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Innovation Hub Analyst at American University of Nigeria (AUN)

American University of Nigeria (AUN)Lagos, Nigeria Networking and Tech Support
Full Time
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.

The Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Hub analyst, you will be charged with the responsibility of supporting the growth and development of our Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Hub. The incumbent will serve as a catalyst for innovation and social impact within the university, host community, connecting entrepreneurs and change-makers to resources, mentorship, and opportunities in accordance with AUN’s mission and vision of becoming Africa’s premier development University.


  • Support day-to-day operations of the Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Hub, ensuring it runs smoothly and efficiently.
  • Assist the Director in managing facility and resource scheduling to accommodate hub users, events, and activities.
  • Maintain and update hub policies and procedures to ensure a conducive environment for innovation.
  • Collect and analyze data related to hub activities, including user engagement, program effectiveness, and impact metrics.
  • Prepare regular reports and presentations to communicate key performance indicators and insights to stakeholders.
  • Assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of entrepreneurship and social innovation programs, workshops, and events.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to curate engaging activities that support the university’s entrepreneurship goals.
  • Provide guidance and resources to entrepreneurs, startups, and social innovators using the hub.
  • Foster a supportive and collaborative environment, facilitating networking and mentorship opportunities for students and alumni led community driven solutions.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local entrepreneurial and social innovation networks.
  • Engage with the broader community to understand needs and trends, and identify opportunities for collaboration.
  • Promote the hub's activities and resources through various channels, including social media, the university newsletters, and website updates.
  • Participate in outreach efforts to attract a diverse range of entrepreneurs and innovators.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned or delegated.

Requirements for the position:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or a related discipline from a reputable tertiary institution.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in entrepreneurship, social innovation, or community development.
  • Strong analytical and data management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Familiarity with project management and event coordination.
  • Proficiency in using data analysis tools and software.
  • Passion for making a positive impact in the local community.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of relevant local and global trends in entrepreneurship and social innovation.

Other requirements, abilities for the position:

  • Good understanding of the challenge and significance of building an entrepreneurship and social innovation hub on the American model in a rural region of Nigeria.
  • Dynamic and innovative personality.
  • Mastering more than one language.

This application is open till October 27, 2023

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