Reliever Cook At HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya

HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK) – Kenya Office (Safe House)


Job Title: Reliever Cook

Reporting to: Centre Manager

Liaises with: Head Cook


HIAS is an international non-profit organization that stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity. HIAS’ operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through community-based protection including psychosocial support, resilience building and the provision of durable solutions.

Organizationally, HIAS is guided by its Refugee Rights Framework. This right based approach, based on international human rights and humanitarian and refugee law and practice, provides a programming framework for HIAS’ focus on refugee protection. HIAS’ programming impact seeks to ensure that forcibly displaced people become contributors to society through the realization of their legal and civil rights and social and economic rights, to include 1) the right to protection from harm, violence and discrimination, 2) the right to recovery from the shock of displacement, and 3) the right to economic self-sufficiency and inclusion.**

HIAS seeks to recruit a Reliever Cook who will support the existing cooks in their responsibilities whenever there is need at the Safe House.

Job description:

The cook will participate in the preparation and serving of meals at the safe house including the following functions.

· Oversee and participate in the preparation, cooking and serving of well balanced main meals to shelter residents.

· Arrange and direct the appropriate storage of food and supplies

· Determine quantities to be cooked and size of portions to be served, taking into account total population of the safe house

· Check quantity and quality of stock received and notify Head Cook of any deficiencies

· Ensure that high standards of hygiene and health are maintained in the kitchen

· Preparation of kitchen daily consumption reports

· In liaison with the store keeper do requests for the kitchen

· Maintaining safety standards throughout all food preparation and storage areas;

· Perform any other duties as may be required.**

Job specifications:

· A certificate in Hotel and catering management or food and beverage

· Must have a valid medical certificate

· Should have a minimum of 2 years of experience in the catering industry

Skills & Competencies:

· Ability to accurately read, measure, convert and follow recipes and assemble ingredients according to cooking standards and recipes.

· Ability to work independently and as a contributing member of a team to ensure deadlines, goals and objectives are met.

· Comprehensive understanding of Food Hygiene Regulations.

· Ability to work under pressure; Night shifts, Weekends and public holidays.

· Experience of high volume catering in a busy work place.

· Fully conversant with various cooking methods like boiling, baking, frying, roasting and steaming.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to indicating the Vacancy Number HRTK/RC/08/2021 on the subject line.

Closing Date: 18th August, 2021 5.00pm

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Late applications will not be considered.

HRTK is an equal opportunity employer, does not charge candidates for recruitment and dissociates itself from any entity defrauding candidates.

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