Consultants- Mental Health Experts Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya - Aga Khan University

Position Title: Consultants - Mental Health Experts

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 Institute for Human Development (IHD) was launched in February 2015. The IHD’s vision is to drive innovation in research in early human development that advances the quality of individual lives and contributes to the building of successful pluralistic societies. IHD generates new knowledge through basic and applied research; applies the knowledge gained through research to inform programmes, services, and practices within community settings; and influences policy formulation and implementation in ways that reap the benefits of the systematic research produced at the institute and elsewhere. The institute also delivers educational programmes at multiple levels of study to prepare a wide range of human development specialists and professionals.

Responsibilities: Job Summary

Working closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) and or the Director of IHD, the Mental Health experts will be responsible for providing the Institute for Human Development with expertise on mental health. This includes but is not limited to training on Mental Health research, curriculum development, designing tools for Mental Health research, and offering psychological counseling on a short-term basis. Responsibilities include:
  • Provide a range of Mental Health Services, including but not limited to:
  • Training on Mental Health research
  • Design of tools for data collection in Mental Health
  • Conceptualization, design, and implementation of Mental Health research projects
  • Evaluation of Mental Health Interventions
  • Curriculum development in Mental Health courses 
  • Provide professional and confidential one-on-one counseling services and make diagnoses of psychological issues and refer accordingly


  • Must have a PhD and/or Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology Counselling, Psychology Psychiatry and other expertise in other allied fields with at least 1 year experience, or  
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Counselling or Clinical Psychology with a minimum of 5 years,  or
  • Higher Diploma in Counselling with a minimum of 7 years related work experience
  • Must have demonstrable track record in the provision of any of the required services
  • Must have excellent report writing and communication skills
  • Must be a team player with ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Should have ability to maintain professionalism in services delivery and ethics
  • Must be registered with a recognized professional organization especially for those to be contracted to offer one-on-one therapeutic services

To Apply

Application letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, should be sent to the Talent Acquisition Manager, EA, via the email:

Please quote the position title on the email subject.  

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


Applications should be submitted latest by May 24, 2022