Aga Khan University – Mental Health Expert Consultant.

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Job Summary.

The successful candidate will work closely with local community leaders, County Government Officers, Civil Society Organizations among other partners. The contract will run for eight (8) months.


  • Take the lead in developing and/or adapting 3-5 day mental health literacy programme for use in communities;
  • Organize co-design workshops with end-users/partners at the local level to adapt the MHLP;
  • Organize and coordinate the training of selected CSOs and stakeholders on the administration of the MHLP at the community level;
  • Pilot the MHLP before its implementation in the selected areas;
  • Monitor the implementation of the MHLP in the selected areas and ensure- it is administered according to the protocol;
  • Collect baseline and endline data on the MHLP to evaluate the efficacy of the intervention in the selected sites;
  • Support the research team in carrying out campaigns on mental health awareness to increase the public knowledge on mental health and fight stigma; and
  • Organize study meetings and related events.


  • Masters degree and above in Public Mental Health, Psychology, Psychiatry or other related fields;
  • Two years of research related professional experience, or the ability to demonstrate strong and relevant research skills, especially experience working on mental health and/or social science research projects;
  • Experience in developing interactive and participatory training programs is desirable;
  • Willingness to travel in different counties; and
  • 2 years of experience in research project/programme management.

Method of Application

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: hr.universityke@aku.edu. Please quote the position title on the email subject.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applications should be submitted latest by March 22, 2023