Friday, September 16, 2016

Technical Consultant - Research (ICMR), The Union, New Delhi (4 Vacancies) - Apply by: September 19, 2016

JOB DESCRIPTION
Technical Consultant - Research (ICMR), The Union, New Delhi (4 Vacancies)

1. POSITION VACANT:  Technical Consultant - Research (ICMR), The Union, New Delhi, India (4 Vacancies)
2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:
The mission of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is to bring innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle-income populations. Founded in 1920, The Union today is both a non-profit institute with five scientific departments and several offices worldwide and a federation of close to 3,000 organisations and individuals who are committed to the same goals. Its scientific departments focus on tuberculosis, HIV, lung health and non-communicable diseases, tobacco control and research; and each engages in research, provides technical assistance and offers training and other capacity-building activities leading to health solutions for the poor.

For more information please visit, http://www.theunion.org/
Our Mission: The Union brings innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle- income populations.
Our Vision: Health solutions for the poor.
Our Values:
Quality…we deliver our services and products to the highest possible standards.
Accountability…we are responsible stewards of resources and deliver on our commitments.
Independence…we maintain the freedom to pursue innovation and are guided by the best evidence to improve the health of the poor.
Solidarity…we stand together as one Union to overcome the greatest challenges to improve health among the communities we serve.
3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Union is seeking qualified local candidates for four vacancies for the position of Technical Consultant - Research (ICMR) that will support ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) for establishing theIndia TB Research Consortium (IRTC).
The post holders will work in coordination with the Deputy Regional Director - TB and Communicable Diseases, Union South - East Asia Office.
The Technical Consultants- Research (ICMR) shall be based at the ICMR Office and be responsible for establishing the interim Secretariat of the IRTC and for initiating relevant related activities for a period of one year.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
(1) Landscape analysis of TB research in India and globally.
(2) Data mining the current status of TB research in India and abroad.
(3) Assessing the status of current and upcoming latest research in the areas of TB diagnostics/ therapeutics/ vaccines/ Implementation Research.
(4) Analyzing and evaluating strategies undertaken nationally and globally to control TB and examining the scope of implementation in India.
(5) Contributing to the design of new strategies, collaborations and implementation plans to ensure long-term sustainability and impact.
(6) Interacting with scientists and others working in this field.
(7) Report writing/preparation of scientific/ financial documents. 
(8) Working under team leader and completing the specialized tasks assigned in the related area of work; being responsible for finishing the assigned tasks on time. 
(9) Coordinating with experts and facilitating review meetings of different thematic groups. 
(10) Undertaking any other activity related to technical assistance on Research as assigned by Core Committee of TB Consortium/ Co-ordinator of TB Consortium at ICMR, Regional Director (The Union South-East Asia Office) and The Deputy Regional Director - TB and Communicable Diseases, (The Union South East Asia Office) in the interest of RNTCP and TB control programme in India.
(11) Performing other relevant duties as required by the Regional Director, The Union South-East Asia.
4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:        
Qualifications:
(1) Ph.D. and Masters* in Life Sciences, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Epidemiology, or relevant subject, from a recognized University or 
(2) MBBS and MD (Microbiology, Medicine).
* Applicants having only a Masters, but with strong biomedical research experience, may also apply.
Experience: 
Applicants must have 3-5 years of experience in biomedical research, particularly in TB and health related areas.
Skills and Competencies: 
(1) Knowledge of computer applications or business intelligence tools/ data management / data synthesis.
(2) Good written and oral communication and presentation skills.
(3) Ability to work and deliver services on time without compromising on quality.
(4) Ability to work in a team environment.
(5) Agility and flexibility to perform a variety of tasks as and when required. 
(6) Willingness to travel to programmatic areas as required.
5. DESIRABLE AGE: 35-45 years
6. CONTRACT TYPE: The successful candidate shall be offered a one-year contract with The Union.
7. COMPENSATION OFFERED:
Gross remuneration budgeted for the position ranges from Rs. 80,000/- to Rs. 120,000/- per month. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.
8. LOCATION: New Delhi
9. REFERENCE: TCR-UNION
10. CONTACT INFORMATION:
Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612 
Email: careers.usea@theunion.org

11. APPLICATION PROCESS:
Interested candidates must send their updated resume/ CV and cover letter to careers.usea@theunion.orgindicating the position applied for in the subject line latest by September 19, 2016. You must also submit the Job Application Form (to be filled online at https://goo.gl/forms/hchmlnx4QzdbJBRx1) before the deadline. Please note that applications submitted without the Job Application Form will not be accepted.
The Union is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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