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May 29, 2024

Last Date of Receipt of Applications:  01 June 2024

Position Code            :           PHFI-SRSC-2446

Position Title             :           Senior Research Scientist

No. of Positions          :           01

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:    

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.

Department of Health Promotion is one of the units within the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) primarily focusing on Original Research; Advocacy; and advancing support to the Indian Government at National and various State levels in strengthening capacity, policies, and evidence for health promotion.  The specialized target areas of the unit are Tobacco Control; Alcohol Control; and Adolescent Health Promotion with emphasis on sound evidence-based strategies, well-planned approach to implementation and evaluation.

The overall objective of the project “Child & Youth Health Literacy (PCYHL)” of the project under Health Promotion Division is the development of a curriculum under Project Child & Youth Health Literacy. The activities will include the development of a curriculum for school-going children & adolescents on the theme of lifestyle diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and underscore the importance of avoiding obesity and the value of exercise and sound nutrition.  The health literacy Program will include detailed lesson plans, student activities as well as metrics for evaluation of effectiveness and success.


Deliverables:

  • Review of literature to develop the Health Literacy curriculum.
  • Develop the Health Literacy curriculum.
  • Explore collaboration with organizations like Prathama.
  • Lead writing new Research Applications as PI and Co-PI.
  • Lead the PHFI IEC Secretariat as Member Secretary.
  • Coordinate with VP-Research to the development of PHFI’s 5 Year Research Strategy.
  • Liaison with the study team.
  • Any other activities as required for Research Division and Research Administration.
  • Contribute to report and manuscript writing.
  • Travel as required.
  • Any other task assigned by the PI.

Qualification:

Essential:

  • PhD in Public Health, Social Sciences, or allied fields.

Desirable:

  • Masters Degree in related field.   

Experience:

Essential:

  • Around 10 Years of relevant experience in Public Health.
  • Experience in handling Research office correspondence

Desirable: 

  • Experience of designing qualitative evaluation in implementation ScienceResearch               

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 form https://forms.office.com/r/emFyhDA6aZ . Please mention the exact Position Code (PHFI-SRSC-2446) in the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Last Date of Receipt of Applications:  01 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
10 years
Work Level
Senior-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