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Position Code : IIPHG–DST–PA-01

Position Title : Project Assistant

Location : Gandhinagar

Duration of Position : One year or co-terminus with the project, whichever is earlier.

Brief of the Organization

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 the website www.phfi.org.

Project Brief:

IIPH Gandhinagar is currently registered as a Society under the Societies Act. The institute has a Governing Council with four secretaries of the government as ex-officio members and four representatives of PHFI as members. The Chairperson of IIPHG is an independent person of high repute, and currently this position is held by Mr. Sudhir Mankad (IAS), former Chief Secretary of Government of Gujarat. The institute is headed under the directorship of Prof. Dileep Mavalankar, a renowned Academician and Researcher trained in India and United States of America, and working in the field of public health since last three decades.

This is three years study for improving women and child health in rural/tribal India using novel diagnostic technologies for prevalence of TORCH and maternal stress. The objectives of the study are to develop a model for diagnosis and community awareness about infections causing preterm births and congenital malformations and to test the hypothesis that stress among pregnant women in rural and tribal India has adverse impact on maternal and neonatal health as seen in the western countries. The model will include strategies and mechanisms for orientation and awareness generation among women and community in general using both public and private healthcare functionaries. Models will help to scale up the use of diagnostic technology for these infections and maternal stress in both public/private sectors in rural and tribal areas.


  • Contact with government officials and government field staff and planning for data collection.
  • Identify pregnant women in first trimester.
  • Checking for appropriate participant consent.
  • Help FHWs or collect blood samples and saliva samples from participants.
  • Travels to field sites to collect and record data and/or samples as appropriate to the specific objectives of the study.
  • Enters data into a computer database and/or spreadsheet application for subsequent analysis.
  • Data collection, monitoring and reporting requirements related to enrollment.
  • Communicating effectively with participants, community partners and staff.
  • Perform or assume other duties as assigned by the supervisor to achieve the project goals.

Eligibility criteria: JRF has to stay nearby study area. Preference will be given to who will willing to stay at Aravalli district {Modasa/Bhiloda blocks}). JRF must have fluent knowledge of Gujarati language. Knowledge of other languages will be appreciated.


  • Graduation in nursing/Post-Graduation (Social work, /Sciences/ Social Sciences)


  • Fresher or more than 1 year experience of data collection and blood sample collection. Must have knowledge of Gujarati language and relocate to study area.

Annual Salary (CTC) 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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please highlight the Position Code (IIPHG – DST – PA - 01) in the subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Please send the following information along with your application (In Email Body):

  • Current CTC
  • Expected Salary
  • Notice Period
  • Preferred location

Applications sent without the above information will not be considered.

Last Date of Receipt of Applications: COB 15 March 2018


  • Candidates should have an excellent academic record, good communication skills, a commitment to high quality undergraduate and 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 experience may be relaxed in the case of candidates with outstanding credentials.
  • No correspondence will be entertained from candidates regarding any delays, conduct & result of interview and reasons for not being called for interview.

“PHFI reserves the sole right to alter/modify/cancel the entire selection process or the position or the vacancy or to disqualify any candidature at any stage of the selection process”.

Women are encouraged to apply

Last Modified : March 3, 2018, 10:02 pm

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