Field Enumerator


Institute for Human Development


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.

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. 

The Institute for Human Development (IHD) is carrying out research on Protecting the Wellbeing and Strengthening the Resilience of Frontline Health Workers, targeting nurses, midwives and community health workers in Kenya. The aim is to generate an evidence-driven understanding using primary research, collation of existing data and research that is relevant to our context. IHD is therefore seeking Field Enumerators to assist with scheduling interviews, consenting study participants, data collection and data management. The incumbent will also assist in facilitating implementation of J&J Resilience Study at the project level to ensure participants are aware of and are voluntarily willing to participate in the study.


The research involves scheduling interviews, consenting study participants, data collection and data management activities. The roles include:
• Attend a workshop to plan for research activities and familiarize with recruitment and mobilization plan, data collection and consenting tools and protocols 
• Assist in logistical preparation for recruitment and mobilization, consenting and baseline data collection
• Facilitate invitation of study participants in collaboration with CHVs and CHAs  
• Introduce the study to the participants and seek for their informed consent to participate in the study. Administer baseline data collection tools using pretested tools  
• Assist in referring distressed participants to the counsellor in collaboration with RO
• Take care of assigned data collection tools and report any issues for action
• Document and report study process and experience 


Degree in Social Science from an accredited College/University in Sociology, Community Development, Psychology and related fields with 1-2 years working experience  
Experience working with health care workers is an advantage  
Proficiency in use of smart phone/tablet to collect data is required 
Familiarity with research ethics and experience taking informed consent
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
Ability to work within tight schedules

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 

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

Applications should be submitted latest by June 22, 2021