Food Hygiene Officer Job Opportunities – Java House

Hygiene Officer
Organization: Java
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Java House is one of
the leading coffee houses with branches all of over East Africa. Our coffee
houses would not be what they are without the effort, commitment and passion of
the Java House team who make sure each branch is a place where everyone feels at
home. Quality and professionalism are deeply rooted in our culture and we
ensure that every cup poured and every plate served is a reflection of our
promise of offering only the best.
Job Summary: The Food Hygiene Officer will be responsible for ensuring overall hygiene activities and
food safety in production, storage area and branches and implementation and
sustenance of ISO 22000 – Food safety management system.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Create awareness of food safety and hygiene standards to every staff
    at the commissary & branches and ensure compliance to all hygiene
    practices and make sure they understand and adhere to it. Ensure that the
    management is advised on hygiene training needs.
  • Carry out hygiene surveillance audits for all the branches and daily
    hygiene inspection of commissary ensure corrective actions are effectively
  • Keenly monitor and ensure the pest control programme is effectively
    implemented by the contracted Pest control company at the commissary &
    branches. Pest control sighting reports are promptly forwarded for action.
  • Ensure implementation and maintenance of food safety documentation
    standards/ SOP’s at all stages of production at the commissary and report
    any deficiencies to the concerned parties for action.
  • Ensure hygiene and quality records are maintained for Commissary and
    all branches as per ISO 22000 requirements and take appropriate corrective
    action where deviations occur.
  • Keenly analyze microbiological results from the lab on samples and
    swabs from the branches and initiate a root cause analysis and corrective
    action to prevent recurrence for the failed samples.
  • Register, trend and carry out investigations for all food safety
    related complains and ensure corrective actions/preventive actions are
    enforced to prevent future re-occurrence.
  • Ensure all the branches and commissary are maintained clean,
    stewards trained on proper use of chemicals and report any challenges
  • Ensure calibration and verification of equipment used for the
    process are done in a timely manner and records kept.
  • Perform any other duties that shall be reasonably assigned by
    management from time to time.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Improved food safety and hygiene performance of the branches
  • Reduced customer complaints
  • Food safety and hygiene training for all branch staff
  • Corrective action on failed micro results from the lab
  • Branch surveillance audits and corrective action follow ups

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must be in possession of a food science-based degree
    or a Diploma from a recognized institution
  • An additional qualification or experience in ISO 22000/HACCP
  • At least two to three years’ experience
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Able to work under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to inspect, evaluate work of subordinates
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications online at the link below.
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