ILRI Vacancy : Pastry Cook

Vacancy Number: PC/FO/01/11

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 2-year contract renewable

Starting salary: KES 35,500 per month

ILRI seeks to recruit a Pastry Cook. Reporting to the Food Production Supervisor, the job holder will be required to prepare and make quality pastry products and desserts for ILRI staff and visitors using standard specifications required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of daily Stores requisition in accordance with the needs of the section for approval by Chef.

  • Production of bread, bread rolls, cakes and pudding (desserts) in accordance with menu requirements and to set standards.

  • Be innovative and creative to improve on existing pastry and come up with new products.

  • Production of “special occasion” cakes e.g. wedding etc., when requested by the Head Chef.

  • Assist in general cooking in the Main Kitchen when requested by the Chef.

  • Maintenance and care of all equipment and utensils placed in his care.

  • Advising and instructing of the Kitchen Attendant(s) temporarily or permanently assigned to the section.

  • Maintaining the highest standard of hygiene in both personal and professional duties.

  • Cleaning of work area and equipment.

    Qualifications and requirements

  • Diploma or Certificate in food production

  • 2 years experience in pastry section

    Post location:

    This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is open to Kenyan nationals only.


    The position is on a 2-year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

    Job level and salary:

    This position is job level 1C and starting salary is KES 35,500 per month. This is exclusive of other benefits provided within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

    Applications addressed to the Human Resources Director, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience should be emailed to: by 6 February.

    The position title and reference number “Pastry Cook: PC/FO/01/11” should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email applications.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    For more information and application see: ILRI Vacancy Pastry Cook