3 New Job Vacancies at The Aga Khan University (AKU), 2021

3 New Job Vacancies at The Aga Khan University (AKU), 2021

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3 New Job Vacancies at The Aga Khan University (AKU) – Various Posts, June 2021

Aga Khan University

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 several disciplines, carries out research pertinent to the countries and operates 7 hospitals (soon 8) and over 325 outreach clinics, all at international standards.

3 New Job Vacancies at The Aga Khan University (AKU), 2021

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 an international institution, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access.
The Aga Khan University invites applications for the below project positions below based in Tanzania…

3 New Job Vacancies at The Aga Khan University (AKU), 2021

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
The university is looking for a candidate with innovative skills and knowledge of using digital media equipment’s. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Position Overview
The Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of AKU-IED- EA donor funded projects in line with project objectives and outcomes. The position will require travel to regional areas in East Africa.

Areas of responsibilities

  • Working closely with Manager, Projects to coordinate M&E activities to ensure monitoring and evaluation activities are planned, implemented and reported in an efficient, effective and timely manner
  • Working in liaison with Head of Research and CELL Academic Coordinator
  • Coordinating activities and participating as appropriate in the collection and analysis of data for monitoring and evaluation purposes
  • Managing M&E activities in AKU-IED-EA projects and working closely with partners and funding agencies.
  • Preparing reports on monitoring and evaluation activities, as required
  • Participating in tracking project control measures to ensure timely project implementation
  • Identifying and providing technical support requirements for monitoring of implemented interventions
  • Maintaining efficient electronic and manual filing systems for project monitoring & evaluation information
  • Any other monitoring and evaluation duties as assigned by the Dean, AKU-IED-EA or Manager, Projects.

Reporting Relationship

Reports to: Manager, Projects with dotted line to Head of Research.

  • Hold a master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Sociology, Economics or related field.
  • Proficient in quantitative, qualitative, mixed method data collection, analysis and reporting
  • A minimum of five years similar or related work experience.
  • A PhD in Education or any other social science field is an added advantage.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications including high level skills in Excel, Statistical packages such as SPSS, NVIVO.
  • Experience with gender analysis frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Online data collection tools.
  • Have excellent communication skills both in English and Kiswahili. High level of written English skills essential.
  • Able to train and coach staff in relevant M&E skills.
  • Creative approach to problem solving, self-driven, versatile and willing to work around obstacles.
  • Ability to work in a multinational environment.
  • Ability to use digital media equipment is an added advantage.

Position: Manager, Projects – Foundation for Learning Project
The university is looking for a candidate with excellent interpersonal skills and project management experience. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Position Overview
Support person to the Dean, Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, EA (AKU-IED, EA) to manage donor funded projects, pursue grants for programmes & student scholarships. The position will require travel to regional areas in East Africa.

Areas of responsibilities

  • Coordinate and manage all grants from external donors and organizations, undertaking effective follow up with funders (donors, funding agencies, consortium partnerships) and ensuring AKU compliance with donor requirements.
  • Be pro-active in seeking new funding opportunities for AKU-IED-EA, including an income stream for scholarships and bursaries to support students on IED programmes.
  • Regularly review funding opportunities and manage the resource mobilization processes within AKU- IED-EA, including working with Faculty in support of programmatic funding proposals and the development of budgets with AKU-IED-EA Finance Office.
  • Undertake effective grant management, including coordinating the flow of information from and to different stakeholders within AKU-IED-EA and with external funders, travelling within the region if required.
  • Support the design, implementation and management of effective quality controls to ensure AKU-IED-EA compliance with funder requirements.
  • Take a lead in the writing, and coordinate the production, of high-quality grant applications and, as appropriate, provide support for the writing of proposals by faculty.
  • Support the drafting of research briefs, policy briefs, fact sheets, analytical frameworks and concept papers for use in dissemination and engaging with partners in seeking funding opportunities for AKU-IED-EA.
  • Make project presentations to government, partner agencies and in academic forums.
  • Support AKU-IED-EA teaching and research related activities, where appropriate.

Reporting Relationship
Reports to: Dean-IED, EA

  • Possess a master’s degree in education or social studies or related field.
  • Possess a post graduate degree in project management.
  • Experience in project management in education and/ or the social sciences in large multinational projects.
  • A minimum of five years similar or related work experience.
  • A PhD would be an added advantage.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, tact, sense of confidentiality and ability to work in a multi-national environment.
  • Experience in managing grants, including donor reporting.
  • Experience in managing external relations, ensuring compliance with donor/funding requirements.
  • Experience in developing and writing grant proposals, coordinating multiple inputs from a variety of sources.
  • Exceptional and proven written, analytical, verbal, presentation and IT competencies.
  • Experience with gender analysis frameworks.
  • Creative approach to problem solving, self-driven, versatile and willing to work around obstacles.
  • Excellent English (written and spoken). Additional languages desirable, in particular Kiswahili.

Position: Special Educational Needs and Counselling
The University is seeking applications for the level of Full professor/ Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor/ Lecturer.

Position overview
The incumbent will be a member of faculty at the Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, East Africa (AKU-IED, EA) working specifically within special educational needs and counseling. This offers the opportunity to taking the leading role in establishing and developing this important area in the highly regarded AKU-IED, EA.

The incumbent will have an academic background in special educational needs and counselling. Professional experience within this field would be a strong advantage. The incumbent will initially work with the Head of Teaching Programmes in accomplishing below responsibilities:

  • Writing a proposal for a new specialization within the Master of Education programme.
  • Lead, teach and update these courses within the Master of Education programme. This will include the leading of a team, the setting and marking of assignments and the supervision of dissertations.
  • Design and teach outreach courses and Certificate programmes for serving teachers across East Africa.
  • Instrumental in the design and implementation of the proposed PhD programme that AKU-IED, EA plans to introduce.
  • To prepare and mark assignments as well as supervise students’ research and dissertations.


  • A PhD degree in the relevant field, with 5-7 years of related work experience.
  • International reputation for leading high-quality research in their speciality.
  • Strong track record in attracting and managing externally funded research.
  • Ability to develop a portfolio of research, evaluation and consultancy work to international governments and development agencies.
  • Experience of teaching at graduate level, university governance and management.
  • Ability to work independently and develop course proposals to obtain successful approval from various Academic Bodies of the University.
  • Leadership positions on national Professional Associations.
  • Publish at least 3 publications in referee journals plus 3 other journals / 2-3 book chapters / consolidated reports.
  • An active Provincial / National level committee member.
  • Ability to mentor at least one Instructor / Assistant Instructor.

Whilst candidates with expertise in any aspect of special educational needs and counseling will be considered, with an interest in gender issues an advantage. Advantageous also would be experience and/or knowledge of the field in a developing world context.

How to apply

We encourage early to mid-career scholars with a rising profile in research and publication and/or programme development to apply. All applicants should have a strong commitment to research and publication and to graduate teaching, with a commitment to securing external support for his or her research. Candidates meeting the above requirements, and seeking professional growth should enclose their 2 publications that demonstrate research/scholarship strengths, Curriculum Vitae (CV) and addresses (postal, telephone and email) of three referees to the Human Resources Department, Aga Khan University, Tanzania. P. O. Box 125; Fax (+255) (0)22 2150875 or email hr.tanzania@aku.edu
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The deadline for submitting the application is 02 July 2021.

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