Institute for Human Development


Nairobi, Kenya


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.

The Institute for Human Development is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge with direct relevance for policies, programs, and practices that enhance life experiences at all stages of human development.  In its foundational years, the Institute seeks particularly to become a major instrumental agent, locally as well as globally, for advancing knowledge about the earliest years of children’s development and harnessing such knowledge for the purposes of shaping policies and interventions that ensure a strong start in life for all children wherever they may live.

Applications are, invited from appropriately qualified candidates for the above short term position. The position holders will assist the Principal Investigator, Institute for Human Development in conducting field activities for the ICS project, specifically to collect data and administer neurodevelopmental measures.


•    Coordinate field - work and community engagement processes.
•    Engaging local communities including local administration, opinion leaders and community health volunteers.
•    Administer neurodevelopment and take anthropometric measures strictly through set procedures.
•    Data management including entry coding, archiving, qualitative data transcription and report writing.
•    Custodian of field research material and equipment.


•    A bachelor’s degree in ECD, Nutrition, Development studies or related field.
•    1 - 2 year’s working experience in data collection, neuro-developmental assessment and administering parent report questionnaires will be desirable.
•    Demonstrated excellent report writing and communication skills.
•    Demonstrated familiarity in research ethics and obtaining informed consent.
•    Demonstrated experience in supporting field logistics.
•    Ability to engage community, particularly in the informal settlement.
•    Ability to work with minimal supervision.
•    Proficiency in MS office.

To Apply

​Your application together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to, the Manager, Human Resources, Aga Khan University’s Campus Nairobi, Kenya. P. O. Box 30270-00100 NAIROBI, or by email to hr.universityke@aku.edu so

Applications by email are preferred. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by September 20, 2019