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Head Chef Job in Dadaab, Kenya

Vacancy Notice No: IOM/056/11

Functional Title:
Head Chef

Duty Station: Dadaab, Kenya

Duration of Assignment: 3 months

Project Description:

IOM Dadaab Sub Office is currently expanding its guest facilities and constructing a staff cafeteria and restaurant for use by IOM staff and guests.

IOM intends to hire a Restaurant and Accommodation Manager to manage both the accommodation and restaurant facilities.

It has been proposed that IOM hires a consultant in addition to the Restaurant and Accommodation Manager to assist with the initial set up of the facilities in as quick and efficient manner as possible.

General Functions:

Under the supervision of the Head of Sub Office Dadaab and the direction of the Restaurant and Accommodation Coordinator Dadaab, the incumbent will be responsible for the setting up and establishment of restaurant facilities at IOM Dadaab.

In particular they will:
  • Assessment of the current set up ( gaps/needs)
  • Recommend/develop implementation plans, budget, costing, acquisition/purchase of materials related to the establishment of a restaurant and bar
  • Develop implementing procedures, manuals, and guidelines on kitchen operations.
  • Assist in the recruitment and train staff
  • Manage start up operations
  • Ensure Kitchen readiness during Launching
  • Perform any other duties as maybe assigned.
  • First instalment of 25% to be paid upon signing of contract.
  • Second Instalment of 25% to be paid upon completion of implementation plan and development of SOPs as outlined in points 2.1 through 2.3;
  • Third instalment of 50% to be paid upon implementation of recommendations and launch of facilities as indicated above;
Desirable qualifications
  • A degree in Hotel Management; Food and Beverage Management; or a similar area of study
  • A minimum of five years experience working in or running a busy and respectable restaurant;
  • At least 5 years professional experience as Chef or Cook in a restaurant or hotel.
  • Thorough knowledge in pastry and international cuisine.
  • Previous experience in 4-5 star hotels desirable.
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
Mode of Application:

Submit cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address to:

International Organization for Migration (IOM),
Human Resources Department,
P.O Box 55040-00200

or send by email to

Closing Date: 08 July 2011

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