Certification and Quality Expert - Lead Auditor

Job type: Full-Time 

Job category: Certification and Quality Expert - Lead Auditor 


Kenya Flower Council (KFC) is the leading Business Membership Association for growers, exporters and key cut-flower and ornamentals value chain actors. KFC members account for approximately 80 percent of Kenya’s floricultural exports. 

The organization is in the forefront promoting Kenya as a reliable source of quality cut flowers and ornamentals and the country’s competitiveness in the global floriculture trade.  We are currently seeking to fill in the position of a Certification and Quality Expert - Lead Auditor

Reporting to the Certification Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Maintain up to date producer database regarding their certification and re-certification cycles including scheduling of audits.
  • Producing timely and accurate reports on such inspections in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065, KFC auditing procedures and GLOBALG.A.P. timelines and quality system requirements.
  • In charge of follow ups on Corrective Action Reports (CAR) on the same are prepared
  • Prompt update of quality policies, procedures, work instructions, and documentation required by the Certification Scheme.
  • Conduct KFC Certification Scheme annual internal audits alongside ISO/IEC 17065 checklist as may be assigned by the CEO.
  • Support and contribute to the KFC Technical and Certification Committees.
  • Support in training needs analysis and risk profiling for the Flower sector & value chain.
  • Support in project proposal development and implementation on SPS, system audits.
  • Any other relevant duty as assigned by the supervisor or the Chief Executive Officer.

• Must have a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, Agriculture, Environment, Agronomy.
• Must be qualified and trained in the following ISO, technical & social courses:
− ISO19011Auditing Principles – Lead Auditor Certificate
− SA 8000 Social Accountability–Lead Auditor Certificate
− ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems–Lead Auditor Certificate
− ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems – Lead Auditor Certificate
− ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems – Lead Auditor Certificate
− Training on Labour and Environmental Laws – Lead Auditor Certificate
− GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Online Tests Certificates required for Flowers and Ornamentals Lead Auditors
• Must have 5 Years of experience in a Lead Auditor position
• Experience in stakeholder and project implementation

Skills & proficiencies required:

  • Good understanding of flower production processes, post-harvest operations, and the entire value chain.
  • Good understanding of the legislation that govern the floriculture industry on Social practice, Environment, GAP, and institutional governance.
  • Auditing skills on a diverse certification schemes as guided by ISO 19011.
  • Good understanding of the floriculture industry and the interrelated value Chains.
  • Good understanding of standards development, audit management and certification. 

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please click Here to make the application on or before Wednesday, 20th December 2022.


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