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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Senior Housekeeper

Job ID: STS2024-008
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Job type: Contract
Duration: 6 months’ renewable


  • Assign duties and inspects work to conform with prescribed standards of cleanliness.
  • Investigate complaints regarding housekeeping service and equipment, and takes corrective action.
  • Obtain list of rooms to be cleaned immediately and list of prospective checkouts or discharges to prepare work assignments.
  • Schedule employees and assign extra days off according to occupancy forecast.
  • Maintain a lost-and-found department, responsible for all lost-and-found items and determine the rightful owner and send correspondences.
  • Responsible for cleanliness, orderliness and appearance of the entire I-House.
  • Ensure that rooms are made as per IITA standards.
  • Attend to and resolve guest complaints.
  • Coordinate with the reception on guest requirements and actions.
  • Inspect all rooms and inform reception of their status.
  • Inspect all public areas and back of house to ensure cleanliness at all times and attend daily briefings.
  • Conduct orientation training and in-service training to explain policies, work procedures, and do demonstrate use and maintenance of equipment’s and inventories stock to ensure adequate supplies.
  • Plan work for the housekeeping department and distributes assignments accordingly, assign regular duties and special duties for housekeeping staff.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisors.


  • National Diploma in Hospitality Management or related field with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment.


  • Have excellent interpersonal, multi-tasking and communication skills.
  • Be computer literate, trustworthy and diligent to work
  • Have the ability to work with little or no supervision.

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


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  26th April, 2024.


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