Monday, March 24, 2014

Economic Evaluation Specialist - PHFI (Apply by: 15 April 2014)

Position Vacant : Economic Evaluation Specialist

Position Code : PHFI/2014/79

Place of Posting : PHFI, Delhi

Organization Name : Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

Company Profile:

Public Health Foundation of India
, a public private initiative to build large scale human resource capacity in public health through its three pronged integrated charter of (a) establishing a network of world class, India-relevant schools of public health & strengthening some of the existing schools (b) establishing standards for public health education through the formation of an accreditation agency and (c) strengthening research and policy in areas related to public health.

Project Brief: 

Gates Grand Challenge Award on One Health Metrics
The proposed activity involves development of an integrated evaluation framework by collating evidence from existing economic and epidemiological models related to rabies and brucellosis and the presentation of the findings using MCDA.

We are seeking a researcher having expertise in economic evaluation who is interested in working with researchers at Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) for developing an integrated cross-sectoral evaluation method on a Gates Grand Challenges Explorations Award based out of PHFI. The researcher will work under the overall guidance of senior researchers having expertise in health economics and epidemiology of zoonoses but is expected to work independently.

This is a fully funded assignment for 12-months based out of New Delhi, India with possibility of extension based upon mutual satisfaction. The ideal candidate should have experience of conducting economic evaluations and some exposure to infectious disease modelling. The position requires demonstrated expertise in either public health economics or animal health economics, with a willingness to learn about the other.

Job Description / Responsibilities:

• Be an active member of a multi-disciplinary team of PHFI researchers within the India Research Initiative on Peri-Urban Human-Animal-Environment Interface
• Review economic evaluation literature around selected zoonoses
• Develop joint modelling approaches based upon inputs from colleagues
• Publish findings in peer-reviewed publications
• Support the team in advocacy, developing and implementing capacity building intervention packages across multiple sites in India
• Contribute generally other activities and development of emerging infectious diseases and zoonoses research at PHFI

Qualifications / Experience required

• PhD or Master’s degree in public health, veterinary public health, health economics, infectious disease epidemiology or related areas from a reputed institution
• Demonstrated research skills in cost effectiveness evaluation
• Prior experience in infectious disease modelling desirable
• Prior experience in policy research and program implementation
• Experience working on zoonoses/ eco-health /public health research in developing countries
• Prior exposure to working in developing countries, especially in South Asia and fluency in Indian languages is an added advantage.

Compensation: Salary ranges between Rs. 80,000/- to Rs. 120,000/-, based on the qualification, experience and the competency of the incumbent selected.

Applications, along with detailed CV, may be sent to: by highlighting the Position Code (PHFI/2014/79) in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Last Date of Receipt of Applications: 15 April 2014

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