Office Cook

Nairobi Full-time

GiveDirectly (GD) aims to reshape international giving -  and millions of lives - by allowing donors to provide capital grants directly to the world’s poorest. The Brookings Institution estimates that $70B of cash transfers would be required to eliminate the poverty gap; the aid sector currently spends $135B each year, much of which is spent on evidence-free interventions. GiveDirectly wants to change that, establishing a benchmark as Vanguard did for the financial industry (i.e., index fund), and in the process accelerate the end of extreme poverty.

GD has reached over 100,000 households (benefiting ~500,000 individuals) since launching in 2011 and has been celebrated as one of the most innovative non-profit companies by Fast CompanyThe Guardian writes “GiveDirectly…has sent shockwaves through the charity sector", while the New York Times Magazine adds “the beautiful thing about GiveDirectly’s approach is that it lets people devise their own path out of poverty.” The growing movement toward cash transfers and GD’s leading role in the movement have also been featured in This American Life, Foreign Affairs, The Economist, and  Business Insider.

We’re looking for exceptional talent to help grow GD and the broader cash movement. Our culture is honest, direct, analytical, non-hierarchical, fast-paced, transparent, and hard working. We are open to candidates from any industry and typically recruit from top organizations - members of our team have come to us from private-sector companies (consultancies, law firms, investment banks, etc.), start-ups, and government. We value ability and willingness to learn over years of experience. We offer competitive salary and benefits and performance-based bonuses. 

Position Overview: The office cook is responsible for preparing food for office staff

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Preparing meals for office staff
  • Ensuring meals are served at the agreed upon time as instructed by supervisor
  • Shopping for the necessary items to prepare meals and ensuring items are available in time
  • Follow the budget established by the management by monitoring food costs.
  • Ensure safety and sanitation practices in the kitchen and orderly environment in the kitchen
  • Cook dishes that will delight staff in taste.
  • Ensure all food and other items are stored hygienically
  • Check quality and quantity of all ingredients used
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor from time to time

Minimum Requirements

  • High school certificate
  • Diploma in catering
  • Proven experience as cook
  • Knowledge of various cooking procedures and methods
  • Ability to follow all sanitation procedures
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good communication and multi- tasking skills

Application Deadline: 13th June 2018