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  • Posted: Dec 14, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 24, 2020
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    The Aga Khan University is a private, autonomous university that promotes human welfare through research, teaching and community service initiatives. Based on the principles of quality, access, impact and relevance, the University has campuses and programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Its facilities include ...
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    Post-doctoral Research Fellow - Term Appointment ( 1 year renewable)

    The job holder will provide research support to an interdisciplinary team of researchers consisting of faculty, post-doctoral fellows, junior researchers and project assistants funded by the IDRC/AKF-C grant.


    • Lead and contribute to the implementation of an integrated ECD intervention and evaluation activities
    • Contribute to proposal development, grant writing, and strategic planning
    • Support the project and project team in stakeholder/community engagement and communication activities
    • Lead with designing, planning, and supervising data collection activities
    • Support with data management and analysis
    • Contribute to scientific writing for publication and production of reports (donors, review boards etc)
    • Support with scientific communication and engagement in different fora (conferences, technical meetings and policy makers)
    • Offer mentorship and training to project junior researchers/assistants
    • Support with any other departmental activities when needed


    Educational Qualifications
    A PhD degree (or comparable research doctorate) in a behavioral, social and health sciences that contribute to the knowledge base on children’s development in the earliest years of life (defined here as birth to age 8 years).

    Relevant Experience

    • Strong scientific writing skills and good publication record (as first author)
    • Experience and strong interest in the field of ECD and implementation science
    • Experience with conducting evaluations of interventions will be an added advantage
    • Background in mixed methods research (or expertise in either quantitative or qualitative approach)
    • Proven experience in implementing community-based research (household surveys, interviews, workshops and focus group discussion)
    • Demonstrable experience working with frontline health workers, community health volunteers, and family caregivers
    • Working knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative statistical software
    • Demonstrable experience of supervision and mentorship of research teams

    Personal Characteristics & Behaviours

    • Good leadership skills and competency to manage teams
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills and a meticulous approach to documentation
    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and meet tight deadlines

    Method of Application

    ​Interested candidates should submit a Cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, names and email contacts of three professional referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of relevant academic certificates to The Manager, HR Academic, Aga Khan University’s Campus Nairobi, Kenya. P. O. Box 30270-00100 or by email to .

    Your email application should make reference to IHD – PDF. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Applications should be submitted latest by December 24, 2020

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