Zonal Coordinator (Universal Salt Iodization)

Job Description

Title: Zonal Coordinator (Universal Salt Iodization)

Company Name: Enroute International Limited

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ A professional degree in Food Technology, Food Engineering, Public Health, Nutrition from a recognized university.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 3 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Organization: Nutrition International (A leading international NGO that works in the field of nutrition)
∎ Employment Status: Contractual (Initially 1 year)
∎ Special Note: Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature. No intermediary is allowed to expedite or facilitate such process.
∎ Objectives:
∎ Provide support for the proper maintenance of all operational SIPs and quality control at the production level;
∎ Strengthen and support the government`s quality assurance systems at the zonal field laboratories;
∎ Advocate, coordinate and network with the local government authorities and development partners at the zonal level for effective monitoring to improve salt iodization;

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Provide technical and operational support to SIPs and salt millers
∎ Conduct a technical audit of the plant infrastructure and operations.
∎ Calibrate and check Iodate dosing pump/centrifugal pump for delivering measured quantities of solution after collection of salt samples for testing and whenever required.
∎ Verify data log books maintained by plant personnel and recommend suggestions for improvement.
∎ Perform maintenance audit and record the status of equipment in an inspection book.
∎ Suggest corrective measures and immediately implement in case of any noted discrepancy.
∎ In case of non-complying factories, ascertain the reasons for non-compliance and report to BSCIC/NI immediately.
∎ NI will assess whether a different approach with that producer is required in consultation with BSCIC officials.
∎ Facilitate quality control and quality assurance:
∎ Will facilitate the effective use of zonal CIDD salt testing laboratories to ascertain the iodine content in salt;
∎ Ensure that the BSCIC (CIDD) salt inspectors collect a minimum of 6 salt samples (in duplicates) from each operational SIP each month spread over 2 or 3 visits (preferably at least 3 samples every 15 days) on random basis prior to any calibration for laboratory analysis as per the guidelines in the Operational Strategy;
∎ For external validation, collect sample no. 1 from the first visit and sample no. 4 from the second visit and send to IPHN at the end of every month;
∎ Facilitate the BSCIC (CIDD) laboratory personnel to test minimum six salt samples from each operational mill at CIDD project zonal salt testing laboratories;
∎ Support the BSCIC (CIDD) personnel in recording the results in registers maintained at CIDD project laboratories and also document in their own record book;
∎ A duly signed "Monthly Plant wise Statement of Quality of Salt" for individual mills will be sent to NI Dhaka office for entering into BSIIS by the 7th of every month;
∎ The adequate concentration of iodate solution will be facilitated in the iodate solution tank/bucket through random testing of the iodate solution to verify the concentration level and providing immediate feedback for correction;
∎ Establish the Levy Jennings plot as part of the internal quality assurance of salt iodine estimation in each laboratory;
∎ Early feedback will be provided to each factory on the process of testing based on validation of samples;
∎ Facilitate BSCIC CIDD staff to provide training to the private laboratory technicians at CIDD laboratories or millers own premises whichever is suitable and help in sourcing of laboratory equipment, chemicals for private millers;
∎ Organizing review meetings three times a year with the millers to share the trends of iodization in a group and develop a plan of action;
∎ Training and motivation of millers:
∎ Orient owners, managers, operators and assistants of the selected SIPs regularly on the operations of the SIP. In addition, from imparting technical skills, also include motivational aspects whereby the personnel are motivated to use the SIP.
∎ Orient / reorient factory personnel in maintaining proper log books recording of production of iodized/non iodized salt, potassium iodate procurement and utilization.
∎ Motivate the factory personnel in keeping the plant operating and maintenance manual at each SIP site handy and for ready use.
∎ Coordination with BSCIC, local government and other agencies:
∎ Provide feedback to the BSCIC and DC office on the process and quality of iodized salt on a regular basis.
∎ Be the first point of contact for troubleshooting.
∎ Along with the BSCIC inspector and the relevant staff of BITAC/maintenance agency ensure that any shortcomings are addressed as quickly as possible.
∎ Maintain a record of such troubleshooting operations, including the date of complaint, the nature of complaint, action taken by the Zonal Coordinator - USI, the response received from maintenance agency, the date of corrective action, report from the owner/manager of the SIP.
∎ Along with the BSCIC officer, inspector and relevant staff visit salt mills for inspection report of registration, renewal, ownership change etc of salt mills.

Additional Requirements:
∎ 3 years working experiences in the development field.
∎ Working experiences in processed food industries, food fortification, private sector, nutrition related issues will be added advantage.
∎ Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently and generate innovation will be given preference.
∎ Extensive field travel will be needed in each month. Computers skilled in MS word, MS excel, and power point is mandatory.

∎ Monthly gross salary for this position is BDT 34,500. Travel and other expenses will be provided in addition.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Eligible for Festival Bonus, PF, Gratuity & Insurance as per company policy

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 16 Jun 2021

Company Information:
∎ 9 Jun 2021
∎ Enroute International Limited
∎ Business : A leading consulting firm with certified and an experienced business team working closely with national and international strategic partners. emc is unique to provide a complete solution through managing business growth.

Category: NGO/Development