8 Apr 2024

Cook at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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Job Description


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF is therefore guided by the principles of neutrality and impartiality. These principles must apply to all MSF staff.

Title:                        Cook

Direct Reports:      HR Assistant

Location:                 NDUTA, KIBONDO


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., and ensure its integrity.

•       Report all important information (lost, robbery, damages, deterioration, incident, etc.).to superior

Minimum Educational Qualification:

·         Literacy essential, course on cooking desirable


Previous experience desirable.


·         Essential mission language: English and Swahili (Kirundi and/or French will be a plus.)

Main Competencies:

•       Commitment

•       Flexibility

•       Stress Management

•       Results

•       Teamwork

•       Service

Women, people living with disability or any persons feeling like being part of a minority is encouraged to apply.

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Method of Application

All interested candidates shall submit their motivation letter,  CV and copy of relevant  professional certificates  not later than  Monday, April 15th 2024 at 4:00 PM . Please quote the job title on the email subject “COOK”. 

Please send your application to the email address [email protected]The applications can also be sent to P.O.Box  83, Kibondo or  submitted at MSF offices situated at Warioba RD, Mikocheni B, Plot 100, Daima Street House no 16 or To MSF Project Admin in Nduta Refugees Camp, Kibondo District. 

The protection of your personal data is important to MSF. By submitting your application, you consent to MSF using your data only for the recruitment process to have all the information and documents necessary to proceed with the recruitment, validation of your application and selection of the most suitable candidate. Your data will be treated confidentially. Only people part of the recruitment process have access to your data. MSF does not sell your data under any circumstances. If you have any questions or requests, you can contact [email protected]


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