Project Assistant

National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Gujarat, India

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th October, 2020

Job Description

About the Organization:

National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), a permanent institute under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), is an internationally recognized institution for Tuberculosis (TB) research. They are a Supranational Reference Laboratory and a WHO Collaborating Centre for TB Research and Training.

Position: Project Assistant (Field investigator)

Job specifications / responsibilities:

  • Get trained in Protocol of National TB Prevalence Survey, India 2017-18 as well as SOPs and training manuals.
  • Conduct census enumeration survey of participants by visiting the households.
  • Rapid data collection during census enumeration, enter in android based mobile application.
  • Decide on eligibility of individuals and inform them on timings for attending survey sites with procedures to be done.
  • Hand over the acknowledgement receipt with appropriate serial number to enrolled participant
  • Regularly synchronize data on mobile application with server.
  • Coordinate with local health staff (e.g. FHW) and MO / Senior investigator, to ensure that all exclusion criteria is applied as per SOPS
  • Follow-up eligible participants from household for participation if not presented on scheduled time.
  • Follow-up those eligible participants who could not give sputum samples on time.
  • Assist Survey Team Leader in preparing cluster report.
  • Assist Survey Team Leader in maintaining financial expenditure for each cluster.
  • Any other job as assigned by Team Investigator, Survey PMU.



  • Graduate in Science from a recognized university with three years’ experience (or)
  • Master’s degree in relevant subject from a recognized university.


  • Master’s degree in Epidemiology/Public Health/Medical Social Work/Science subject
  • Experience in field level data collection
  • Experience in RNTCP program
  • Experience in conducting Census and field surveys
  • Knowledge of Computer applications.

Upper age limit: 30 years


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