Thursday, January 7, 2010

Job position: Training and Research Assistant at CHC, Bengaluru


Job position :  Training and Research Assistant

Job Specific Responsibility:  Facilitation of the Right to Health Advocacy Campaign in Karnataka   

Work Area:   Primarily Karnataka with a special focus on the districts.

Organisation:  Community Health Cell unit of SOCHARA, Bangalore, India



Do you have a deep interest in issues related to the health rights of the marginalized/oppressed communities, and a commitment to improving the quality of Health Care system in India? Are you interested to work for  human development and human right to health of the underprivileged by way of developing human resources for health at the district and sub-district level, training and research, taking forward the campaign to right to health and primary health care? Then you can apply and it would  help if you had the following:


·  Perspective and framework of thinking on Rights Based Approach to work and  the perspectives of Human Rights

·  Minimum 5 years of field experience  related to the social-political, economic-cultural  rights issues;

·  Post-graduation in any social sciences/humanities/Management/Public Health/Community Health or Graduate in   medical sciences  with  experience

·  An ability to work in a small team  with good interpersonal and communication skills

·  Understanding of health in the socio-political  aspects/determinants of health related to food   security,  shelter, gender,  caste etc.

·  Fluency or Fairly good knowledge of  English,

·   Fairly good knowledge of the basic computer operations.

·  Reading, Writing and Speaking knowledge of Kannada  (essential)

·  Flexibility to travel to the districts in Karnataka (Min 10-12 days a month - essential)

·  A fairly long-term  commitment  to the organisation / work.


Job description:


Facilitation of the Right to Health Advocacy Campaign in Karnataka  


Major Job Responsibilities:

·       Coordinating and Networking with various people’s movements, community based organisations (CBOs)and NGOs for the promotion of Right to Health and Healthcare

·       Organizing and conducting trainings in the field of community health, public health and right to health care issues keeping in mind CHC’s focus on the oppressed and marginalised communities, both in the rural and urban areas.

·       To   assist in the training programmes undertaken by  CHC.

·       To coordinate the work of Jana Arogya Andolana Karnataka (JAAK) in promoting the Right to Healthcare Advocacy, Networking/coalition and mobilization towards promoting Health as a Human Right


Salary:  Consolidated amount of Rs.18,000/- p.m.  to start with. Could be revised after a year basing on performance.  Applicants with more experience are  encouraged to apply. This is a full time position. 


To apply, send:

·  A covering letter explaining your interest in the position and explaining your work experience and background.

·  A complete curriculum vitae that includes address, telephone number and email address

·  Names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses at least two  references

· To reach CHC by 20th January, 2010.

Email: and a copy to


Community Health Cell,  a unit of Society for Community Health Awareness, Research and Action (SOCHARA),  is a non-profit ‘Community Health/Public Health  Resource Centre’ based in Bangalore, working since 1984 with a rights based approach on the issues concerning health  rights  with the strategies of community health action, training, research, policy  and advocacy  with a goal “Health For All, Now!” (


CHC believes in and works  towards making health as a fundamental right to every citizen. Community Health & Public Health Policy Advocacy, Training, Research and Right to Health Campaign forms some of the focus areas of intervention. CHC is part of the international People’s Health Movement, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan at the national level and its state chapters in Karnataka and Tamilnadu.


Our address: The Coordinator, 85/2, Ist   Main – Maruthi Nagara, Madiwala Extension, Bengaluru -   560 068 ; Phone: 25531518, 25525372

For details on the perspective and range of work please visit,,
Community Health Cell,
85/2, Ist Main,
Maruthi Nagara, Madiwala,
Bengaluru - 560068


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