Cook Cleaner


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The American Refugee Committee is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries over the last 35 years. ARC works with refugee communities in 11 countries around the world, helping people regain control of their lives. The people ARC serves have lost everything to events completely beyond their control. ARC provides shelter, clean water and sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit education, protection and whatever support we can to let people begin again.

Advertisement: Vacancy – Cook/ Cleaner

POSITION TITLE:  Cook / Cleaner


LOCATION: Mahama Camp / Kirehe District

RESPONSIBLE TO: Logistics Coordinator

STATUS:  Full-Time


DATE: September 2017

The overall goal of ARC’s program in Rwanda is to improve the wellbeing and self-reliance of the displaced refugee population from DRC and Burundi by ensuring the provision of basic services (adequate health care & nutrition, shelter, water, sanitation & hygiene, HIV/AIDS prevention & treatment), improving food security and enabling economic recovery in six refugee camps located in Rwanda.

ARC is looking for an experienced Cook/Cleaner responsible for performing general cooking and cleaning and upkeep of assigned area within a specific building. Specific tasks are not guaranteed, therefore, must be flexible in performing assigned duties as outlined below


  • Prepare meals in healthy and hygienic manner for ARC Site Manager, staff and guests as needed
  • Responsible for all household and/or ARC office cleaning
  • Plan meals on weekly basis
  • Ensure there is an adequate amount of food for meals
  • Prepare a shopping food list once a week, at least a day before purchasing date
  • Minimize wasting food by monitoring food usage (using leftovers where appropriate, storing food properly
  • Ensure back-up cook is following the above in your absence
  • Laundry Clean
  • Report and request any maintenance/repairs and missing water/electricity
  • Always stock enough water to prevent water shortage
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned by the supervisor


  • High school diploma or equivalent desired
  • Skills and good understanding of the use, handling and storing of cleaning materials
  • Excellent knowledge of hygiene promotion in kitchen.
  • Prior experience as chef/cook in restaurant or local hotels is an added advantage.


  • Well-organized, systematic, careful, responsible, trustworthy and punctual
  • Flexible, effective team member with good interpersonal skills
  • Caring, helpful and reliable
  • Must have ability to work with other crew members and be able to take direction from supervisor
  • Must be able to perform all physical aspects of the above job duties

Interested and qualifying candidates should submit applications – to include 1 page Cover Letter, an updated CV (max. 3 pages), and three names (plus titles & contacts) of relevant professional referees - to the following email address:

Only applications received through the above indicated dedicated email address will be considered. The deadline for submission of applications is August 4th , 2017 at 17:00hrs. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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