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PHP460,492.85 plus bonuses and benefits, non-negotiable

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Indeterminate, full-time at 48 hours per week, five days a week

General Support


Levels 6-8 Tower 2 RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati

Closing date for applications:
13-08-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Ambassador, as part of the Official Residence team: acts as the cook and senior servant at the Official Residence to meet representational and other requirements; responsible for identifying food requirements, planning and preparing meals; organizes the preparation and service for official functions; contributes to the management of the inventory of supplies required; responsible for hiring additional staff for larger events and supervising caterers and workers in the kitchen, and possible supervision of emergency and term employees at the Official Residence; supervises other OR staff in keeping the OR clean and organized; controls access to the Official Residence; performs other duties as may be required.

Essential qualifications:

- Working proficiency in English

- Degree or diploma in Culinary Management or related discipline, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience, INCLUDING in classic continental, Asian, and other cuisines

- Demonstrated track record with at least 2 years' experience working as a cook in a similar position at a diplomatic or international organization or at a private residence, OR a minimum or 2 years' experience working as a cook in a restaurant or hotel environment or catering


- Food preparation and hygiene
- Culinary management
- Varied international menu planning
- Basic computer literacy

Personal suitability:
- Professional dependability, discretion, judgment, honesty, tact, initiative, flexibility, independence, and effective performance under pressure
- Capacity to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with colleagues, clients, and supervisors

Abilities / Competencies:
- Preparation of appropriate menus for daily consumption and large functions
- Preparation of appropriate menus involving dietary restrictions
- Ability to identify food requirements for the Official Residence, plan local groceries, make purchases according to menus and budgets, and provide receipts
- Ability to work from new recipes
- Ability to maintain high standards of cleanliness
- Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
- Ability to perform effectively under pressure
- Organizational skills
- Ability to communicate effectively

Asset Qualifications:
- Previous experience working in a diplomatic mission or international organisation

- Philippine certificate of health and food safety

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:

Condition(s) of Employment:
The successful candidate must:

1. Obtain and maintain the required level of security clearance from the Government of Canada. This involves, among other things, criminal record checks, credit checks, and validation of qualifications.

2. Meet medical requirements as defined by the employer and will be asked to undergo a medical evaluation by a physician.

3. Be able and committed to working additional hours as required, and on short notice, during evenings and weekends.

Area of selection:
Open to Philippine nationals and expatriates with work permit, (or who are eligible for work permit), who are currently residing in the Philippines and who meet the essential qualifications listed below

Important Notes:
To apply, candidates must send an application form and a résumé which addresses each selection criterion with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in the Essential and Asset Qualification sections.

Applications must be submitted in English or French by 23h59 on 13 August 2018, Manila time at this website.

Note that only the applications received through this website will be accepted.

Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications to be invited to the competition process. Candidates will be assessed on abilities, personal suitability, and essential and asset qualifications. A written examination, interview, and/or a kitchen practicum may be administered. References will be required and reference checks may be conducted and evaluated.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those who pass the initial screening will be contacted. Candidates must provide contact information so that they can be easily reached (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.).

The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list for similar openings in the Embassy which might arise in the twelve months following the completion of this competition.

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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