Host Agency: Aga Khan University
Placement: Karachi, Pakistan
Duration: 12 months
Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a leading global development organization and registered charity working to tackle the root causes of poverty. Since 1980, we have helped create strong community institutions that support sustainable, locally-driven initiatives to improve the lives of millions of people in Africa and Asia. By combining local knowledge with global best practices, we strive to bring about transformative and long-lasting improvements to quality of life. In Canada, AKFC mobilizes funding and expertise and promotes awareness of global issues. In all of our work, advancing gender equality, inclusion, and pluralism are key objectives and approaches.
Working alongside the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network and through partnerships with local communities, civil society, and business as well as governments and international aid agencies, we are building a future where we all thrive together.
The Aga Khan University is an autonomous, international institution of distinction, primarily serving the developing world and Muslim societies in innovative and enduring ways.
The Aga Khan University is committed to the development of human capacities through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and application through service.
It seeks to prepare individuals for constructive and exemplary leadership roles, and shaping public and private policies, through strength in research and excellence in education, all dedicated to providing meaningful contributions to society.
As an international institution, in achieving its mission, the Aga Khan University operates on the core principles of Impact, Quality, Relevance, and Access.
Inspired by Islamic ethics, humanistic ideals, and the philosophy of the Aga Khan Development Network, the University is committed to building an environment that fosters intellectual freedom, distinction in scholarship, pluralism, compassion, and humanity’s collective responsibility for a sustainable physical, social, and cultural environment.
As the Artificial Intelligence (AI), Health and Education Consultant, you will be responsible for leading and managing the development and implementation of AI initiatives in the fields of health and education. This position combines expertise in both AI technology and the specific domain knowledge of health and education. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to leverage AI technologies and data to drive innovation and improve outcomes in these sectors. This role requires a strong understanding of AI technologies, data analytics, and the ability to translate technical concepts into practical applications.
The candidate should have strong communication and teamwork skills, as well as strong leadership and capacity development capability.
English proficiency is required. Urdu and Swahili are a plus.
Please note that due to the nature of funding for this position, the placement is only open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
AKFC is committed to advancing gender equality and inclusion through our programming and operations in Canada and overseas. AKFC requires all employees and consultants to review and abide by the AKFC Gender Equality Policy.
AKFC recognizes the importance of safeguarding and is committed to ensuring it manages a wide range of risks such that beneficiaries, staff, other associates, and the organization are kept safe from harm. All employees and consultants must respect the AKF Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.
AKFC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by clicking the link below.
Deadline to apply: August 31, 2023 by 11:59pm EDT
August 10, 2023
August 31, 2023
Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC)
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