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Last Date of Receipt of Applications:  8th July 2024

Position Code :       PHFI-CNST-552

Position Title  :       Consultant

No. of Positions          :       1

Location          :       Delhi/NCR

  Duration of Position   :       01 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 Centers 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 www.phfi.org.



Project Brief:

Effectiveness of Indoor Air Purifiers on Heart Failure Outcomes (PURI-HF Trial): Indoor air pollution is one of the leading risk factors for global mortality, with over 90% of pollution-related deaths occurring in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs). Fine mode particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) is a major contributor to global morbidity and mortality, particularly due to cardiovascular disease (CVD). There is a strong link between both acute and chronic PM2.5 air pollution exposure and heart failure (HF) incidence, hospitalizations, and mortality. Most recommendations to reduce air pollution-mediated CVD have focused on improved cooking techniques and ventilation, but with mixed results. New strategies to improve air quality and cardiovascular health are needed. For the past few decades, high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) purifiers have been studied in LMICs to decrease PM2.5 pollution and improve health outcomes. However, there remain substantial gaps in understanding the long-term effects of air purifiers on functional and clinical HF outcomes. We are an established group of investigators with a successful track record of innovative and impactful studies at the intersection of air pollution and CVD. We will leverage our experience to study the impact of an innovative approach to reduce the adverse impact of air pollution and improve HF outcomes in India. The PURI-HF Trial aims to demonstrate the efficacy, feasibility and effectiveness of portable air filters in improving indoor PM2.5 levels and improving functional capacity of HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in India.


Deliverables:

  • Coordinating with all the sites to ensure timely completion of study deliverables
  • Coordinating procurement processes
  • Contributing to various applications and approval process for instance IEC & HMSC and so on.
  • Coordinating with all site PIs regarding all project related activities
  • Liaising with PIs and stakeholders for capacity building activities
  • Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders for various meetings
  • Coordinating with procurement department and administrative department for procurement processes
  • Documentation of all activities related to capacity building
  • Documentation of all activities undertaken for procurement
  • Data management of all data related to qualitative aspect of the project
  • Data management and documentation of monitoring of all aspects of the project activities
  • All activities to be done monthly and more often as required.
  • Timely and regular reporting of project activities to PIs and larger team
  • Assisting supervisor in preparing the funding agency and site reports as per requirements
  • Travel as required.                                                                                                                                    
  • Any other tasks assigned by Supervisor/PI.

Qualification:

Essential:

  • Master’s in public health / Masters in environmental sciences

Desirable:

  • Graduate in any of the medical or paramedical degrees/ environmental sciences with MPH or MSc in Environmental sciences

Experience:

Essential:

  • Minimum 08 to 09 years of experience

Desirable:

  • 10 Years of Experience


Please note that consultancy fees will commensurate with available skills and fitment of the incumbent as per the selection process.  

Interested and eligible candidates may send their updated CV to recruit@phfi.org and fill the application form https://forms.office.com/r/W5fs8D7WZa . Please mention the exact Position Code (PHFI-CNST-552) in the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Last Date of Receipt of Applications:  27 June 2024.

Remarks
:

  • Candidates are requested to refer PHFI website for position description & process for applying. Please note only those applications will be considered which are received as per instruction written on PHFI website.
  • Candidates should have an excellent academic record, good communication skills, a commitment to high quality graduate / 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.


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”.

Women are encouraged to apply!

Experience
8-9 years
Work Level
Mid-Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Salary
As per skills and competencies of the candidate
Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
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Industry
Public Health
Location
Gurgaon

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