ICT Specialist Job in Kenya

 Job Title: ICT Specialist

Hiring Organization: Aga Khan University
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Private Research University
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 03/20/2024

Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, autonomous and self-governing international university, with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries over three continents. An integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network, AKU provides higher education in multiple health science and social science disciplines, carries out research pertinent primarily to low- and middle-income countries and operates 7 hospitals (soon 8) and over 325 outreach clinics, all at international standards. It has almost 2,500 students and 14,000 staff. The University is both a model of academic excellence and an agent of social change. As a leading international institution dedicated to excellence and change, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access.

The Aga Khan University Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health in East Africa (AKU CoEWCH EA) are implementing “iMAMA” project in Kilifi County; a prospective data collection study in collaboration with Philips funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The main objective of the study is to collect ultrasound-imaging data with the Philips Lumify C5-2 ultrasound system and design and develop algorithms for automated / semi- automated detection of the basic obstetric ultrasound screening parameters.

Job Summary

The purpose of the assignment is to coordinate the ICT related aspects of the study including training, data collection, management while implementing the data flow process of the study while contributing to effective links with and engagement of key stakeholders for the achievement of the study overall goal.


Support the data flow management for the project, including collection and collation of clinical data, upload of Lumify ultrasound images and subsequent integration with clinical reports, transfer and deidentification of data in accordance with AKU and donor standards.

Participate in ensuring a well-structured data collection and abstraction procedure to acquire commendable number of scans/studies and accompanying Clinical data.

Participate in developing robust scripts to check de-identification, completeness to manage Incomplete de-identification.

Working closely with the Philips data engineer and AKU diagnostic imaging and PACS administrator to conduct data audits for compliance on the expected study variables and data processes.

Routine visits to the facility health workers conducting scans and supporting the ICT needs with the scanning gadgets and other troubleshooting areas as required.

Contribute to effective links with and engagement of key stakeholders.

Contribute to effective project follow up, monitoring and evaluation at project level especially the facility level ICT related component and community ODK working with the data Specialist.

Provide input to key reports including continuous periodic progress and final project report and study publications.

Provide input and outputs expected and received at various levels of the research implementation process including publications, in collaboration with the project stakeholders.


Bachelor’s Degree (required) in ICT or Social Development, Community Health and Development with ICT experience or any other relevant qualification.

5 years’ experience working with both the Philips Foundation and Philips Research in Kilifi County

Clear understanding of the funders’ data handling requirements including privacy, de-identification, labelling and transfer

Specialized knowledge in the current AKU PACS system data administration and transfer which is a pre-requisite for this position an added advantage.

Ability to work independently/with minimum supervision and within stipulated deadlines and schedules.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

A team player and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

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