Field Enumerator


Institute for Human Development


Nairobi, Kenya


The Aga Khan University is a pioneering institution of higher education whose mission  is to improve the quality of life in the developing world and beyond, through world-class teaching, research and healthcare delivery. AKU educates students for local and global leadership from campuses and teaching hospitals in six countries, primarily in Asia and Africa. It generates new knowledge to solve problems that affect millions of people, especially the most vulnerable. The University is a private, not-for-profit institution and part of the Aga Khan Development Network. www.aku.edu

The Institute for Human Development at the Aga Khan University is carrying out a study on assessing and supporting mental health outcomes among adolescents in Kenya (Nairobi, Kilifi and Mombasa counties) and Uganda (Kampala) in the context of COVID-19

The study will have 3 phases; The formative phase will consist of four components were a cross-sectional study will be carried out to quantify the burden of mental health among adolescents in Kenya and Uganda. Phase 2 (design phase) of the study will be about designing a culturally appropriate and contextually relevant adolescent mental health intervention based on the results of the quantitative study, qualitative study, the scoping review and expert opinion (including CSOs). In the third phase (implementation phase), we will support and evaluate implementation of an adolescent mental health intervention developed in phase 2 and implemented by identified CSOs in the 2nd phase.


Purpose of the Assignment
To assist in getting consenting study participants, data collection, and data management activities for EC Adolescent Mental Health study in Kenya.

Contractual Stipulations
The research involves getting consent from study applicants, data collection and data management activities. This will involve adolescents aged 13-19. The tasks include:
  • Attending a training workshop to plan for research activities and familiarize with data collection, consenting tools and protocols
  • Assisting in logistical preparation for consenting and baseline data collection
  • Facilitating invitation of study participants in collaboration with community mobilizers
  • Introducing the study to the participants and consenting them into the program from a designated venue
  • Administering baseline data collection tools using pre-tested tools
  • Collecting and submitting the data collected on a daily basis through mobile application (ODK)
  • Assisting in referring distressed participants to the counsellor in collaboration with RO
  • Taking care of assigned data collection tools and reporting any issues for action
Project Duration
December 1, 2021 to Feb 28, 2022


  • A Diploma in Counselling, Psychology or a certificate in Counseling with 2 years’ working experience
  • Experience in working with healthcare workers is an added advantage
  • Proficiency in use of smartphone/ 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

​Consultants should send their application to hr.universityke@aku.edu clearly stating the position applied for in the subject line.

Applications should be submitted latest by November 29, 2021