If you are looking to replace an employee, expand your organization or fill a new vacancy, Barefoot Consultancy Limited can help you achieve your goal. For the last 9 years, we have assisted firms recruit in Kenya by hiring staff who have the right skills, attitude and ability to deliver. We offer clients and candidates the confidence of specialist recruiters that have the depth and breadth of experience in the hospitality sector and core roles.


Our services include JD development, advert creation for the role, CV vetting and 3-stage interview process depending on seniority of role.


Some roles we have recruited for:

  • Front Office: Supervisor, Agent
  • Housekeeping: Executive Housekeeper, Housekeeping Supervisor & Stewards
  • Sales & Marketing Manager/Executives
  • Revenue Manager, Reservations Manager
  • Kitchen: Executive Chef, Sous Chef, Cooks, Stewards
  • F&B Service: Restaurant Supervisor, Wait Staff
  • All roles in Accounts
  • Administration: Operations Manager, General Manager, Human Resources, Security, Maintenance

Through our founder’s link with HVS, we are in a position to undertake senior hospitality recruitment at a global level.

To request for a consultation meeting or a call on recruitment, contact us.

Current Positions

Pre-Opening Hotel Manager

Reference Number: BCL/AD/POHM08122020

Closing: 22nd December 2020



Our client, a 226-key 4-star internationally branded hotel which is under construction in Nairobi, Kenya, is looking for a Pre-Opening Hotel Manager. The main role will be too oversee the pre-opening activities and coordinate with company executives, owners and contractors alike.


Position Summary
The primary focus will be to assist in the day-to-day oversight of hotel construction activities in conjunction with Owner’s representatives and champion the preopening process. In all activities, the candidate will represent the Company to coordinate activities with third party contractors, consultants and on-site managers.

Duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist the Owner’s Representative in coordinating all of the pre-opening activities at the hotel and coordinate with the construction team, the construction timeline and act as a liaison between contractors and management, consultants and hotel personnel.
  • Project management including research of equipment, materials, supplies and methods, sourcing and negotiating qualified Supplier or contractors’ bids, reviewing contracts, and quality control during all stages of the project.
  • Develop long- and short-term plans for the operation of the hotel. Ensure the plans, once approved, are properly executed. Ensure operational standards are communicated, trained, and maintained
  • Assist and coordinate timely budget and forecasts regarding, but not limited to business levels, financial requirements, personnel needs and organization plans needed to support the hotel operations


Education, Qualifications & Experience 
Qualifications MUST include the following

  • You should ideally be holding a degree in hospitality management or a related field from an accredited college or university with a minimum of at least two completed pre-opening assignments as General Manager / Hotel Manager within similar market segments.
  • Must speak and write fluent English. Ability to speak Mandarin would be an added advantage
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Highly organized with strong analytic skills
  • Excellent computer skills, especially in Microsoft office products, project management software
  • Excellent attitude and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • University degree in hospitality or relevant field



  • You must have the ability to live and work in Kenya.
  • Solicitation will lead to automatic disqualification of candidates