Cooks at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – 2 Positions

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Cook

Reference No.: 13_PB17
Location: Pulka, Borno
Slots: 2

Responsibilities and Tasks


  • Prepare and updates a food menu according to supplies and season.
  • Control stock of food so as to ask for anything needed on time.
  • Prepare shopping list and makes purchases calculating time so as to not interrupt other duties.
  • Keep summary of expenses versus money taken so that line manager can follow it daily.
  • Prepare lunch and dinner for total number of staff daily after getting information by line manager.
  • Set table before every meal and cleans up table after each meal.
  • Have food ready on the right time daily.
  • Follow always all hygienic rules before, during and after cooking.


  • Wash dishes using soap after each meal.
  • Clean cooker, fridge, cupboards and other kitchen material and equipment on a regular basis.
  • Assure cleanliness of kitchen and dining room.
  • Remove glasses and cups from all offices and ensure that there are always clean available.


  • Clean water filters for potable water on a regular basis and change them whenever necessary.
  • Boil water daily always using filters calculating needs for all staff.


  • Look after all equipment provided.
  • Ensure together with Storekeeper that all supplies related to cook’s work in house/office are restocked on time, i.e. matches, gas, water, cleaning material, etc.
  • Keep an inventory of MSF kitchen utensils and equipment, i.e. plates, glasses, cutlery, cookware, etc., and report items missing or needing repair to line manager.
  • Ensure that there is tea, coffee, milk and sugar available during working hours.
  • Know how to use extinguishers as well as know where they are located.


  • Ensure that line manager is informed of any problems that might be linked to the house/office as well as problematic equipment or material (ex. broken, missing).
  • Inform line manager of arrival of any materials related to cook’s work.
  • Ensure that no material is taken out of kitchen without prior authorisation.


  • Be aware of any document regarding detailed responsibilities of cooks (ex. menu, money box).
  • Participate in team meetings and possible trainings.
  • Prepare and offer water, tea or coffee to visitors, if needed.


  • Education: Literacy essential, cooking studies desirable
  • Languages: Local languages essential, mission language desirable
  • Experience: Desirable working experience of two years
  • Knowledge: Essential knowledge of basic mathematics and use of measuring equipment


  • As per the MSF salary scale (national contract)

Application Closing Date
5th May, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their motivation letters and CV’s to:
Or in person to:
MSF Pulka office,
Alhaji Gajaga House,
Near Mbaza Mountain,
Pulka, Gwoza LGA.,
Borno State.

Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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