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:


Job Number:



Duty Station:

Maidan Wardak Province

Number of Positions:

1 (Male/Female)


The position is Open Ended


Salary and benefits according to internal SCA rules                                                               

Non-monetary Benefits for Females:

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:


Closing Date:



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 relative staff and guests in a tidy, clean and organized manner. S/he will ensure hygiene practices in the kitchen and assist in purchase of food items for meal preparations. The cook reports to the admin assistant of the admin unit of WRMO.

Qualifications & Requirements:

At least graduate from grade 12 or equivalent.
Three years relevant experience, especially within NGOs, UN agencies or similar organization.
Fluent in Dari, Pashto and familiar with English.
To know basic calculations.
Being Afghan citizen.
Honest, proactive and well mannered.

Main Responsibilities:

Act according to the policy and regulation of SCA.
Develop good co-operation with SCA staff.
Do related job as delegated by the Admin Assistant.
 To prepare meal on official and non-official days for the related office staff.
To distribute the meal on time and in a proper and organized manner.
To keep the kitchen and kitchen utensils always washed and cleaned.
To prepare meal according to menu and the amount allocated at the budget for each employee of the SCA.
To co-0perate 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 supervise the assistant, cook and create menu.
To do any other official duties assigned by the admin assistant

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   and clearly write the vacancy number and job title in the subject line (  Cook   , HRM/WRMO  16/020). Otherwise your application will not be 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.
Application and CV receive after the closing date of vacancy announcement will not be considered


Job number:

HRM/WRMO 16/2020

Duty station:

Maidan Wardak Province

Application deadline:

16 February 2020