Community Engagement Officers

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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: Community Engagement Officers (3 slots)

Department: Atiku Center

Nature of Employment: Project Assignment

Location: Damaturu, Maiduguri and Yola

Supervisor: Report to the Project Director


Position Background:

The Community Engagement Officer will coordinate and lead community engagement and mobilization activities for the Project. Implement activities to increase community awareness and support of beneficiaries in targeted communities. 


 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the State Supervisors and/or PD through developing in-depth knowledge of local customs and culture in respective project states and communities.
  • Will be responsible for implementing activities to increase community awareness and support the PD and State Supervisor to enhance community participation and acceptability.
  • Coordinate the psychosocial support and community based education programming.
  • Engage in community advocacy to raise community awareness.
  • Supports the application of training materials to selected beneficiaries.
  • Support the establishment and strengthening of community based mechanisms.
  • Provide support to parent groups and caregivers by organizing and leading sessions with parents on positive parenting practices.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the superior.

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • Degree in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health.
  • Requisite community engagement experience in a donor-funded project.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years relevant working experience in community engagement/child protection.
  • Experience working with refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Experience in Community Based programming and Child-Friendly Spaces
  • Experience providing counselling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly.
  • Excellent community mobilization skills.
  • Computer knowledge - Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Strong written and spoken English and knowledge of local language (Hausa) desired.

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 3years
Adamawa /Borno /Yobe
Yola /Maiduguri /Damaturu
May 26, 2020
NGO / Community Services
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies /Education Services/ Research
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