Technical Auditors for Halal Products/Services shall have relevant knowledge of Islamic rules with regard to Halal certification and should have received training on the Halal certification documents and studying specifications and technical documentation.

Job Description

Vacancies for the position of Technical Auditors for Halal Products/Services is now open in the Halal International Authority (HIA) for different countries: Italy, European countries and overseas. Technical Auditors shall have relevant knowledge of Islamic rules with regard to Halal certification and should have received training on the Halal certification documents and studying specifications and technical documentation.

Competencies Requirements

The Technical Auditors for Halal Products/Services shall demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills in the following areas:

a) Audit principles, procedures and techniques: to enable the auditor to apply those appropriate to different audits and to ensure that audits are conducted in a consistent and systematic manner. A technical auditor shall be able;

  • to apply audit principles, procedures and techniques,
  • to plan and organize the work effectively,
  • to conduct the audit within the agreed time schedule,
  • to prioritize and focus on matters of significance,
  • to collect information through effective interviewing, listening, observing and reviewing documents,
  • to keep records and data,
  • to understand the appropriateness and consequences of using sampling techniques for auditing,
  • to verify the accuracy of collected information,
  • to confirm the sufficiency and appropriateness of audit evidence to support audit findings and conclusions,
  • to assess those factors that can affect the reliability of the audit findings and conclusions,
  • to use work documents to record audit activities,
  • to prepare audit reports,
  • to maintain the confidentiality and security of information, and
  • to communicate effectively, either through personal linguistic skills or through an interpreter.

b) Product/service certification and/or management system and other reference Halal Standard: to enable the auditor to comprehend the scope of the audit and apply audit criteria.

c) Organizational situations: to enable the technical auditor to comprehend the organization's operational context.

d) Applicable laws, regulations, and other legal and Halal requirements relevant to the discipline.

The Technical Auditors for Halal Products/Services shall demonstrate their ability to apply terminology, knowledge and skills in sector specific and the following areas:

  • products, processes and practices of the specific sector(s)
  • relevant management system requirements, if applicable.
  • relevant product/service standards
  • relevant Halal requirements.

Education

The Technical Auditors for Halal Products/Services should have the knowledge, corresponding to post-secondary education or higher that includes courses in the relevant related industry categories in which they conduct halal certification audits.

Special trainings

The Technical Auditors for Halal Products/Services should have successfully completed training in:

relevant management principles,

regulations on relevant sector,

approved Halal standard.

Audit training

The Technical Auditors for Halal Products/Services should have successfully completed training in:

  • audit techniques based on ISO 19011,
  • relevant product safety management system standards (e.g. ISO 22000),
  • Halal certification based on approved Halal standard.

Work experience

The technical auditor shall have a minimum of five (5) years of full-time work experience in the related industry, including at least two (2) years of work experience in quality assurance and at least two (2) years of work experience in product safety functions during production or manufacturing, retailing, inspection or enforcement, or the equivalent.

Audit experience

The technical auditor should have performed, within the last three (3) years, at least twelve (12) certification audit days (like product/service) in at least four (4) organizations under the leadership of a qualified auditor.

NOTE -audit days include audit days dealing with ISO 9001 in the industry or other product safety management system audits.

PRODUCT/SERVICE CATEGORIES FOR TECHNICAL AUDITORS:

Vacancies for the position of Islamic Affairs Experts (i.e.: Shariah Auditors) for Halal Products/Services are open for the following Products/Services categories:

FARMING INDUSTRY

Category codes Categories Examples of sectors
A Farming 1 (Animals)

animals: fish; egg production; milk production; beekeeping; fishing; hunting;

B Farming 2 (Plants)

fruits; vegetables; cereals; spices; horticultural products

FOOD INDUSTRY

Category codes Categories Examples of sectors
C

Processing 1 (Perishable animal products)

includes all activities after farming, e.g. animal slaughtering , poultry, eggs, dairy and fish products

D

Processing 2 (Perishable vegetable products)

fresh fruits’ fresh juices; preserved fruits; fresh vegetables; preserved vegetables

E

Processing 3 (Products with long shelf life at room temperature)

canned products; biscuits; snacks; oil; drinking water; beverages; pasta; flour; sugar; salt

F Feed production animal feed; fish feed

CATERING AND SERVICES

Category codes Categories Examples of sectors
G Food Service hotels; restaurants
H Distribution retail outlets; shops; wholesalers
J Transport and storage transport and storage

CHEMICAL, BIOCHEMICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL AND COSMETIC INDUSTRIES

Category codes Categories Examples of sectors
L

Chemical and Biochemical manufacturing

Food additives; dietary supplements; cleaning agents; processing aids, microorganisms

N Other materials manufacturing cosmetics, textile, leather products etc.

 

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