Ongoing recruitment at The American University of Nigeria

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 prospective candidates for the anticipated prevention of gender-based violence and livelihoods support project.

Applications are invited for the positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Project Director

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Department: Atiku Center
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment
Duration: 1 (One) Year

Position Summary

  • The Project Director is responsible for meeting the project’s technical objectives, managing financial resources, managing program staff, maintaining good working relationships with host government officials and local partners, managing donor reporting and ensuring high-quality delivery of services.
  • The Project Director reports to the Administrator of Grants, Contracts and Programs at AUN.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in organizational development, public health, public administration, business administration, international development, or other relevant field preferred;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in program management at senior management level is required 3-5 years in Nigeria
  • Experience in gender issues including SGBV, livelihoods, required.
  • Aptitude/experience in supervising staff and the ability to mentor subordinates;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the development sector in Nigeria preferred
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of Hausa required.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in the Northern region of Nigeria will be an added advantage.

 

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Job Title: Counsellor

Location: Bama and Kukawa LGA, Borno
Department: Atiku Center
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment
Duration: 1 (One) Year
Slot: 4 Openings

Position Background

  • The Counsellor will help the beneficiaries to manage and overcome depressions, manage harmful emotions and behaviours.
  • S/he will listen to, empathise with, encourage and help to empower PoCs and other project beneficiaries, depending on the nature of problems encountered.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The counselor will engage beneficiaries in a series of formal sessions at a regular time and in a private place and talk about the client’s issues and feelings.
  • Will assist in counselling the beneficiaries to cope with traumatic experience and events.
  • Provide counselling face to face, over the telephone and/or online.
  • Will work with individual beneficiaries, families or groups.
  • Keeping confidential records of beneficiary cases.
  • Build a relationship of trust and respect with clients
  • Listening to clients’s concerns, emphathising with them and helping them to see things more clearly or in a different way.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the

Position Requirements

  • BSc. in relevant field (sociology, psychology, counselling, human rights etc.)
  • 1 year of work experience as a counsellor with an INGO is preffered, or at least 2 years of working experience in a related field (Required).
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and writing) and Fluent in Local language(s).
  • High reporting skills (excellent writing skills)
  • Strong ability to multi-tasks and work independently, attention to details.

 

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Job Title: Admin and Logistics Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Department: Atiku Center
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment
Duration: 1 (One) Year

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide logistics and administrative support to program staff during workshops.
  • Provide Admin supports for day-to-day office management.
  • Coordinate all operations-related activities of the project.
  • Provides oversight of Vehicle logs, vehicle maintenance.
  • Identify Vehicle needs and reviews driver timesheet
  • Coordinates transportation and delivery of procurement and inventory.
  • Ensure periodic project vehicle maintenance.
  • Coordinate vehicle needs of project staff for official travels.
  • Direct, supervise Logistics Assistants (drivers) and arrange their trip plans.
  • Any other duty as may be required from time to time by the supervisor.

Position Requirements

  • BA / B.Sc in Logistics or any related Social sciences discipline, with requisite logistics experience in donor-funded project.
  • Must be organized and logical, willing to adapt quickly to changing policies and procedures.
  • Able to efficiently solve transport problems relating to staff vehicle needs.
  • Able to operate Microsoft Office and be familiar with any other software.
  • Must have 4+ year of specific experience related to logistics coordination

 

 

 

Job Title: Legal Protection Specialist

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Department: Atiku Center
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment
Duration: 1 (One) Year

Position Background

  • The Legal Protection Specialist is responsible for supervising effective protection responses for legal needs of beneficiaries, including civil documentation issues and legal counselling.
  • S/he will work with beneficiary communities including persons with specific needs, IDPs, returnees, and persons with specialized protection concerns.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide legal assistance to ensure beneficiaries have access to legal counselling and assistance in addressing civil documentation issues
  • Prepare legal case files and referrals, and provide counselling services for beneficiaries in need of legal support, particularly in regards to civil documentation.
  • Ensure information dissemination to beneficiaries regarding legal services and legal issues.
  • Support the development of information dissemination materials regarding legal issues and legal support services in area of operation
  • Update case files, referral tracking mechanisms, and any other administrative tracking systems developed; ensure beneficiaries’ data is protected.
  • Prepare all legal case files, documents, legal counselling intake forms, and referrals for weekly review.
  • Provide daily verbal and written feedback to supervisor on progress, lesson learnt, achievements and gaps, issues and problems.
  • Writing regular narrative and quantitative reports for the donor on activities conducted
  • Maintain and promote a positive image of Human Appeal and its activities.
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Position Requirements

  • Relevant University degree in Law
  • Minimum of 2 year of experience working as a Lawyer, with in-depth knowledge of civil documentation cases
  • Relevant professional experience, preferably in emergency and/or development context.
  • Familiarity with international protection and human rights legal standards
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Good verbal & oral communication skills in English Language.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and respect for people from different cultures and backgrounds and especially those with special needs and other vulnerability.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure, manage time and prioritise work to deadlines.
  • Well-developed organisational skills.
  • Punctuality and respect for rules and procedures.
  • Must have strong ethos of working as a team player.
  • Must be able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality regarding work-related information and data.

 

 

 

Job Title: Finance and Admin Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Department: Atiku Center
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment
Duration: 1 (One) Year

Primary Responsibilities

  • Managing of petty cash transaction;
  • Disbursing of funds to all participants during workshops;
  • Handling of cash payments to all vendors/Staff
  • Preparation of petty cash update and reports;
  • Weekly cash reconciliation and replenishment;
  • Scanning and filing financial documents into database and maintaining hard copies filling;
  • Review of payment documents in relation to payment checklist;
  • Keep petty cash funds in safe and provide periodic petty cash report.
  • Raising of Payment Vouchers/Petty Cash Vouchers
  • Day to day bank liaison and general finance and Admin duties
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Position Requirements

  • B.Sc in Accounting / Banking and Finance with 3 years of project experience
  • Grant management experience for UNHCR projects
  • Experience in the use of financial accounting software
  • Experience in project finance, audit and project banking
  • Knowledge of UNHCR financial regulations and ICT skills.

 

 

 

Job Title: Community Engagement Assistant

Location: Kukawa, Borno
Department: Atiku Center
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment
Duration: 1 (One) Year

Summary of Position

  • The Community Engagement Assistant will support the Project Director.
  • S/he will have a deep understanding and in-depth knowledge of local customs and culture and using this to ensure that project is well understood and supported by the various communities within the respective states.

Position Requirements

  • BA in Sociology, Psychology or similar
  • 3 years community experience in the area of education, livelihoods etc.
  • Good local knowledge of the state/LGA
  • Good network within the state system/LGA
  • Experience in the social welfare, health and or traditional sector in the target state/LGA
  • Ability to speak the local language of the target LGA preferred

 

 

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Department: Atiku Center
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment
Duration: 1 (One) Year

Position Summary

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will lead all project M&E reporting.
  • S/he will be experienced in project M&E at state and local government level.
  • S/he will be a mentor to project staff to support M&E functions of the project.
  • S/he should be a highly skilled and experienced data manager and data analyst.
  • S/he should be able to track and report on all project targets and indicators as described in the project M&E plan and log frame. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer reports to the Project Director.

Requirements

  • BA / Master’s degree or equivalent experience in statistics, Mathematics, Physics
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in project M&E Nigeria
  • Proven experience and skills in data management and analysis
  • Experience in developing project M&E plans and log frames
  • Aptitude/experience in supervising staff and the ability to mentor subordinates;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistical packages such as Excel, SPSS etc
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of Kanuri/Hausa required.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in the Northern region of Nigeria will be an added advantage.

 

 

 

Job Title: Training Coordinator

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Department: Atiku Center
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment
Duration: 1 (One) Year

Primary Responsibilities

  • Organize and oversee the implementation of the project training/capacity building, in line with the priorities identified by the project and partner institutions.
  • Ensure the inclusion and consistency of capacity development plans in the overall project work plan and deliverables.
  • Identify and organize collaborative partnership with trainers/consultant or capacity development experts, including professionals from UN and non UN agency programs, to meet the demand and objectives of the project.
  • Facilitate the network of capacity-building experts on training and mentoring, in consultation with the Project Director.
  • Ensure coherence and synergies of the project’s intervention with the overall strategy of AUN/ in terms of capacity building and high performance.
  • Initiate, lead and follow relevant partnerships with relevant Ministry and training bodies in order to support and pursue sustainable trainings for the targeted departments/units and beneficiaries.
  • Ensure the sharing of experiences and dissemination of good practice in capacity development.
  • Design and develop training modules to support and respond to project needs.
  • Coordinate/align training modules to direct beneficiaries of the project “learning by doing”;
  • Organize, implement and monitor other capacity utilization programs especially coaching and mentoring.

Position Requirements

  • BA / B.Sc/ in Pure and or Social Sciences and years’ experience in project management,
  • 3 years of experience in managing office and people management.
  • Great communication and report writing skills.
  • Have experience in the development of training materials and delivering trainings.
  • High level of computer literacy (primarily in Microsoft Office packages).
  • Fluent in local languages and English.

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here  to apply online.

Note

  • The project is to be implemented in two target LGAs in Borno state that are currently accessible. The position is local position and is open to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria.
  • The position is contingent on the award of the project to the American University of Nigeria.
  • The position is for a year, renewable based on performance and continued donor funding.
  • The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • AUN is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race creed, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion and marital status. For information on AUN, visit our Web site at www.aun.edu.ng

 

Application Deadline  21st April, 2020.

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