– Public Health
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since 1951. It first came to India to respond to Bihar famine. In
2008, Oxfam India became an independent affiliate and an Indian
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include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
Title: Coordinator – Public Health
(one position and can be placed in one of the places mentioned
Level / Pay Band: A6
Contract: Term of
Reports To: Workflow/Project Lead
The Coordinator – Public Health, would
be responsible for working with staff in Oxfam India and the
confederation to develop and implement advocacy strategies on the
issues of right to health, privatisation of health services and
regulation of non-state actors in healthcare. You would also work
to support OIN work on patients’ rights, access to medicine and
sexual and reproductive health.
The position fits into
Oxfam’s broader work on inequality reduction, social inclusion
and gender justice.
As Coordinator, you will
contribute to overall advocacy and campaign processes in Oxfam
India from the lens of public health. This will also involve
working closely with the teams in Oxfam Intervention States.
strengthening alliances with state and national networks, other
parts of the Oxfam confederation, academia and think-tanks and key
stakeholders working on right to health and patient rights.
Maintain outreach with health ministries, human rights
institutions and policymakers for advocacy
evidence from Oxfam India’s grassroots level interventions to
influence district, state and national level stakeholders
Represent Oxfam India to local communities, government
departments, international agencies, local partners and donors as
5. Track policy developments on issues of concern,
monitor and track positive practices as part of the program or in
government interventions and foster their amplification and draw
knowledge to support advocacy and program development.
Support evidence on issues of concern to the OIN health programme
from social inclusion, inequality and gender lenses to support
advocacy on specific issues
Support health campaigning including ensuring connection of
grassroots work and advocacy, and provide support for mainstream
and social media engagement and coordination with campaign
8. Contribute to the development of public
communication materials in coordination with the Public Engagement
Team to support online and on-ground mobilization and policy-maker
9. Mobilize middle class on issues of
commercialization of health including ensuing the implementation
of the Patients’ Rights Charter and the Clinical Establishments
10. Draft, contribute to or provide inputs for national
policy products on health for diverse audiences, as needed,
through a range of products including technical reports, policy
reactive and media articles.
Programme Support :
Provide need based technical support to programmatic interventions
12. Ensure that gender, inequality, diversity and
social inclusion analyses are applied across all levels of
planning and delivery.
13. Provide technical framing to work
on citizen participation and social accountability and
strengthening grievance redress and action to strengthen citizen
voice on issues of public health.
14. Support advocacy and
direct community-led work on access to medicines and SRHR/RCH
including work with citizens, frontline and middle level
government functionaries and other CSOs active on the issue
and Competence :
1. Eight years of experience in a
similar job, including experience of handling health advocacy
campaigns on scale or multi-state public health interventions.
Excellent networking skills with different stakeholders including
a track record of working with civil society networks and
alliances working on health.
3. Have a robust understanding
of public health.
4. Master’s degree, preferably in social
sciences, community health or similar disciplines.
networking, consensus building and brokering skills and the
ability to build strong, credible and personal relationships with
influential advocacy contacts and civil society alliances.
Excellent writing skills in English, and a good working knowledge
of another Indian language, preferably Hindi.
skills (should be fluent in MS Office, especially Word and Excel
and electronic communication).
8. Basic understanding of
social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and
experience in drafting professional posts for the platforms.
Ability to connect policies, laws and regulations with the lived
reality of public health in India
10. Ability to inspire and
motivate teams and networks towards action.
11. Knowledge of
the socio-economic and political context of the country.
Results oriented, able to manage multiple tasks and have good
planning, management and organisation skills – should be a
policy advocacy, network building and campaign experience.
Experience of writing blogs, newsletters, and articles in
15. Knowledge and skills in financial analysis and
16. Past work on citizen participation and social
accountability in health, private sector regulation or access to
Relocation: During the course of employment
the post holder may be required to move base on a temporary or
permanent basis to any workplace required by Oxfam India.
The candidate should be willing to travel within the country
extensively, willingness to be based/placed in intervention
districts for an extended period of time or deployed for extended
periods in humanitarian response programmes in the field.
Issued: 28 May 2021
Last date for application: 11 June
Approved By: CEO
1. All applicants
should apply on https://www.oxfamindia.org/careers
applicants should attach the CV (file name should be candidates
3. The deadline for receiving applications is
11th June 2021.
4. Applications received after the closing
date will not be considered.