Program Officer

Public Health Foundation Of India, Hyderabad, India

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th May, 2019

Job Description

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.

Project Brief:

The Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad, an institution of the Public Health Foundation of India, has been awarded grant by UNICEF-Hyderabad for establishing an Advanced Centre for Early Childhood Development in partnership with UNICEF state office. We will establish collaborations with International and National organisations. We will institute required advisory and technical committees to support the work of the proposed collaborations. We will develop road maps for interventions to be done by state governments of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. We will also develop one policy brief and one training module of primary importance as per the consensus from partners. Transnational research and support interventions for parenting in select SNCUs and community. We will conduct advocacy meetings and brainstorming sessions to further the work on ECDs. We will, in partnership, write scientific grants for research and interventions in the fields of ECD.


  • Assist the PI and Program associate in establishing formal collaborations with partners, international and national and the state health departments from AP, Telangana and Karnataka.
  • Liaison, and coordinate with key stakeholders, and organise advocacy and brainstorming meetings.
  • Assist Co-PIs in maintaining documents on collaborative activities, meetings and workshops.
  • Assist Co-PIs in conducting desk reviews, field visits and writing informed training manuals.
  • Assist PI and Co-PI in writing road maps for interventions in ECD, for the states.
  • Will have to travel to the partner institutes for meetings and furthering the program work.
  • Assist senior manager to train, monitor and supervise field staff about data collection, entry and management.
  • Support senior manager in finalization of program monitoring tools, and writing reports.
  • Comply with the reporting formalities as per the requirement of the project.
  • Support in other activities concerned with establishing the Advanced Collaboration for ECD.
  • Co-ordinate with all stakeholders (State governments, UNICEF, Selected institutes and other International and National organizations). Maintain communication between all the partners and stakeholders.
  • Manage data and contribute in analysis and reporting.
  • Co-ordinate and support concerned in-charges for budgets, admin, HR and IT. Maintain logistic records with the help of research assistants.
  • Ensure that data obtained from records, observations and interviews is entered in relevant formats.
  • Train and supervise supervisors and observers about data entry and management.
  • Maintain logs for data collected and update the progress.
  • Assist Program associate in writing first draft reports, policy briefs and manuscripts.
  • Periodic donor reports, progress reports, process and result documentations. Will be involved in planning and conducting dissemination workshops.
  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor.


Desirable: Master’s in Public Health, MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/ MSc Nursing with experience/ other equivalent Master’s degree.


Essential: Around 2-3 years’ experience in program/research management in child health, nutrition and development.


  • Prior work experience in program management concerning MCH and government health administration.
  • The candidate shall be aware of maternal and neonatal health related issues and programmes.


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