The American University of Nigeria (AUN)

Livelihood Officer

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The American University of Nigeria (AUN) is recruiting for Contract Livelihood Officer

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: Livelihood Officer

Department: Atiku Center

Nature of Employment: Project Assignment

Location: Maiduguri or Yola

Supervisor: Report to the Project Director

 

Position Background:

The Livelihoods Officer will support the technical implementation of the cash transfer project by ensuring that the project activities are done within the time frame. Organize and manage the distribution of cash to targeted households.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Organize and supervise the distribution of cash to the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Responsible for the selection and verification of beneficiaries in coordination with community committee and authorities and the use of selection criteria
  • Actively engage and support in community sensitization activities on selection criteria, cash redemption process and feedback mechanism.
  • Develop distribution plans for Cash and share for final approval.
  • Maintain clear communication with cash transfer agents and beneficiaries in accordance with Project policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with cash transfer agents on the schedule of distributions to make sure they are ready with cash to smoothly distribute cash to beneficiaries.
  • Organize cash distributions considering safety and dignity of beneficiaries
  • Conduct field visits to project sites and meet with community leaders to select specific vulnerable locations for targeting and ensure a conducive community mobilization system
  • Provide close supervision and monitoring to the implementation of livelihood project-related activities in the field.
  • Conduct post-distribution monitoring.
  • Support in conducting market assessments or cash feasibility assessment in the targeted communities.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

3

Qualifications
B.Sc /BA /HND
Desired Course
Business Administration
Other Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Development studies or related field.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience.
  • Proven practical experience in cash and livelihoods programming.
  • Coordination experience with different partners and stakeholders
  • Good written and spoken English.
  • Ability to communicate in local languages (Hausa) will be an added advantage

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 recruitment@aun.edu.ng 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 www.aun.edu.ng

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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
Published
May 22, 2020
Offer Type
Contract
Experience
Minimum of 3years
Location
Adamawa /Borno
Cities
Yola /Maiduguri
Deadline
May 26, 2020
Specialization
NGO / Community Services
Industries
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies /Education Services/ Research
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