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Communication Assistant at American University of Nigeria (AUN)

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.

In collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking prospective candidates for the project funded by UNHCR (Livelihoods Project). The positions are local positions and are open to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria.

Job Title: Communication Assistant

Location: Yola, Adamawa State
Department: Atiku Center - Admin.
Employment Status: Full Time (Project)

Opening Date: November 18, 2019

Closing Date: December 2, 2019

Duration: 1 (One) Year


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate office activities, manage information and facilitate internal operations.
  • Filing documents and disseminating information.
  • Planning meetings, scheduling appointments, reviewing communiqués and operating office equipment.
  • Prepare agendas, conduct research and manage projects.
  • Create databases and spreadsheets as well as help prepare reports and presentations.
  • Support initiatives of fundraising efforts and media coverage. Support in writing press releases and assist with public relations functions.
  • Any other duty as may be required from time to time by the supervisor.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or Diploma in communications, journalism, public relations or communication studies.
  • Good skills in visual communications, speech and literature and average knowledge of graphic design.
  • Good communication, writing and people management skills.
  • Knowledge of local language preferred.
  • Good IT skills and ability to use excel and similar software preferred.


Description of Benefits:

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.


How to Apply:

Suitably qualified candidates should click the link on the interested position below to apply, and submit their resumes, cover letters and references on a single file to in a word document or PDF format 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. For information on AUN, visit our Web site at

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