Aga Khan University Hiring Field Enumerators



Institute for Human Development


Nairobi, Kenya



The Aga Khan University (AKU) 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.

The IHD’s vision is to drive innovation in research in early human development that advances the quality of individual lives and contributes to the building of successful pluralistic societies. IHD generates new knowledge through basic and applied research; applies the knowledge gained through research to inform programmes, services, and practices within community settings; and influences policy formulation and implementation in ways that reap the benefits of the systematic research produced at the institute and elsewhere. The institute also delivers educational programmes at multiple levels of study to prepare a wide range of human development specialists and professionals.

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  • Working closely with the Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator, the field enumerators will support with both qualitative and quantitative data collection and data management
  • Assist in preparation for recruitment and mobilization of study participants
  • Facilitate invitation of study participants
  • Introduce the study to the participants and seek for their informed consent to participate in the study
  • Contribute to tool review and pretesting of tools 
  • Assist in community engagement processes
  • Generate interview/FGDs summaries per activity
  • Ensure proper storage of all records and raw data
  • Transcribe the qualitative data.
  • Support with coding and charting of transcribed data in NVIVO
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  • Diploma or Degree in Health, Social or Behavioral Sciences
  • Have not less than one (1) year of demonstrable experience in data collection
  • Must have excellent oral communication skills, with fluency in English, and Kiswahili
  • Residency in Nairobi, Mombasa or Kilifi is preferable
  • Social and behavioral science data collection experience will be highly desirable

To Apply

​Application letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, should be sent to the 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.

The position will remain open until filled.