• Software Project Manager at The American University of Nigeria (AUN)

  • Posted on: 21 July, 2014 Deadline: 4 August, 2014
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  • The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2003 by Nigeria's former Vice President His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar along with other local and international statesmen and academic leaders. The institution was conceived as Africa's first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns. Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a world-class career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change in the development of the region. AUN has a strong commitment to providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving the continent's critical social and economic problems. The university offers an American-style education modelled after the curriculum of American universities with corresponding approaches to teaching and students assessment. The first entering class of 124 students and 20 professors was enrolled in September 2005. The University started on temporary buildings at the AUN Academy located directly opposite the AUN campus. In seven years, AUN is fast becoming a model for other universities in Nigeria and West Africa.

    The American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking for Software Project Manager. This position is a local one open to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria:

    Software Project Manager


    Location: Adamawa
    Department: Office of Technology Support

    Position Summary
    he Software Project Manager works hand in hand with the Senior Director of Information Systems and the Software Development Team Lead in ensuring a smooth transition from Banner to the new ERP application. The position shall work with all units in the Department of Information Systems, as well as the various stakeholders within the university community, to ensure an effective and efficient handling of new software developments and user support.

    Position Requirements

    •     The successful candidate should have a Degree in computer science, Software Engineering, or a related field as well as five (5) years' experience in software development and project management, including ERP implementations.
    •     Experience working with higher education institutions is preferable.
    •     An excellent understanding and experience of ERP software applications and tools.
    •     Knowledge of IT best practices and methodologies.
    •     Experience in Business Intelligence tools. Proven data analysis, data verification, and problem-solving abilities.

    Other requirements, abilities for the position:

    •     Ability to work as part of a team to achieve results within set deadlines.
    •     Demonstrate an understanding of the issues relevant to ERP software modules as they affect various stakeholders, such as Finance, Admissions, Faculty, Students, HR, Logistics, Library, and Facilities Management.
    •     Set and convey clear goals and monitor progress
    •     Must possess the intellectual capacity to break down a problem or situation into its component parts, identifying implications, timeframes and sequences.
    •     Attention to detail and someone who can take Initiative.
    •     Ability to easily establish and build relationships with all stakeholders.
    •     Good project management skills and/or substantial exposure to project-based work structures. Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their resumes, cover letters and references to: recruitment@aun.edu.ng 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.

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