Thursday, 14 December 2017

Project Director, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at 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.Project Director, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at American university of Nigeria (AUN)

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

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

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 Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will lead all project M&E an reporting.  S/he will be experienced in project M&E at state and local government level.
  • S/he will be a mentor to project staff to support M&E functions of the project. S/he should be highly skilled and experienced data manager and data analysts.
  • S/he should be able to track and report on all project targets and indicators as described in the project M&E plan and log frame. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist reports to the Project Manager
Requirements
  • BA/Master’s degree or equivalent experience in statistics, Mathematics, Physics
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in project M&E Nigeria
  • Proven experience and skills in data management and analysis
  • Experience in developing project M&E plans and log frames
  • Aptitude/experience in supervising staff and the ability to mentor subordinates;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistical packages such as Excel, SPSS etc
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of Hausa required.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in Northern region of Nigeria will be an added advantage.
  

Job Title: Capacity Development Specialist

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.
Description
  • The Capacity Development Specialist will assess the needs of beneficiaries and extension workers as well as other state partners and development plans to improve their capacity.
  • She/he will facilitate organizational capacity assessments and develop institutional strengthening plans.
  • Organize and facilitate trainings, workshops, and networking events.
  • S/he will serve as partner mentor, providing one-on-one support and guidance in meeting sub-grant requirements, institutional strengthening plans, and other capacity development needs.
Requirements
  • BA/MA in Public Health, Development, Public Administration or another related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in capacity development of CSOs and/or government
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in developing and managing a budget; experience in developing strategic plans, work plans, fundraising plans; knowledge of sound financial, human resources, and administrative policy and procedure
  • Experience in facilitation and training
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of Hausa required.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in Northern region of Nigeria will be an added advantage.

Job Title: Finance and Grants Manager

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.
  • 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 Finance Manger ensures timely and accurate submission of monthly financial reports to the donor.
  • He/she ensures proper adherence to all payment process that ensures transparency and good controls.
  • Ensuring proper maintenance and archiving of accounting documents.
  • Ensures availability of funds for project work by constantly liaising with HQ on fund requests and coordinating with Country Representative and Project Directors.
  • Conduct due diligence test on beneficiaries and ensures proper utilization of grants. Manage grants.
  • Ensures disbursements of funds in accordance with established timeframes and procedures.
  • He/she is in charge of the implementation of internal control and adherence to financial policies and procedures.
  • Serves as systems administrator and ensures smooth operations of the department’s accounting system.
  • Serve as the authorizing officer for goods and services procured by  ensuring compliance with donor/ AUN policies and availability of funds.
  • Generate such financial report documents and reports as necessary for appropriate review by senior management.
Requirements
  • Minimum of B.Sc./ HND in Accounting  with ACA/ACCA/CPA Professional Accounting Qualifications.
  • Must also have at least Five years of experience in the area of Finance and Administration with an international NGOs
  • Experience with accounting standards/practices of international organization a strong plus.
  • Experience managing grants under contracts and grants under fixed obligation required
  • Experience developing local CSOs, NGOs and CBOs with grants required
  • Working knowledge of accounting software such as Serenics, Quikbooks, Microsoft Dynamics Navigator etc.
  • Sound Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites;
  • Knowledge of USAID OMB  Circulars 110, 122, 133
  • Experience working in northern Nigeria
 

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.

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

Application Deadline Date 
 22nd December, 2017.

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