Job title: Senior Technical Officer

Company: PHFI

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 the website www.phfi.org.Project Brief:Design and adoption of alternate models for responding to the critical shortage of medical specialists in select states- The project would attempt to design and facilitate the adoption of alternate model(s) for responding to the critical shortage of medical specialists in select states. Medical specialists are scarce in India, and the numbers are disproportionately lower in the public sector, at the Community Health Centre (CHC) level and above. Even district hospitals in several states have an acute shortage of medical specialists. Increasing the conventional supply side of medical specialists is expensive and slow in demonstrating results. It is acknowledged that here is an immense latent potential in utilizing District Hospitals (DHs) as a site for training medical specialists, which can lead to acquisition of a formal higher education qualification as a specialist. The District Health Model of the National Board of Examinations (NBE) and the College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPS) model are two alternative models that can be adopted in select states. This project requires working closely with the Government of India State Governments, the NBE and the CPS, and other stakeholders to: accelerate policy decisions to support specialist strengthening in the public sector; leverage DHs for specialist training; and with states with traditionally poor health indicators especially in vulnerable groups and geographies.Deliverables:

  • Engage with stakeholder departments in the state of Bihar for advancing the project activities.
  • Guide project team in Bihar for advancing project deliverables.
  • Liaise with project staff, and provide mentorship to them.
  • Approval of prioritized districts for offering DNB programs in the current and next Financial Year by appropriate authority.
  • Provide technical write-ups and plans as required for advancing various project activities.
  • Prepare gap assessment report of the District Hospitals and submission of rectification plan to the State Government.
  • Prepare facilities for DNB inspections.
  • Attend project meetings with the government representatives and technical agencies.
  • Participate in internal project review meetings and provide inputs to project team.
  • Undertake project related travel as per requirement.
  • Support Project Director for handling day-to-day implementation of project activities in Bihar.
  • Travel as required.
  • Any other tasks as directed by Project Director and Supervisors (PI & Co-PI).


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  • Master’s degree/Diploma in Public Health, Hosiptal Administration, Management, AYUSH, Social Work and Social Sciences or related degree.


  • Around 5-8 Years of work experience in public health OR project management OR Coordination; Social Sector/Public Health Experience.
  • Excellent communication skills (Oral & Written)

Process to Apply:Interested and eligible candidates may send their updated CV to and fill the application form- . Please mention the exact Position Code (PHFI-STEO-2456) in the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.Last Date of Receipt of Applications: 01 July 2024.Remarks:

  • Candidates are requested to refer PHFI website for position description & process for applying. Please note only those applications will be considered which are received as per instruction written on PHFI website.
  • 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 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.
  • Please note that Annual Salary (CTC) will commensurate with available skills and fitment of the incumbent as per the selection process.

“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!ShareCode: PHFI-STEO-2456Location: Patna, BiharCategory: Fixed Term SalariedDuration of Position: 01 year or co-terminus with the project, whichever is earlierNumber of Positions: 1Last Date: July 1, 2024Search JobsDonate to a Healthier India : Collective effort is required to address the public health challenges we face today. Partner with PHFI and support initiatives to strengthen public health initiatives in India.If you are looking for something specific and unable to find it; please email#PublicHealthForIndiaWORKING TOWARDS A HEALTHIER INDIAPHFI is helping to build institutional and systems capacity in India for strengthening education, training, research and policy development in the area of Public Health.

Location: Patna, Bihar

Job date: Sun, 30 Jun 2024 07:09:42 GMT