November 8, 2023

Last Date of Receipt of Applications:  28 November 2023

Position Code :           PHFI-HEWO-227

Position Title                      :        Health Worker

No. of Positions                :        22

Work Location                              :        Gurugram

Duration of Position         :        9 months (further extendable based upon performance/ requirement)         

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:

Although pregnancy-related deaths and diseases still pose a substantial burden in India, there has been a decline in maternal deaths since the 1990s, due to a decrease of common causes of mortality such as bleeding. At the same time, there has been an increase in deaths and ill health from other causes such as pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and gestational diabetes (GDM). These two conditions are very frequent in the region where we are planning to conduct the study. Good quality antenatal care (ANC) can prevent, detect and treat these conditions effectively, but unfortunately there is good evidence that these recommended interventions are not being routinely implemented in the study settings.

This research project aims to address this critical gap and enhance ANC, by using a tablet-based electronic decision support system (EDSS). This tablet (a) prompts frontline health workers to provide evidence-based routine ANC, (b) enhances detection and management of PIH and GDM, (c) facilitates record-keeping and reporting, and (d) links across various levels of care providers.

The project will take place India (Telangana) and will last 18 months.


  • Assist the healthcare providers in using the mHealth application (Electronic Decision Support System, EDSS) on their tablets at public health facilities.
  • Conduct monitoring visits at these facilities to collect data on EDSS usage.
  • Conduct antenatal care (ANC) observations at public healthcare facilities after successfully completing the training for it.
  • Follow up with pregnant women recruited under the project as needed to collect information on their ANC visits at the health facilities.
  • Assist the research staff in conducting baseline health facility survey, and interviews with key stakeholders in the project.
  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor.



  • Secondary School/Matriculation pass.
  • Diploma in Auxiliary Nurse and Midwife or GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Nursing or other related degrees.
  • Master’s Degree in a related discipline will be preferable.



  • Around 2 years of experience in conducting community-based surveys and interviews and/or collection of clinical data under Maternal and Child Health (MCH) based research projects.
  • Fresher’s with a Graduation or a Master’s degree in a related discipline can also apply.

Please note that Annual Salary (CTC) 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 formhttps://forms.office.com/r/yY3hDVLf90 . Please mention the exact Position Code (PHFI-HEWO-227) in the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Last Date of Receipt of Applications:  28 November 2023.

  • 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!

2 years
Work Level
Employment Type
Full Time
As per skills and competencies of the candidate
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