Frequently Asked Questions


How can I be sure that I will gain employment upon completing my Fellowship?

Our experience suggests that many of the alumni HIV/AIDS Fellows – as the graduates from this program are referred to – have been readily absorbed in high level positions in different organizations in Kenya as well as in the region. Many graduates work as program officers, program directors/coordinators or program managers of key governmental and nongovernmental programs while the rest are employed at the level of Technical Advisors. Thus, while we can never be sure when the Fellow will get employed after completing the Fellowship, there is always an opportunity for an alumni Fellow at some point in time.

What are the requirements for one to receive the above mentioned Certificate?

Fellows are expected to engage in the initiation or development of innovative programs while at the host institution or conduct operations research or pilot programs that can inform the organization’s ability to achieve set targets and perform more effectively and efficiently. This constitutes what is known as a programmatic activity. At the end of the 2 years, Fellows undertake an implementation project that is supposed to meet a gap in the activities of the host institution. The project is funded to the tune of 10,000USD.

Where can I obtain further information about the Fellowship Program?

Further information about technical placements specifically or the University of Nairobi HIV/AIDS Fellowship Program in general can be obtained from the program website at or from:

The Training Coordinator

University of Nairobi HIV Fellowship Program

University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases

College of Health Sciences

P.O. Box 19676 – 00202