September 14, 2023

Last Date of Receipt of Applications:  September 21, 2023

Position Code :           IIPHD-REAS-1001

Position Title                      :        Research Assistant

Work Location                   :        Gurugram, Haryana

No. of Positions                :        2

  Duration of Position         :        1 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:

Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with Duke University’s Center for Policy Impact in Global Health with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York  is conducting  a study on reimagining and reorienting the current multilateral health system. The specific focus is on pandemic preparedness and response (PPR), and the findings will be relevant to generating other global public goods for health, such as tackling antimicrobial resistance.   The project will have two main phases – the “diagnosis” phase, to explore the barriers impeding multilateral provision of GPGs for health  by conducting key informant interviews interviews with multiple stakeholders including representatives from multi-lateral health agencies, ministry of health and family welfare, officials from the directorate of health and family welfare, officials from ministry of finance, non-governmental organizations and private sector players and the “solutions” phase, to develop and “road test” realistic options that reimagine multilateralism to deliver on a GPGs for health agenda. The solutions phase of the work will rely heavily on policy dialogues and game-theory methods to identify previously underexplored multilateral opportunities.


·     Assist in literature review and available information including collecting contents, researching relevant reports and background documents
·     Assist in preparation and finalization of data collection formats for quality data collection to ensure the adequacy, accuracy, and legitimacy of data
·     Work closely with the PI & Co PI to conduct qualitative interviews with key stakeholders
·     Preparation of verbatim transcripts
·     Data Analysis
·     Assist in preparation of technical reports/progress reports
·     Prepare presentations
·     Attend project meetings, preparation of minutes of the meetings/other documentation
·     Need based travel required
·     Perform any other relevant administrative tasks
·     Perform any other relevant task assigned by PI/Co-PI



  • Masters in Public Health/ related degrees


  • Understanding of Health Systems, pandemic issues etc.
  • Proficiency in data capturing and use of softwares including spreadsheets , MS office, and softwares for qualitative and quantative research (Atlas ti/N Vivo/STATA/SPSS etc)



  • Analytical and problem solving skills, Excellent spoken and written English and Hindi skills Ability to travel; critical thinking and attention to detail


  • Prior experience of working on similar project will be an added advantage.
  • 0-3 years of experience in the field of public health

General Competencies:

  • Effective Communication skills
  • Good Interpersonal skills:
  • Ability to work in cross cultural teams
  • Ability to plan, conceptualize and organize

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

How to apply

Interested and eligible candidates may send their updated CV to careers@iiphd.org and fill the application formLink: https://forms.gle/D61dFdwPvzECwHzJ9 .Please mention the exact Position Code (IIPHD-REAS-1001) in the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Last Date of Receipt of Applications:  September 21, 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!

0-3 years
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