Capacity Development Specialist

American University of Nigeria (AUN)

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

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.


  • 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 training, 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.


  • 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


  • Interested and qualified candidates should send submit their Resumes, Cover Letters and references before the closing date of this publication,using the position applied for should as the subject of the email. 
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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American University of Nigeria (AUN)

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Project / Programme Management and Education/Teaching/Training

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years