Simulation Administrative Specialist


Aga Khan University - Global


Nairobi, Kenya


Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU, www.aku.edu) is a private, autonomous and self-governing international university, with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries over three continents. An integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org), AKU provides higher education in multiple health science and social science disciplines, carries out research pertinent primarily to low- and middle-income 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 a leading international institution dedicated to excellence and change, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access.

Center for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME)
This Centre has three locations: the Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME) in Karachi is the trailblazer in South Asia, accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) meeting international standards for simulation based education, innovation, and pedagogical research. CIME in AKU Nairobi, soon to be followed by AKU Kampala,  are similarly conceived as  state-of -the art developments. Having a prime location in the new Academic Centre, CIME Nairobi aspires to reach international standards and the level of excellence expected in AKU . The Centre is committed to working with partners in healthcare, education and clinical practice to enrich educational  experiences and improve healthcare outcomes and patient safety.

Reporting to the Director, the Simulation Administrative Specialist will be required to lead change and innovation in media, marketing, and business development to support education within the Centre. He/she will also be responsible to adapt or design systems, protocols, guidelines and policies for the centre.

The incumbent will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. He/she should be prepared to operate across AKU campuses in fulfilment of their role.


  • Supervision and management of the Administrative team.
  • Manage strategic and financial planning for the operations and management of the Centre
  • Lead change and innovation in media, marketing, and business development to support education within the Centre
  • Responsible for decisions related to administrative matters concerning CIME.
  • Prioritization of tasks and resource allocation at the CIME ensuring timely accomplishment of strategic initiatives and thrusts.


  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration
  • Minimum experience of 5 years in the relevant field
  • Working experience within hospital, academic or research facility will be an added advantage
  • Proficiency in computer software packages (MS Office-Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and negotiating skills with the ability to work in teams.
  • Must demonstrate leadership capabilities with the ability to foster credibility and trust.
  • Demonstrates competence at Specialist level

To Apply

​Interested candidates should submit a Cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, names and email contacts of three professional referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of relevant academic certificates as well as transcripts to the Director, HR Academic, Aga Khan University’s Campus Nairobi, Kenya. P. O. Box 30270-00100 or by email to hr.universityke@aku.edu .  

Your application should bear the reference number SAS-001.  Applications by email are preferred.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  More information about the Aga Khan University is available at www.aku.edu

Applications should be submitted latest by February 11, 2021