Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Researchers for project on 'Health Policy in India'

Location: New Delhi, India

The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) is looking to hire researchers in the health field on a full-time basis for the following areas:

  1. Policy researcher
  2. Economics researcher
  3. Research programmer
The Health Policy group at NIPFP aspires to understand regulatory and governance issues in the field and contribute to the policy process. While our aspirations extend to issues in the overall landscape of health policy, our work is primarily in the area of health financing, health insurance, regulation of doctors, health care provisioning as well as public health issues such as air pollution. Examples of our work in this field include:

  1. Fair Play in Indian Health Insurance
  2. Analysing the National Medical Commission Bill: Composition,
  3. Cost of compliance for clinical establishments
  4. Sustainable strategy to eliminate vector-borne diseases
  5. The Diwali effect in Delhi air quality
  6. The Impact of Recent Developments in Inter-Governmental Fiscal Relations on Public Spending in India

Essential requirements

We are looking for candidates with the following background:

  1. Policy researcher, who is a law graduate, or a postgraduate in health policy, public policy, public administration or development studies;
  2. Economics researcher, who is a post-graduate in economics or health economics; and
  3. Research programmer, who is a graduate or post-graduate in B-Tech or computer science (with experience in open source technologies)

The candidates should demonstrate the ability for analytical thinking, strong qualitative and quantitative skills, and excellent writing skills. Two years of work experience is desirable.

The office functions on free and open source softwares like Linux, LaTeX, R. While previous experience in these softwares is not essential, the person will be required to learn and use them for their work. He/she must be willing to adapt to technology, work long hours, and deliver quality products within defined timelines.

Job description

The researchers will work together to build expertise in the domain of health policy. The team will have to perform the following tasks:

  1. Support research in law, economics and public policy.
  2. Work with government institutions, including government departments, regulators, etc.
  3. Carry out field surveys.
  4. Manage and analyse large datasets related to health.
  5. Build devices for measurement of weather, air quality, mosquitoes, etc.
  6. Write articles, blogs and research papers.

Remuneration offered

The candidate will be offered a competitive salary depending on his/her qualifications and experience.

How to apply

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in this position, please email your resume and covering letter to:

The subject line of your email should be "Health recruitment: Policy/Economics/Programmer." Please mention one description among Policy, Economics and Programmer in the subject.


NIPFP is a centre for research in public economics and policy. Founded in 1976, the institute undertakes research, policy advocacy and capacity building in areas related to public economics. For more information, please see here.

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