Saturday, 22 October 2011

Aga Khan University Faculty of Arts and Sciences in East Africa Executive Officer Job Vacancy

The Aga Khan University (AKU) is committed to international standards of excellence in education, research and service.

The University strives for quality, access, impact and relevance in all its programmes and selects its faculty, staff and students on the basis of merit, irrespective of gender, race, religion or domicile.

AKU is currently planning a major expansion of its existing work in East Africa, in medicine, nursing and teacher education.

Planning is also underway for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in East Africa (AKU – FAS, EA) which aims to be an innovative, responsive, accessible and world-class institution, partnering with major international academic institutions.

AKU – FAS, EA is seeking to recruit an appropriately qualified individual as
Executive Officer.

Reporting to the Head of Academic Planning, AKU-FAS, EA, s/he will be responsible for the day to day implementation of both the strategic and annual goals and objectives of the planning team.

S/he will be expected to provide leadership in the implementation of the Institution’s philosophy, mission and overall strategy.

Candidate Profile:

The candidate must be able to grasp the practical implications of visions, ideas and community aspirations with an ability to balance the need for continual innovation and the rigours of planning and institution building.

S/he should demonstrate a grasp of complex, rapidly-expanding institutions and multi-faceted relationships.


Candidate should hold a Masters Degree (Ph.D. is desirable) with a proven record of professional integrity, vision-driven leadership, development, motivation of personnel and networking with multiplicity of diverse stakeholders.

The ideal candidate should be a seasoned management professional with at least 10 years experience, 5 of which must be at senior management positions.

To Apply:

Applications including curriculum vitae, and copies of academic and professional certificates and addresses (postal and email) of three referees should be sent to, the

Director, Human Resources,
P.O. Box 30270 - 00100,
Fax: (+254 20) 374 7004, Nairobi, Kenya

or via e-mail: so as to reach not later than 4th November, 2011.

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