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Job Title:  Cook

Department: Program Support

Supervisor: Senior Admin Officer

Duty State: Hargeisa – Somaliland


The Cook is responsible for the guest house and office lunch preparations.She/he is expected to ensure the preparation of high quality food, high degree of hygiene& sanitation, and provide professional cooking services including weekly menu preparations to ensure variety of healthy food in a timely and consistent manner

  • The cook prepares and serves meals; determines timing and sequence of operations required to meet serving times; inspects kitchen and the equipment(cutleries) for cleanliness and proper storage and preparation of food
  • Prepares food before the arrival of guests
  • Advises ingredients and species as required
  • Prepare a variety of foods, such as meats, vegetables, fruits or desserts as advised
  • Receive and store food supplies, equipment, and utensils in refrigerators, cupboards, and other storage areas
  • Advice when equipment is not working properly and when food and supplies are getting low, and order needed items accordingly
  • Estimates expected food consumption and organizes preparation
  • Carry food supplies, equipment, and utensils to and from storage and work areas
  • Makes adjustments to food items to accommodate guests with specific diet concerns
  • Ensure taking care kitchen inventory and equipment is in place
  • Determines time sequence to meet meal-serving hours
  • Ensure standardized quality food and hygienic environment is in place
  • Inspects kitchen equipment for cleanliness
  • Check the quality of received raw or cooked food products to ensure standards are met
  • Ensure receiving daily groceries from the vendor against the requested food is reconciled,and advice any differences including checking the quantity and quality of received items
  • Monitor sanitation practices to ensure other employees within the kitchen follow hygiene and sanitation standards
  • Advise orders for food or other supplies such gas cylinders, equipment etc, asneeded to ensure efficient and smooth day to day operations
  • Determine how food should be presented and create decorative food displays
  • Able to estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients
  • Advise for equipment purchases or repairs
  • Collaborates with other support staff such as cleaners
  • Ensure that the staffs comply with all CARE polices including working hours and ethics
  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor
    • Education/Training
  • Certificate in Food Preparation or Nurition

3.2 Experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience, two of which should be with an NGO preferably with International NGO
    • Technical Skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Result oriented and keen on detail
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time
  1. Key Relationships

Internal Contacts

  • All staffs in the Somalia/Somaliland Program

External Contacts

  • Staff
  • Guests
  • Vendors
  • Clients
  1. Direct Reports
  • Assistant cook

6          Working Conditions

  • This position is based in Hargeisa. The incumbent is expected to observe CARE Somalia/Somaliland office security protocols.
  1. Core Values and Critical Competencies
  • Ability to plan and coordinate effectively
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Decisive, initiative, proactive and reliable
  • Good Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Trustworthy
  • Customer oriented
  • Integrity


Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV with at least 3 professional referees in a one PDF document to SOM.SomalilandRecruitment@care.org by 7th April, 2020.Please quote the position title COOK – HARGEISA on the subject line of the email when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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