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  • Posted: Apr 5, 2024
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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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    Research Project Coordinator

    Job Summary

    This is a three (3) year proposed position (with a possibility for extension for 1 year). The successful candidate will support CoEWCH in carrying out activities in the Work Package 2 (WP2) whose main objective is to establish a multi-actor platform (healthcare, education, environment, agriculture, research) for supporting a ‘multiple needs’ framework towards a healthy thriving of adolescents, and to coordinate the implementation of the co-designed intervention.       

    Responsibilities

    • Support the stakeholder mapping under the directions of the WP2 leader.
    • Identify and review published and grey literature on the social political and cultural context of the project.
    • Create a document summarizing the social, cultural and political context of the changemaker project implementation.
    • Create and maintain a list of WP participants for WP2 activities.
    • Establish a platform for sharing and coordinating activities for WP2.
    • Liaise with PI and WP 2 lead to set rules to be used for the formation of the intervention taskforce in the 3 countries.
    • Coordinate with project leads to ensure that intervention in the three countries follow similar approaches through adherence to agreed processes outlined in the proposal and the implementation plan.  
    • Coordinate the implementation of Changemaker in the three intervention countries.
    • Required to visit study sites in Kisumu as and when needed

    Requirements

    • Minimum: a bachelor’s degree in a social sciences or public health related field with at least 3 years’ experience in research and research coordination activities.
    • A master’s degree will be an added advantage.
    • A minimum 3-years’ experience in research and research coordination work. 
    • Experience working with multiple and multi-generational stakeholders in research activities.
    • Experience working in research activities involving adolescents.
    • Experience and familiarity with in-depth interviewing procedures and practices.
    • Experience with conducting literature searches and reviews.
    • Familiarity with education, familial cultures and geographies of the Nyanza region 

    Personal Characteristics and Behaviour:- 

    • Excellent organizational and communication skills with demonstrated ability to interact and rapport with informants at different levels of institutions.
    • Adaptable and self-sufficient, adept at working in challenging and or stressful environments.
    • Excellent diplomacy and interpersonal skills, with experience interacting with government officials, and other health sector stakeholders.
    • Ability to think out of the box and ingeniously to find quick solutions to problems in the field.
    • Attention to detail, observant and keen to issues relevant to project work that may not obviously emerge in formal interactions and in data collection.
    • A personal interest in research 

    Applications should be submitted latest by April 8, 2024

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    Assistant Professor, Epidemiology - Department of Population Health

    Job Summary

    Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the Department of Population Health (DPH) is comprised of a highly-skilled, multi-disciplinary team with expertise in medical, public health, social, demography, statistical and policy sciences with a vision to contribute to the health of populations, particularly those most in need, by using a population health science approach.

    Responsibilities

    The Epidemiologist will be responsible for teaching research and epidemiological methods and providing methodological support to research projects conducted by faculty in the Medical College as well as under and post-graduate students. S/he will write/lead and contribute to strengthening research grant proposals by developing, maintaining and implementing rigorous methodological frameworks and resources for research. The incumbent will be expected to develop an academic career in applied aspects of epidemiology in health research. As an academic member of the Department of Population Health, the incumbent will:

    • Teach research/epidemiological methods courses to residents and students in the Medical College.
    • Provide epidemiological/ methodology advisory services for students’ and residents’ dissertation projects and specific faculty projects.
    • Develop and maintain research methodological quality assessment protocols and continuously monitor and advise research projects on data quality issues.
    • Contribute core expertise in epidemiology and epidemiological statistics disciplines to research projects within the department.
    • Provide support in interpreting epidemiological and statistical analyses to colleagues and researchers in the department and college.
    • Schedule and prepare project reports of epidemiological analyses for study teams and for scientific publications.

    Requirements

    • A PhD in Epidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology, Research Methods or any closely related field
    • BA and /or MSc in any of the above or closely related fields
    • Research experience as a lead researcher and/or key member of a research team.
    • Experience in teaching undergraduate or graduate students at the University or mentorship of interns/ students in a research environment.
    • Demonstrated application of epidemiological methods in research, preferably in the health sciences.
    • Experience implementing research projects.

    Applications should be submitted latest by April 27, 2024

    Method of Application

    ​Detailed applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates should be addressed to The Manager, Human Resources, Aga Khan University, hr.universityke@aku.edu.  Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis.

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