Oxfam India
Coordinator – Public Health
Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV / AIDS, Nutrition
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 11 2021


Coordinator – Public Health

About Oxfam :

Oxfam India is a movement of people working to end discrimination and create a free and just society.

We work to ensure that Adivasis, Dalits, Muslims, and Women & Girls have violence free lives with freedom to speak their mind, equal opportunities to realize their rights, and a discrimination free future. We research to find lasting solutions to end rising inequalities and exclusion of marginalized communities from getting decent jobs, quality free education and healthcare. We campaign with the public to demand policy changes from governments for creating a just and inclusive country as envisioned in the Indian Constitution. We mobilize support to save, protect and rebuild lives of the poorest of poor affected by crisis and humanitarian disasters.

By putting the rights of marginalized at the heart of everything we do, we work to create a discrimination free India where everyone lives a life of dignity, free from injustice and inequality. Over the last year, we have changed the lives of over three million people in our six focus states—Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Assam. We are also part of the Oxfam global confederation with affiliates in 20 countries fighting together build a better world.

Oxfam has been in India since 1951. It first came to India to respond to Bihar famine. In 2008, Oxfam India became an independent affiliate and an Indian NGO. Oxfam India is an autonomous Indian organization and has staff and board members from within India. Oxfam India is a member of the global confederation of 20 Oxfams across the world. Government of India has registered Oxfam India as a non-profit organization under Section 8 of the Indian Companies Act, 2013 and have a Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) license.

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness.

• Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
• Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
• Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

Oxfam India is an equal opportunity employer. Women candidates and Candidates from marginalised backgrounds are encouraged to apply. To know more about Oxfam India please visit: www.oxfamindia.org

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Job Title: Coordinator – Public Health


Location: Delhi/Bhubaneswar/Patna/Ranchi/Lucknow/Raipur/Pune/Mumbai/Bangalore (one position and can be placed in one of the places mentioned here)

Level / Pay Band: A6

Contract: Term of 3 years

Reports To: Workflow/Project Lead

Scope of Position:

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.

Key Responsibilities:

Advocacy :

1. Support 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.
2. Maintain outreach with health ministries, human rights institutions and policymakers for advocacy
3. Utilise evidence from Oxfam India’s grassroots level interventions to influence district, state and national level stakeholders
4. Represent Oxfam India to local communities, government departments, international agencies, local partners and donors as required
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.
6. Support evidence on issues of concern to the OIN health programme from social inclusion, inequality and gender lenses to support advocacy on specific issues


7. Support health campaigning including ensuring connection of grassroots work and advocacy, and provide support for mainstream and social media engagement and coordination with campaign allies
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 outreach.
9. Mobilize middle class on issues of commercialization of health including ensuing the implementation of the Patients’ Rights Charter and the Clinical Establishments Act
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 :

11. Provide need based technical support to programmatic interventions on health.
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

Skill 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.
2. 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.
5. Good networking, consensus building and brokering skills and the ability to build strong, credible and personal relationships with influential advocacy contacts and civil society alliances.
6. Excellent writing skills in English, and a good working knowledge of another Indian language, preferably Hindi.
7. Computing 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.
9. 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.
12. Results oriented, able to manage multiple tasks and have good planning, management and organisation skills – should be a self-starter.

Highly Desirable:

13. Public policy advocacy, network building and campaign experience.
14. Experience of writing blogs, newsletters, and articles in journals.
15. Knowledge and skills in financial analysis and management.
16. Past work on citizen participation and social accountability in health, private sector regulation or access to medicines.

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.

Travel: 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.

Date Issued: 28 May 2021

Last date for application: 11 June 2021

Approved By: CEO

1. All applicants should apply on https://www.oxfamindia.org/careers
2. All applicants should attach the CV (file name should be candidates First name).
3. The deadline for receiving applications is 11th June 2021.
4. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.