Nurse, 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 Nurse with a background in public health; empathetic, willing to learn and adapt, and with good interpersonal and communication skills that foster teamwork. The work involves direct interactions with the community, presently consisting of 30 villages in two panchayats of Anekal Taluk, covering a population of 13500+ people.  OBLF’s public health intervention currently focuses on a Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) program in this area. The role would entail being part of the existing team executing projects/programs to strengthen the 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. In addition to the regular work of communicating with patients on mobile clinics, dispensing medicines, and handling drug stocks, the candidate will also be expected to be part of activities such as data collection, and supervision of field staff and work effectively with the existing health team to implement all aspects of the program. Additionally, the candidate will also work with the field team for better planning, implementation and ensure deliverables are achieved on time.

Education And Experience

  • Registered Nurse with a valid license to practice. Qualification in Public / Community health preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in nursing, preferably in community settings
  • The candidate should have an interest in direct engagement with communities and learning about them.
  • Strong knowledge of Kannada is a mandatory requirement; knowledge of Tamil and Telugu is an asset.
  • The above position involves daily commute to all project locations 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 35,000 per month – depending on experience – plus transport at actuals. You may send your resume to Dr Roopa Devadasan at [email protected] and CC to: [email protected].