Call for Research Officer (full time)
Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru (IPH) is a premier institute for education and research in health systems in India. The institute’s research work in course of its eleven year long history has focused on identifying equity-oriented and health systems based research questions. More details on IPH is available at IPH website (www.iphindia.org).
Telangana has a high Caesarean section rate. Recognizing the dangers of unnecessary CS, the government of Telangana has taken various initiatives to reduce the same. The government is now planning to introduce trained midwives in its facilities. The government of Telangana is collaborating with Fernandez Hospital and UNICEF – Hyderabad to pilot this training program in Karimnagar. The training will be an experiential training at Karimnagar district hospital in Telangana. It is proposed to evaluate this training program by an independent agency. The Institute of Public Health, Bangalore which is a not-for- profit academic institution that has been working in the field of public health for the past 11 years, conducting research, training, and consultancies for various national as well as international agencies has taken up the project to evaluate it comprehensively.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a motivated candidate with an interest in a career in public health for the role of a Research Officer (RO) at IPH. The RO shall work closely with the Principal Investigator in managing a research project.
The candidate will work with experienced researchers and faculty at IPH Bangalore. The candidate shall benefit from extensive institutional experience in mentoring young researchers and professionals into public health career. The cluster seeks to provide a conducive environment to the young professional skills into a career in research and/or project management.
Candidate needs to be motivated and interested in building a public research oriented career.
Applicants must have received a Master’s degree in public health/related discipline (including but not limited to other para-medical disciplines such as dentistry/nursing/pharma, social work, anthropology, psychology, community medicine, global health or international health).
Candidate should be comfortable with the use of all basic computer softwares (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), should be comfortable with email correspondence and able to demonstrate good people and managerial skills.
Good written communication in English is essential.
Few years of project management experience in a research project or in program management in a rural/tribal/community health setting. Fluency in Telugu and experience in qualitative methods would be an added advantage.
This position is based in IPH Bengaluru office (see location here). But the candidate will be expected to travel to Karimnagar Telangana at least once a month for up to a period of 7 days. Accommodation and travel-related costs will be covered by the project as per institutional policies.
This is a Research Officer level position at IPH and pay will be commensurate with the candidate’s skills and experience and will range between 35,000-40,000 (CTC) per month based on experience. The contract will be for one year (with a probation period of 3 months) and the position is extendable after review at the end of one year and contingent on availability of funding.
Brief Job description:
- Developing research tools for the evaluation of the training program
- Collecting data (both qualitative and quantitative) at MCH, Karimnagar and Hyderabad
Analysing the data
- Consolidation of results and project report writing
- Managing the entire project in terms of correspondence, finances, planning, etc
- Writing manuscripts for journals / other publications
- Disseminating the activities of the project in media
- Any other activity that the project lead may deem fit (in relation to this project)
Please fill up this online form – https://goo.gl/F9vBrb
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Last date for receiving applications form shall be
05th February 2018
Keep the following information/documents ready for the online application:
- Your basic details including name, permanent and current address and other identifying details
- 2-page Resume/CV (PDF only)
- Name, phone number, and email address for two references who are willing to provide a reference for your work. This could include your teachers/mentors/supervisors
- One page statement describing how best you would fit into this role (upto 400 words)
- Explaining your interests, strengths and qualifications for this role and how it will benefit your future professional goals
All applications shall be reviewed and only those who are shortlisted shall be contacted over phone and/or email for an interview over Skype/in-person in the third week of February 2018. The post is expected to be filled before March 2018.