Careers 2018-07-23T02:42:51+00:00

NIHI SUMBA ® was voted the #1 Hotel in the World two years in a row by readers of Travel+Leisure magazine.

As our company continues to expand, we are looking for dynamic, experienced and energetic individuals to join us.

We are currently looking to fill these key positions on-site our property in Sumba, Indonesia, with a view of growing and developing our key people within the company.


We are searching for a highly energetic, passionate personality who will manage both the daily as well as strategic tasks of our Human Resources Department, in accordance with NIHI SUMBA’s high service standards.


  • As part of the Executive Committee and with a direct reporting line to the General Manager, the HR Director is responsible for developing the resort’s HR strategy in conjunction with the mission, goals and objectives of the brand.
  • Establishes and disseminates across the organisation:
  • The organization structures.
  • HR Policies and procedures.
  • Recruitment system.
  • Induction and Orientation procedures.
  • Training procedures.
  • Performance Appraisal system.
  • Transfer and promotion procedures.
  • Leads and participates in succession management and workforce planning.
  • Develops staffing policies.
  • Conducts training for managers in HR specialty areas (recruitment; effective roster costing; appraisals, etc)
  • Assist Department Heads in customizing job descriptions.
  • Develops a reward and recognition system.
  • Perform the role of adviser, consultant and counsellor to management and staff
  • Develop strategies to correct operational problems relating to staff (including absenteeism, turnover, retention, morale etc)
  • Manage industrial relations issues of the resort.
  • Manage workers compensation and rehabilitation and medical insurance.
  • Manage the Resort superannuation scheme.
  • Develop and implement procedures for handling disciplinary and grievance interviews
  • Establish relationships with external organizations including government training. agencies; training consultants; private training providers and professional associations
  • Provide advice to the General Manager and Managing Director which will assist in the meeting of strategic objectives.
  • Manage the legal issues of the department.
  • Respond to requests for information from internal and external sources, including Bali office.
  • Maintain remuneration scales in accordance with financial objectives.
  • Plan bonus, commission and incentive schemes for relevant staff.
  • Ensures comprehensive and regular staff communication sessions.
  • Prepares efficient work schedules considering the Resort and labor requirements.
  • Approves leave after considering Resort requirements.
  • Works with Managing Director and Finance Controller in the preparation and management of the Department’s budget.
  • Build and improve relationship with community officers such as Labor District, Police, Environmental bodies and educational institutes.
  • Interacts with guests and individuals outside the hotel including, but not limited to, current and potential clients, owning company representatives, suppliers, competitors and other members of the local community.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in HR or related field.
  • At least five years of professional experience across all HR disciplines.
  • Excellent command of English, communication skills and organizational skills.
  • Understand and have a full knowledge of Manpower regulations.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff.
  • Experiences working in remote areas.


We’re looking for a highly talented, innovative and experienced individual who will be able to take our food quality & service standards to even higher levels.

  • As part of the Executive Committee the Executive Chef is responsible for the operation in all kitchens.
  • Management of food cost, stock, wastage control, hygiene practices and training within the kitchen team.
  • Works closely with the Director of F&B to upgrade the overall culinary product quality
  • Develop new dishes and roll out new menus.
  • Plan and manage budgets of all outlets.
  • Develop systems that effectively control sales, costs, quality and presentation of food products, condition and cleanliness of facilities and equipment, guest satisfaction and culinary marketing.
  • Works with the Management Team to improve guest and employee satisfaction, while maintaining, and delicately balancing the operating budget.
  • Must ensure perfect hygiene, sanitation and food standards are achieved.
  • Work with the Human Resources department for all the employee’s development programs and HR requirements.


  • Completion of an associate degree, Bachelor or equivalent from an accredited culinary or hospitality school.
  • At least of 5 years’ experience as Executive  Chef or Sous, a multi outlets, up market, world class branded hotel, resort or cruise ship.
  • Excellent command of English plus great presentation & communication skills 
  • Hands-on professional with a solid food & beverage background and the passion for quality and excellence.
  • Positive energetic attitude, good communication skills, committed to delivering a high level of customer service.
  • Experience working in remote areas.

If you believe you have what it takes to make a difference to the staff of Nihi Sumba, the Sumbanese people and Nihi Sumba’s high profile guests, please send your cv and motivational letter to hr@nihi.com