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Illovo Sugar (Malawi) plc is the country’s leading producer of raw and refined sugar as well as specialty sugar. It employs more than 9000 permanent and seasonal employees in a year at its corporate office in Limbe and operation sites at Dwangwa and Nchalo.  Illovo Sugar (Malawi) Plc is part of Illovo Sugar Africa Group, operating in 6 countries in Africa, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods Plc (ABF), a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group operating in 48 countries.

Position: SHERQ Officer

Illovo Sugar (Malawi) plc invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of SHERQ Officer based at Dwangwa Estate. The incumbent will be reporting to SHERQ Manager.




  • A Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Environmental Science and Technology with bias towards quality and food safety or any related field.
  • Candidates with qualifications in Safety (Samtrac/Nebosh/NOSA) or Quality Management or related areas will have an added advantage
  • 2-3 years’ experience in an operational environment (Factory/Agriculture), working in a health and safety role
  • Candidates must have working knowledge of relevant ISO standards – 9000/22000 and Malawi Occupational Safety Health and Welfare Act legislation




The successful candidate will be responsible for:


  • Implement the Illovo way of SHERQ performance and related standards, systems, processes and applicable legislative requirements and promote SHERQ culture and awareness
  • Support the functional area to effectively implement, comply with and monitor SHERQ standards and processes, through coaching, guidance and communication with all relevant stakeholders
  • Promote a culture of continuous SHERQ improvement and adherence
  • Facilitate SHERQ investigations and coordinate the verification of close-out actions
  • Conduct inspections and internal audits to oversee and ensure the adherence to legislative and Illovo Integrated Risk Management System (IIRMS) requirements
  • Promote and adhere to Illovo’s procedures, policies and guidelines, including without limitation, those relating to SHERQ, Competition Law and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC)

How to apply

If you meet the above mentioned requirements and would like to be considered for this position, please send your application along with detailed Curriculum Vitae and three traceable referees to;


The Human Resources Mill Head,

Illovo Sugar (Malawi) Plc,

P.O. Box 46                                                   



Or email to: DwangwaCorporateMail@illovo.co.za


Closing date for all applications is Friday 02 October, 2020.


Note that only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged within 2 weeks from the closing date.

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