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1.Qualitative researcher

  • Name of organization: K.E.M. Hospital Research Centre, Pune
  • Position: Qualitative researcher
  • Level: Full-time
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Location:Primary Vadu Rural Health Program, Vadu but also involves intermittent travel across India
  • Reporting:  Principal investigator
  • Education:  Masters qualification in sociology, anthropology, development studies or a related subject in public health with relevant experience of minimum 2-3 years.
Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:
Required:
  • Availability and willingness for working from Vadu office and travel on field
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary teams, managing relationships with external partners, and engaging senior stakeholders
Desirable:
  • Experience writing for publication in peer- reviewed journals
  • Prior experience of coordinating a project
  • Experience conducting fieldwork
Term:1 year starting February 2023 (may be extended based on performance and project availability)

About the research project: The project aims to define and characterize temporary childbirth migration, including magnitude, timing, drivers, and sociodemographic and geographic heterogeneity. Temporary childbirth migration (TCM) is the practice of women returning to their natal (parents’) home in pregnancy, for childbirth, and in the postpartum period. While this is a common practice in India, it is understudied. Temporary childbirth migration could impact women’s access or continuum of care, with negative consequences for newborn and maternal health. On the other hand, women who return to their natal home may get more support (nutrition, investment in care seeking, social/emotional support, etc.) and have better outcomes. It is important to understand if and how this phenomenon is contributing to persistent poor newborn and maternal health in India. We invite applications for the position of a Qualitative Researcher. The multi-institute epidemiology study will be based at the Vadu Rural Health Program, KEMHRC Pune. We are looking for a mid level Qualitative Researcher to join our team to lead coordinate and conduct the qualitative research across three sites in India.

Job responsibilities:
  1. Conducting stakeholder and participant mapping
  2. Conducting in-depth interviews of potential participants
  3. To assist in coding for rapid qualitative analysis
  4. To report to the principal investigator for weekly/monthly progress
  5. To assist in the preparation of monthly reports for sponsor meetings
Skills:
  1. Knowledge of qualitative research
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  3. Willingness to travel to perform job duties
  4. Computer proficiency with high level of familiarity with commonly used packages like MS Word, Excel, Power Point
  5. Fluency in English and Marathi

How to apply:
Those interested may apply in writing within 8 days to the Director, KEM Hospital Research Centre, Sardar Moodliar Road, Rasta Peth, Pune 411011, India on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your detailed CV/resume/biodata. Selected candidate will be invited for a personal interview.

 

2.Internship (On-site)

  • Level: Full-time
  • Number of positions: 2
  • Location: Primary CHRU, Manchar but also involves travel across Pune district.
  • Reporting:  Principal investigator
  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree + MPH
  • Study period: 3 months starting February 2023


About the research project:
This study proposes developing a stakeholder-informed roadmap to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in India. While the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that health care is a crucially important investment for the economy, such an investment must be accompanied by a social compact that all Indians must have access to a similar quality of care without the risk of impoverishment. Thus, our main aim is to engage with key stakeholders across the healthcare landscape and those whose voices have rarely been heard: those who deliver health care and those who receive it.
The study expands on a district-level India UHC Service Coverage Index (UHC-SI) developed by IIM-Bangalore, based on the WHO-World Bank. We aim to explore what drives observed variation in district-level health status and importantly, what stakeholders see as different pathways to UHC in India. This proposed study is guided by two principles: One, that identifying paths to UHC must examine state and district-level variation in health systems strength and epidemiologic profiles. Two, identifying solutions requires the perspectives of a diverse range of stakeholders, premised on the role of people-centeredness and co-production in health systems.
Given the complex and fragmented architecture of India's health system, we propose a district-level primary qualitative research with stakeholders to examine the gaps, priorities and solutions to advance the path towards UHC.
The overarching aim of the study is to identify feasible pathways towards universal health coverage in India through generating evidence on district-level health system performance and priorities.
The study will use primary qualitative research with stakeholders, comprising focus group discussion and/or semi-structured in-depth interviews with five groups: community members/service users; community-level health actors; frontline health workers; health care providers; and administrators. The district is the unit of analysis, rather than states, to provide grounded insights that are insufficiently represented with respect to UHC.

Job responsibilities:
1. To assist in conducting stakeholder engagement activities, stakeholder mapping and analysis
2. To assist in conducting in-depth interviews of potential stakeholders
3. To assist in coding for rapid qualitative analysis
4. To report to the principal investigator for weekly/monthly progress
5. To assist in the preparation of monthly reports for sponsor meetings

Skills:
1. Knowledge of qualitative research
2. Excellent oral and written communication skills
3. Willingness to travel to perform job duties
4. Computer proficiency with a high level of familiarity with commonly used packages like MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
5. Fluency in English and Marathi

Interested candidates send your CVs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 

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