Assistant Cook (Maternity Coverage)

Job Description

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine. Samaritan’s Purse is privileged to be part of the humanitarian effort in Ethiopia and legally registered as foreign charity to work in Ethiopia since October 08, 2018.

Job Summary

The Assistant cook/Cleaner is responsible and reliable to assist Head cook with ingredient preparation as well as perform all washing and cleaning duties required in the kitchen. Preparing lunch in accordance with the rules of hygiene, ensuring cooking, purchasing the food, and keeping lunch area and kitchen clean and ensure that all duties are completed in a timely manner. Ultimately, an outstanding kitchen Assistant should be able to comply with all food health and safety regulations

Key Responsibilities

·       Assisting Head cook with the preparation of meal ingredients, which includes washing, cleaning, peeling, cutting, and chopping fruit, vegetables, poultry, and meat.

·       Washing and appropriately storing all cooing appliances, instruments, utensils, cutting boards, and dishes.

·       Assist in any area of the kitchen, dining room as requested by Lead Cook or Base Officer

·       Ability to handle a number of tasks simultaneously

·       Properly cleaning and sanitizing all food preparation areas according to established standards of hygiene.

·       Maintain the kitchen by cleaning prep areas before and after use and making sure all equipment are clean.

·       Keep the kitchen, cooking utensils, freezer and refrigerator clean. Disinfect the refrigerator regularly.

·       Clean the oven and the cooking plates after each use.

·       Clean all aspects of the kitchen area & store rooms

·       Following company or competent policy in dealing with customer comments or complaints ▪ Comply with Health and Safety Regulations and Fire Policy. Report hazards to management.

·       Disinfect the refrigerator regularly.

·       Take responsibility for meal preparation. As directed by the Senior cook.

·       Skills to assist in preparation of weekly menus

·       Be alert to any food issue and raise these with Senior at once

Job Requirements

Education / Experience Needed

– Minimum 10+2 in Cook preparation

– Proven experience assisting in Kitchens

– Sound knowledge of food health and safety regulations.

Skills Required

– Ability to work well with others & ability to carry out tasks individually

-Multi task oriented with the ability to work.

-Excellent organizational

-Effective communication skills.

– The ability to work in a team

-The ability to work in a fast-paced environment


– Good communication skill in Amharic & English


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk and run; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·       The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be exposed to loud noises around the maintenance and construction workshops.

·       May travel in country with exposure to communicable diseases, hot and humid weather conditions.

·       Work in a security context that is fluid


The employee is required to carry out his/her duties in accordance with Samaritan’s Purse Safeguarding policy and Code of conduct.

Employee should remain alert and responsive to any child and adult safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills, which will enable him/her to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child and adult safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct his/herself in a manner consistent with the Safeguarding Policy.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised by submitting their CV/Resume (maximum of 2 pages) and application letter (one Page only) no later than April 12, 2023 to Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, “Assistant Cook”

Only candidates that are short-listed will be contacted.

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