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About IDLO

The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is an inter-governmental development organization with headquarters in Rome and program offices in Kabul and several other provinces in Afghanistan. IDLO fulfils its mandate by providing training, technical assistance, research, and publication to governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local communities, and professional associations in developing countries, countries in economic transition, and countries emerging from armed conflict. IDLO began working in Afghanistan in 2001 and has become a leading partner of Afghan government, donor countries and international agencies to achieve the common goal of strengthening the rule of law. Afghanistan has been an IDLO Member Country since 2012.

Job Summary

Accountable to the Logistic Officer. Responsible for the management of the International Staff Kitchen at the IDLO Compound in Kabul.

Job Details

Date Posted: 13 Feb 2017 Reference: IDLO/OPS/02/2017
Closing Date: 25 Feb 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Operation Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 1000 to 1200 USD
Contract Type: Special Service Contract Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

 Meal Preparation
o Ensure daily menu is followed
 Food Orders follow the menu as well
 Ensures Weekend and Holiday schedules are followed:
• Friday/Saturday, brunch beginning 0930 – 1300 hours
• Dinner: 1730 – 1900 hours
• Holiday schedules follows the weekend schedule
 Food menu shall be completed for the entire week and turned to the Logistics Officer.
 Receive food deliveries each Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday and stocked properly
o Food Preparation
 Food orders prepared according to request
 Meats are defrosted in the refrigerator
 Food preparation completed each morning in a clean environment
• No food items are placed on the floor
• No food debris such as vegetable peels are placed on the floor
o Serving of Food
 Food is served in the International Dining Facility (INDFAC)
 Plates, utensils and napkins are provided.
 Beverage Refrigerator re-stocked prior to meals so the beverages are cool.
 Supervise Kitchen Clean Up
 Cook and Cook’s Assistant are responsible for cleaning the International Kitchen and dining area.
 Walls are wiped down and disinfected
 Counters and cupboards are wiped down and disinfected
 Stoves, and ovens are cleaned daily.
 Refrigerators are wiped down daily and clean inside once a week
 Floors are kept clean, mopped and free of debris
 Food will not be kept over three days
 All food items are covered and dated
• Placed back into appropriate residential rooms
 Personal Grooming
o Cook will maintain a neat and clean appearance
o Cook will wear hair net when in the kitchen preparing food
o Cook will wear an apron over clothing
o Cook will wear appropriate shoes


Highly experienced in preparing international dishes (western food is a must)


 Five years of experience required as a Cook in a compound setting.
Must have previous experience in preparing Western style dishes.
Able to communicate in English, Dari and Pashtoo.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


High School, Services

Submission Guideline

Please submit your cover letter and CV and indicate clearly in the subject of your email the vacancy number and the position you are applying for. Please read the above vacancy and make sure your experience and qualifications meet the criteria. Applications that do not meet the stated criteria will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates are contacted for interviews

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