Contract Tobacco Classifiers (x6)

Mar. 03, 2023
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Job Description

The following vacancies have risen within TIMB and applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill this position on a 5 months fixed term employment contract basis. Reporting to the SALES SUPERVISOR.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Awarding correct tobacco grades to all tobacco that is offered for sale ahead of the selling line.
  • Dealing decisively with all cases of improper and suspicious tobacco presentation.
  • Positively identifying any storage pests and symptoms of infestations on bales offered for sale.
  • Correctly grading collected crop assessment samples.
  • Periodically checking the accuracy of tobacco weighing scales.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree/ Diploma in Agriculture or any related field from a recognised institution.
  • 3 years Certificate of competence in Tobacco Classification from TIMB.
  • 2-5 years of Tobacco Classification Experience.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • A highly organised, task oriented and analytical character with impeccable interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • High level of maturity and responsibility.
  • Trustworthy.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Critical, analytical and investigative skills.


How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit an application letter, certified copies of qualifications and detailed CV addressed to hr@timb.co.zw, clearly indicating in block letters the position in the subject line, that is, 'CONTRACT TOBACCO CLASSIFIER" 

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 

Deadline: 03 March 2023

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The Tobacco Industry & Marketing Board (TIMB) is a Zimbabwean regulatory and advisory statutory board whose functions include controlling and regulating the growing, marketing and exporting of tobacco in Zimbabwe. In 1936, through the Tobacco Marketing and Levy Act, the Tobacco Marketing Board was formed resulting in the selling of tobacco through the Auction Floors and, later, Contract floors (from 2004). The Tobacco Marketing and Levy (Amendment) Act of 1997 saw the Tobacco Marketing Board being renamed to the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board. The Board caters for the interests of all classes of different types of tobacco growers, buyers and other stakeholders.

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