Hospital Administration


Aga Khan University Hospital


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. 

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.

To Apply

Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to the Manager, Recruitment, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. P. O. Box 30270-00100, NAIROBI or by email to hr.recruitment@aku.edu. Applications by email are preferred.
Please indicate the title of the position on your application.

Applications should be submitted latest by November 24, 2019