Senior Research Coordinator


Human Development Programme


Aga Khan University


Gilgit, Pakistan


The Human Development Programme (HDP) aims to support human development through a multidisciplinary and research-based approach. Its initial focus is early childhood, a period of life that lays the foundation for all future learning, development and wellbeing.  Applying an integrated approach to education, health, nutrition and stimulation in early years. HDP aims to provide the support needed to promote holistic child development by enhancing physical, cognitive, social and emotional abilities of children to help them become healthy competent individuals participating productively and effectively in their societies.   

HDP is determined to promote better development of future generations and with its educational and community-based programmes. The Programme aims to build the capacity of professionals, parents and communities who have the responsibility of providing a strong foundation and learning opportunities for ensuring a good start in life to every child.


You will be responsible for:
  • developing / adapting a package of gender sensitive ECD, health and education training to be used for training project beneficiaries 
  • organising implementation of project activities as per the project protocols, SOPs, expectations and timelines
  • organising and rolling out holistic, gender responsive and inclusive child development trainings for project beneficiaries 
  • developing and rolling out effective project monitoring and field activities
  • planning and supervising work plan regarding field activities 
  • providing on job coaching and supportive supervision of the project staff  
  • planning and organizing Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and In Depth interviews with various stakeholders
  • supervising collected data on regular basis, ensuring complete and correct data collection 
  • supervising data collection and intervention activities happening in the field and supporting project staff for any day-to-day problems faced in the field
  • data consolidation and maintaining records and creating backup of collected data 
  • maintaining attendance records of team members
  • monthly reporting of project activities to PI.  


You should have:
  • Masters’ in Education / Social Sciences / Psychology with Diploma in Early Childhood Development (ECD) from a reputable institution
  • at least 5 to 7 years of experience of working in ECD / Education and research and development projects
  • experience in organising and rolling out trainings in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral
  • experience in developing training material on ECD
  • strong communication skills in English (oral and written), excellent interpersonal, organisational, coordination and report writing skills 
  • efficient work planning with timeliness, quality assurance, mentoring and monitoring skills
  • excellent problem solving skills, ability to anticipate problems and devise effective solutions with strong decision-making capabilities
  • background and experience of conducting qualitative research studies in community setting
  • knowledge and experience of data collection, data analysis and writing up results
  • building and maintaining effective collaborations with project stakeholders
  • proficiency in MS Office
  • ability and willingness to travel extensively in Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral 
  • proficiency in local languages is desired.

To Apply

​Interested candidates should send their detailed CVs by email to human.resources@aku.edu and mark the subject with position number “10098764”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by June 20, 2021