Cook/Steward at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture


IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of tropical nations. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. We have more than 200 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and over 1000 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit for more information on IITA.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian for the position below at the Institute’s headquarters and its station in Abuja.

Position: Cook/Steward

Location: (Abuja)

Contract:   3-year renewable contract


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist in receiving and assigning room to guest;
  • Assist in preparing and serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks;
  • Assist in keeping the kitchen clean;
  • Assist in keeping records of food items in the kitchen;
  • Assist in making beds and lay dining tables;
  • Account for daily cash sales;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


The ideal candidate must have:

Possess pleasant personality,

Have strong appetite for cleanliness, smart and honest.


National Diploma in Catering and Hotel Management or any related field with at least three (3) years’ experience in a structured hospitality work environment.


We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.


Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website: no later than 22nd March, 2017. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package. IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.