LGA Lead and Livelihoods Support Officer at 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 University’s mission is to provide quality education to Nigeria and Africa’s future leaders in order to equip them with the skills needed to solve development issues on the continent, and give them the knowledge needed to create solutions that will benefit their community, their country and, ultimately, the world.

In collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking for prospective candidates for the anticipated prevention of gender-based violence and livelihoods support project.

Applications are invited for the position below:

Job Title: LGA Lead and Livelihoods Support Officer

Location: Bama and Kukawa, Borno
Department: Atiku Center
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment
Duration: 1 (One) Year

Position Summary

  • The LGA lead is the administrative and technical lead for the project in the respective LGA.
  • As head of office, all staff in the specific state report to this position holder.
  • S/he will ensure adherence to financial and administrative processes and support technical staff to carry out their core functions.
  • S/he is the representative of the Product Director in each LGA and will ensure that all staff adhere to project standards. In addition, the LGA lead drives the livelihoods component of the project while ensuring the protection of all target beneficiaries

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure beneficiaries are screened, selected and verified through use of developed targeting criteria in operational areas.
  • Provide livelihood guidance, on an individual or group basis, to increase beneficiaries’ awareness of different business options based on market assessment and beneficiary interests.
  • Provide information to beneficiaries about livelihood and business development opportunities.
  • Organize small business training and business planning activities with beneficiaries
  • Provide information to beneficiaries on skills training, market opportunities, and small enterprise creation.
  • Assist beneficiaries in the establishment of home gardens/poultry production and continued support throughout the project timeframe.
  • Facilitate the implementation of Cash Transfer programmes and funds for Work
  • Support in the training of PoCs and other events related to the project.
  • Establish linkages to adult learning institutions and refer beneficiaries to selected courses.
  • Provide administrative support if required.
  • Submit weekly reports and contribute to the compilation of the monthly report and submit to the Supervisor.

Position Requirements

  • University degree or advanced training  / course in Business Administration, Sociology, Social Work, International Affairs, Humanitarian or related field
  • Experience in Livelihood Programming and trainings.
  • An understanding of humanitarian / civil society issues in the country and the region.
  • 1-2 years working experience, in the field of business and/or livelihood programs is required.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Previous working experience with humanitarian agencies
  • Experience working with displaced populations.
  • Experience with case management protocols desirable
  • Must be flexible and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good supervision skills and report writing.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to field locations regularly and sometimes on short notice

Description of Benefits

  • Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.

Application Closing Date
21st April, 2020.

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