Position Code : IIPH-PROF-43
Position Title : Program Officer
Location : Hyderabad
Duration of Position : One year or co-terminus with the project, whichever is earlier.
Brief on 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 Centres 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.
The incumbent will be required to contribute to the following projects:
1. Community Eye Health Journal South Asia edition The Community Eye Health Journal international edition is a quarterly publication sent free to over 22,000 health care providers worldwide, mainly in low and middle-income countries. The total readership is approximately 35,000 when the French, Indian, Chinese and Spanish editions are included. 16,000 of the readers work in Africa. The Community Eye Health Journal Advisory & Editorial Boards have approved the launch of the CEHJ South Asia Edition from 2016. The aim of the journal is to ensure that up‐to‐date and relevant information reaches eye care workers of all levels in the countries where the burden of eye disease and blindness is greatest. Peer reviewed articles are written by experts in the field and combine clinical issues with public health approaches which include research, planning and management, appropriate technology, training, planning and advocacy. The Secretariat for the CEHJ South Asia Edition will be located at IIPH, Hyderabad. An Advisory Committee and Editorial Board have been constituted to guide the development of the South Asia edition. The Advisory Committee will comprise of representatives from different countries of the South Asia Region along with representatives of supporting INGOs and ICEH and would meet 1-2 times a year.
2. Avoidable Blindness projects on Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinopathy of Prematurity A five year initiative on avoidable blindness commenced in November 2014 on two important causes of avoidable blindness: Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinopathy of Prematurity. The initiative has eight inter-related elements, including advocacy for policy change; increasing awareness and knowledge amongst professionals, the public and patients; operational research and dissemination of information to a wide range of audiences. A largest element is the development and evaluation of District levels models for the detection and treatment of sight threatening retinopathy that is integrated in the health system at every level of delivery. Documentation of project activities is a crucial aspect of the work and will showcase project progress and challenges. This initiative is supported by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, London, UK (Trust).
Deliverables:Community Eye Health Journal South Asia
Action points from Advisory Committee and Editorial Board meetings (bi-annually) Expand the database of readers
Annual Salary (CTC) will be based on the available skills and fitment of the incumbent as per the selection process.
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Last Date of Receipt of Applications: COB 02 February 2017
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
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