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Aga Khan University   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Faculty, Research Projects

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Research, academy
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

The Institute for Human Development (IHD) Aga Khan University, is recruiting a full-time Research Scholar with a strong academic research background and demonstrated experience in securing external funding to support a programme of research in human development. The selected candidate will be based at the Institute’s Administrative Office, currently located on the Nairobi Campus of the University.


  1. Develop and lead a programme of research in areas of expertisePursue external grants actively to support existing and new lines of research
  2. Develop cross-disciplinary and cross-campus research collaborations
  3. Contribute to the building of relationships with Aga Khan Development Network entities to ensure the Institute’s work enhances the quality of field programmes and Aga Khan Development Network’s field work enriches the Institute’s research and translational work
  4. Contribute actively to knowledge on human development through high-quality publications
  5. Translate research into knowledge forms usable by practitioners, policy makers, and advocates
  6. Build relationships with communities and community-based service agencies to help ground the Institute’s work in real-world issues and questions
  7. Contribute to the development of a programme of pre-and post-doctoral research education
  8. Contribute to the mentoring of AKU faculty in their early career stages

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Research, academy
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Grant and fund management; Programme management; Project implementation; Research planning
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)