Medical Officer, Public Health Programs

About OBLF: One Billion Literates Foundation (OBLF) was founded in 2010 as a registered charitable organization, for the purpose of bettering the lives of under-privileged communities in rural areas – especially through quality education, access to healthcare, and the engagement & empowerment of women in these communities via skilling and employment. Its mission is to achieve this via (a) Early & Foundational Education focusing in Literary, Numeracy and Social-Emotional Skills in children, (b) Primary Education focusing on teaching English and basic computer literacy to primary school children of Rural Government Primary Schools, (c) training, create teaching capacity & allied professional skills in semi-educated rural women from the same communities & villages – and employing them, (d) community rehabilitation programs, and (e) enabling early screening, diagnosis and primary healthcare access to marginalized rural populations.

The Role: OBLF is now looking for a Consultant/Medical Officer to join its Public Health team. We are looking for an energetic young MBBS doctor, willing to work in the community on a Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) program in Anekal taluk. OBLF’s public health program currently works across 30 villages in Anekal Taluk covering a population of 13500+ people. The role would entail being part of the team designing and executing projects/programs to strengthen on-the-ground primary health care ecosystem in the Foundation’s geographical focus areas; and also participate in building Community Structures that are needed on the ground to deliver the program’s objectives.

The candidate will also be expected to engage in activities such as data collection, field research/interviews, reporting and analyses – and work with the public health team to plan and implement all aspects of the program. Additionally, the candidate will also work with the rest of the field team for better planning, implementation and ensure deliverables are achieved on time.

Education And Experience

  • MBBS with 0-2 years of clinical/field experience.
  • The candidate should have an interest and passion for interest in direct engagement
  • with communities’
  • Strong knowledge of Kannada is a mandatory requirement
  • The above position involves daily commute to field/project locations in rural Bangalore
  • and the right candidate will be motivated to travel frequently to meet the needs of the program and deliver impact effectively.

The right candidate is assured of a deep and first-hand experience in a community-based approach to building effective rural health systems, and will work under the direct guidance and mentorship of a senior professional with many decades of experience in the field of public health.

Salary: Up to INR 70,000 per month – depending on experience – plus conveyance at actuals.

You may send your resume to Dr Roopa Devadasan at [email protected], with a CC to: [email protected].