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Project Director at the American university of Nigeria (AUN)

The American university of Nigeria (AUN) is Africa’s foremost development university with a mission to foster the creation of leaders committed to sustaining a democracy in which diverse people share in the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, proficient in creating and applying technology to wise purpose, and dedicated to securing a humane and prosperous world.  The university offers a unique resource for Nigeria, West Africa, and the entire continent in addressing crucial economic and social development needs.

The American University of Nigeria, Yola, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position below in the Atiku Centre Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development:

Job Title: Project Director

Locations: Yola and Mubi – Adamawa

About the Project

  • The Atiku Centre Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development is starting a new project in early 2018, focused on improving resilience amongst returnees in return LGAs of Adamawa state.
  • This is two years project with office in Yola and Mubi.
  • In application of our mission and vision, the Atiku Centre Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development was set up to provide a one stop shop for all development initiatives, utilizing our local knowledge and global expertise to study problems, develop solutions and prioritize the implementation of the solutions in the form of projects.
  • The centre currently implements a number of projects across the north east focusing on mitigating the impact of the insurgency on the lives of the people of the north east and Nigerians in general.

Job Description

  • The Project Director is responsible for meeting the project’s technical objectives, managing financial resources, managing program staff, maintaining good working relationships with host government officials and local partners, managing donor reporting and ensuring a high-quality delivery of services.
  • The Project Director reports to the Administrator of Grants, Contracts and Programs at AUN.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in organizational development, public health, public administration, business administration, international development, or other relevant field preferred;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in program management at senior management level is required 3-5 years in Nigeria
  • Aptitude/experience in supervising staff and the ability to mentor subordinates;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the development sector in Nigeria preferred
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of Hausa required.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in Northern region of Nigeria will be an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
22nd December, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Resumes, cover letters and references to: recruitment@aun.edu.ng The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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