LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.

A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.

Our partners in Kenya Somalia Program include: Lutheran Churches and their related agencies, The European Commission (ECHO), the US Government (BPRM), WFP, UNICEF and UNHCR with whom we are key implementing partners

Lutheran World Federation Kenya- Somalia, Kakuma Program is seeking to recruit a National staff for the following position;

Reception Cateress



The Reception Cateress is responsible for ensuring all asylum seekers get their entitlement and food is cooked well and timely.


  • Responsible for the general health and well-being of asylum seekers.
  • Identify special vulnerable cases and support them with the means available so that they don’t go hungry at the end of day.
  • Ensure care for any vulnerable family in the centre; giving out basic food/hot water/fruits
  • Maintain up to date and accurate stock records.
  • Provide relevant information to the management and partners concerning health problems related to food in order to encourage responsible prompt decision making
  • Responsible for supervising the asylum seekers routine in the centre and at mealtimes.
  • Responsible for managing the use and storage of crockery and cooking utensils; ensuring they are cleaned and properly stored each day.
  • Assist with bio monthly catering orders, kitchen requirements and other catering arrangements.
  • Ensure there is enough water each day for preparing of wet feeding.
  • Supervise the kitchen staff to ensure good quality meals are prepared in a tidy and clean environment.
  • Ensure cooks have the appropriate uniform and protective gear requirements at all times while at the place of work.
  • Keep the kitchen out of bounce to outsiders except for kitchen staff
  • Participate in the induction of new cooks and ensure any “setting in” problems are resolved.


  • Diploma in Hospitality , Hotel and Catering Management
  • Proficiency in English and Kiswahili language both written and spoken
  • 3-4 years work experience in a busy environment



  • Computer literacy is a must
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Time management and presentation skills
  • A good team player with high degree of initiative and flexibility.

A person of high integrity that will model LWF/WS Kenya Somali Program core values:

  • Dignity and justice
  • Compassion and commitment
  • Respect for diversity
  • Inclusion and participation
  • Transparency and accountability



Internal External
Reception & Transit Centres Officer, Clerk Officer, HRO, Logistics and Procurement Officer UNHCR &Partners Agencies, Millers and Contractors


A person of high integrity that will model LWF/WS Kenya Somali Program core values:

  • Dignity and justice
  • Compassion and commitment
  • Respect for diversity
  • Inclusion and participation
  • Transparency and accountability

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Disclosure: The LWF participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme developed by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response, which requires LWF to conduct reference checks with prior employers including questions about employee misconduct. By proceeding with this job application, you consent to LWF requesting a Statement of Conduct from previous employers. This Statement of Conduct is requested from previous employers for all candidates for employment and provided to all employers that request it from LWF.


The closing date for this application is 24th January 2023.

Contract Duration: Annual Fixed Term, with possibility of renewal.

Position is open to Kenya Nationals only.