Country coordinator India TIMCI

Aug 15, 2019
Sep 14, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH combines research, services, and education and training at the local, national and international level. Over 800 people from more than 70 nations work at Swiss TPH focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health as well as health systems and interventions.

Led by PATH, the Tools for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (TIMCI) project is a global effort to accelerate availability, adoption and scale-up of tools to identify severe illness and decrease mortality in children under 5 years of age. Within TIMCI, Swiss TPH is in charge of a large multi-country impact and operational research study. India will be one of the two focus study countries, and Swiss TPH is therefore looking to hire a country coordinator for study activities in India. We are looking for a Country coordinator India TIMCI

Your position

Assure coordination of impact trial activities at country level

Contribute to the research design of the impact study in India and operational research in Myanmar (conception of trial structure, including monitoring plan, technical input on clinical aspects etc.)

Contribute to ethics and regulatory requirements in India and Myanmar

Assure close collaboration on implementation of studies with TIMCI stakeholders and partners in India and Myanmar, including PATH country offices and MoH

Contribute to the set-up the electronic point-of-care tool (ePOCT) in the study sites

Oversee data collection of the impact study in India and the operational research in Myanmar and contribute to train health workers involved in study sites

Contribute to monitoring and data quality assurance of TIMCI

Accurate reporting to Project Leader and partners on trial progress through progress reports, including contribution to the project's monitoring and evaluation framework

Contribute to data analysis, report writing, write-up and dissemination of study outcome

Your profile

Minimum of Master degree in epidemiology, public health or a related field. A PhD would be an asset

At least 10 years of experience in working on public health and development issues,

Demonstrated experience with carrying out operational/implementation studies/research independently. Specific experience in large scale health service research are an asset

Knowledge on data monitoring and quality assurance procedures of clinical studies would be an asset

Experienced in field team management, quantitative and qualitative data collection, data management, data analysis and report writing

Written and oral communication is clear, concise and promotes understanding

Effective negotiation and conflict management skills, and proven track record of successful interaction with different stakeholders (including Ministries etc.)

A strong sense of team work is essential. Ability to adapt to the needs of all partners involved

Language skills: the candidate has to be fluent in English. Hindi would be an asset

Ready to take responsibility even with difficult tasks and able to complete these tasks successfully with drive and aptitude

Strong spirit of team work, and ability to work with professionals in multi-cultural context

Swiss TPH an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Job Profile:

Start Date: As soon as available

Location: Uttar Pradesh (possibly Dehli), India

Duration: 2 years

Percentage: 80-100%

Travel Required: No

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