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The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa. The University’s mission is to provide quality education to Nigeria and Africa’s future leaders in order to equip them with the skills needed to solve development issues on the continent, and give them the knowledge needed to create solutions that will benefit their community, their country and, ultimately, the world.

In collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking for:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Results & Learning Specialist

Locations: Maiduguri, Borno & Mubi , Adamawa (Choose your Preferred Location)
Department: Atiku Center (Livelihoods Intervention Project)
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment (Temporary)
Duration: Six (6) Months

Summary of Position

  • The Monitoring, Evaluation, Results and Learning Specialist is tasked with the responsibility of monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of all livelihood intervention projects, applied research and grant writing data to support the program initiative.
  • The position designs and implements a comprehensive strategic monitoring and evaluation plan for the center with a view to ensure that all required data is available to support all project activities including development courses, volunteer activities and community outreach initiatives.
  • The position coordinates directly with staff assistants, project managers, to gather required information in the performance of their duties.  The position reports directly to the grants administrator.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, preferably in Statistics, Mathematics/ Economics from a recognized tertiary institution with three (3) or seven (7) years’ experience in monitoring projects respectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills and computer knowledge (web base recruitment strategies will serve as a plus).
  • Significant relevant experience, preferably in a secondary or post-secondary academic setting.
  • Intermediate to expert level competence with MS Office and database applications.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions to enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Academic expertise, administrative experience and marketing skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to make clear, timely decisions.

Other Requirements, Abilities for the Position:

  • Good understanding of the challenge and significance of building a new Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development center
  • Should have the ability to interact effectively with student, alumni, high school teachers and university staff.
  • Dynamic and innovative personality.
  • Mastering more than one language.

Description of Benefits
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Locations: Maiduguri, Borno & Mubi, Adamawa (Choose your Preferred Location)
Department: Atiku Center (Livelihoods Intervention Project)
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment (Temporary)
Duration: Six (6) Months

Summary of Position

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is tasked with the responsibility of monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of all projects.
  • He /She will designs and implements a comprehensive strategic monitoring and evaluation plan for the livelihood project with a view to ensure that all required data is available to support all center activities including development courses, volunteer activities and community outreach initiatives.
  • The position coordinates directly with other staff of the project and community members to gather required information in line with the policies and procedures of the project.

Position Requirements

  • B.Sc in Statistics/Mathematics/Economics with three (3) years M & E experience
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills and computer knowledge (web base recruitment strategies will serve as a plus).
  • Significant relevant experience, preferably in a secondary or post-secondary academic setting.
  • Intermediate to expert level competence with MS Office and database applications.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions to enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Academic expertise, administrative experience and marketing skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to make clear, timely decisions.

Other Requirements, Abilities for the Position:

  • Good understanding of the challenge and significance of building a new Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development center
  • Should have the ability to interact effectively with student, alumni, high school teachers and university staff.
  • Dynamic and innovative personality.
  • Mastering more than one language.

Description of Benefits
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.

Job Title: Project Director

Locations: Maiduguri, Borno & Mubi, Adamawa (Choose your Preferred Location)
Department: Atiku Center (Livelihoods Intervention Project)
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment (Temporary)
Duration: Six (6) Months

Summary of Position

  • The Project Director’s role is to ensure a streamlined, fit-for-context Livelihood Programme, including food-security elements, across various field bases and humanitarian contexts.
  • The position will develop a Livelihoods strategy, including a core set of activities, for the country and the technical tools and standards to support implementations/he will also provide technical guidance and support on a day to day basis to Livelihoods programmes in accordance with the vision and mission of the livelihood intervention project.

Position Requirements

  • Master’s or PhD in Social Sciences or other relevant field with two years project management experience
  • At least 7 years of experience garnered from reputable NGO.
  • Experience in rapidly changing humanitarian contexts

Other Requirements, Abilities for the Position:

  • Ability to identify and raise any issues of non-compliance and assure compliance with the Livelihood Intervention Project standards operating procedures
  • Coordinate with Communication /Advocacy for success story content, communication tools, etc.
  • Provide regular updates to grants administrator
  • Strong Livelihoods experience including experience in representation with clusters and other protection actors
  • Strong Cash experience
  • Experience with representation and communication
  • Substantial experience in both a technical advisory role and program management and implementation
  • Strong proposal development and report development skills
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Ability to deal with stress and demanding working environment
  • Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of the livelihood intervention project
  • Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills
  • Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity
  • Attention to detail and structured way of approaching tasks (very organized).

Description of Benefits
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.

Job Title: Livelihoods Officer

Locations: Maiduguri, Borno & Mubi , Adamawa (Choose your Preferred Location)
Department: Atiku Center (Livelihoods Intervention Project)
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment (Temporary)
Duration: Six (6) Months

Summary of Position

  • The Livelihoods Officer is responsible for effective management and successful implementation of Cash Transfer programming (CTP)/resilient livelihoods activities of Enhanced Community Resilience project in Mubi/Maiduguri as per project document, Log frame, budget, action plans, livelihood intervention project policies, national guidelines and donor requirements.

Position Requirements

  • BA/BSc/HND in Agriculture or related field with three years’ experience in similar livelihoods/agriculture project
  • Demonstrated technical skills in coordination and development of activities related to cash transferring programming, agriculture, livestock, vocational trainings, micro-finance, credit unions and small business development
  • Experience in project management including project planning and monitoring
  • Experience with budget planning and expenditures monitoring
  • Ability and proven experience in transferring knowledge and skills through formal and informal training of staff and volunteers and rural communities
  • Understanding of natural and human induced hazards and root  causes and driving factors of disaster vulnerability in Nepal with good understanding on CBDRM, climate change adaptation, gender and social inclusion
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills
  • Strong commitment to team work and ability to work in a large team of volunteers.
  • Exposure to work in cross-cultural environment
  • Good English speaking and writing skills and proficiency in computers (user level)
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under pressure

Other Requirements, Abilities for the Position:

  • Good understanding of the challenge and significance of building a new Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development center
  • Should have the ability to interact effectively with staff and partners
  • Dynamic and innovative personality.
  • Experience living and working in northern Nigeria will be an advantage

Description of Benefits
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.

Job Title: Operations Officer

Locations: Maiduguri & Mubi (Choose your Preferred Location)
Department: Atiku Center (Livelihoods Intervention Project)
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment (Temporary)
Duration: Six (6) Months

Summary of Position

  • The Operations Officer is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that operational activities are executed within allotted budget and timelines in accordance with the policies and procedures of the livelihood project.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 years experiencing providing operations and logistics support to projects OR National Diploma with five(5) years relevant office management experience
  • Proficiency in financial modeling processes
  • Experience in working in a livelihood intervention setting.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other relevant spreadsheet software to make detailed analyses and provide proper advisory on financial matters
  • Must be able to plan, measure, and implement business management objectives, conduct research, establish and maintain business models, interpret and analyze complex financial data and reports

Other Requirements, Abilities for the Position:

  • Good understanding of the challenge and significance of building a new Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development center
  • Ability to develop a work schedule, set goals, creates / implements actions plans and monitor progress towards goals.
  • Most be able to work with other department in the execution of duties and responsibilities.
  • Must be able to work with senior managers
  • Must be able to generate reports on a periodic basis regarding operational budgets
  • Ability to work collaboratively in team setting
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and communication skills
  • Educational background: see personal file
  • Computing background: see personal file

Description of Benefits
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.

Job Title: Training Coordinator

Locations: Maiduguri & Mubi (Choose your Preferred Location)
Department: Atiku Center (Livelihoods Intervention Project)
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment (Temporary)
Duration: Six (6) Months

Summary of Position

  • The Training Coordinator will develop, implement, resource and deliver training programs for varying levels of the livelihood intervention project employees.
  • Also, consult with line managers and supervisors in the project to assess training needs and develop programs that match these needs while continually evaluate procedures   to monitor and analyze course effectiveness and update curriculum as needed.
  • H/She will also coordinate, administer and deliver training programs with a view to ensuring that the livelihood intervention project impacts positively in its key responsibility of addressing the humanitarian challenges faced by the its host community.

Position Requirements

  • B.Sc/BA/HND from a recognized tertiary institution required.
  • Must possess five (5) years’ work experience which must entail training or teaching experience and also working in a livelihood intervention setting.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Proficiency in a second language is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary to produce and deliver quality training programs

Other Requirements, Abilities for the Position:

  • Good understanding of the challenge and significance of building a new Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development center
  • Knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office Programs is required.
  • Ability to communicate professionally with all levels of the livelihood intervention project
  • Leadership skills to effectively direct trainees while in a class environment and ability to properly evaluate comprehension and application of the subject material.
  • The position requires initiative, motivation, creativity and the ability to understand many areas of expertise.
  • Ability to function independently in a multi-task environment as well as part of a team.

Other requirements

  • To commit to uphold project’s values, demonstrating them in day to day duties
  • To comply with livelihood’s policy and practice requirements as outlined in the Staff Handbook including Health & Safety, Adult Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures

Description of Benefits

  • Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.
Job Title: Community Engagement Officer

Locations: Maiduguri, Borno & Mubi, Adamawa (Choose your Preferred Location)
Department: Atiku Center (Livelihoods Intervention Project)
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment (Temporary)
Duration: Six (6) Months

Summary of Position

  • The Community Engagement Officer will provide support to all community engagements of the project. In this position, the staff will liaise with community structures to ensure active partnership.
  • The Community Engagement Officer will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and will be an experienced professional with considerable knowledge and experience in community engagement.
  • The personnel will work collaboratively with members of the community to help ensure that the livelihood intervention project delivers on programs with greater impact on the community and by extension the host community.

Position Requirements

  • A in Sociology, Psychology or related field with at least 3 years community engagement experience.
  • Ability to speak Hausa and or Kanuri will be an added advantage. Preference will be given to applicants who have lived and or worked in the target areas
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills
  • Good computer knowledge and ability to use basic MS office applications
  • Significant relevant experience, preferably in a community focused project
  • Experience managing a team of people
  • Very good report writing skills
  • A good knowledge of M&E systems and processes
  • Knowledge of basic statistical packages
  • Experienced in conducting workshops and engaging partners
  • Good people management skills
  • Intermediate to expert level competence with MS Office and database applications.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions to enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Academic expertise, administrative experience and marketing skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to make clear, timely decisions.

Other Requirements, Abilities for the Position:

  • Good understanding of the challenge and significance of building a new Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development center
  • Should have the ability to interact effectively with staff and partners
  • Dynamic and innovative personality.
  • Experience living and working in northern Nigeria will be an advantage

Description of Benefits
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.

Deadline: 10th April, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Resumes, Cover Letters and References to: recruitment@aun.edu.ng

Note

  • The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • This position is a local position and is open to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria.

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