Title of Placement ICT Research Intern
Location   Nairobi, Kenya
Duration   Eight months
Department   Information Communication Technology
Instituition   Aga Khan University
Project Description   Research the dynamics and implementation potential for use of ICT in East Africa (EA). Specifically, individual will be looking into the implementation of a Tele and E-health care system to be implemented in all Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) locations in East Africa. This project will enable the end-users in remote areas to access healthcare support and advice without mobility worries. The project’s goal is also to provide a mentorship network within AKUH EA enabling physicians to more effectively share resources and information.
Responsibilities   The incumbent will be responsible for:
  • Research the ground reality of ICT implementation in rural areas of East Africa Database implementation and management
  • Identify ICT technologies that can enable a tele or E-health system to be established
  • Develop proposals and concept notes
  • Begin an implementation plan for the Tele and E-health programme
  • Enrolment in a Bachelor's or a Master's programme in Computer Engineering
  • Business and entrepreneurial experience is an asset
  • Experience using research or data analysis programmes (SAS or SPSS)
Expected Project Outcome   A concept note and programme plan for implementing a Tele and E-health care system in East Africa

The selected intern will be provided with furnished accommodation as well as a living stipend to cover minimal daily expenses. All visa processing costs will also be covered.

Please note that air travel is not covered by AKU, the students should have a minimum access to savings for the duration of this internship.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Programme Coordinator at aku.iip@aku.edu.


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