Vacancies at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) for Cooks/Stewards

IITA is one of the worlds leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian for the position below at the Institute’s station in Abuja.

Job Title: Cook/Steward
Locations: Abuja
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties
  • Assist in receiving and assigning room to guest;
  • 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.
  • Assist in preparing and serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks;
  • Assist in keeping the kitchen clean;


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


  • Ideal Candidate must:
  • 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.

Note: IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

How to Apply
Interested 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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Application Deadline: 21st March, 2017.

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