Senior Research / Project Associate

Public health foundation of india(PHFI), Delhi/NCR, India

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme ManagementResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st March, 2015

Job Description

Project Brief:

Seeking a dynamic, mature and motivated individual to manage and assist in research around a cluster of research projects that focus on the following areas:

  • Urban Health Policy : research around urban health governance, inequities and urban health systems
  • Universal Health Coverage: projects around primary health care, quality of care and health system reform
  • BioDiaspora - a web-based platform for tracking infectious disease outbreaks using airline data and human migration patterns
  • PHFI-CamTech partnership on health technology innovations on Reproductive and Child health

Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct and coordinate research activities to support research portfolio.
  • Conduct and write up high quality literature reviews and synthesis in areas of urban health and universal health coverage.
  • Assist in qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with domestic and international external partners
  • Plan projects and coordinate deliverables in collaboration with external partners.
  • Prepare effective project documentation and reporting.
  • Develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure timely completion of program deliverables. Coordination with stakeholders (including donor agency, government and non-government/ implementing partners).
  • Manage and develop dynamic content for the PHFI-UHC website.
  • Engage, educate, and inform national and state- level policy makers. Conduct environmental scans, information gathering and analysis of information and research community engagement.
  • Participate in monthly meetings (sometimes bi-monthly) regarding implementation, sustainability, and national/local best practices.
  • Manage and coordinate programmatic meetings including managing external partners on data collation.
  • Develop publications, grant applications, and reports through collaborative writing and editing.
  • Track relevant activities in public health and related fields to inform constituents and partners.
  • Develop formal presentations and other materials for use during program-related events.
  • Develop written and online tools including survey and evaluation instruments.
  • Serve as programmatic liaison to external partners, including representing organization at national, regional and local conferences and meetings.
  • Any other activities as may be assigned by the supervisor.



  • Master’s degree in Public Health/Social Sciences/Health Administration/Health Technology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English)
  • A cooperative team player who can multitask
  • Strong understanding of public health policy and practice


  • Good working knowledge of computers including MS office , Excel and other software.
  • Experience in providing technical assistance to community leaders.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups.
  • Understanding or experience with program evaluation.
  • Willing to travel extensively.


  • Minimum 5 - 8 years of experience working on public health, public policy, management, and/or community-based issues (technical, program planning, management and implementation) working on a large project.
  • Candidates should have strong demonstrable skills in analytical thinking, writing and operational research methods.
  • Experience in urban health, health systems research, public health.
  • Annual Salary (CTC) will be approximately between 8-9 lakhs (negotiable for the right candidate) and an excellent benefits package and will be based on the available skills and fitment of the incumbent as per the selection process.
  • Applications, along with detailed CV, may be sent to: Please highlight the Position Code (PHFI-POAS-4) in the subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.


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