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.

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 [email protected].



Executive Chef (Excom Level)

We are currently searching for a highly energetic and passionate personality to lead culinary creation at NIHI Sumba. The chosen candidate will be responsible for the consistent preparation of innovative, creative cuisine with focus on quality, presentation and flavor. The position will require strong abilities in daily food preparations and staff management in accordance with NIHI Sumba’s very high attention to detailed standards.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Successful running of the two main NIHI restaurants, as well as 2 specialist dining outlets which feature Mex’Ikan (Mexican) & Kaboku (Japanese) cuisine.
  • Responsible for the smooth running of the kitchen while managing areas of profit, stock, wastage control, hygiene practices and training within the kitchen.
  • Displays sound leadership in guest hospitality while exemplifying excellent customer service and creating a positive atmosphere for both staff and guest relations.
  • Ability to teach menu preparation in accordance to well defined recipes, while following up through constant evaluation of ways to improve cuisine at the NIHI property.
  • Actively involved in menu development and maintaining updated and accurate costing of all dishes prepared and sold in the Food and Beverage operation.
  • Ensures compliance with food handling and kitchen sanitation standards as well as proper grooming and hygiene standards for all kitchen staff.
  • Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on food quality, presentation and service levels.
  • Able to perform additional duties as requested by the hotel management as and when required.



  • 3 Year Hospitality Management or equivalent Culinary university degree.
  • A minimum of five years experiences in a similar capacity in an international five-star hotel, with a strong background in HACCP procedures and application.
  • Excellent spoken/written English with solid communication skills.
  • Proficiency with computers and computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Overseas and Indonesian culinary work experience is desirable.
  • Approaches food in a creative and interesting manner.
  • Ability to create new menus with a sound understanding of all aspects about a kitchen, staffing, scheduling etc.
  • A positive attitude with a commitment to delivering high levels of customer service.
  • Adheres to company grooming standards.
  • Able to manage and organize a team.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts.

Yoga Teacher

We are currently searching for an engaging and inspiring, local Indonesian yoga teacher to work within the wellness sector in accordance with NIHI SUMBA’s very high attention to detailed standards.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Teach yoga proficiently to a variety of ages and ability levels.
  • Teach yoga daily in a manner which is appropriate to the needs of our NIHI guests.
  • Be available for private classes as requested.
  • Assist the team in the running of children’s activities.
  • Be willing to support other hotel departments as and when required.



  • Minimum 2 years experience as a yoga teacher.
  • Minimum of 200hrs YTT qualification.
  • Excellent spoken/written English and Indonesian, with solid communication skills.
  • Multi-faceted qualifications/experience are desirable, but not necessary (eg. meditation teacher, PT).
  • Personable, enthusiastic and with excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to ‘think outside the box’ and work with the team to come up with ideas for upleveling the NIHI wellness program.
  • Adheres to company grooming standards.
  • Works well within a team setting.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts.

Hygiene Manager

We are currently searching for an enthusiastic team member who is educated and competent in health and safety in accordance with NIHI SUMBA’s very high attention to detailed standards.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Able to ifydentify key areas of risk in various food operations for early remedial actions.
  • Ensures compliance with the regulations, licensing conditions and codes of practice relating to food businesses/ water bottling operation.
  • Maintain a complete understanding of vital food safety and hygiene standards/ procedures.
  • Provides in-house food hygiene training for all good handlers.
  • Maintain and control water standard.
  • Manage waste/environmental issues and ensure all waste operatives are appropriately controlled and hygienic manner at all times
  • Monitor the health condition of food handlers and to arrange medical examination or suspension of work where necessary.
  • Efficiently handles complaints or enquiries from customers in relation to food hygiene matters.
  • Act as the main point of contact with the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.
  • Oversees house water bottling plantation and pest control department.



  • Certified in food safety / HACCP or equivalent.
  • Ability to work and communicate in a multinational environment through sound communication skills, including excellent oral and written English language skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of computer systems, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work independently and come up with proactive, efficient and rational solutions.
  • Ability to establish and retain effective working relationships with hotel staff/clients/vendors.
  • Ability to identify, manage and delegate tasks effectively.
  • Excellent organizational skills.