Thursday, June 19, 2014

Research Associate - Public Health Foundation of India (Apply by: 23 June 2014)

Position Vacant : Research Associate

Position Code : PHFI/2014/131

Place of Posting : PHFI, New 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:
There is a global push to strengthen monitoring of RMNCH spending. The Countdown to 2015 is one of the processes whereby expenditure data is consolidated and reported. One of the main objectives of this project is to outline a process to track government expenditures for child, maternal and reproductive health as part of routine monitoring. The Goal of the project is to provide financial risk protection to priority population involving RMNCH+A and tuberculosis related services among India’s rural and urban poor. This will be achieved through realizing two main objectives:
  • Generating evidence on healthcare financing to better inform policies and programs that would influence RMNCH+A & Tuberculosis services and
  • Testing integrating health financing models in planning process so as to strengthen health systems and improve RMNCH+A and Tuberculosis services.
The project also aims at Identifying opportunities, challenges and barriers which are likely to facilitate scale-up of innovative and sustainable health financing solutions leading to improved financial risk protection. The project has a specific focus also on RMNCH+A and it will help in better investments for maternal and child health related programs and systems and decrease OOP in vulnerable population in India.

Job Description / Responsibilities:
The Research Associate will be responsible for the following activities:
  • Support the administration and management of research
  • Support the Collaboration with domestic and international partners for all activities including research, capacity building and project implementation
  • Support the preparation of summaries and reports, including technical and policy briefs and publications as part of knowledge management;
  • Support knowledge management and dissemination activities
Qualifications / Experience and skills required
  • M.B.B,S + MPH or Master’s degree in epidemiology, economics, or a related field and 2-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in field-work in resource-limited settings
  • Project management and study co-ordination skills
  • Professional experience in Health systems/RMNCH research and implementation in the context of women’s health, primary health care.
  • Experience of using statistical packages and demonstrated skills with some software like excel STATA, SPSS or equivalent an added advantage
  • Knowledge and experience with Qualitative data collection and analysis a added advantage
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills including the ability to consolidate and present data;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to states in India.
Interested and eligible candidates may send in their CVs to by highlighting the Position Code (PHFI/2014/131) in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Last Date for receipt of applications: 23 June 2014

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