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Center For Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy

Project Coordinator – OxygenForIndia (Bangalore)

Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) seeks an energetic individual to coordinate the OxygenForIndia National Oxygen Grid initiative. The position will be based on a work-from-home model for the initial months and based out of Bangalore in the long term.

 

About this Initiative

OxygenForIndia is a volunteer-run campaign to deliver lifesaving medical oxygen to those who need it the most, as quickly as possible.  Our goal is to ensure that no one in India dies due to the lack of medical oxygen. In the short term, we are deploying 40,000 reusable oxygen cylinders and 20,000 oxygen concentrators in 20 urban and rural centers across India. Meanwhile, CDDEP is working in partnership with other organizations to establish a stable, reliable oxygen supply system for India for the long term. The goal of the national oxygen grid is to solve the problem of oxygen shortages across India both during the Covid pandemic and beyond. The premise of the grid is that there are roughly 1500 PSA (pneumatic swing adsorption) plants that will be set up in mostly peri-urban and rural health care facilities in both the public and private sectors. In addition, there are proposals to set up cryogenic tanks that can be refilled periodically from larger oxygen generation plants. More information about CDDEP can be found at www.oxygenforindia.org and www.cddep.org.

 

About this Job

The Project Coordinator will work closely with the core teams of volunteers working on the OxygenForIndia initiative. The role will include coordinating with all important stakeholders and core teams leading different activities, regular reporting, overall coordination, and administrative support. The supervisor may assign other tasks as needed.

 

Requirements

We seek applicants with backgrounds in public health/engineering/management. Candidates must have BA/BS, although an MA/MS is preferred. Work experience of 3-4 years in similar fields is desirable. We especially seek individuals with great attention to detail and follow-through. The applicants must have strong writing, communication and team skills. Applicants must be well organized and have the ability to work independently.

 

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter, CV, writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and 3 professional references to [email protected] Please include “[YOUR NAME] – Project Coordinator OFI, Bangalore” in the email subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Principals only. EOE. Women & minorities are encouraged to apply. No phone calls, please.

 

About The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP)

The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) produces independent, multidisciplinary research to advance the health and wellbeing of human populations in the United States and around the world.

CDDEP was founded with the objective of using research to support better decision-making in health policy. CDDEP researchers employ a range of expertise—including economics, epidemiology, disease modeling, risk analysis, and statistics—to conduct actionable, policy-oriented research on malaria, antibiotic resistance, disease control priorities, environmental health, alcohol and tobacco, and other global health priorities. CDDEP projects are global in scope, spanning Africa, Asia, and North America, and include scientific studies and policy engagement. The CDDEP team is experienced in addressing country-specific and regional issues, as well as the local and global aspects of global challenges, such as antibiotic resistance and pandemic influenza. CDDEP research is notable for innovative approaches to design and analysis, which are shared widely through publications, presentations, and web-based programs. CDDEP has offices in Silver Spring, MD, and New Delhi and relies on a distinguished team of scientists, public health experts, and economists around the world.