Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) – SENSE at the American University of Nigeria

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Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) – SENSE

Location: Yola, Adamawa
Nature of Employment: Full Time-Projects
Project: Strengthening Education in North-East Nigeria States (SENSE)
Duration: One (1) Year
Reporting Line: Chief of Party
Supervises: SIP Specialist, Technical Coordinator & Instructional Material Dev’t Officers

Summary of Position

  • The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will assist the CoP for the day-to-day technical and operational aspects of the project in Adamawa and Gombe states.
  • The DCOP will represent the project to its various stakeholders in the absence of the Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance and direction to ensure that the SENSE Project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the Adamawa and Gombe States and the USAID.
  • Direct project implementation through providing oversight to Technical Advisors/Specialists, State-level Officers, and partners.
  • Lead in the development of instructional materials for the project.
  • Preparation for annual work plan for the project and its budget.
  • Oversees the annual planning and implementation of all project activities in all the Project States.
  • Facilitates communications among all project stakeholders.
  • Assist the CoP in technical report
  • Mentors partner staff during project implementation
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the CoP.

Position Requirements

  • Master’s degree in education, arts, Mathematics/Statistics or relevant social sciences, Ph.D is a plus.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in design and management of reading/literacy programs.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in conducting trainings, preferably in the context of teacher trainings in literacy and numeracy.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in the development of teaching and learning materials on a donor funded project, preferably in literacy and numeracy materials.
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian state education system structure, including the LGEAs and school level management.
  • Not less than 5 years progressive professional experience in the area of education system strengthening, especially in terms of capacity building of state, LGEAs and school level education personnel.
  • Strong understanding of the education context as well as experiences in trainings in North East Nigeria is highly desirable
  • Strong communications skills, including capacity to produce polished reports and PPT presentations
  • Good working ICT Skills.

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

Application Closing Date
22nd March, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Submit their Resumes, Cover Letters and References on a single file (word document or PDF format) to: [email protected] using the “Position being Applied for” as the subject of the email.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • This position is a local position and is open to indigenous and / or legal residents of Nigeria.
  • 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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