John Snow India Private Limited JSIPL
Site Surveillance Officer (SSO)
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 25 2021


John Snow India Private Limited (JSIPL)


Position Description


Position Name

Site Surveillance Officer (SSO)

Position Type



JSIPL/ Covid 19 Project

Reporting to

Programme Specialist-Surveillance


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, Bostonbased 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 Site Surveillance Officer will be responsible for all surveillance activities for the Sentinel Surveillance System for Adverse Events of Special Interest (SSS-AESI) for COVID19 vaccines at the sentinel site which will be a tertiary care hospital or a medical college in Delhi. S/he will be responsible for screening cases for eligibility for reporting, data collection, follow up, documentation, etc, at the site. S/he will work with a team of clinicians and medical records section at the sentinel sites, and will be guided by a national team.



The Sentinel Surveillance Officer will be responsible for: 

  • Daily screening, selecting, and recruitment of patients from different departments

  • Sensitize and coordinate with doctors and other staff at the sentinel sites for selection of all eligible cases admitted in the site

  • Ensure timely data collection and uploading in the software while maintaining data integrity 

  • Ensuring timelines and deliverables of the project are met in his/her sentinel site, generate periodic reports, monitor progress of the project 

  • Day to day management of project in the site, update seniors regarding issues and suggest solutions.

  • 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:

  • A BAMS/BHMS/BDS/Pharma graduate/Nursing degree with or without Masters in Public Health with at least two years of experience in hospital sector

  • Experience in conducting hospital-based drug safety projects is desirable 

  • Understanding of data analysis methods and awareness of vaccines and vaccine safety issues will be an added advantage

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to network, build partnerships, work harmoniously in multicultural team environment

  • Fostering integration and team work 

  • Good computer skills, especially MS Office and familiarity with data collection software

  • Good command of English and 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.