Food Safety Internship

Java House

  • Internship
  • Nairobi
  • July 29, 2024


Vacancy Description



  • Cooperate and support in a cross-functional manner with all departments within the company as necessary to ensure compliance with the local regulatory requirements and international standards in food safety.
  • Work closely with R & M team to implement preventive and corrective maintenance, identify and report any deficiencies in the branch operation for appropriate action.
    Implementation of internal and external audit schedules.


  • Conduct branch surveillance audits as per schedule, share reports, follow up and review CAP’s arising from the same.
  • Ensure food safety documentation and records are available to the users, maintained and retrievable when required.
  • Conduct food safety and hygiene training for food handlers (induction and refresher) and help identify training needs for staff.
  • Monitor effectiveness of the pest control program and report any deficiencies for action.
  • Ensure proper sanitation procedures are implemented and monitoring of the same is done through an effective swabbing regime and appropriate action taken based on the results.
  • Carry out traceability of products as necessary.
  • Issue NCR (Non Conformance Report) for non-conforming products originating from internal and external suppliers.
  • Assist in investigating internal and external food safety related complaints.

Reporting and Evaluation

  • Timely implementation of audits, trainings and sampling schedules.
  • Prompt issuance and follow up for all NCRs.
  • Ensure pest sightings are reported to the pest control provider in a timely manner for action.
  • Timely investigation and feedback on customer complaints.
  • Ensure implementation, maintenance and sustenance of corrective actions.
  • Timely investigations of failed samples and corrective actions for the same.


  • Must be aware of financial implications of his/her decisions, and the overall performance of the department, and takes appropriate actions to avoid negative impact on the business.
  • Contributes to the annual budgeting effort by proposing CAPEX and OPEX relating to the department.


  • Understanding of Food Safety Regulations
  • Analytical Skills
  • Quality Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Time Management

About Java House

Java House is one of the leading coffee brands in Africa and has grown to have outlets in 14 cities across 3 countries in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda). It has also birthed two sister brands Planet Yoghurt, a healthy, tasty and fun frozen yoghurt store and 360 Degrees Pizza, a casual dining restaurant.

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