Shamiri Institute Hiring Fellow – Limuru Town (Kiambu County)

Shamiri Institute Hiring Fellow – Limuru Town (Kiambu County)

Shamiri Institute is seeking energetic and self-motivated team players to join us as Shamiri Fellows based at the Limuru Town hub in Kiambu County. Disclaimer: Multiple applications made by a candidate to different hubs will be rejected.

Shamiri Fellows are recent high-school graduates trained to deliver the 4-week Shamiri intervention without prior formal health training as part of the Shamiri program. Fellows receive ten hours of training and weekly supervision from Shamiri Clinical Supervisors. They lead the group-based intervention sessions with high school students within the schools that we will be implementing with in Kiambu County. Prior research has shown that Fellows are effective — thorough, skillful, clear, and adherent to protocol — at delivering the Shamiri intervention. We are seeking an energetic and self-motivated team player to join our fifth class of Shamiri Fellows.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Delivering intervention activities by facilitating group sessions.
  • Observing punctuality on all matters that concern Shamiri.
  • Attending supervision meetings as communicated.
  • Recording group sessions attendance.
  • Reporting to the supervisors any information necessary promptly.
  • Acting, with supervision, to help ensure participant confidentiality, health, and safety.


  • A minimum of KCSE Grade C.
  • Aged between 18-22 years.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and reflect on one’s own values, attitudes, beliefs, biases, emotions, and past experiences.
  • Demonstrate interest in helping others and ensuring their confidentiality, fair treatment, safety, and wellbeing.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the broad scope of values, ethics, and goals at the height of the Shamiri mission.
  • Possess strong communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Possess time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills.

Additional info

  • Disclaimer: Multiple applications made by a candidate to different hubs will be rejected.
  • The contract will run for three months (renewable).
  • All Shamiri Fellows will be paid KES 1,500 per group session they deliver (KES 1,000 per session and KES 500 for transport facilitation). The expectation is that Fellows will deliver between 10 to 20 sessions during their contract.
  • Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
  • The application deadline is 1st April 2024 at 5:00 pm East African time.
  • Any questions can be sent to McGovarn ( Please note we will NOT accept email applications.
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About Shamiri Institute

We are a youth-led organization shaping the future of mental health by making it affordable for all, personalized to an individual’s needs and circumstances, and integrated within existing caregiving systems and community life. This will help to build a future where young people can thrive across the African continent. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Shamiri was founded in 2018 at Harvard University by award-winning Kenyan entrepreneur and community – mobilizer Tom Osborn and rising global mental health researcher Katherine Venturo-Conerly. Since our founding in 2018, we have worked with over 40,000 youths in secondary schools across Kenya. Through our work, young people have experienced a 40% improvement in mental health and wellbeing, a 14% improvement in social relations, and a 3% improvement in academic grades. Watch this TED talk for more information about our work.



Shamiri Institute Hiring Fellow – Limuru Town (Kiambu County)

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