Food Processing Consultant - Bekaa & North Lebanon

Fondazione Giovanni Paolo II is recruiting a Food Processing Officer in order to support agricultural-food processing cooperatives and informal groups of producers under the frame of two projects “Promoting local Economic Development in North East Bekaa” funded by the European Union and “Strengthening the resilience and coping capacities of vulnerable population of North East Lebanon” funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development Cooperation.

Under the supervision of the JPIIF Value Chain expert and in team with JPIIF technical staff, the food processing field specialist will support and monitor the design and activation of standardized-high quality food processing practices within target agrifood cooperatives.

Supported in the logistic by JPII staff, the technician will work in the field, to monitor the proper functioning of the processing lines and a constant follow-up during the production phase, to guarantee that quality and safety standards are applied by the beneficiary producers.



  • Promote a participatory approach by ensuring constant field visits and follow up to the cooperative’s members or informal group of food producers during the different phases of the program for activating and running the established food-processing lines.
  • Promote the introduction within the target food processing cooperatives of innovative and professional food processing practices, also linking when necessary with other professional expertise.
  • Support JPII procurement & logistic department in the identification of suppliers for the purchasing of specific machineries, tools and materials needed.
  • Promote strong coordination with other Food Processing Consultants in order to maximize the impact.
  • Contribute to the elaboration of technical manuals for operational standard procedures related to the target food processing lines.


The expected outputs include:

It is expected that the Food processing field technician will directly guide and follow up the activation of diversified food processing lines in several agro-food cooperatives/informal groups.



  • Having a degree/ bachelor degree in fields like food technology, food processing, food safety.
  • Proved qualification and direct professional experience in traditional and innovative medium-scale food production processes, applying high quality standards.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in relevant medium-large scale food processing companies/cooperatives
  • Capacity to transfer knowledge and best practices by training and through direct co-production and follow up of production phases for the target selected products
  • High interactive and communication skills, enabling the candidate to mobilize and guide groups towards the objectives of the analysis
  • Dedicated and organized



CVs will be pre-selected according to their coherence with the required below criteria:

  1. Administrative compliance
  • CV submission
  • Respect of deadlines
  1. Technical criteria
  • Required qualifications
  • Previous experiences in the target medium scale food processing
  • Years of experience related to management of target food processing


Selected candidates will be called for interviews. Interviews will take place in JPII Foundation HQ, Rue Gouraud, 191 Gemmayzeh, Beirut office.

We thank all those who will send their application, but we inform that only candidates pre-selected for an interview will be contacted

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How to apply

Interested candidates should send their CV, the details of two people who will serve as professional references, a short self-presentation letter in English language explaining how the candidate’s qualifications and previous experiences are in line with this job description.

Applications must be sent no later than 02-06-2023, to: [email protected]

Please specify in the reference: “Food Processing Field Specialist _name_surname”

Friday, 02. Jun 2023
Type of Call
Call for Consultancies
Intervention Sector(s):
Remuneration range:
1000 to 2000 (USD)
Duration of Contract:
6 months, renewable