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  • Posted: Nov 9, 2019
    Deadline: Nov 24, 2019
  • Aga Khan University Hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan and Nairobi, Kenya are private, not-for-profit institutions providing high quality health care. The Main Hospitals serve as the principal sites for clinical training for the University's Medical Colleges and Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Pakistan and East Africa. Our Vision of Aga Khan University Ho...
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    Executive Officer

    Applications are, invited from appropriately qualified candidates for the above position based in Nairobi Kenya. The position holder will report to the Dean, School of Nursing & Midwifery, AKU, EA and will be, responsible for project management and administrative support for the Dean’s office. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with outstanding communication and administrative skills. She/he will have demonstrated capacity to manage projects in a complex setting and the ability to foster strategic links within nursing and midwifery establishments and other relevant stakeholders, particularly across East Africa.


    School of Nursing and Midwifery


    • Provide  administrative leadership
    • Support the development  and implementation  of the SONAM strategic plan.
    • Management of ongoing SONAM projects
    • Monitor and report on the changing nursing and midwifery environment and the higher education  context specific to Nursing and Midwifery.
    • Liaise  with  the   Dean to assist with the management of SONAM budgets
    • Promote strategic links within Nursing & Midwifery and the broader community.
    • Liaise with University-wide supporting units and networks.


    • A Master's degree in a relevant discipline from recognized university and/or equivalent professional experience.
    • Experience in and/or knowledge of nursing and midwifery environment in East Africa or the broader African context.
    • Demonstrated  experience in administrative  leadership.
    • Demonstrated  experience  in management  with a proven capacity to develop and manage projects and solve problems.
    • Demonstrated  ability to manage finances and budgets.
    • Demonstrated  ability to establish and foster strategic  relationships,  preferably within the nursing/midwifery  and the healthcare industry.
    • Outstanding  communications   skills,  including  proven  ability  to  prepare  and evaluate reports with ability to present complex ideas clearly and concisely in the most appropriate mode and medium.
    • Excellent  interpersonal  skills and a proven ability to work effectively  as a member of a team.
    • Strong computer skills.
    • An entrepreneurial  attitude and a proven capacity to work independently with minimum supervision.
    • Works well under pressure with attention to detail.
    • Can lead, build and work in a team.
    • Is committed to working in a culturally diverse environment

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    Clinical Operations Lead


    Aga Khan University Hospital

    AKU invites applications for the position of Clinical Operations Lead, Clinical Research Unit (CRU), Department of Haematology/Oncology

    The CRU Clinical Operations Lead will be responsible for the day to day clinical operations of the clinical research unit.  The candidate will plan, coordinate, and execute all aspects of clinical care and oversight of patients on clinical trials – screening, consenting, on-study treatment and end of study documentation. The Clinical Operations Lead (COL) will assist the PI in feasibility assessment and review of clinical trials protocols.  The COL will be responsible for preparing study documents, providing input in the development of research budgets, provide assistance to the regulatory department with regards to human subject consent and keeping up with study amendments. The COL will provide leadership in screening patients for eligibility, consenting patients and the clinical aspects of on-study care. The COL will oversee the day to day activities of all clinical personnel involved in the execution of a clinical trial. 


    • Develop/review of all critical clinical study documents, including clinical protocols, informed consent forms, or other study-related clinical documents
    • Plan, coordinate and execute all clinical trials studies conducted through CRU
    • Ensure risk management strategies are in place and followed in the CRU
    • Plan, execute, and lead study specific meetings (initiation meetings, site monitoring, ongoing and follow up meetings,) with sponsors and investigators and develop action plan
    • Develop capacity-building and trainings for CRU and other AKU staff involved in human subjects research
    • Assist in conducting workshops and research training for SOM/SONAM faculty
    • Participate in the planning of quality assurance activities and coordinates resolution of audit findings


    • Master's degree in any of the health fields (Nursing, Bioethics, Clinical Research, Public Health)
    • Minimum 3 to 5 years of work experience in clinical research, of which at least 2 years should have been spent directly in clinical trials
    • Current knowledge of best practices in clinical research, including active participation in international organizations, such as AACI, CRI, SOCRA, or ACRP
    • Knowledge and experience in dealing with clinical, regulatory and pharmacy staff as it relates to clinical trials implementation
    • Excellent multitasking skills and ability to work under pressure, strong team leading and delegation qualities
    • Superior understanding of and making budgets
    • Proficiency in the use of computers and related office software.

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    Instructors - Department of Haematology/Oncology


    Aga Khan University Hospital
    Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the position of Instructor in the Department of Haematology/Oncology.


    The successful candidate will be trained and participate with faculty members to ensure delivery of quality service to oncology patients and participate in the development and delivery of evidence based treatment protocols for oncology care and in the implementation of a ‘patient cantered’ Comprehensive Regional Cancer Programme.
    The candidate will also receive training in the art and science of clinical investigation and participate as sub-Investigator on clinical trials. This position has the unique potential to lead to a formal fellowship training in hematology – oncology.


    • Masters of Medicine Degree in Internal Medicine from a reputable institution;
    • Certification and registration from the relevant Medical Practitioners and Dentists regulating body;
    • Current BLS, ETAT-plus or EPLS certificate;
    • S/he should be a good team player with interest in working in an academic institution;
    • S/he should have a keen academic commitment to the field of haematology and oncology and potentially a niche area of focus and research
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to learn with and from faculty and mentors within the department;
    • Commitment to excellence in patient care with compassion;
    • Commitment to learning and interest in being part of an academic clinical and research program.

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    Finance Officer, Department of Haematology/Oncology


    Hospital Administration

    Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the position of Finance Officer in the Department of Haematology/Oncology.


    The successful candidate will manage and be responsible for the financial affairs of the department of hematology-oncology and the clinical research unit.

    • S/he will be responsible in overseeing the finances of the department of hematology-oncology and the clinical research unit (CRU). These are 2 separate roles under one individual with separation of roles/responsibilities as the programs grow and expand.
    • Be capable of acquiring and maintaining a detailed knowledge of the Department of Haematology/Oncology’s financial operations, funding sources, policies and procedures. 
    • Be capable of acquiring knowledge and proficiency in developing and negotiating a clinical trials budget with pharma sponsor in collaborating with members of the clinical research unit (CRU)
    • Be capable of maintaining a good oversight of financial health of the department and the CRU
    • Ensure all project activities are allocated accurate costs and reflected on the project budget
    • Ensure AKU policies and Granting Agencies’ terms and conditions are taken in to account in budget preparation;
    • Generate reliable reports, detailed analysis and recommendations to the Department Chair on time
    • Project Department of Haematology/Oncology revenue and expenses, and develop budget models. 
    • Project CRU revenue and expenses and develop budget models.
    • Plan and organize the department’s financial support operations, including planning, budgeting and accounting functions.


    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance and CPA(K);
    • Minimum 3 (three) years’ relevant work experience;
    • Previous finance experience within a department and within a clinical research unit is highly encouraged and is advantageous;
    • Computer proficiency in MS Office and financial software;
    • The ability to analyze, interpret and comment on policy rules and regulations;
    • Excellent communication skills, teamwork and building partnerships;
    • Confidentiality is critical.

    Method of Application

    Please send your cover letter, together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, the names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates should be sent to, the Manager, Human Resources, Aga Khan University’s Campus Nairobi, Kenya. P. O. Box 30270-00100 using email address

    Applications by email are preferred.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Applications should be submitted latest by November 15, 2019

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