11 Jan 2019

Commodity Exchange Jobs in Ethiopia : Grain Grader I

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The vision of ECX is to become a leading and dynamic Exchange in Africa. ECX has a mission to provide a modern, efficient, transparent and reliable market platform to serve the national development goals through adaptation of technology, excellence in innovation and with integrity. ECX is a unique partnership of market actors, Members of the Exchange, and its main promoter, the Government of Ethiopia. ECX represents the future of Ethiopia, bringing integrity, security, and efficiency to the market. ECX would like to promote motivated and qualified applicants for the following positions.

 1.      Position: –   Grain Grader I

Grade Level: –     L5

 Duty Station: –      Assosa

  Availability: –      As soon as possible

Job Purpose: – Conduct inspection, analysis, grading and certify incoming commodities as per ECX quality standards


·         Receives and registers incoming samples and duplicates given codes based on information obtained from the data assistant/coder;

·         Measures the moistures content of the sample, and accept or disallow as per the standard set for each commodities;

·         Properly mixes the sample before dividing and proceed to inspection;

·         Divides the sample in to working, reference and client distribution samples;

·         Performs inspection, analysis and sets grade to the sample as per the ECX grading procedures;

·         Prepares accurate grading sheet in three copies and distributes to the appropriate section;

·         Properly places the reference samples and maintains the samples for 20 working days, and gives the client sample with the grade certificate issued;

·         Properly bulks the left over sample in accordance to the standard set for bulking, documents and transfers to the WH as per commodity delivery form;

·         Ensures proper handling and placement of lab materials and equipment;

·         Makes periodic inspection of commodities stored in the WH to give advice or recommendation in order to insure the quality of stored commodities;

·         Responsible and accountable for all grades that come out of his/her laboratory;

·         In case of suspicion on samples, requests re-sampling before the quality assessment is carried out and informs the immediate supervisor;

·         Recommends improvement actions for poor quality;

·         Always maintains the neatness of laboratory and equipment;

·         Perform other related tasks as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Job Requirements

·         BSC in Plant science/Crop science/Food science or related fields and 15 to 30 days intensive quality determination training

How to Apply

All interested and qualified applicants may send a cover/application letter and updated CV with relevant important documents via: [email protected] or in hard copy by post with position marked on the envelope: Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, P.O. Box 17341, Addis Ababa on or before January 18, 2019.



ECX is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates. Only short listed applicants will be contacted

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