John Snow India Private Limited JSIPL
Research Assistant (Surveillance)
Research Analysts, Research Associate, Research Assistant
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 25 2021


John Snow India Private Limited (JSIPL) Position Description

Position Name:

Research Assistant (Surveillance) 

Position Type: 



JSIPL/ Covid 19 Project

Reporting to: 

Site Surveillance Officer (SSO)


New Delhi



John Snow India Private Limited (JSIPL) is a subsidiary of John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a health care consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities in the U.S. and around the world. JSI's mission is to improve the health of underserved people and communities and to provide a place where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause. For 35 years, Boston-based JSI and its affiliates have provided high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 106 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices, with more than 500 U.S.-based professionals and 1,600 host country staff. In India, JSIPL implements and manages several public health projects in the areas of maternal, child and newborn health; supply chain logistics; immunization; and HIV.


Project Overview


JSI has been commissioned to provide technical assistance to MoHFW for COVID-19 vaccine introduction and roll-out in India. JSI will provide technical support to the Immunization Division of the MoHFW (COVID-19 Vaccine Support Cell) and collaborate with immunization partners to help accelerate the implementation and scaling up of the COVID-19 vaccine introduction activities through the Immunization Technical Support Unit (ITSU).


Adverse events following COVID 19 vaccination are being captured by the existing passive surveillance system. There are some adverse events which could potentially arise in COVID 19 vaccines manufactured on new or rarely used platforms. These events are called Adverse Events of Special Interest (AESIs). A sentinel surveillance system is being established to identify and capture AESIs in both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Findings from the surveillance system will contribute to vaccine safety profiles of COVID19 vaccines and inform emerging vaccine safety issues for taking appropriate action. 


Job Summary


The Research Assistant (Surveillance) will support the Site Surveillance Officer in case data collection operations and maintaining records under an AESI Sentinel Surveillance System for COVID19 vaccines at a sentinel site (tertiary care hospital and/or medical college) in New Delhi. S/he will work under the supervision of the SSO and interact with a national team for data and case related activities and to manage local administrative and logistic issues. 




The Research Assistant (Surveillance) will be responsible for performing the task below

  • Supporting the Site Surveillance Officer (SSO) inscreening the patients and preparing line lists of eligible patients

  • Assist in tracking and follow ups of eligible patients

  • Ensure that reporting forms are completed as per project protocol 

  • Ensure timely data collection and analysis while maintaining data integrity  

  • Support the SSO in data analysis and generate reports

  • Highlight issues and challenges in processes and try to resolve locally

  • Day to day management of the project including logistics (if any required)

  • Coordinate with the national team and site nodal officer  

  • Any other work assigned by JSIPL

Qualifications and Skills


JSI seeks a results-oriented individual with the ability to support the team in managing multiple concurrent tasks and meet tight deadlines with attention to detail. The successful candidate is required to have:

  • Graduate (Bachelors’ degree in science or graduation in any science subject) with at least 2 years’ experience, preferably in health sector

  • Experience of working in any public health surveillance or hospital-based project, data collection operations in surveys.   

  • Awareness regarding Covid 19 vaccines and vaccination programme 

  • Basic knowledge of computers especially operating MS Office, use of internet, mobile and tablet for data collection

  • Fostering integration and team work

  • Good command of English/Hindi and any regional language - both written and spoken

How to Apply 


Please review the detailed Job Description and submit your application online on the following link (please copy and paste the link in your browser):


JSI India subscribes to a policy of equal opportunity. Applicants for employment will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, caste, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions. 

Please note that the last date of applying for this position is July 25, 2021. We appreciate your interest in working with us, however, due to the large volume of applications received, only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.