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Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health Research
New Delhi-110001
2nd Floor, IRCS Building, Red Cross Road, New Delhi-110001.

Inviting Applications for various posts in Medical Technology Assessment Board (MT AB) Secretariat 

Applications are hereby invited from Interested and eligible candidates for the following posts in the Medical Technology Assessment Board (MTAB) Secretariat in the D/o Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, purely on contractual basis. Applicants may refer to the website http://www.dhr.gov.in for further details regarding salary, eligibility conditions etc.

Job Details for various Personnel under MTAB Secretariat in DHR

Job Description

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Department of Health Research intends to set up a system for the evaluation of appropriateness and cost effectiveness of the available and new Health technologies in India as part )of the research governance mandate of the Department of Health Research.

In order to establish an authority, systems for extracting available evidence, gather primary data/information through model projects for improving the health research governance in India and to examine the numerous and heterogeneous health technology providers, payers and adopters, a Medical Technology Assessment Board(MTAB) is proposed to be constituted in the Department of Health Research. The

MTAB would be empowered to make recommendations to the Government of India after suitable health technology assessment systems through evaluation on the appropriateness and cost effectiveness of medical technologies, interventions and procedures for introduction/procurement in India.

Department of Health Research (DHR) intends recruiting the following personnel purely on contractual basis for manning the proposed MTAB Secretariat. The consolidated remuneration range and age limit are as under:

Position 1

Post Name : B) Health Policy Analyst

Consolidated Remuneration : Rs.60000- 90000/- p.m.

Age : Not less than 40 years but not exceeding 60 years

Qualification :

Essential: 

  • Basic qualification as Graduation in Sciences /clinical research/Statistics.
  • Post-graduation qualification in health & allied science such as public health/clinical research/health information management/health management.
  • 3 years of post – basic qualification work experience.
  • Computer proficiency with high level of familiarity with commonly used packages like MS Word, Excel, Power Point & Web surfing to search relevant data & documents.

Desirable: 

  • Published studies in the area of health technology assessments or meta­analysis of published studies on devices.
  • Knowledge of health technology assessment
  • Experience of data collection and analysis for the purpose of informing health policy and decision-making
  • Good communication and presentation skills, excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Strong knowledge of the Indian health development system and health policy
  • Willingness to travel to states to collect technical information and ability to subsequently synthesize information into research evidence.
  • Formal educational qualification, experience & age could be relaxed for exceptional candidates.

Job Description : 

  • Supporting the HTA Advisory Group, team members at DHR, Senior Health Economist and to work on the day to day activities of the MTAB secretariat
  • Assist in drafting key documents for the HTA secretariat, including: Terms of reference (TORs), Standard operating procedures (SOPS), HTA Methods manuals, process documents
  • Contril;>ute to technical and organisational planning of the MTAB
  • Contribute to identifying and communicating with technical partners in the field of HTA in India
  • Assist on the day to day administration activities of the MTAB secretariat, including liaising with group members, arranging meetings, and communicating with International partners
  • Providing progress updates on the work of the MTAB secretariat to the Secretary, OHR/ OG, ICMR
  • Providing progress updates on the work of the MTAB
  • Providing updates on the progress of the MTAB secretariat outputs to the HTA advisory group
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues at OHR, ICMR, Government Ministries (i.e. NRHM, MHFW), NHSRC, OGHS, and international partner organisations
  • Supporting the HTA advisory group, MTAB secretariat, International partners, and team members in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with relevant national partners and stakeholders.
  • Regularly liaising with international partners to ensure satisfactory progress and quality of the MTAB secretariat outputs
  • Contribute to drafting official reports from the MTAB secretariat, including summaries of workshops and events
  • contribute to preparing the agenda for each of the MTAB secretariat meetings
  • Type detailed minutes for circulation to the MTAB secretariat of .each MTAB secretariat meeting
  • Contributing to the writing, editing and publishing of reports and journal articles
  • Contributing to initiatives to publicise the work of MTAB in India, including working with the media and other sources of information dissemination, such as circulars and newsletters
  • Respecting the confidentiality of work of the MTAB secretariat and HTA advisory group
  • Adhering to OHR policies and procedures

Position 2

Post Name : E) Scientist-C

Consolidated Remuneration : Rs.50000- 55000/- p.m.

Age : Not less than 40 years but not exceeding 40 years

Essential: First class Master’s Degree in Microbiology/Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Statistics/Biostatistics subject from recognized university with 4 years R&D/teaching experience in the above subjects after Master’s Degree. Or Se’Corid class M.Sc. + Ph.D. degree Microbiology/Biochemistry/Biotechnology Statistics/Biostatistics subject from a recognized University with 4 years R&D/Teaching experience in the relevant subject after M.Sc. + Ph.D

Desirable :

  • Additional Post-doctoral research/teaching experience in relevant subjects in recognized Institute(s).
  • Knowledge of Computer Applications or Business Intelligence tools/Data Management

Job Description : 

  • Responsible for the scientific, and/or technical aspects of the implementation of MTAB of OHR.
  • Invitation of applications/proposals from the States/Medical Colleges/Institutions
  • Preliminary review/examination of applications/proposals to determine their eligibility in compliance with the TORs
  • Getting the requisite MoA signed with the States/Medical Colleges/Institutions for outsourcing work of MTAB
  • Submission of the proposals for recommendations of the Technical Evaluation Committee
  • Seeking any clarifications from the States/applicants on various issues/points.
  • Submission of proposal along with the recommendations of the expert committees.
  • Maintai”ning effective working relationships with colleagues at OHR, ICMR, Government Ministries (i.e. NRHM, MHFW), NHSRC, DGHS, and international partner organisations
  • Supporting the HTA advisory group, MTAB secretariat, International partners, and team members in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with relevant national partners and stakeholders.
  • Regularly liaising with international partners to ensure satisfactory progress and quality of the MTAB secretariat outputs
  • Contribute to drafting official reports from the MTAB secretariat, including summaries of workshops and events

IV. OTHER TERMS & CONDITIONS:

PERIOD OF ENGAGEMENT: 

  • The initial engagement would be for a period of one year. Thereafter, the engagement would be reviewed and it can be extended on year to year basis based on the review of performance and requirements.
  • The appointment would be on full-time basis and they would not be permitted to take up any other assignment during the period of Consultancy with the Department of Health Research.
  • The appointment is of a temporary (non-official) nature against the specific jobs. The appointment can be cancelled at any time by the Department without assigning any reasons.
  • The engagement is purely on contract basis on consolidated remuneration basis and the incumbent will not have any claim whatsoever for regularization of appointment in the Government.

ALLOWANCES:

No allowance/benefits such as Dearness Allowance, Transport Facility, Residential Accommodation, Personal Staff, CGHS, and Medical Reimbursement etc. will be admissible.

LEAVE:

Eight days leave in a calendar year on pro-rata basis will be admissible. The DHR would be free to terminate the services in case of absence by more than 15 days beyond the entitled leave in a calendar year.

TA/DA 

No TA/DA shall be admissible for joining the assignment or on its completion. Foreign travel of Consultants would be permitted only in exceptional cases. However, TA/DA for travel inside the country in connection with the official work after approval of competent authority as per rules in force shall be allowed.

How to Apply : 

Interested Candidates may send their applications with attested copies
of certificates through post so as to reach Under Secretary, HR, Room No. 204,RCS Building, Red Cross Road, New Delhi-110001 by 21.01.2017. An advance copy of the application may also be sent on the email id: Vinod.kumar27@gov.in.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. i m shubhangi kumari. Done b.sc(life science) in year 2015 From delhi university..i want to do govt.jobs in this field..

  2. Application format is not available in the link or in the DHR website. Can someone tell me where to find the application proforma?
    Thanks in advance!

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