Social Engagement/Welfare Assistant

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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: Social Engagement/Welfare Assistant (3 slots)

Department: Atiku Center

Nature of Employment: Project Assignment

Location: Damaturu, Maiduguri and Yola

Supervisor: Report to the Social Engagement/Welfare Officer


Position Background:

The Social Engagement/Welfare Officer shall support and assist the Officer in the coordination of community engagement and mobilization activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the officer to coordinate psychosocial support and community-based protection programming.
  • Assist in support to strengthening of child protection community-based systems inclusive of developing trainings.
  • Ensure availability of training materials at training venues for training of men and boys, women and girls on social norms change.
  • Participate in community mobilization/sensitization campaigns in collaboration with the officer.
  • Assist in ensuring that beneficiaries are informed and regularly reminded about their entitlements from the project and the confidential complaints mechanisms.
  • Provide support to the Officer in resource mobilization efforts by participating in rapid assessments.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • University degree in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in child protection prevention and response programming, humanitarian affairs or human rights.
  • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse.
  • Medium experience in providing counselling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly.
  • Good 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
Full time
Minimum of 3years
Adamawa /Borno /Yobe
Yola /Maiduguri /Damaturu
May 26, 2020
NGO / Community Services /Advertising/ PR / Marketing
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies /Education Services/ Research
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