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  • Posted: Dec 14, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 24, 2020
  • 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

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    Project Coordinator, Term Appointment


    Project management and implementation

    • Manage the Nursing Platform Project projects in a strategic and organized way.
    • Collaborate with a variety of departments/stakeholders to achieve the key outcomes
    • Assist in planning well-defined, milestone-based timelines to keep projects on schedule.
    • Coordinate project related events (meetings, roundtables, workshops, seminars); including administrative support, logistics preparation of background documents and presentations
    • Continuously updating existing documents as required   

    Research support    

    • Coordinate at least two research studies using quantitative and qualitative methods to address implementation challenges that will help the team to scale up interventions and achieve the three IRs.
    • Ensure research objectives are supported and achieved

    Financial management   

    • Monitor budgets for the project within stipulated project parameters
    • Ensure completion of projects is on schedule and within budget limits
    • Ensure accuracy of financial reports


    Educational/Professional Qualification

    Master’s Degree in Project Management, Public Health or Development Studies or any other relevant field from a reputable institution of learning

    Knowledge & Experience

    • 2 – 5 years professional work experience in project/programme management
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills
    • Strategic thinking and analytical thinking skills
    • Excellent report writing and communication skills
    • Strong knowledge of MS Office suite,
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Basic understanding of financial and budgetary operations
    • Cooperative; works well with others; culturally sensitive
    • Organized and detail oriented with demonstrated problem solving skills
    • High personal motivation, self-reliant and independent  

    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 [email protected] .

    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

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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