Monday, February 22, 2016

Grants Manager - Public Health Foundation of India (Apply by: March 03, 2016)

Position Code: PHFI-GTMG-2

Position Title: Grants Manager

Location: Gurgaon

Duration of Position: One year or co-terminus with the project, whichever is earlier.

Brief on the Organization:

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is working towards building a healthier India. It is helping to address the limited institutional and systems capacity in India by strengthening education and training, advancing research and technology and facilitating policy and practice in the area of Public Health.  PHFI is headquartered in New Delhi with national presence through its constituent units of regional Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPHs) and Centres of Applied Research in core public health themes. The Foundation, established in 2006 as a public private initiative, is governed by an independent board comprising of senior government officials, eminent Indian and International academic and leaders, civil society representatives and corporate leaders. For more information, please visit the website

Project Brief:

The Research Grants Administration is a central unit of PHFI. Members of this unit assist researchers and faculty members across PHFI and IIPH to make and submit applications for funding. They liase between the PHFI memebrs and donor agencies. They also liase between the Principal Investigatos at PHFI/IIPH, finance department, legal department and HR.


This person would be in charge of overseeing and assisting Grants team members involved in:
  • Identifying opportunities for grant funding.
  • Coordinating various aspects during proposal development and its submission process.
  • Assisting Principal Investigators (PIs) in collating information necessary for developing grants proposals including project information from grants team database.
  • Collating concept papers into a single body of work and ensuring completed proposals are of the highest standards.
  • Creating outlines, building templates, databases, preparing review drafts, scheduling and coordinating meetings between PIs and tracking the completion of assignments.
  • Assist in various other responsibilities of the Grants Administration team.
  • Liason with all departments and divisions at PHFI and IIPH is required.
  • Helping PIs with technical reporting



Master degree preferably in Finance, Economics, Public Health or Life Sciences with experience of working in a funding/granting agency or academic setting involved in grants management.



Previous experience of a minimum of 2 years in managing grants portfolio, developing budgets and technical applications is essential.

Competencies / Skills set required:

Master degree and at least two to three years’ experience in a funding agency or a granting agency or an academic setting managing grants portfolio, some experience with public health research proposal preparation and sponsored research award management is an advantage; the person should be able to oversee technical and financial aspects of an application (hence should be able to develop budgets for grant proposals);
  • The person must have keen eye for detail and skills in copy-editing, grammar, style, spelling and punctuation throughout the proposal development effort. Creative flair, knowledge of office productivity applications to production of high-calibre proposals;
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential when collaborating with diverse groups;
  • Proficiency with computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities;
  • Excellent management and organizational skills.;

Annual Salary (CTC) will commensurate with the available skills and fitment of the incumbent as per the selection process.

Applications, along with detailed CV, may be sent to: . Please highlight the Position Code (PHFI-GTMG-2) in the subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Please log on to the following path and download the same on to the system. This is to be completed and sent along with the CV for shortlisting.

Please note that applications sent without this will not be considered (

Last Date of Receipt of Applications: COB 03 March 2016

PHFI reserves the sole right to alter/modify/cancel the entire selection process or the position or the vacancy or to disqualify any candidature at any stage of the selection process

  • Candidates should have an excellent academic record, good communication skills, a commitment to high quality undergraduate and post-graduate education.
  • Mere eligibility will not entitle any candidate for being called for interview.
  • Persons employed in Government/Semi-Government Organization or Educational Institutions in India must apply through proper channel.
  • PHFI reserves the right to fill or not to fill any or all available positions.
  • The requirements of minimum qualification and/or experience may be relaxed in the case of candidates with outstanding credentials.
  • No correspondence will be entertained from candidates regarding any delays, conduct & result of interview and reasons for not being called for interview.

Women are encouraged to apply

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