Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, autonomous and self-governing international university, with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries over three continents (www.aku.edu). An integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org), AKU provides higher education in several disciplines, carries out research pertinent to the countries and operates 7 hospitals (soon 8) and over 325 outreach clinics, all at international standards. It has almost 2,500 students and 14,000 staff. The University is both a model of academic excellence and an agent of social change. As an international institution, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access.
Launched in 2015, the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) is the premier source of education and tailored training for journalists, communicators and media executives and entrepreneurs in East Africa and beyond.
Guided by the principles of global excellence and local relevance, GSMC helps individuals to transform their careers and organizations to seize on opportunities and reap the benefits of innovation.
Supporting boldly innovative program design, pedagogy, research and outreach activities; the school will also address the fundamental capacity gaps and other systemic barriers constraining the growth of the media sector and its contribution to development, governance and pluralism.
GSMC is seeking a range of experts to help design and facilitate courses and deliver client-led consultancy work. These courses will address the training needs of media and communication sectors in Kenya, East Africa and the broader context of emerging economies and developing countries.
GSMC’s professional development programs comprises of open enrollment courses, executive education, tailored/client based courses for employers and media communications organisations. Much of the work will be executed at GSMC campus in Nairobi however, traveling to other East African countries may be required to deliver courses from time to time. The incumbent will report to the Dean or his designate.
The school invites qualified media and communication specialists to:
- Submit an expression of interest to facilitate professional development courses by writing a letter of interest and supporting resume clearly stating their portfolio of work.
- Submit an expression of interest to develop curriculum for professional development and executive education courses by sending a letter of interest and resume.