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Our oil and gas client in Qatar is looking to hire a Food Specialist.   This is an office based role in Ras Laffan, Qatar. 



  • Provide quality assurance and inspections of all Company controlled food service facilities to ensure that food is safe at the time of consumption.
  • Challenge is to inspect multiple work locations and events including facilities located at Offshore, Ras Laffan plant, Al Khor community, Doha.
  • Complexity of analysing processes for Biological, Chemical, and Physical hazards with a thorough understanding of the science behind each type of hazard.
  • Conduct hazard analysis, identifying and evaluating each type of hazard. Determines crucial control points (CCP’s) and establishes systems to monitor these to ensure that they are under control in such a manner that the food does not directly or indirectly, harm the consumer.
  • Perform audits on catering facilities to ensure food safety and hygiene and ensure ongoing compliance to food safety standards and regulations in food Industry.
  • Identify areas of opportunities for improvement and provides recommendations to management for decisions. Keeps management informed on actual or potential risks and advices on corrective actions to be taken.
  • Establish standard operations procedures and documentations to facilitate an auditable system in compliance with National Health Authority food regulation and code of practices. Corrective action should be taken if CCP’s found to be not under control.
  • Develop a food safety strategy to prevent food poisoning through biological, chemical and physical agents. Establish processes to maintain all food items are stored, prepared, thawed and cooked at the correct temperatures and conditions. Establishes good stock inventory to maintain stock rotation, FIFO (first –in, first- out) with proper labelling, traceability and enabled quick recall
  • Ensure preventive maintenance and calibrations of equipment are carried out and coordinate a variety of services such as waste removal and pest control.
  • Ensure Emergency Response Preparedness to stop food chain and traceability of products in case of an incident. Conducts supplier audits and monitors compliance with health and fire regulations regarding food preparation and serving. In the event of a possible food contamination/poisoning, conducts a thorough investigation with the catering department and the contractor to find out the root cause and ensures corrective/preventive actions are taken.
  • Communicate information concerning development, implementation and updating of food safety throughout the organization to ensure the food safety required by International Standards. Provides information to consumers in relation to product information when necessary and consumer feedback including consumer complaints.
  • Prepare training material and organizes training programs for food safety and hygiene purposes.


  • Bachelors Degree of Science in Food Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology or Microbiology.
  • 8 years’ of experience in implementing quality assurance and/or food safety programs in food operations/services within industrial organisations.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations related to food storage, preparation and services.
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