The American University of Nigeria (AUN)

IT Manager

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

Department: Atiku Center

Nature of Employment: Project Assignment

Location: Maiduguri or Yola

Supervisor: Report to the Project Director


Position Background:

The IT Manager will have the primary responsibility of maintaining a functional project IT equipment, software and system, assisting staff in developing and effectively using information technologies. S/he will assist in setting up and managing the project IT systems.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and maintain the setup of a secure, fully functional computer network in the project states offices.
  • Ensure that necessary hardware and software as well as communication equipment are acquired, installed and maintained.
  • Ensure real time backups of project databases (including project website and intranet) to effectively manage programs and administration of information need.
  • Design file-sharing system on the project and/or AUN website to allow for effective and efficient sharing of files within the project and ensuring that business forms are updated regularly.
  • Remotely support and troubleshoot users across project states on their daily work.
  • Implement and enforce security on the network and prevent misuse of the IT resources
  • Ensure regular updates of all office software, including anti-virus soft wares.
  • Keeping the project up to date with new advancements in information and communication technologies.
  • Training of Project staff to improve their computer skills (as required) and providing regular IT supports.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • Master/M.Sc. in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.
  • Must have 5-7 years of specific experience in desktop support, ICT, Information Systems, or a related field
  • Previous experience working as IT Manager with INGO or Donor funded projects is preferred
  • High level knowledge of Spoken and Written English required

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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May 22, 2020
Offer Type
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Adamawa /Borno
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