Epidemiologist, Reproductive and Chil...

Epidemiologist, Reproductive and Child Health project, India

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Brian Iselin

Vienna, Austria

#1 Jan 14, 2011
Invited to tender for Lot 1 of the EU-funded project “Strengthening the National and State Institutes of Health and Family Welfare (Distance Health Education, Health Systems Research)” in India, we now seek a range of key and non-key personnel. The overall objective of the programme is to assist the Government of India in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MOOs) and, in doing so, give support to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in the implementation of the National Rural Health Mission (NHRM) with particular reference to improving results of the Reproductive and Child Health Project Phase II and to facilitate capacity building to tackle systemic determinants of women and children health. The overall objective of this component is institutional capacity strengthening for enhanced service delivery in the health sector, particularly reproductive and child health. The specific objectives are:

• To develop an evidence-based regulatory system for the health sector.
• To strengthen national and state institutional capacity for enhanced service delivery through setting up and monitoring service delivery standards.
• To strengthen human resource capacity development and management for improved primary health care provision and logistic systems.
• To support improved use of health information systems, action research and performance and progress monitoring.
• To strengthen systems and capacities to address issues of governance, gender and inclusiveness in the health sector.

We now seek expressions of interest from suitably qualified experts for the challenging full-time (660 working days) India-based role of Epidemiologist.

Key expert 2: Epidemiologist

Qualifications and skills
• Postgraduate degree (minimum Master Degree or equivalent) in epidemiology, medical sciences or related field;
• Academic and project oriented research abilities in a multicultural environment;
• Excellent command of English (written and oral) and communication skills.

General professional experience
• At least 10 years professional and academic experience, covering epidemiological research planning and implementation in the European context and in transitional countries (with particular emphasis on reproductive health related illnesses, health promotion and prevention) and teaching epidemiology and biostatistics with specific focus on metanalysis and systematic reviews.

Specific professional experience
• Experience in developing and administering distance education courses in general epidemiology, health determinants and epidemiology applied to health promotion and prevention;
• Experience in evidence-based medicine and public health at European level, and in the preparation, dissemination and follow-up of clinical and non clinical guidelines;
• Experience of Public Health Systems in South Asia and or in developing countries would be an asset.

Suitably qualified and experienced applicants meeting ALL of the selection criteria should submit their EU-formatted CVs to the Bid Manager, Ms Neda Markovic ([email protected] rg) before 25 January 2011.

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