for agrifood enterprises which are accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council in food manufacturing (category C) and farming of plants (category B). Besides, RSB operates a product certification scheme.
Based on RSB experience in the certification business it is crucial to support implementation of food safety management system along the entire food supply chain since it gives all interested parties more confidence that products manufactured in such environment are safe for consumption.
Despite the progress made by RSB in food safety systems’ certification, majority of the agrifood enterprises currently certified by RSB are in Category C and a few in Category A, B, and E yet a “farm to fork” approach is highly recommended in food safety management systems for sustainable food safety management.
On the other hand, while agrifood businesses constitute a significant percentage of potential Rwanda exports, there is low capacity in the implementation of food safety standards along the food supply chain and limitations in quality support systems and infrastructure; the number of local food safety experts from the point of view of practitioners is not sufficient to support the private sector while RSB is also facing a challenge of insufficient food safety sector specific expertise
It is in this regard that RSB has commissioned a twinning consultancy project with the
financial support of Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA), and implemented by Millenium Management Consultants Ltd (MMCL) to boost the certification of agrifood enterprises in ISO 22000 FSMS /RS 184 HACCP as applicable along the food supply chain in the following food chain categories D - Animal Feed Production, D1- Production of Feed; G - Provision of Transport and Storage Services, E - Provision of Catering Services) cognizant that TMEA is already supporting category A - farming of animals and category B - Farming of plant through another project. For the mentioned categories project enterprises will be selected based on a criterion that has been agreed upon.
For more details, read the brochures and fill in the application forms
RSB-TMEA PROGRAMME-CALL FOR APPLICATION FOR LOCAL CONSULTANTS AND YOUNG GRADUATES [pdf, 718KB]
APPLICATION FORM FOR LOCAL CONSULTANTS [pdf, 557KB]
APPLICATION FORM- YOUNG GRADUATES [pdf, 171KB]
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