Chef, Cooks and Farm Staff Jobs,September 2015 – M-PESA Foundation Academy


M-Pesa Foundation Academy

Recruitment of top talent for a world-class education institution
Our client, the M-PESA Foundation Academy is a state of the art, mixed boarding high school that will provide world-class Kenyan education.

The Academy will admit its first cohort of Form One students in 2016. It is in this view that the M-PESA Foundation Academy is seeking to recruit dynamic individuals with exceptional skills in the following capacities:


Ref: CHF/09/2015

Under the supervision of the Catering Manager, this position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school kitchen.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise the cooks to ensure that the set menus are prepared and served according to the set standards;
  • Supervises and instructs kitchen personnel in the safe, proper, and efficient use of all kitchen equipment.
  • Oversees the correct storage of food and maintains an inventory of food items to ensure adequate daily supplies;
  • Develop work schedules for cooks and other kitchen staff; and
  • Ensure that the kitchen hygiene standards are maintained to the highest standards;

Person Specifications

  • Diploma in Food Preparation from a recognized institution;
  • At least 5 years’ experience leading a team of cooks in a comparable institution;
  • Demonstrated experience in menu development and planning; and
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to communicate courteously.


Ref: CKS/09/2015

The key role of the cook is to assist in the implementation of the school menu

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare menu items as per the stipulations in the recipes;
  • Ensure timely and attractive service of meals;
  • Maintain set sanitation standards for food preparation and service areas;
  • Assist the Head Chef in continuous modification of the menu to ensure enjoyment by the students;
  • Person Specifications
  • Diploma of equivalent in food preparation from a recognized institution;
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a cook in a comparable institution; and
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to communicate courteously.

Farm Staff

Ref: FS/09/2015

The Farm staff will be responsible for all practical and manual work on a farm.

They should have the ability to do hard physical work and will need practical skills and knowledge.

Key Responsibilities

  • Livestock care and management including feeding, cleaning (mucking out), caring for sick or newborn livestock and milking cows amongst others;
  • Land preparation, planting, crop protection and harvesting amongst others;
  • Operate tractors, combine harvesters and other farm equipment;
  • Maintain farm buildings;
  • Trim and lay hedges and put up and mend fences; and
  • Dig and maintain ditches.

Person Specifications

  • Ability to do hard physical work and should be aware of health and safety;
  • Practical skills and technical knowledge of a farm;
  • Communication skills and the ability to follow instructions;
  • Reliable, responsible and self-motivated;
  • Willingness to work flexibly.

How to Apply

The ideal candidates must embody Excellence, Responsible Citizenship, Curiosity, Accountability, Leadership and Innovation – the values that will drive life across all elements of The Academy for educators, learners, and staff. If you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please email a cover letter and your CV quoting the reference number of the job you are applying for in your email to [email protected] on or before 2nd October 2015 addressed to: The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Nairobi, Kenya.
About us: The vision of the Academy is to develop transformational leaders through innovative approaches to education. The core curriculum of the Academy is the 8-4-4 curriculum. The academic concepts shall be covered in exciting and innovative ways.
Great focus will be given to entrepreneurship and leadership, giving the students time to learn outside the classroom, explore the arts and take part in sports.
The Academy will serve talented but economically disadvantaged students with demonstrated leadership potential.
The Academy will cultivate the students’ abilities to innovate irrespective of their academic strengths or weaknesses.
As such, students will work with teachers and one another to design projects that can solve real world challenges. Students who graduate from the Academy will be leaders in their fields of interest such as business, academia, politics, sports and the arts.
They will be the entrepreneurs and community leaders who will drive Kenya forward.