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 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.