Cook (G3)

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  • Salary:
    $35,426 - $45,641 / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Facility and Security Services, Maintenance
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Organizational Setting

The Department of Management’s Division of General Services (MTGS) provides support functions to the IAEA through its four Sections, namely the Archives and Records Section (ARMS), the Commissary Management Section (CMS), the Facilities Management and General Support Section (FMGSS) and the Seibersdorf Laboratories Services Section (SLSS). Among the five Sections, the Seibersdorf Laboratories Services Section (SLSS) provides site operation technical and administrative services to the work of the IAEA’s laboratories. SLSS services include facilities, technical, engineering, property and transport management, and site security through its management of the Seibersdorf Protective Force (SPF). The Section has a diverse complement of 35 staff, including technicians, drivers, procurement assistants and IT support. The armed SPF provides around-the-clock security for the site.

Main Purpose

Reporting to the Administrative and Budget Officer and under the direct guidance of the Cook/Cafeteria Supervisor, the Cook assists in providing services to a full-fledged cafeteria services for the staff of Seibersdorf Laboratories. In addition, he/she assists in organizing the IAEA’s official events related to VIP visits, and the management of soft-drink vending machine.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Cook and serve the high standard, multinational/traditional main meals (lunches) as well as sandwiches, salad, soups and desserts.
  • As delegated by the Cook/Cafeteria Supervisor, check food preparation, cleaning of cutleries and kitchen premises by the outsourced companies based on the required hygienic standards.
  • Maintain the dining area in a presentable manner.
  • Operate the kitchen with required safety standards.
  • Assist the Cook/Cafeteria Supervisor in preparing monthly menu plans for international customers, purchasing and having delivered raw food and required ingredients, properly storing food in the cold and deep-freeze rooms, designing and announcing the meal sequence, and computing appropriate prices.
  • Participate, to the extent possible, in the post-lunching cleaning activities.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies(Competency Framework)

Name Definition
Planning and Organizing Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.
Communication Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.
Achieving Results Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.
Teamwork Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition
Client orientation Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.
Judgement/decision making Consults with supervisor/manager and makes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules.
Resilience Able to remain calm in emotionally charged situations. Accepts constructive feedback in a positive manner and is able to cope with setbacks.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Finance Accounting Basic knowledge of accounting.
General Services Food Services Up-to-date knowledge of international multi-cultural cooking healthy and balanced diet. Ability to learn and improve the cooking and services.
Administrative Support MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) Basic knowledge of the MS Office 2010 (Outlook, Word, Excel) which is the IAEA standard.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Completed secondary education. Post-secondary training/diploma in international cooking by a recognized institute.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant working experience providing cooking and cafeteria services.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
  • Administrative skills test to IAEA standard might be part of the selection process.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at EUR 39488 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), 6 weeks’ annual vacation, pension plan and health insurance. More information on the conditions of employment can be found at:

General Information

  • The IAEA’s paramount consideration in the recruitment of staff member is to secure employees of the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity.
  • Staff Members shall be selected without any unfair treatment or arbitrary distinction based on a person’s race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, age, language, social origin or other similar shared characteristic or trait.
  • The IAEA is committed to gender equality and to promoting a diverse workforce.
  • Recruitment will be on a LOCAL BASIS only.
  • Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values): Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity.
  • The IAEA has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and the IAEA, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

Evaluation process

  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the selection criteria stated in the vacancy announcement. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information. Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection may be subject to reference and background checks as part of the recruitment process.

Appointment information

  • Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report.
  • Staff members may be assigned to any location.
  • The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above.
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