Cook Job Vacancy in Kenya

Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland Kenya Mission

Position Title: Cook

MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need based in Dagahaley and Mombasa County.

The position is based in Nairobi Coordination Office.

Work Location: Nairobi

Duration: 12 Months (with 3 months’ probation period - renewable based on performance)

Start Date: February 2024

The selected candidate will be reporting to Personnel Administration Manager.

Main Purpose

Prepare meals for patients and MSF staff, according to hygiene standards and security rules, in order to ensure their nutritional needs.


  • Carry out the preparation of meals for staff
  • Follow at all times all hygiene standards and security rules.
  • Control stock of food so as to ask for anything needed on time, and prepare shopping list and make purchases if required.
  • Ensure meals to be served on time.
  • If applicable set table before every meal and clean it up after each meal.
  • Ensure cleanliness of all facilities, utensils and equipment.
  • If domestic cook, ensure the provision of drinkable water during the day and when she / he leaves: cleaning, filling the filter and empty bottles, changing batteries if necessary.
  • Look after all equipment provided.
  • Keep an inventory of MSF kitchen utensils and equipment, i.e. plates, glasses, cutlery, cookware, etc.
  • Report all important information (lost, robbery, damages, deterioration, incident, etc.).to superior
  • Define various menus and propose them to employees
  • Collect on a daily basis meal requirements of employees
  • Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment and utensils
  • Keep a sanitized and orderly environment in the kitchen
  • Ensure all food and other items are stored properly
  • Check quality of ingredients
  • Ensure that food portions and food presentation meet the standards.
  • Ensure cooking utensils are clean before each use
  • In case of needs, organize parties for employees



  • Literacy essential, Cookery Course


  • At least two years Previous experience


  • English and Swahili


  • Commitment, flexibility, stress management, results, teamwork, and Service.

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, please submit your application through by 13th January 2024

We apologize that due to the volume of application we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee).