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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.

Project Brief:

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).


Community Eye Health Journal South Asia
  1. Content coordination and follow-up with identified authors and reviewers to create two supplements (under 20 pages each) and two re-prints as per timelines.
  2. Content editing and proofreading as per CEHJ International styles. This includes documenting permissions standards are met for a) peer-review, b) images and graphics and c) copyright.
  3. Development and dissemination of issues, including preparation of print and online issues (using basic HTML), building a database of subscribers, and emailing and mailing issues.
  4. Attending all Advisory Committee and Editorial Board meetings in person.
  5. Avoidable Blindness projects on Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinopathy of Prematurity
      Develop, proof-read and finalize Information Education Communication materials and products, including case studies.
      • Plan and implement activities under the IIPH-H Public Health Media Alliance with media. (timelines as mutually discussed with the project team).
      • Lisioning with DRROP Team Leads and team members and External contacts: CEHJSA identified authors (email, telephonic and in-person). CEHJ web agency Eye health-related organizations to expand database. Editorial Board or Advisory Committee members.
      • Website management
      • Supervise printing, distribution and outreach of the hard copy journal
      • Documentation:
      • CEHJSA
        Action points from Advisory Committee and Editorial Board meetings (bi-annually) Expand the database of readers
        DR ROP
      • Feedback and edits suggested to vendors
      • Case studies
      • Prepare six monthly project report for CEHJ South Asia edition
      • Support proof-reading of documents and reports to donors for avoidable blindness projects.


  • Candidates with master's degrees, preferably in mass communication, journalism, english literature, social work, or another applicable field of study may apply.
  • Proficiency in editing and publishing, and the ability to be creative, organized and have the communication skills necessary to collaborate with others. Employers may prefer applicants with skills in online blogging or website content management system (CMS), and knowledge of photography/ image editing.


  • 3+ years of experience, with demonstrated strong writing and editing skills.
  • Candidates with experience of handling content uploads to webpages using content management systems (such as WordPress/ online blogging tools) and knowledge of basic HTML would be preferred. This job demands scheduling flexibility since journal coordinators will need to work in bursts to meet deadlines.
  • As we are a busy team with high standards, exceptional administrative and organisational skills are also critical for the role. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic individual, a good team player and an excellent communicator.

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 (IIPH-PROF-43) 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
  • Applied Through- IJP/Devnet/PHFI Website- Please specify

Applications sent without the above information will not be considered.

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


  • 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.

Women are encouraged to apply

Last Modified : January 20, 2017, 11:20 am

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