Aga Khan University Hiring Clinical Officer Consultant, Institute for Human Development (IHD)

Aga Khan University Hiring Clinical Officer Consultant, Institute for Human Development (IHD)


Aga Khan University


Nairobi, Kenya


Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU) 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, 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 (IHD) 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 visible instrumental force, locally as well as globally, for advancing knowledge about the earliest years of children’s development and for harnessing such knowledge for the purpose of shaping policies and interventions that ensure a strong start in life for all children wherever they may live.

Job Summary

This role will support the SPARK study (Supporting African communities to increase the Resilience and Mental Health of Kids with developmental disorders and their caregivers). The purpose of this assignment is to provide diagnostic assessment and clinical care for children screened for developmental disabilities in the catchment areas of the SPARK study. 

The successful candidate will be hired on a short term staggered contract and will operate from the health facilities in the SPARK research catchment area (Informal settlements of Dagoretti and Ruaraka sub-counties). He/she shall report to the Principal Investigator and other senior project team members.


  • Conduct clinical diagnostic verification of children assessed by frontline workers for developmental disabilities within SPARK research catchment areas;
  • Assist with provision of clinical care to children assessed;
  • Provide information, education and support to families or guardians on developmental disabilities and management;
  • Increase caregiver awareness on developmental disabilities and management;
  • Ensure adherence to standard operating protocols and ethical regulations of the SPARK study;
  • Effective communication and coordination with health and research teams; and
  • Timely submission of study records and reports.


  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and registered with the Clinical Officers Council;
  • At least 2 years’ experience in clinical care or research studies;
  • Training in Good Clinical Practice. Certification of online courses such as TRREE and NIH is highly recommended;
  • Able to work extra hours when needed and with minimal supervision;
  • Able to work with vulnerable populations such as those with neurological or mental health disorders; 
  • High levels of integrity and confidentiality; and
  • Teamwork with the ability to work with diverse teams.

To Apply

​Application letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, should be sent to the Hiring  Manager, Talent Acquisition, Aga Khan University, via the email: [email protected] 

Please quote the position title on the email subject.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by May 26, 2023