The American University of Nigeria (AUN)

Social Engagement/Welfare Officer

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The American University of Nigeria (AUN) is recruiting for Contract Social Engagement/Welfare 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: Social Engagement/Welfare Officer

Department: Atiku Center

Nature of Employment: Project Assignment

Location: Maiduguri or Yola

Supervisor: Report to the Project Director


Position Background:

The Social Engagement/Welfare Officer shall coordinate and lead community engagement and mobilization activities for the response programmes in line with International minimum standards in Northeast Nigeria.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a social media strategy
  • Coordinate the psychosocial support and community-based protection programming interfacing with other programme team members.
  • Support the strengthening of child protection community-based systems inclusive of developing trainings, supervision/coaching tools, monitoring, and tracking tools and improve referral systems.
  • Conduct and supervise training with men and boys, women and girls on social norms change.
  • Support the establishment and strengthening of community-based mechanisms and groups including adolescent peer groups, child protection committees, children’s clubs, parent groups and informal foster caregivers.
  • Design and facilitate community mobilization/sensitization campaigns in collaboration with Community Engagement Workers, Community Based Protection Mechanisms, and children/adolescents.
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist
  • Ensure beneficiaries are informed and regularly reminded about their entitlements from the project, and the confidential complaints mechanisms;
  • Support resource mobilization efforts by participating in rapid assessments, project reviews and related tasks that will ensure adequate information for proposal development.
  • 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 3-5 years relevant working experience in child protection prevention and response programming, humanitarian affairs or human rights.
  • Experience working in emergency settings with refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse.
  • Strong experience providing counselling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly.
  • Ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision. A self-starter.
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English and knowledge of local language (Hausa) strongly 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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May 22, 2020
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