Due to a change in government needs, we are no longer seeking applications for this position. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If this role was of interest to you, you may be interested in our similar Partnerships Officer role.

Data Officer

August-December 2020, full time

Suvita increases demand for routine immunisation in India by harnessing the power of SMS reminders and community networks. We recently joined forces with Charity Science Health (CSH) and our combined team has been incubated by N/Core, GiveWell and Charity Entrepreneurship. Our small, agile team is based across three states. Our culture is proactive and hardworking, focused intently on achieving impact for our users.

 

 Our two core focuses are:

  • An existing programme sending SMS reminders about infants’ upcoming vaccines to more than 3 lakh households in seven states

  • A new programme (currently being piloted) establishing a network of volunteer immunisation ambassadors who spread information about vaccination in their communities

 

We are hiring a Data Officer who will be seconded to the Maharashtra government Public Health Department (PHD) covid-19 cell to support their data analysis work, largely connected to the covid-19 outbreak. You will also support our partnerships officer to drive forward our government partnership in Maharashtra. This will involve performing day-to-day data work (reporting to the PHD), as well as interacting with various colleagues in the PHD to move forward discussions around several MoUs currently in development between CSH and the PHD. These MoUs will enable Suvita/CSH to send SMS immunisation reminders to all new parents in Maharashtra’s Reproductive Child Health database, which covers 90% of new births.

 

Location: Pune, Maharashtra

Duration: August 2020 - December 2020

Languages required: English and Marathi

Work hours: Same as PHD norms; typically 10.30am-8pm Monday-Saturday

Remuneration: Dependent on skills and experience; 20,000-35,000 Rs./month

 

Who we are looking for:

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree involving statistics, health economics or a similar field

  • Skilled at data analysis in MS Excel

  • Experience using STATA / R for data analysis

  • Flexible and able to support ad hoc needs of the department

Nice to have:

  • Data component

    • Experience using stata for data analysis

  • Partnerships component

    • Passionate about increasing uptake of immunisations in Maharashtra

    • Outgoing, friendly and easygoing - will build strong relationships with colleagues in the SFWB office

    • Proactive and takes initiative - will make good decisions in support of the partnerships officer without requiring lots of managerial input

 

What we offer you:

  • Opportunities to have a positive impact both through 

    • directly supporting the PHD’s covid-19 work

    • progressing Suvita’s work to increase access to routine immunisation

  • Connection to a dedicated, passionate, productive team with a start-up culture

  • The opportunity to work and build connections in the state PHD - ideal launchpad for someone early career with an interest in government data work

 

If you have any questions, reach out to us at contact@suvita.org.

 

To apply, fill out this form. All applications received by the end of Sunday 19th July are guaranteed consideration; applications received after this date may not be considered if we have already found a suitable candidate. Interviews will take place from the week of Monday 20th July.

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