The American University of Nigeria (AUN)

Communication Manager

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The American University of Nigeria (AUN) is recruiting for Contract Communication Manager

Job Description

In collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking prospective candidates for the anticipated Prevention of Spread of COVID-19 Pandemic through Awareness Raising and Livelihoods Support for Adolescent Girls and Boys in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

The positions are local positions and are open to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria.

Note: The positions are contingent on the award of the project to the American University of Nigeria.

All positions are for one year, renewable based on performance and continued donor funding.


Position: Communication Manager

Department: Atiku Center

Nature of Employment: Project Assignment

Location: Maiduguri or Yola

Supervisor: Report to the Project Director


Position Background:

The Communication Manager will be responsible for raising awareness about project, write and distribute content to promote project’s brand and activities. Liaise with media and also produce press releases. H/she shall give technical support in drafting and editing project reports.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support in drafting, editing project’s reports (including high-level technical reports).
  • Manage the project's online presence including the project website and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn etc.
  • Support internal and external communications i.e. manage media contacts.
  • Monitor and track all relevant media activity and reportage and obtain newspaper cuttings, articles and news features.
  • Leverage current publishing and information technologies to capture and disseminate project gains in new and compelling ways.
  • Integrate information dissemination, networking, and outreach activities into the knowledge sharing effort.
  • Support partners to generate key messages, develop talking points and draft speeches.
  • Coordinates development of annual/quarterly reports, success stories, blogs, web articles and ad hoc reports.
  • Organizes public events, production of publicity materials, press releases and coordination with media outlets.
  • Develop communication materials in print and online formats to support project objectives.
  • Ensure conformity with USAID communication, branding and marking guidelines
  • Any other task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • Master/M.Sc in information technology, communications, Journalism, management, social sciences or related filed.
  • Excellent Internet savvy, Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.), knowledge of graphics software desirable.
  • Must have 5-7 years of specific related experience in communications, preferably with INGO or donor funded projects.
  • Excellent spoken and written English/report writing skills (to be tested).

Description of Benefits:

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


How to Apply:

Suitably qualified candidates should CLICK HERE to apply, and submit their resumes, cover letters and references on a single file to in a word document or PDF format before the closing date of this publication. 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

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About The American University of Nigeria (AUN)
The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa.The goal of AUN is to train the future leaders of Africa and to serve as both a stimulus and agent of economic development throughout the region. To that end, all students, regardless of academic specialization, will receive high-level training in information technology, entrepreneurship and in arts and sciences, all of which are the key to future sustainable development...
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Job Summary
May 22, 2020
Offer Type
Minimum of 5years
Adamawa /Borno
Yola /Maiduguri
May 26, 2020
Executive / Management /Media / Art / Entertainment
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies /Education Services/ Research
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