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.
At AUN Enrolees are provided with the tools to achieve personal growth and material success. AUN is a completely wireless University, which is highly focused on IT. Computers, the internet and other critical IT facilities are key tools in teaching. These facilities are deployed in classes and completion of course assignments. With great emphasis on small classes, AUN’s main goal is to graduate well-educated and qualified students in both general knowledge and specialized disciplines. Having acquired first class American education right here in Nigeria, AUN students can remain in the country or Africa and contribute as entrepreneurs, corporate business people, government leaders, scientists and good citizens. AUN offers a complete academic string ranging from elementary, through secondary, to undergraduate to graduate school.
The AUN Academy across from the main campus, operates the elementary school, a Charter School, and a high school with American and international tracks. Since 2009, AUN has consistently graduated four classes. Many of these alumni have either enrolled into top graduate schools abroad, taken up jobs in key organizations or have established personal businesses around the country and abroad. AUN has a sprinkle of international students from around the world ranging from UK, USA, Niger Republic, Ghana, Cameroun and Rwanda. The biggest foreign enrolment ever is from Rwanda where seventeen students have enrolled for the fall 2012 semester.
Resulting from AUN’s unique approach to teaching and community service, the University receives accolades from international organizations and institutions. In 2011 the American Peace Corps, while celebrating its 50th anniversary, conferred on the AUN Founder the first ever Harry Wofford Global Citizenship award for his uncommon generosity and unusual support to higher education. Also in 2011 the AUN President Dr. Margee Ensign won the African Leadership award in Educational Excellence in the UK. In October 2012 AUN was also conferred with another prestigious award in Atlanta Georgia titled Africa Leading University Award 2012.Locations: Damaturu, Maiduguri or Yola
Department: Atiku Center
Nature of Employment: Project Assignment
Supervisor: Report to the Project Director
Slot: 3 Openings
Finance/Cash Transfer Officer will support in the day-to-day implementation of the Cash Transfer program, ensuring that the Project achieves its goals and objectives and in compliance to the Donor standards.
Ensure the proper implementation and reporting of the Cash based Program Activities by supervising the Cash for Work teams and ensure that all activities are carried out and reported in an effective, efficient and transparent matter.
Plan and organize the Cash distributions to the registered beneficiaries in the project communities and ensure effective community and stakeholder coordination in the implementation of the Cash transfer program.
Ensure effective communication of project objectives and activities to both beneficiary communities and relevant stakeholders such as local authority and community leadership.
Assist in sensitization of local government structures, communities and traditional authorities on the on targeting criteria and identification and registration of the beneficiaries.
Help oversee delivery of regular cash transfers and helping ensure the resolution of any problems.
Actively participate in relevant field assessments to identify the beneficiaries’ needs and viable business opportunities, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
Organize the training of the cash beneficiaries on the identified needs
Compile and submit regular project reports and updates
Facilitate the provision of livelihoods kits for agricultural or income generating activities in order to enable the ability to start-up businesses that will strengthen the households economically and enable them retain their children in school beyond the lifespan of the project.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
Required Skills & Qualifications
BSc/HND in Finance, Accountancy, Economics or related fields.
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a relevant position.
Proven experience in Cash Programming is a distinctive advantage.
Experience in community mobilization and conducting distributions is desired.
Fluency in written and spoken English.
Able to work on a high level with Word, Power Point, and Excel.
Knowledge of Accounting software.
Previous experience in an international NGOs.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work and deal successfully in multi-cultural environment.
Committed, honest and eager to learn.
Description of Benefits
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.