Community Engagement Officer

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Job Description


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: Community Engagement Officer

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.
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

Other Requirements

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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Resumes, Cover Letters and References to:


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

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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
April 8, 2019
Offer Type
Full time
Adamawa /Borno
April 10, 2019
Teaching / Education Services
Education Services/ Research
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