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].



Front Office Manager

We are currently searching for a friendly, responsible and self-motivated individual to lead the front office team at NIHI Sumba. The chosen candidate will be responsible for ensuring the comfort and contentment of our guest's experience, while managing the general administration requirements of hotel reception. The position will require strong interpersonal skills, sound administrative capabilities and solid staff management abilities in order to suit NIHI SUMBA’s high standards.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage the Front Office employee team and ensure the efficient running of operations. Conduct daily briefings and ensure that all pertinent information is received by all hotel team members.
  • Communicate all log entries by Duty Managers to ensure that issues and concerns raised are followed up with appropriate actions.
  • Coordinate full house situations and makes all necessary arrangements to handle overbooking and pledge relocates.
  • Coordinate and monitor major group movements for meetings and conferences, while ensuring that action plans cover all areas of operations handling.
  • Handle incidents / accidents occurring within the hotel, as and when required.
  • To manage and motivate their team across all areas of front office responsibility.
  • To ensure that a pertinent/relevant shift’s logbook is maintained.
  • Develops high quality relationships with guests throughout their stay.


  • This position is open for application by Indonesian nationals only.
  • Experience working abroad will be an advantage.
  • Fluent in high-level written and spoken english.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience working in a similar position.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A strong sense of leadership and capabilities to work with all staff and departments.
  • Computer literate.
  • A creative individual who is willing to relocate to Sumba and who is a positive, energetic team player.

Japanese Chef

We are currently searching for a highly energetic and passionate personality to support the Executive Chef and culinary team. The position will require sound abilities in Japanese food preparations in accordance with NIHI SUMBA’s very high attention to detailed standards.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Expertise in working with a variety of different fish and other specialist Japanese ingredients.
  • Inspect the quality of fruits, vegetables and fish used to prepare sushi dishes to ensure standards are upheld.
  • Preparing various dishes according to established guidelines on quality, portion size, presentation and food safety.
  • Maintaining a clean work environment in order to prevent food contamination.
  • Regularly taking inventory of food supplies and other products and reporting any problems with kitchen equipment to the manager on duty.
  • Communicating with wait staff to ensure that special requests and food allergy considerations are consistently met.


  • This position is open for application by Indonesian nationals only.
  • Minimum 2 years chef experience within the specialist field of Japanese cooking.
  • Mastery in a variety of Japanese dishes.
  • Mastery in food safety management.
  • Able to work both independently and in a team.
  • A positive and energetic personality.