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Opportunities to Build World Class Health Research Institution

Opportunities to Build World Class Health Research Institution

The Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), Patna has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), initially for a period of 4 years; this will be used to set up a Think Tank that will generate high quality analytics and evidence on health and nutrition and use this to inform policy and health systems design in the state of Bihar. To recruit staff for this Think Tank, ADRI invites application for the following four positions:

  • Executive Director (One)

  • Subject Experts (Three)

1. Executive Director (1 Post)

Responsibilities

  • Provide effective leadership to the Think Tank and promote an inter-disciplinary approach in its research agenda

  • Undertake research and analytical studies on various dimensions of the health delivery system in Bihar to generate evidence-based policy recommendations

  • Undertake regular policy dialogues with the state government functionaries and appropriate advocacy exercises towards redesigning and improving the state’s health delivery system

  • Establish and nurture professional linkages with organisations, both local, national and global, which are engaged with research on health-related issues

  • Ensure efficient use of the financial and human resources of the Think Tank

  • Maintain relations with the Department of Health of the state government, BMGF, National Think Tank on health and other organisations involved in health issues

  • Prepare a Vision and roadmap for the Think Tank working along which it becomes a self-sustaining unit in future

Qualifications

  • A Master’s and Ph.D. degree in a subject which is related to Health Economics/ Health Delivery System / Monitoring and Evaluation

  • At least 15 years of experience in the field of health systems, with reasonable number of publications on health issues in reputed peer reviewed journals

  • Be Sensitive about and committed to public health issues

  • Possess Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • With Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills

The compensation will be approx USD 83,000+ per annum  (equivalent to INR 55.00 lakh per annum at
current rate of exchange).

2. Subject Experts (3 Post)

Responsibilities

Undertake research and analytical studies on various dimensions of the health delivery system in Bihar to generate evidence-based policy recommendations

  • Report to the Executive Director on all research and programmes of the think Tank and contribute to the success of the Think Tank’s activities.

  • Interact with fellow Experts within and outside, to jointly design and undertake inter-disciplinary research studies which would help the state government reform its health sector

  • Regularly track key legislative and policy developments and trends relevant to health delivery system in Bihar and analyse their implications

  • Undertake regular policy dialogues with state government functionaries and participate in advocacy exercises towards redesigning the state’s health delivery system

  • Undertake monitoring and evaluation studies to provide feedback to the state government about its different health programmes

  • Undertake exploratory studies to identity the best practices in health sector across the different states in India

Qualifications

  • A Master’s and Ph.D. degree in a subject which is related to Health Economics/ Health Delivery System / Monitoring and Evaluation

  • At least 10 years of experience in the field of health systems, with reasonable number of publications on health issues in reputed peer reviewed journals

  • Be Sensitive about and committed to public health issues

  • Possess Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • With Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.

The compensation will be approx USD 55,000+ per annum (equivalent to INR 36.00 lakh per annum at current
 rate of exchange).

In all cases, proven research experience will be interpreted to mean publication in peer-reviewed international journals with high impact factor. All positions are based in Patna and would provide a challenging and satisfying opportunity for the right candidate. Compensation for the positions would be extremely competitive and commensurate with experience. The selected candidates are expected to join the Think Tank as soon as possible.

To signify interest in the positions, or to recommend a person for any of the positions, please send a detailed curriculum vitae to : Administrator, ADRI at e-mail address (healthanalytics@adriindia.org). The interested candidates may apply by 6 January, 2017.

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