Thursday, May 1, 2008

National Workshop and grants

National Workshop: 14-15 May, at Delhi:
Development, Welfare and Research Foundation (DWARF) jointly with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) is organizing 2 events – (1) A National Workshop on 'Fathers and Families: Responsibilities and Challenges', a theme of this year's International Day of Families. This will take place on 14th May 2008 from 10 am to 5 pm at the UN Conference Hall, 55 Lodi Estate, New Delhi.
(2) Observance of the International Day on 15th May at Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi. This will be held from 6.30 pm to 8 pm. This event is also collaborated with Habitat World and the East West Centre (Hawaii) Alumni Association (EWCAA) Delhi Chapter.

Your contribution to the deliberations on both the days will be greatly valued. Your experiences of models models which foster equal relationships between the sexes and provide a gender equitable balance of responsibilities within households will be highly appreciated. If you would want to present a paper please contact Dr.Mala Kapur Shankardass. It is planed to publish the Proceedings of the workshop and your contribution will be gratefully acknowledged.
For further details please contact:
Dr. Mala Kapur Shankardass Managing Trustee and CHAIRPERSON Development, Welfare & Research Foundation (DWARF), POSTAL ADDRESS: D 104 Anand Niketan, New Delhi 110021, India Mobile: + 9818138553, Fax: 91-11-26196990

Vacancy for Consultants in Ministry of Health, Government of India and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation research grants: Last dates May 12th and May 30th ,
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Subject: Request: Vacancy for Consultants in Ministry of Health, GOI
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is desirous of appointing a Consultant in the area of health systems development and health care financing respectively. The vacancy notices for these positions is attached. We request you to kindly display the notice in your esteemed institution and share the same with other colleagues. Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications is May 12, 2008.
From: nhac-mohfw@nic.in
Vacancy Notice
I. Consultant - Health Systems
Qualification Required for Consultant
·The consultant will have as a minimum, recognized Masters degree in social science, economics or anthropology or study in public health equivalent to an advanced degree.
He/she will have a minimum of 3-5 years of working experience in the health sector with a focus in the area of health policy and health systems.
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English
Proficiency in English and ability to make oral and written presentations on technical issues
Should have good interpersonal and communication skills
Working knowledge of computers
Upper age limit 45 years
Should be based in Delhi and willing to travel.

Terms of Reference

Assist in all activities relating to work on health systems development and its dissemination
Conduct quantitative and qualitative studies including facilitating and supporting studies on health systems development and further identifying relevant institutions and interact with them in to achieve set objectives
Assist in organizing and conducting workshops, seminars, meetings and document the processes.
Assist in liaising with concerned technical units and departments of MOH&FW at the central and state level, with other donor agencies and development partners (UN and bilateral), NGOs and academic institutions regarding the issue of work, including collaborative work.
Assist in preparation of proposals, & technical notes, briefs and dissemination material for various purposes and at various levels.
Undertake any other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Economic Advisor, MOH&FW, GOI
Remuneration: Subject to a maximum of Rs. 35,000 per month
Applications to be emailed to: nhac-mohfw@nic.in latest by May 12, 2008. Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
II. Consultant - Health Care Financing
Qualification Required for Consultant
· The consultant will have as a minimum recognized Masters degree in social science, economics or anthropology or study in public health equivalent to an advanced degree.
He/she will have a minimum of 3-5 years of working experience in the health sector with a focus in the area of health care financing / National Health Accounts
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English
Proficiency in English and ability to make oral and written presentations on technical issues
Should have good interpersonal and communication skills
Working knowledge of computers
Upper age limit 45 years
Be based in Delhi and willing to travel
Terms of Reference
Assist in all activities relating to work on health care financing and health systems development and its dissemination
Conduct quantitative and qualitative studies including facilitating and supporting studies on health care financing and supporting and further identifying relevant institutions and interact with them in to achieve set objectives
Assist in organizing and conducting workshops, seminars, meetings and document the processes.
Assist in liaising with concerned technical units and departments of MOH&FW at the central and state level, with other donor agencies and development partners (UN and bilateral), NGOs and academic institutions regarding the issue of work, including collaborative work.
Assist in preparation of proposals, & technical notes, briefs and dissemination material for various purposes and at various levels.
Undertake any other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Economic Advisor, MOH&FW, GOI

Remuneration: Subject to a maximum of Rs. 35,000 per month

Applications to be emailed to: nhac-mohfw@nic.in latest by May 12, 2008. Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Research Grant:
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are now accepting grant proposals for Grand Challenges Explorations. A $100 million initiative, the program intends to help scientists pursue innovative ideas for solving major global health problems. Proposals will be accepted until May 30, 2008 on the following topics: * Creating new ways to protect against infectious diseases * Creating drugs or delivery systems that limit the emergence of resistance* Creating new ways to prevent or cure HIV infection * Exploring the basis for latency in TB Initial grants will be $100,000 each, and projects showing success will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of $1 million or more. Full descriptions of the topics and application instructions are available at: http://www.gcgh.org/explorations.

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