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Job opportunity at The African Virtual University : Project Assistant Francophone


The African Virtual University (AVU) is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies. A Charter, establishing the AVU as an Intergovernmental Organization, has been signed so far by fourteen (19) African Governments: Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, South Sudan, Sudan, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Ethiopia and Cape-Verde. The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar Senegal with Host-Country Agreements and Diplomatic Status with the two governments.


  • Degree in Business Administration, Project Management, Economics, Commerce, Law or Development Studies, Accounting, Econometrics, Economics of Education/ Education and Economics or a relevant Social Science degree;
  • A qualification in accounting, secretarial studies, office management would be an added advantage;
  • Be conversant with the use of the full MS Office package (particularly Ms Excel) in business planning, Ms Project or other relevant modeling software;
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in project management;
  • At least 2 years’ relevant work experience in an International Organization, IGO or NGO;
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills in French;
  • Ability to work in a professional Anglophone environment ; to read, write and speak English fluently;
  • Ability to translate documents from English to French;
    Must demonstrate strong coordination skills;
  • Attention to details;
  • Strong team and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to interact at all levels; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure.



Application must include an application letter and detailed curriculum vitae with: a telephone number; email and residential addresses; and names with contact addresses of three professional references.

Applications should be sent to and MUST have ASSISTANTE DE PROJET FRANCOPHONE as the email subject.

The closing date for this application is August 25th 2015 at 18:00 East African Time (UTC/GMT + 3).

1. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
2. The successful candidate will be appointed for 1 year.
3. The successful candidate will be based at the AVU Dakar Offices in Senegal.

More Informations on AVU Web site