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  • Posted: Jun 1, 2020
    Deadline: Jun 5, 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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    Project Coordinator/Bio-statistician-Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health (Grand Challenges Project)

    Purpose:

    This position, under the direction of the PI, will coordinate the implementation of the project.  In addition, to monitoring and evaluation of projects, the project coordinator will supervise and train study staff, creating and managing work schedules as well as undertaking data management and statistical analysis. The successful candidate will harmonize close working relationship with internal stakeholders, the AKU Research Office, and support services.  The individual will represent the study to other partners including the county health administration, Ministry of Health, Aga Khan University.

    Responsibilities

    • Coordination of the implementation of the Grand Challenges project by managing the Ministry of Health datasets and developing appropriate statistical models for analysis
    • Liaise with the ministry of health consultants and stakeholders to ensure efficient extraction and cleaning of the available datasets for scrutiny 
    • Enforce controls, and efficient resources utilization to support project activities 
    • Work with finance to monitor the project budget including staffing and capital equipment requirements, 
    • Prepare briefings, reports and other documentation as required
    • Communicate programme information and status to all relevant parties, providing early warning and escalation of key issues
    • Engagement with all key stakeholders
    • Supervise and train project staff in data extraction and verification
    • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    Requirements

    The successful candidate should possess the following:

    • At least a Master’s degree in Biostatistics or its equivalent
    • An interest in enrolling for a PhD programme
    • Experience in Statistical modelling
    • Experience in multisectoral research protocol development and implementation
    • Experience in health research environment will be an added advantage
    • Working competence with MS Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Excellent written and verbal skills
    • Minimum of 2 years work experience in project coordination

    Method of Application

    Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to the


    Manager, Recruitment,
    Aga Khan University Hospital,
    Nairobi.
    P. O. Box 30270-00100,
    Nairobi

    or by email to hr.recruitment@aku.edu. Applications by email are preferred.
    Please indicate the title of the position on your application.​

    Applications should be submitted latest by June 5, 2020

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