Cook/Steward at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture IITA

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.


  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification OND
  • Experience 3 years
  • Location Abuja
  • Job Field Catering / Confectionery

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2017-0013
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Receive and assign rooms to guest;
  • Prepare and serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks;
  • Keep the kitchen clean;
  • Keep records of food items in the kitchen;
  • Make beds and lay dining tables;
  • Account for daily cash sales;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


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


  • Possess pleasant personality,
  • Have strong appetite for cleanliness, smart and honest.


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

Method of Application

Applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format, 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.

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Interested and qualified? Go to IITA – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture career website on jobs.iita.org to apply

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