Thursday, June 19, 2014

Senior Research Associate (3 Nos.) - Public Health Foundation of India (Apply by: 23 June 2014)

Position Vacant : Senior Research Associate (3 Nos.)

Position Code : PHFI/2014/130

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 Senior Research Associate will be responsible for the following activities:
  • The SRA will be responsible for assisting core team in day to-day operations, coordination of all project activities related to health financing of RMNCH + A;
  • Provide support in planning of all activities including data collection of primary/secondary data (qualitative and quantitative);
  • Independently handle data analytics and reviews of various literature / issues relating to health care financing and RMNCH + A theme;
  • Conduct process documentation of project activities;
  • Coordinate the arrangements of workshops, meetings, dissemination activities;
  • Assist the PHFI core team in the preparation of quarterly, annual, interim and final reports.
  • Provide support to core team in preparing manuscripts for national/state level reports, peer-reviewed journal, policy briefs, etc.
  • The position will be based in Delhi, but required to travel extensively within the country;
  • Any other activities as required by the project.
Qualifications / Experience and skills required
  • At least Post-Graduate/M.Phil in Economics/Health Economics/Public Health. Preference will be given to Ph.D. Candidates.
  • Candidates with 3-5 years of experience in analysis of health financing/RMNCH + A activities are preferred.
  • Knowledge and expertise in STATA/SPSS would be preferred with a mandatory requirement of excellent command over MS (Word and Excel).
  • Experience and expertise in handling primary level data and large scale secondary level data (such as, NSS, NFHS, DLHS) would be preferred.
  • Prior experience and understanding of National Health Accounts/Impact Evaluation of government schemes, organizing training programs and working with government departments would be considered as an added advantage.
Interested and eligible candidates may send in their CVs to recruit@phfi.org by highlighting the Position Code (PHFI/2014/130) 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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