Aga Khan University Hospital Jobs 2023 for Research Specialist, WHEELER, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health

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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 Hospital, Nairobi is to be the premier, tertiary, teaching and referral health care facility in sub-Saharan Africa. ​For over fifty years, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH) has been taking care of families in East Africa. As a private, not-for-profit hospital, we strive to provide access to quality healthcare to all who need it. At AKUH, patients are our first priority. Our team of medical professionals, faculty and staff are here to provide you and your loved ones with the highest standards of healthcare. We are committed to working together to ensure that you and your family receive outstanding medical services, first-rate facilities and compassionate care. The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi has set the standard for comprehensive healthcare and modern medical education in East Africa. Our dedicated staff, advanced facilities and state-of-the-art technologies have earned the hospital great reputation as a leading medical institution and teaching hospital in the region, and beyond. Patients benefit from our unique team-based approach to car​e, which enables you to benefit from the diverse expertise of our entire team of medical professionals. As the teaching hospital for Aga Khan University’s Medical College and School of Nursing and Midwifery, we practice an evidence-based approach to medicine, driven by the cutting-edge research conducted by our experienced faculty members. Our approach to care is guided by our core principles of Quality, Access, Impact and Relevance.​

Job Summary

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the mission and vision of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health by providing oversight and coordination of the WHEELER project. This position is a short-term contract for 6 months and will be based at the Kenyan Coast (Mombasa or Kilifi).


  • Plan and coordinate research activities with respect to the different qualitative and quantitative research components of the project in consultation with project PIs
  • Liaise with different county offices and staff to explain the project design and aims and obtain clearances to conduct research within the county
  • Be in charge of project resources and account for them to the project PIs
  • Prepare detailed notes on different aspects of fieldwork activities and other serendipitous occurrences in the field that have a bearing on the research findings but which may not be captured in the research tools
  • Liaise with the project PI in identifying and recruiting local staff that will be engaged in research activities such as mobilisers for FGDs
  • Anticipate and identify problematic events in the field that may hinder successful conduct of the research in the county and discuss with project PIs in order to find solutions. Set up monthly calendar meetings for the project team
  • Write study meeting minutes and follow up on the action points. Open and maintain study file (soft and physical)
  • Plan for the in person research team meetings, and participate in scheduled donor meetings
  • Participate in recruitment and onboarding of the study staff
  • Support in setting up the e-health centers: Visit the proposed sites for the eHealth centers in Mombasa and Kilifi, and raise requisition for the purchase of the equipment needed for the eHealth centers
  • Keep a log of the milestones achieved based on the research plans; keep tabs with the expiry dates of the various ethical approval documentation and licences; and prepare and submit documentation for ERC and NACOSTI license renewal
  • Develop activity plans in conjunction with the PI and the field team: Prepare requisite documents for the field activities, make contact with the county and sub county administration for approval of the study to be implemented, manage and maintain all participant binders, study binders, and documentation for the study, develop concept notes and study site presentations targeting relevant knowledge sharing platforms/events etc
  • Attend educational lectures and conferences, take part in the planning of the study schedule with the study PI, and raise requisition for the digital devices for data collection
  • Ensure proper handling, recording and storage of project data for onward forwarding to the PIs of the project
  • Provide input in development of the study’s data management plan



  • Have a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration, Business Administration or any related Health or Business related fields
  • Must have not less than three (3) years of experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting is key for this role
  • Have demonstrable experience working with a rigorous research program such as the CoEWCH

Other key skills:

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or other similar tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Swahili, and flexibility
  • Be self‐motivated and highly organized
  • Be able to work independently, complete tasks, work with others to problem solve, be detail-    oriented, and able to multi-task
  • Have a positive outlook

How to Apply

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Closing Date : 7 April. 2023

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