Vacancy Announcement

Chef/House Manager (Ambassador’s Residence)

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Islamabad seeks to recruit a suitably qualified

Chef/House Manager (at Ambassador’s Residence in F6/2)

The job description is as follows:

  • Supervising, organising, and coordinating of the Residence staff (cleaner, gardener) as well as hired help when applicable
  • Monitoring of Residence building and equipment for cleanliness and function
  • Reporting of maintenance issues as well as scheduling and supervising of repairs
  • Ensuring that all Residence work is conducted following food hygiene, health, and safety practices
  • Comprehensive planning of all private and official meals including Pakistani, European, and other international menus (starter, main course, dessert)
  • Purchasing, storing, and organizing all food items for planned meals as well as stand-by pantry inventory
  • Autonomous preparing of all meals
  • Daily cleaning of kitchen, cold stores, and all food pantries
  • Communicating with Embassy staff regarding schedule and requirements
  • Performing other duties as directed by the Ambassador

The applicant should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Five-year work experience as a chef/house manager preferably in embassies
  • High standard of food preparation knowledge with cooking and food safety degrees or certificates from relevant educational institutions
  • Sample of Pakistani, European, and other international menus with relevant references from previous employers
  • Strong supervision skills and experience with relevant references from previous employers
  • Flexibility to work paid overtime hours in the evenings and on weekends
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language
  • Professional and positive attitude toward work function

This position requires 37,5 working hours per week (Monday to Friday) for a comprehensive and competitive remuneration package.

Suitable candidates should submit their application EXCLUSIVELY VIA EMAIL to emb.islamabad@mfa.no no later than October 10, 2021. No phone calls will be entertained in this regard. Applications will not be considered if they do not include “Chef/House Manager” in the subject line, candidate contact information and CV, or proof of qualifications and references as described above. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.