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Ismaili Health Professionals Engagement

The Ismaili Health Professionals Network is a resource and networking platform for healthcare professionals, public health professionals, healthcare administrators, healthcare researchers, and students. This network provides webinars, access to resources, opportunities for mentorship and collaboration, and key updates to a community of over 2,100 Ismaili health professionals. 

We encourage individuals within the Jamat who are currently working in or studying healthcare to register to receive information on relevant volunteer opportunities and upcoming events. For more information on the Ismaili Health Professionals Network, please contact  


Save the date: Ismaili Health Professionals Conference 2021

The Ismaili Health Professionals Conference, previously scheduled for last year, will be held virtually from August 13-15, 2021. Watch your inbox for exciting updates in the coming weeks!

Volunteer Opportunities

Last updated: March 2021

For additional information on any of the below roles, please visit the website or email our HR lead.   

National Director - Research

Elder Health portfolio is looking for an individual with research experience that would identify and develop research needs and opportunities. This leadership role would be instrumental at improving the quality of life of Ismaili older adults by advancing the administration and strategic direction of the National Elder Health and Care for the Elderly team. This individual will be responsible for:

  • Directing the research process aimed at prioritizing the needs of older Ismaili adults.
  • Developing a framework, process and methodology to guide conduction of primary and secondary research.
  • Develop strategies to guide evidence-based operations/programming (grounded in research findings and best practice).
  • Analyze/evaluate, and report research findings.


Ismaili Health Professionals (IHP) Annual Conference

The IHP Conference team is looking for volunteers for the upcoming 2021 Annual Conference which will be held virtually. The team is looking for volunteers to lead and support the following:

  • Finance
  • Project Management
  • Social Media Content
  • Virtual activities
  • Zoom Moderators


Global Health Volunteer Ambassador Lead

Global Health Partnerships portfolio would like to set up a Global Health Ambassador Program, whereby previous Canadian healthcare volunteers, who have served at our Institutions abroad, will form a network to primarily support and encourage other healthcare workers in Canada, who wish to do the same. This network will also form a great resource for knowledge exchange, network building, and strategy development for the wider Global Health Partnerships portfolio. We are seeking to recruit a lead to manage this network.


  • Maintain and keep current a data base of contact details for ambassadors.
  • Identify new ambassadors with the assistance of Global Health Portfolio and Aga Khan Health Board members.
  • To connect volunteers wishing interested in serving aboard.
  • Showcase volunteer work from ambassadors through a variety of channels.
  • Keep the network engaged.


Family Navigator - Future Ready Initiative (FRI)

The Future Ready Initiatives the Council for Canada’s integrated, institutional response to some of the most significant, urgent changes facing the Jamat in Canada, and those with whom the Jamat lives. The Program responds to four inter-related needs within the Jamat:

  1. Family mentorship
  2. Employment, including the Future of Work and Future of Business
  3. Mental health; and
  4. Youth mentorship and leadership development.

The Council for Canada is seeking Family Navigators to work effectively with the Institutions to support Jamati members. The Family Navigators should demonstrate strong people and process management and sound assessment skills. Full details can be found here.


Digital and Video Editor/Coordinator

The Chronic Disease Prevention portfolio is looking for someone to join the team with experience in digital and video creation and editing. This position will be supporting the creation of chronic disease prevention “Five to Thrive” strategy that will involve developing, editing, and seeing various products (in the form of digital media) through to completion. These products will be used as resources for the Jamat as they move through the strategy. The individual will be responsible for coordinating and/or liaising with the National Communications portfolio to ensure all products are edited and presentable in an efficient manner. This a new and exciting portfolio with the opportunity to significantly impact the health of the Jamat.


Community Wellness Directors

The National Youth Coordinating Forum is looking for Community Wellness Directors (CWD) for its virtual camp. The CWD will support participants & facilitators holistically in a virtual camp, monitor engagement, participate in activities and assess any issues/concerns. Required experience skills:

  • Must be a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in Canada
  • Youth camp experience preferred
  • Youth & Adolescent experience in nursing preferred
  • All gender representation encouraged
  • Interest in developing personal skills in the virtual camp environment (working to build capacity for future camps, both virtual and in-person)
  • Bilingual/Multilingual speaking skills preferred


Baby2B Facilitators

The Baby2B program is a 6-week national program that is coordinated by the Aga Khan Health Board for Canada (AKHBC). AKHBC is looking for Facilitators to support and facilitate weekly sessions. The Baby2B program aims to drive a strengths-based approach with a focus on empowerment, healthy and mindful approaches to decision making and creating community-based support. Training will be provided. Note: At this time sessions will be conducted virtually due to pandemic.


Associate Director, Outreach

The Aga Khan Health Board for Canada’s Outreach portfolio is looking for an Associate Director (AD) to support the portfolio. This position holder will be an integral part of the leadership of this portfolio whose mandate will be to support engagement with external agencies. The AD may also be responsible for planning of programs and overseeing implementation. The AD will plan, coordinate and participate in virtual meetings, conference calls, activities and programs, and will collaborate closely with national and regional health board members, members from other institutional boards and portfolios, and external agencies with whom partnerships exist or will be sought.


  • Collaborative
  • Responsive
  • Resourceful
  • Professional or Institutional background in building partnerships (considered an asset)


Administrative Officers (3 positions)

Global Health Partnerships (GHP) is seeking 3 Administrative Officers. The position holders will work closely with the following:

  • Deputy GHP, Aga Khan Health Boards (International)
  • Deputy GHP, Aga Khan University
  • Deputy GHP, Operations and Evaluation

Position holder will provide support for administrative tasks such as organizing meetings, taking minutes, updating relevant documents and spreadsheets, and ensuring the portfolio’s MS Teams/MS SharePoint folders are up to date and organized. The position holder may be called upon to assist other administrative officers within the portfolio, when necessary.


  • Good knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Teams
  • Collaborative
  • Team Player
  • Background in healthcare administration would be considered an asset


Administrative/Evaluation Coordinator - Special Projects

The Special Projects portfolio is looking for an Administrative/Evaluation Coordinator. The position holder will keep meetings, deliverables, evaluations and action items organized for the team. This position will be supporting various initiatives and strategies. These are new and exciting projects with the opportunity to significantly impact the quality of life and health of the members of the Jamat.

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