Aga Khan University – Research Assistant – 6 Months Fixed Term Contract.

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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. 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 Office of University Librarian is recruiting an Electronic Health Record, Research Assistant, based in Nairobi, Kenya. The incumbent will be required to provide assistance to the lead researcher, in synthesizing qualitative evidence to address the post implementation of electronic health records.


•Support the lead researcher in identifying relevant studies from a number of different sources;

•Select studies for inclusion and evaluation of their strengths and limitations on the basis of clear, predefined criteria;

•Systematically collect and synthesis appropriate data. Interpret and describe the results;

•Develop a framework to guide the process of synthesis;

•Bring together data from a set of included studies with the aim of drawing conclusions about the post implementation of Electronic Health Record;

•Tabulate study characteristics according to the search terminology elements and group the studies for statistical synthesis.


•Bachelor’s degree in social sciences with at least one to two years of experience;

•Experience in database searches and reviewing research articles;

•Excellent ability to multitask and delivery of assignment on time;

•Excellent communication skills and good knowledge of English, both written and oral;

•Demonstrated strong organizational, prioritization and time management skills;

•Demonstrated analytical skills;

•Demonstrated skills in use of computer software such as Office and SPSS.

To Apply

Your application together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to, the Manager, Human Resources, Aga Khan University’s Campus Nairobi, Kenya. P.O. Box 30270-00100 NAIROBI, or by email to   Applications by email are preferred. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by July 15, 2020





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