Thursday, March 13, 2014

Young Professional-Health & Family Welfare - Planning Commission

Recruitment of one Young Professional in the Health & Family Welfare Division, Planning Commission

The Health & Family Welfare Division, Planning Commission requires the services of one Young Professional (YP) on contract basis with the following job description, educational qualifications, terms & conditions:

(1) Outline of the tasks to be carried out: Within the broad guidelines for Universal Health Care (UHC) pilots issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, States need expert advice and support in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UHC Pilots, considering their unique conditions. This task, which the incumbent is expected to perform, would involve desk work, consultations and action both at the National, State and UHC Pilots implementation levels.

(2) Qualifications and Experience :

(A) Essential Qualifications:

(i) Master’s Degree in Economics / Statistics / Econometrics / Management with a specialization in health or

(ii) Graduate in “health-related discipline” with Post-Graduate degree in “Public Health / Community Medicine / Management” from a recognized University/Institute and

(iii) Knowledge of a statistical application such as R, Stata and office productivity applications like spread-sheet, e-mail client.


1. “Health-related discipline” includes Medicine, Ayush, Dentistry and Nursing;

2. Candidates need to have excellent academic and professional track record.

(B) Desirable Qualifications

(i) Ph.D. or research experience.

(ii) Professional experience in planning/execution/evaluation of projects or academic work in the Health sector.

(iii) Experience in collection, compilation and analysis of data.

(iv) Track record of publications in peer reviewed journals.

(3) Duration: The appointment will be on contract basis for a period of twelve months only, which will not be further extended.

(4) Age Limit: The maximum age limit shall be 40 years.

(5) Fee and Conveyance Fee: The Consolidated fee shall range between Rs.25,000/- to Rs.40,000/- per month depending on qualifications & experience. Local conveyance: The Young Professional will be paid an additional amount of Rs.1, 500/- per month, as local conveyance.

(6) Website for guidelines: The procedure and guidelines for engagement of  Young Professionals are available at Planning Commission’s website

(7) Selection Process will be as follows:

(a) Screening and shortlisting of eligible candidates on the basis of qualification/experience, using a benchmark;

(b) Written Assessment of shortlisted candidates; and

(c) Interview of candidates found eligible in written assessment.

The written assessment and interview would be held at Planning Commission office at New Delhi for which no TA/DA shall be paid to the candidates.

(8) How to apply:

Interested candidates may send their bio-data in the enclosed format (Annexure-I) along with two recommendation letters (at least one of which must be from an academic counselor under whom the candidate has studied in Graduation/Post-Graduation/Ph.D. and another from the supervisor under whom candidates has worked/interned), by post only so as to reach the Planning Commission by the close of office (5.30 p.m.) within 15 days from the publication of this advertisement in the newspaper, at the following address:

Smt. Manisha Verma,
Section Officer,
Health & Family Welfare Division,
Planning Commission,
Room No. 526-C, Yojana Bhavan,
Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001.

Kindly note that applications sent by email will not be entertained

For more information and the application format please visit the Link

Apply by: 22 March 2014

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