Chair - Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

Oct 03, 2016
Dec 31, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Faculty of Health Sciences in East Africa consists of the Medical College and the School of Nursing and Midwifery with future plans for allied health sciences.  The Medical College has 4-year Master of Medicine degrees in pathology, anaesthesia, family medicine, medicine, obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatrics & child health, radiology, and surgery.  The Faculty of Health Sciences is building infrastructure in population health sciences and in collaboration with the Karachi campus has defined priority areas of clinical-academic focus, including Women and Child Health.

The Aga Khan University, East Africa invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health


Reporting to the Dean, Medical College and the CEO, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH,N),  the Chair will have the overall responsibility for the academic and service mandate of the department, consistent with the mission of the Aga Khan University. The Chair will also be expected to be the liaison between the department, other AKU departments and relevant external bodies and/or agencies.


  • A demonstrated track record of leadership within an academic health sciences centre, teaching hospital or integrated health authority;
  • Possess sub-specialist qualification in Paediatrics & Child Health and be at, or eligible to be appointed at, an Associate Professor level or above;
  • Registration or be eligible for registration by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists’ Board;
  • Capability of taking an entrepreneurial approach to develop financially viable service enhancements;
  • Experience in education at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and be engaged in scholarly contributions to the field;
  • Experience working in a developing country and /or the ability to adapt in this context; and
  • Worked in a multi-site and/or in a multi-country institutions or have potential to manage in a similar environment with strong financial management skills.
  • Experience in teaching and exposure to management of undergraduate programmes, collaborative academic research and publications.