Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya - Aga Khan University

Position Title: Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The Aga Khan University is a pioneering institution of higher education whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the developing world and beyond, through world-class teaching, research and healthcare delivery. AKU educates students for local and global leadership from campuses and teaching hospitals in six countries, primarily in Asia and Africa. It generates new knowledge to solve problems that affect millions of people, especially the most vulnerable. The University is a private, not-for-profit institution and part of the Aga Khan Development Network.

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 anaesthesia, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatrics, pathology, radiology, and 5-years for surgery. Currently the University offers fellowship programmes in the following specialties: Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Neonatology and Paediatric Neurology.

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH, N) provides tertiary and secondary level healthcare services. Established in 1958 and currently a 300 bed facility, the Hospital was upgraded to a tertiary level teaching hospital in order to respond to the health care needs of the people of East Africa.  AKUH, N is a premier provider of ambulatory care and quality in-patient services, including critical care. 

The Aga Khan University, East Africa invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Reporting to the Dean, Medical College and the CEO, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH,N), the Chair will provide academic and clinical leadership in the department through the development and implementation of departmental work plans consistent with the vision and mission of the 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 specialist qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and be at, or eligible to be appointed at, an Assistant Professor level or above;
  • Registration or be eligible for registration by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists’ Council;
  • Capability of taking an entrepreneurial approach to develop financially viable service enhancements;
  • Experience in education at the undergraduate, postgraduate and fellowship 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; 
  • Worked in a multi-site and/or in a multi-country institutions or have potential to manage in a similar environment with strong management skills;
  • Experience in teaching and exposure to management of undergraduate programmes, collaborative academic research and publications.


  • Master of Medicine or an equivalent.
  • Registered or eligible for registration by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council.
  • Sub-specialty training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Medical Education at a senior academic level.
  • Minimum academic position of Assistant Professor.
  • Competent specialist recognized by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Innovation and strong managerial skills.
  • Mature and commands respect among professional colleagues.

To Apply

Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to the Manager, Recruitment, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. P. O. Box 30270-00100, NAIROBI or by email to Applications by email are preferred.
Please indicate the title of the position on your application.

Applications should be submitted latest by May 31, 2022