Food Safety Expert

Position: Food Safety Expert

Position Type: Consultant, part-time

Reporting to: Field Project Director

Location: Vietnam or home-based


Agriteam Canada Consulting Ltd. provides management and technical expertise to developing and transitional country partners on projects that promote sustainable growth and meaningful opportunities for people to improve their lives. Over the past 30 years, Agriteam has managed and implemented more than 350 projects and assignments in dozens of countries worldwide.

Agriteam is currently recruiting a Food Safety Expert for an upcoming Food Safety & Agri-Food Value Chain project in Vietnam.  The objective of the project is to improve the performance of national and sub-national governments in enforcing food safety regulations; to increase competitiveness of Vietnamese agri-food products domestically and internationally; and to increase consumer demand for safe agri-food in Vietnam. The project will operate across the agri-food value chain by engaging and building the capacity of three main target groups: the public sector (enabling environment), the private sector (supply side), and the consumer (demand side).

The Food Safety Expert will be a part-time, consultancy position based in Canada or Vietnam with travel to Vietnam. S/he will provide technical assistance and professional advice on matters related to integrating food safety in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the Project, provide input to the preparation of key Project documents; and liaise with key project stakeholders in Canada and Vietnam.


  • Master’s Degree in Food Science, Agronomics, Agricultural Science, or a related field;

  • Recent professional development (training, certification, degree/diploma, publications, research) related to food safety, food science, agronomics, value chains, commerce, economics or business;

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience providing food safety advice or technical assistance in the context of food value chains, and/or agro-processing initiatives;

  • Experience providing institutional capacity building;

  • Experience applying principles of results-based management and risk management;

  • Experience managing complex multi-stakeholder relations, working with a diverse group of stakeholders ranging from government departments, donors, farmers/producers, processors, and distributors ;

  • Demonstrated experience working in Vietnam or in the region is an asset;

  • Knowledge of Canadian, Vietnamese and international Vietnamese institutions, agencies, universities, private sector companies and ministries involved in food safety is an asset;

  • Must be fluent in English;


Agriteam Canada offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Interested applicants are asked to submit their cover letter and CV to [email protected] .

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Thank you for your interest. Please note; only short-listed applicants will be contacted.  

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Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2018-02-28