Livelihood Specialist at the American University of Nigeria (AUN)

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Livelihood Specialist

Location: Mubi, Adamawa
Department: Program
Employment Status: Full Time (Project)
Report to (Supervisor): Project Director
Supervises: Livelihood Officers

Position Background

  • The Livelihoods Specialist will support the project beneficiaries to prepare for and access opportunities to participate in value chain-specific livelihoods and community economic development activities.
  • S/he will work in close cooperation with program staff, the PD, implementing partners, stakeholders, and donors.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead project programming related to increasing livelihood opportunities and priorities.
  • Coordinate and implement all the Livelihood programs of the GIZ-MDYR project.
  • Coordinate, lead, and conduct rapid sectorial needs and market assessments in the field.
  • Conduct outreach to the community and local leaders, private sector partners, government, and other stakeholders as directed by the Project management.
  • Lead the context and stakeholder mapping and analysis to contribute to the conceptual development of Livelihoods Resource centers.
  • Supervise the logistical implementation of livelihoods goods, to ensure proper transport of goods to the distribution point.
  • Organize and assist in data collection and analysis for beneficiary and community selection, as well as for monitoring and evaluation of program activities, as well as ensure analysis is used in reporting.
  • Coordinate closely with M&E on program targeting, data collection, and management.
  • Lead in the conduct of training, awareness sessions, and any other activities carried out by the Livelihood Officers in the field.
  • Produce periodic reports on distributions, success stories, and case studies with beneficiaries.
  • Contribute to and provide livelihood inputs into work plan meetings and project reports.
  • Support project management and administration of livelihood-related activities including beneficiary identification and validation, activity site allocation, planning and implementing the communal and individual activities, working with partners, and facilitate monitoring.
  • Contribute to all fieldwork in collaboration with community and LGA stakeholders, providing professional skills and support towards all income-generating activities.
  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity, protection, and capacity building into all livelihood activities as appropriate.
  • Lead where necessary community meetings, advocacy, and sensitizations to identify livelihoods priorities.
  • Any other duty as may be required from time to time by the Project Director.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Public or Business Administration or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years experience in designing and implementing community-level livelihood activities, protection, or community engagement programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity, and flexibility.
  • Previous work experience with an INGO is a plus.
  • Computer literate with proficiency using Microsoft Office packages and Outlook. 
  • Written and oral proficiency in English and local Hausa Language (required).

Description of Benefits

  • Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as per AIDIs – AUN salary scale.

Application Closing Date
22nd October, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Submit their Resumes, Cover Letters, and references on a single file in a word document or PDF format to: [email protected] using the position being applied for as the subject of the email.

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  • 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. For information on AUN, visit our Web site at