Technical Assistance: Fruit and Vegetable Processing and Storage

Winrock International

About the organization

Winrock International is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development, providing solutions to some of the world’s most complex social, agricultural and environmental challenges. Winrock’s mission is to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources. Winrock is a nonprofit organization that implements a portfolio of more than 150 agriculture, environment and social development projects in over 40 countries. We combine technical expertise with entrepreneurial innovation to improve lives around the globe.

Duties

The volunteer will:

Assess Kedougou Management Orientation and Human Development Association’s (KEOH) fruit and vegetable processing methods and train them on improved performance.

Train processors on how to process fruits and vegetables, while maintaining the produce’s flavor, with natural methods following food safety and hygienic practices.

Assist in making homemade preserves, jams, juice, concentrate juice.

Teach them about drying, processing and storing mango, okra, tomato, onion, hibiscus, tamarin, and baobab.

Provide participants with theoretical and technical knowledge that will allow them to work independently.

Advise on the procurement of raw material, how to ensure safety regulations regarding food preparation, quality control and manufacturing processes.

Qualifications

The volunteer should have the following qualifications and background:

• University degree in agriculture, food science, or related field

• Experience using modern and efficient equipment for fruits and vegetable processing

• Ten years' experience in fruit and vegetable processing, including experience training others in this topic • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• French language skills preferred but not mandatory

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply to this position, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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