Needed when: Now

Duration: 1 – 6 months

Background: The main aim of Café Arokkiya is to provide gainful employment and catering training to widows and vulnerable women in Manthai West division – one of the worst affected areas during the 25 year civil war. Unfortunately over recent years, coronavirus has badly affected the restaurant and it is currently not breaking even.  

Role: We are looking for someone with experience in catering or restaurant management that can help make the café a successful, profitable business, allowing the charity to step back from the management and focus on other important projects.

This would include the following elements:

  • Supervising and training the restaurant management and staff
  • Overseeing the menu and pricing, helping to introduce and produce a successful menu
  • Front of house and waiting supervision and training
  • Financial control, monitoring and reporting
  • Recruitment and staff management
  • Kitchen staff management and organisation including stock management
  • Culinary training
  • Advertising and marketing the café
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