Cook / Housekeeper at the Nigerian Electricity Supply Corporation (Nigeria) Limited (NESCO)

Apply for Jobs in Port Harcourt & South South States
Apply for Jobs in Abuja & Middle Belt States
Apply for Jobs in Lagos & Western States

Nigerian Electricity Supply Corporation (Nigeria) Limited [NESCO (Nigeria) Limited] is incorporated under the Companies Act of the Laws of Nigeria. Its core business is to generate, distribute, supply and retail electric power in Plateau State and adjacent States.

In its drive to ensure improved and sustained efficiency and effectiveness in delivery of its mandate with strategic leadership and management, NESCO (Nigeria) Limited is recruiting fully qualified, highly motivated, and well experienced persons to fill the rewarding vacant position below:

Job Title: Cook / Housekeeper
Location: Plateau

Job Purpose and Functions

  • Working in the Managing Director and his/her family’s official residence, the Cook / Housekeeper will be responsible for preparing and serving meals according to family’s preferences, recipes or tastes, help in devising devise new methods of cooking and new menu items, ordering groceries and supplies, ensuring that the kitchen is clean and tidy, and social events catering.
  • He/She will organize and streamline housekeeping work around the residence and carryout all accommodation/housekeeping operations including performing a variety of cleaning activities such as sweeping, mopping, dusting and polishing inside and outside areas as well as laundry and ironing.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
The Cook / Housekeeper shall be responsible, but not limited, for the following:

  • Prepare meals according to client’s requirements/specification, recipes, tastes and maintain the quality and standard of the meals;
  • Serve meals and snacks to client’s families and their guests;
  • Plan menus according to client’s needs and making adjustments to food items to accommodate client with allergies or specific diet concerns;
  • Create and explore new cuisines and devise new recipes;
  • Estimate expected food consumption and organises preparation of food;
  • Create and explore new cuisines including preparing fancy dishes and/or food for special diets;
  • Peel, wash, trim, and cook vegetables, fish and meats, and bake breads and pastries;
  • Stock, organize, and ensure that the kitchen, cooking utensils, cutlery and other food preparation areas are clean & properly sanitized before use and after day’s work;
  • Shop for or order food, ingredients, spices and kitchen supplies and equipment;
  • Keep records and accounts of food purchased;
  • Plan and operate food for parties, holiday meals, luncheons, special functions, and other social events;
  • Able to operate various kitchen appliances such as a blender, oven, grill, stand mixer, etc.;
  • Cleaning the residence rooms including vacuuming and sweeping floors, carpets & rugs and reporting any safety hazards;
  • Making beds & changing linen and doing laundry & ironing;
  • Cleaning and sanitizing bathrooms, showers, toilets, sinks & countertops as well as replenishing toiletries and towels; and
  • Carrying out any other duties related to cooking and housekeeping as maybe assigned.

Minimum Qualifications and Work Experience

  • The ideal candidates should have a minimum qualification of a National Diploma in Hotel & Catering Management including in Food & Beverage Production & Service; Culinary Arts; Professional Cookery; or Equivalent Qualification from a reputable and recognized Institution such as Polytechnic and Hospitality or Culinary Arts School.
  • They should have at least two (2) years post qualifying hands-on working experience as a Cook/Housekeeper.

The Person:
Required Key / Core Competencies, Attributes, and Skills:

  • Have high integrity and proven experience as a Cook & Housekeeper and be responsible, trustworthy, detail-oriented, flexible, honest, and reliable;
  • Have extremely neat and clean personality;
  • Be a hard-working individual with ability to work independently, manage and handle multiple tasks with little supervision while maintaining a high level of performance;
  • Have exceptional attention to accuracy and details, working quickly without compromising quality, and adhering to standard policies and procedures;
  • Be able to stand, squat, kneel, bend and be on their feet for long periods;
  • Have excellent analytical, computational, organisational, interpersonal skills, and prioritization & time management skills;
  • Have strong oral/verbal & written communication skills and an excellent knowledge of English language;
  • Have culinary arts, extensive kitchen equipment knowledge including grills and other cooking procedures, butchering, knowledge of international cuisines, and creativity;
  • Have strong understanding of food handling techniques; and
  • Have proficiency in cutting and chopping fruits and vegetables
  • The position require persons who have demonstrable capacity to initiate innovations geared at making NESCO (Nigeria) Limited a rejuvenated, vibrant, and competitive power utility company.
  • The right interested candidates should have prospects to build a meaningful career within the Electricity Supply Industry.

Application Closing Date
31st October, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications, under confidential Cover Letter either by post, courier or e-mail, enclosing Copies of Certificates, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with names, postal and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of Three (3) Traceable Referees to:

The Managing Director,
Nigerian Electricity Supply Corporation (Nigeria) Limited,
10 Barkin Ladi Road,
P. O. Box 15,
Bukuru, Jos South,
Plateau State, Nigeria.

Send electronic copies of Application to:


  • Those who already applied for this position during the past one year do not need to apply again.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged and invited for interviews.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here