Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) is established in India as an independent non-profit created under Section 8 (Indian) Companies Act, 2013 with its office in New Delhi. FIND India is the key implementing partner of Central TB Division, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, for strengthening and expanding TB laboratory diagnostic capacity within the Revised National TB Control Program (RNTCP) supported by the Global Fund. FIND India is a subsidiary of FIND, an international non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization is dedicated to activities that result in: 1) new diagnostic tools; 2) expanded access to these tools; and 3) strengthened diagnostic testing capacity for poverty-related diseases in low- and middle-income countries.
Your mission/Overall objective:
FIND India is implementing a Global Fund-supported project titled Joint Effort for Elimination of Tuberculosis (JEET), with an aim to partner with the private sector in various States of India to increase notifications, microbiological confirmation of TB patients, and facilitate early treatment initiation and adherence support systems for improved treatment completion rates with mechanisms to reduce the high costs to TB patients. JEET activities take a multi-pronged approach to engage with the private sector, following the National Strategic Plan mantra to “go where the patients go”. The project therefore proposes to work closely with the patient at all the touchpoints. These include chemists, pharmacies, clinics, providers, hospitals, laboratories, and Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) To assist with the delivery of this project FIND is seeking an experienced PPM Lead with a health-care background. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with outstanding credentials and with experience working in TB control to join us as State PPM Lead:
This position is intended to cover the operations for the JEET project. It will be part of the team that will work to ensure that private sector engagement is coordinated across the country, that donor processes are complied with, and will provide oversight of JEET activities conducted at the State Project Management Unit (SPMU) level and below. In each of FIND India’s assigned states under the JEET project, the SPMU will further coordinate and oversee activities. In certain identified cities, a Patient Provider Support Agency (PPSA) would be responsible for continuous, end-to-end engagement with the private sector to provide quality TB services to patients seeking care in this sector.
Location: Kolkata, Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh and Shimla
Nature of Appointment:
The selected candidate shall be initially offered a consultancy contract until December 2020. The position will be prolonged subject to satisfactory performance, project extension and fund availability.
The gross remuneration budgeted for the position shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.
Deadline to send your application: March 11, 2018
Please mail a motivation letter, a detailed resume and three references to HR-IN@finddx.org.
(But don’t wait until the deadline! We will start screening right away and if we find the right person, we will stop searching.)
Please note that only applicants meeting the profile requirements will be personally contacted. Applications sent by recruitment agencies will not be considered.