Nanny, Housekeeper and Driver Available Immediately

 

Nanny available immediately – Diane Bakouyosso

Diane has worked for our family as a nanny and housekeeper for four years. Previously, she worked for several foreign families including some US Embassy.

We have trusted Diane completely with our three children, including her living-in with them when both my husband and I had to travel outside Dakar at the same time.  She is a role model for children and is involved with them, making them smile. Diane is honest, loyal, kind, responsible and reliable. She always helped us when we needed out-of-hours babysitting (evenings and weekends).

Diane demonstrates initiative in solving problems at home. She works collaboratively with other members of the house staff and is also highly appreciated by the nanny community at ISD.

We are leaving Dakar and Diane is looking for work as a nanny with a new family.

You can contact Diane at 775580162 and I will be glad to be contacted to give a recommendation, email: louisagibbs@yahoo.com

 

Housekeeper / nanny / cook available immediately – Alice Adahou

Alice has worked for our family as a nanny and housekeeper for four years. Previously, she worked for several foreign families including some US Embassy.

We have trusted Alice completely with our three children, including her living-in with them when both my husband and I had to travel outside Dakar at the same time.  She is a role model for children and is involved with them, making them smile. Alice is honest, loyal, kind, responsible and reliable. She always helped us when we needed out-of-hours babysitting (evenings and weekends).

Alice is an excellent cook! She works collaboratively with other members of the house staff and is also highly appreciated by the nanny community at ISD.

We are leaving Dakar and Alice is looking for work as a nanny and/or housekeeper and/or cook with a new family.

You can contact Alice at 776653921 and I will be glad to be contacted to give a recommendation, email: louisagibbs@yahoo.com.

 

Driver available immediately – Mamadou Mané

Mamadou has worked for our family for four and a half years as a driver. Previously, he worked for a number of families and foreign companies.

Mamadou is polite, reliable and manages his time well. He also ensures that passengers wear seat belts. Mamadou also helped us to find unusual places around Dakar!

Mamadou is honest and loyal and always agrees to help outside normal working hours.

Mamadou works collaboratively with other members of the house staff and is also appreciated by the ISD driver community.

You can contact Mamadou at: 774286378 and I will be glad to be contacted for a recommendation, email: louisagibbs@yahoo.com.

Housekeeper available mid-June

Domestic Help: Nanny/ Housekeeper- Fatime Ndiaye

Fatime Ndiaye has been an essential asset to our household for about nearly 12 months that she has worked for us in Dakar.  She has proven herself to be the most dependable employee and trustworthy.

She has worked with American families for over 10 years and comes very highly recommended, not only by me, but her previous employees also.  She can provide letters of recommendation that were previously prepared for her.  You can direct her to do things around your house and she will often take the initiative to complete other tasks, as she sees need attention.  Her childcare skills are impeccable, her ironing skills are excellent, good job cleaning, and she can cook, although this not part of the tasks I asked of her. She has shown up on time everyday and has only taken one sick day in total that she’s been with me.

Fatime will be available when we depart Dakar mid June. You are welcome to contact her now, so that she will not have a long lapse in employment.  She speaks fluent French and Wolof. She also speaks and understands basic English which is how I communicate with her. She can be reached at mobile #: +221.70.866.1656 or +221-77-457-7673

She had a security background check conducted summer 2017 and has had the MED Unit basic training session offered by the U.S.Embassy Dakar. She will be available starting June 2019

If you have any questions, contact larocha031513@gmail.com

House Keeper available starting in July

House Keeper Adele Kaly

 Adele Kaly is a great House Manager and will be available for full-time employment starting July 2019. Adele has previously worked for a USAID family for 10 years and has been with us since September 2017. She is Senegalese, Christian and speaks and reads French and Wolof. We have absolutely no complaints about Adele and recommend her without hesitation. She has great attention to detail and is very thorough in her work. She is an excellent cook and can make American dishes too. We purchased a Tuscany cookbook in French and she loves cooking new dishes. She is very honest, punctual, meticulous and has been a tremendous addition to our time in Senegal. She loves our dogs and takes care of them like they are her children.

For more information, please contact Stacey at 221 77 333 9672 (Stacey) or Larry at +1 402-880-4461 (whatsApp).

Housekeeper Recommendation- Therese Lou

Therese was been employed by our family as a housekeeper/ cook for a year and 3 months, and it was difficult for us to move on without her! Therese is a meticulous cleaner, with great attention to detail through her own initiative. She schedules herself responsibly to regularly tend to the household- weekly cleaning out of the refrigerator and pantry, cleaning the outdoor patio, scheduling laundry, sheets, and ironing. Therese is always flexible and accommodating with regards to her schedule, staying if she has work that has not been finished, or later if we need her. She arrived to work at 6:30 in the mornings so that she could prepare our families lunches for school and work, and help with breakfast in the morning. Our mornings were so much smoother with her around to help make sure everything was ready to go and on time! Therese is a very capable cook, some of our favorites have been her amazing crepes and homemade mini pizzas- she is comfortable cooking African, French, and American foods. On days or weeks that are less organized than others, Theresa is able to adjust, getting groceries when needed and coming up with meal plans that the whole family will enjoy. While Therese worked in our house in conjunction with a nanny, I feel confident that she could be very helpful for families with children that might need her to step in with some childcare responsibilities. Therese was completely trustworthy when it comes to home security, belongings, and our children. Therese stayed in our home for our home leave, and took great care of our dog and cat who loved her dearly. Therese speaks French.

Please contact me with any questions you might have at aliciagarraty@hotmail.com. Alternatively, please feel free to contact Therese at 77-293-1865

 

Housekeeper & Cook available immediately

 

I am sending you a recommendation for my cook/housekeeper Rokhaya Sene.  Since I am leaving next week she is available immediately, and can be reached at 77 539 3561 or 70 465 3569

 

If anyone wants to contact me as a reference, I would be more than happy to reply.  My personal email is aerpcmo@gmail.com

 

She is extremely highly recommended!!

 

Andy Earle-Richardson

Peace Corps Medical Officer

Dakar, Senegal

 

 

 

Recommendation for Household Help

U.S. Mission, Dakar Senegal

 

Name of Employee: Rokhaya Sene       Date: January 30, 2019

 

Type of Service: Cook and Housekeeper

 

Nationality/Date Place of Birth: Senegalese, Senegal

 

Current Employer: Andrew Earle-Richardson

 

Duration of employment & date available for onward work:  3 years, immediately

 

Hours per week: 40-50

 

Salary: 125,000 – 150,000

 

Number & ages of employer’s children (if applicable) N/A

 

English Speaking/Reading:  _____Excellent  _____Good  _____Some   X  N/A

French Speaking/ Reading:  ___X__Excellent  _____Good  _____Some  _____N/A

 

Recommendation: __XX___Superior  _____High  _____Good  _____Adequate

 

Comments: Please be honest and specific (include any special duties and past experience).

 

Rokhaya is a remarkable cook and housekeeper.  She is super smart and reliable.  She kept the house spotless, did our laundry, ironing, shopping, and even house-sat when we went away for extended periods.  She loves cooking.  She specializes in brochettes, Veggie lasagne, exotic pizza, Garlic and spice roast chicken, frites, and (of course) makes a killer yassa, Mafe, or Thieboudienne.   She is super scrupulous with money/receipts/etc… You will be glad you hired her.

 

 

Domestic Help: Madame Mireille Thina Djina (Mimi) Housekeeper

Madame Mireille Thina Djina has worked both for me and my family for the last 4 years (2015-19) and we have nothing but superlatives to describe her. She is dependable, always arriving on time and fulfilling either the routine or assigned tasks. Mimi is trustworthy and handles money in an accountable and transparent manner when asked to shop or pay bills. She is rarely absent or late but when so, she always calls to inform.  Mimi speaks, reads and writes French well although she is always trying to learn English. Not only is she a thorough cleaner of large houses and apartments, she is also a good cook and good company to kids and pets. One of the regrets in leaving Senegal is leaving Mimi behind. We have nothing but praise for her and would be happy to elaborate.

mscarlatos@yahoo.com

Mimi: T: 774196177

Domestic Help: Cook/Nanny/Housekeeper – Silvie Samb

I would like to recommend our previous nanny/housekeeper and cook, Silvie Samb (we have left Dakar in 2016). Silvie worked for us from December 2014 – August 2016. After that, she continued working for another Embassy family. Silvie was highly recommended by a previous Embassy family who is still in close contact with her.

Silvie was absolutely fantastic with taking care of our son (6 years old when we left). She also fulfilled the role of a housekeeper and cooked a few times per week. Our son was often invited to Silvie’s house, and he loved spending time with her family and learning about her culture. We know that Silvie really treated our son as her own and he has learned a lot from her.

Silvie knows French cuisine well, cooks the typical dishes (lasagna, quiche, enchilada, spring rolls, paella, beef stew, chicken, etc.) and makes various seafood and fish dishes. She can make fresh juices (bissap, ginger, passion fruit, tamarind, baobab), fruit sauces, fresh peanut butter, etc.  Silvie makes all the market trips for food shopping. We had freshly-cut fruit in the fridge at all times. She was able to get Swiss-chard and tofu, which were hard to find in Dakar!

For housekeeping, Silvie was in charge of the usual chores, to include vegetable cleaning, ironing, and laundry. She was able to fulfill all her housekeeping work for a large space, while taking care of other tasks.

Silvie has limited understanding of English, but we preferred to push ourselves and communicate in French with her. Having a French speaking house-helper encouraged us to improve our language abilities without stress. She is super patient, and we were able to communicate easily with her even when our struggle to find housecleaning/cooking French terms turned into hand gestures. Our son had no French initially, but Silvie sang and told stories in French to him every morning. He left Senegal with great French – we strongly feel that this was due to Silvie’s influence and engagement with him. Silvie understands when we communicate in English with our son.

Please contact her directly at sivasamb4@gmail.com. Should you have any questions about considering Silvie for employment, I am available at ledi.bushati@gmail.com.