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  • Posted: Jan 30, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
  • 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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    Project Officer, Institute for Human Development

    Job Summary

    AKU-IHD is leading an effort to set up a research hub known as the UZIMA-HUB.  The Research Hub, UZIMA-DS (UtiliZing health Information for Meaningful impact in East Africa through Data Science), will create a scalable and sustainable platform to apply novel approaches to data assimilation and advanced artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML)-based methods to serve as early warning systems to address critical health issues impacting young Africans in two domains: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and Mental Health. UZIMA-DS is a joint initiative among multiple partners including AKU, University of Michigan, and KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Programme.

    We are looking for a Project Officer to provide administrative and scientific support for all the Hub activities. 


    • Scheduling meetings and appointments as necessary
    • Attending meetings and take accurate minutes or notes and share a summary of the action items in a timely manner. From time to time, transcriptions may also be required
    • Assisting with the planning and implementation of all activities for the two UZIMA projects
    • Writing email correspondence, preparing forms and compiling lists for various project activities
    • Tracking the projects’ milestones and assisting in the preparation of project reports for the funders such as mid-year and annual research progress reports
    • Maintaining and updating project records (physical and on Drop-box)
    • Helping in the preparation of training materials and equipment before trainings, and safeguard them during trainings and workshops
    • Liaising with the department’s Admin and other departments e.g. Finance, HR, travel, and procurement to ensure smooth implementation of project-related activities
    • Assisting in the development of study research protocol(s)
    • Supporting stakeholder and community engagement activities for the project
    • Participating in data collection activities, quality checks and its harmonization
    • Supporting the preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication


    • Bachelor’s degree in Social or Health Sciences, or related field, with 3 years’ experience in the implementation of a research project
    • Experience coordinating or supporting research projects
    • Experience in drafting and presenting project-related materials e.g. Basic reports, Abstracts, paper etc. 
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office and online data storage platforms e.g. Dropbox   
    • Experience working in multi-cultural settling

    Method of Application

    ‚ÄčApplication letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, should be sent to the Manager, Talent Acquisition, Aga Khan University, via the email:  Please quote the position title on the email subject.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applications should be submitted latest by February 10, 2023

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