Careers at AAPU


At the Association of African Private Universities (AAPU), we believe in the power of education to transform lives and societies. Our mission is to enhance the quality of higher education in Africa and foster intellectual and human capacity development for the continent’s progress. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team that reflects the rich diversity of the continent we serve.

Why Join Us?


By joining AAPU, you can contribute to shaping the future of higher education in Africa, positively impacting students, educators, and communities across the continent.


We work with a vast network of private universities, allowing for unique opportunities to collaborate, share knowledge, and drive innovation in higher education.


We are committed to the personal and professional growth of our team members. As part of AAPU, you’ll have access to learning opportunities, mentorship, and experiences that can shape your career.


AAPU is an equal-opportunity employer. We value and seek diversity in our workforce, recognizing that diverse perspectives enrich our work and drive our mission forward.


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Open Positions

We are currently seeking to fill several roles within our organization. If you are passionate about higher education in Africa and believe you can contribute to our mission, we encourage you to apply. Please click on the relevant link below to learn more about each position and the application process.



As Vice President for West Africa, you will serve as the primary liaison for AAPU member institutions in West Africa, promoting regional collaboration, encouraging academic exchange, and driving development.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Represent AAPU to member institutions within the West Africa region, fostering strong relationships and open communication.
  • Develop and implement regional strategies in alignment with AAPU's overall objectives, focusing on academic collaboration and institutional development.
  • Represent the AAPU at regional events, conferences, and meetings, strengthening our presence and impact.
  • Work in conjunction with the President and Secretary General to align regional initiatives with AAPU's strategic direction.
  • Identify region-specific challenges and opportunities, proposing innovative solutions and initiatives.


  • Senior leadership experience in a higher education institution, preferably a private university within West Africa.
  • Demonstrated ability in collaborative leadership, strategic planning, and operational execution.
  • Deep understanding of the West African higher education landscape, with a network of relevant contacts.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in English and French; fluency in other regional languages would be an asset.

AAPU is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the role to [] by [deadline].

Do you have questions? Call or visit us.

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+234 906 606 1996

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No 7,  Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo Road,
Opposite Maryam Abacha American University Of Nigeria
P.M.B. 3008 Kano,
Federal Republic of Nigeria


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