The American University of Nigeria (AUN)

Project Officer/Office Manager

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The American University of Nigeria (AUN) is recruiting for Contract Project Officer/Office 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: Project Office/Office Manager

Department: Atiku Center

Nature of Employment: Project Assignment

Location: Maiduguri or Yola

Supervisor: Report to the Project Director


Position Background:

The Project Officer/Office Manager will be responsible for maintaining office services, organize office operations and procedures and oversee administrative support. He/she is the point person for any issues that arise within the team, support and coordinate project administrative operations and communications.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage all project admin functions and coordinate all office administrative matters.
  • Ensure that the office operates smoothly and efficiently on day-to-day basis.
  • Compose and control correspondence, produce reports and design filing system.
  • Implement and maintain procedures and office administrative systems.
  • Coordinating appointments and meetings for the senior leadership team (SLT).
  • Coordinate project internal and external communications. 
  • Provide support during the recruitment of Admin/Communication staff.
  • Lead on Project communication and non-technical reports. 
  • Create presentations and other management-level reports.
  • Any other duty as may be required from time to time by the supervisor.


Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Desired Course
Business Administration
Other Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • Masters/M.Sc. in Business Admin, social sciences or related discipline.
  • Excellence, integrity, creativity, team spirit, commitment and safety consciousness.
  • Must be able to provide high-level technical support to solve technical problems.
  • Must have 5-7 years of specific experience.
  • A high level of oral and written communication
  • Ability to delegate and allocate responsibilities efficiently to manage projects end to end.

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
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