Monday, May 26, 2014

Research Analyst - Public Health Foundation of India (Apply by: 30 May 2014)

Position Vacant         :        Research Analyst 

Position Code             :        PHFI/2014/111-UIP

Place of Posting        :        PHFI, Delhi

Organization Name   :        Public Health Foundation of India

Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a public private initiative that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies including Indian and international academia, state and central governments, multi & bi-lateral agencies and civil society groups.
PHFI is a response to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of Public Health.

Structured as an independent foundation, PHFI adopts a broad, integrative approach to public health, tailoring its endeavours to Indian conditions and bearing relevance to countries facing similar challenges and concerns. The PHFI focuses on broad dimensions of public health that encompass promotive, preventive and therapeutic services, many of which are frequently lost sight of in policy planning as well as in popular understanding.

The Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, launched PHFI on March 28, 2006 at New Delhi. PHFI recognizes the fact that meeting the shortfall of health professionals is imperative to a sustained and holistic response to the public health concerns in the country which in turn requires health care to be addressed not only from the scientific perspective of what works, but also from the social perspective of, who needs it the most.

Project Brief: 
The Government of India has declared 2012 as the year of Strengthening of Routine Immunization services. PHFI has set up an Immunization Technical Support Unit (ITSU) within the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to provide technical support to the Ministry to revitalize and successfully implement the Universal Immunization Program (UIP). ITSU will provide technical and management expertise and build capacity to design, create, implement and institutionalize a stronger immunization program fully lead by GOI.
Job Description / Responsibilities:
  • Assist the ITSU costing core group at PHFI with data collection, analysis and report writing for costing of the immunization program.
  • Liaison with different stakeholders for day to day implementation of projects.
  • Review of literature on various aspects of routine immunization and costing of immunization programs.
  • Assist in proposal development for grant.
  • Assist in any other research work needed with day to day functioning of the unit.
  • Candidate should be prepared for extensive field visits as per the program needs.
  • Provide regular feedback of activities to the team leader and senior advisor.

Qualifications / Experience required
  • PhD in Economics or Master’s in Economics with 5-6 years of experience.
  • Should possess good writing and presentation skills.
  • Should be proficient in using MS Office applications (especially Excel).
  • Experience of working in the field of Public Health and knowledge in using and analysing results with Statistical Package (SPSS / STATA) is desirable.

Interested and eligible candidates may send in their detailed CV to recruit@phfi.org by highlighting the Position Code (PHFI/2014/111-UIP) in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Last Date for receipt of applications:  30 May 2014

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