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  • Posted on: 25 August, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    The American University of Nigeria (AUN) - 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.

    American University of Nigerian is recruiting to fill the position below:

    IT Manager


    Job Description

    •     The Senior IT Engineer assists students, faculty and staff to maintain, repair and configure laptops and desktops.
    •     IT Engineer is responsible for general maintenance of University's desktops and laptops.
    •     S(he) is responsible for supporting and maintaining the university's Computers and peripherals, and for providing efficient desktop support for members of the university community.
    •     The IT engineer is also responsible for resolving any IT-related faults quickly and efficiently, including a broad range of queries from how to set up an email account to system diagnostics, plus enhancing and developing the IT provision extended within the university.

    Job Requirements

    •     A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from a recognized tertiary institution in a relevant field, with 1 (one) year of experience.
    •     Advanced knowledge of university supported applications.
    •     Ability to learn and support new technologies.
    •     Possess high level interpersonal communication skills.
    •     Working continuously on a task until completion (or referral to third parties, if appropriate).

    Other Requirements

    •     Adequate knowledge of AUN Policies and Procedures and the university IT Policy.
    •     Possess high level interpersonal communication skills.

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    Executive Administrative Assistant


    Job Responsibilities

    •     The incumbent candidate is charge with the responsibility of providing high-level administrative support for the Dean in accordance with AUN Policies and Procedures, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions which include but are not limited to preparing correspondence, travels, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings.
    •     The Executive Assistant shall also relieve the Dean of administrative detail by coordinating work flow within the department, setting up "tickler" system and setting up an "exception reporting" system to handle routine tasks without supervision. Also, the Executive Assistant shall routinely re-order office supplies.

    Position Requirements

    •     A Bachelor's degree from a recognized tertiary institution; four years increasingly responsible office support/administrative experience OR any equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

    Knowledge of :
    a.) University policies and procedures affecting assigned work.
    b.) Office administration principles and practices.
    c.) Budgeting procedures and financial record keeping.

    •     Skill in English composition, grammar and punctuation.
    •     Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and academic acumen.
    •     Skill in compiling and presenting statistical information.

    Other Requirements/Abilities

    •     Energetic, dynamic personality.
    •     Ability to perform consistently under pressure and to work cooperatively with others.
    •     Ability to represent the Dean's Office in a professional manner.
    •     Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    •     Ability to receive and follow instruction.
    •     Ability to run several projects at the same time simultaneously with high level efficiency.

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    Tennis/Badmington Coach


    Job Responsibilities

    •     Coach is the person responsible for all aspects of leading the AUN Tennis & Badminton teams.This includes, but is not limited to, recruitment of prospective student-athletes, student-athlete development, game preparation and strategy, supervision of assistant coaches, scheduling, alumni and public relations, fundraising, adherence to rules and regulations guiding professional tennis/badmiton in the university level, and general administrative duties.
    •     The Coach will also be responsible for supporting the philosophy, goals and Mission of the university and its Athletic program as well as adherence departmental, university, and national policies and procedures guiding the games.

    Position Requirements

    •     A Bachelor's degree from a recognized tertiary institution and appropriate athletic training.
    •     Two (2) years successful coaching experience.
    •     Experience to carry out the responsibilities, including knowledge of exercise and weight training, sports activities, and physical conditioning.

    Other Requirements

    •     Knowledge of overall operations of an athletic program.
    •     Proven knowledge AUN's Policies governing athletics and recreation.
    •     Ability to interpret AUN's Policies and Procedures.
    •     Ability to manage budget and personnel, and coordinate athletics activities.
    •     Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.
    •     Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible, and serve as a role model for all university staff and students.


    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resumes, cover letters and references to


    •     The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.
    •     Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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