Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) invites all qualified candidates to apply for the following position. SCA actively promotes and encourages Women and People with Disabilities to apply

Title of Position:

Cook (TIQRA Project)

Job Number:

HRM/MRMO 38-19

Duty Station:

Mazar Regional Management Office (MRMO)

Number of Positions:

One (Woman)


The position is Project Based


Salary and Benefits are according to Internal SCA salary scale                                         

Non-monetary Benefits for Women:

Transportation close to residence and work, child nursery at workplace, safe travel facilities and companion to field trips, female association membership, trainings and capacity building

Announcement Date:

30-October 2019

Closing Date:

12-November 2019

SCA Background

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has been working in Afghanistan since 1982, presently managing development Programmes concerning Health, Education, Rural Livelihoods and Community Governance, with a total annual budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,500. During the last 10 years SCA has undertaken a change process moving from a primarily humanitarian service delivery approach towards more of a developmental role, putting increasing emphasis on capacity development, rights-based programming and outcome orientation. The mission of SCA is to empower individuals, communities and local organizations, primarily in rural areas and with particular focus on women, girls, boys and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, so that they may participate fully in society and influence their own development. SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities and experience without regard to age (18-65 years), ethnicity, religion, marital status, gender, or physical disability.

Scope of work:

The Cook will prepare and cook meals for the related office staff, & guests in a tidy, clean, and organised manner. S/he will ensure hygienic practices in the kitchen and assist in purchase of food for meal preparations.

The Cook reports to the field Admin/Finance Officer of TIQRA project -DP

Qualifications & Requirements:

At least basic education preferred to be pass of grade 12 preferred
At least 2 years’ experience in a similar position
Fluent in Dari and Pashto
Honest, active clean, healthy and well mannered
To know basic calculations
Being an Afghan citizen

Main Responsibilities:

Act according to the policy and regulations of SCA
Develop good co-operation with SCA units
Do related job as delegated by the Admin Assist Officer

To prepare meal on official and non-official days for the related TIQRA office staff and training centre students.
To distribute the meal on time and in a proper and organised manner
To keep the kitchen and kitchen utensils always washed and cleaned
To change the meal type on daily basis especially during the summer when different kinds of vegetables are available
To prepare meal according to the amount allocated at the budget for each employee of the SCA
To co-operate and assist with all units/staff for the healthy intake of food at SCA premises
To actively contribute to the successful development and good reputation of the SCA
To do any other duties assigned by the Admin/Finance Officer

Application Procedures:

Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience,
To apply online please send your application / CV to               
Subject line must be: (Cook HRM / MRMO 38-19) otherwise your application may not have considered.      
Candidates may also submit applications by letter (hard copy) directly to the SCA HRM Unit in either Kabul, Ghazni, Kunduz, Wardak, Taloqan, Mazar-e-Sharif, Laghman or Jalalabad;
Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for interview.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.

Job number:

HRM/MRMO 38-19

Duty station:

Mazar Regional Management Office ( MRMO )

Application deadline:

12 November 2019