Research Assistant (Medical Social Worker)

Employer - Public Health Foundation of India
Job title - Research Assistant (Medical Social Worker)

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. For more information, please visit Project Brief:
Indian Institute of Public Health-Hyderabad (IIPHH) has been awarded an ICMR project to study the effects of Ultra Violet Radiation on ocular health in the District of Prakasam. The main aim of the research project is to study the effect of environmental factors and global warming on the prevalence and exacerbation of eye diseases like Cataract, Dry eye, Pterigyium and Vernal kerato conjunctivitis (VKC) in coastal south India. The project will have enumeration of the chosen population clusters, Risk assessment surveys and clinical examination of the persons identified with eye diseases in question like cataract and VKC. This project will be implemented at Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh. Deliverables:
Undertake field work in the project district.
Liaison with district administration in conduct of Project meetings and reviews.
Attend the requisite meetings at district level.
Supervise the work of subordinate field staff.
Liaison with district officials and community leadership.
Build rapport with communities.
Identify clusters and examination sites within clusters.
Conduct interviews at household and clinic level.
Documentation of Project meetings and trainings.
To prepare monthly reports and case studies from the project districts.
Any other work as assigned Supervisor. Qualification:
Masters in social work /sociology /MPH Experience:
Two years’ of experience in surveys and questionnaire administration
Experience of running similar projects. Remarks:
Please note that Annual Salary (CTC) will commensurate with available skills and fitment of the incumbent as per the selection process.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.
Interested and eligible candidates may send their: Please mention the exact Position Code (IIPH-RSAT-138) in the subject line.
Please also send the following information along with your application.
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Last Date of Receipt of Applications: 19 January 2020
Candidates should have an excellent academic record, good communication skills, a commitment to high quality graduate / post-graduate education.
Mere eligibility will not entitle any candidate for being called for interview.
Persons employed in Government/Semi-Government Organization or Educational Institutions in India must apply through proper channel.
PHFI reserves the right to fill or not to fill any or all available positions.
The requirements of minimum qualification and/or exp

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Job Location Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Date Posted 13 Jan 2020
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