Public Health Consultant

Samhita is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) consulting firm that collaborates with companies to develop impactful CSR initiatives. We are co-creating a CSR eco-system of multi-stakeholder partnerships by leveraging our strengths in strategic consulting; research and knowledge; programme design and management; impact assessment and capacity building. We embed technology in our initiatives to track and maximize real time impact.

In the wake of COVID-19, Samhita has set up two alliances to respond to the needs of migrant workers as well as our “Protectors” – the frontline healthcare workers, the police force and sanitation workers, who are going above the call of duty to protect us, while risking their and their families’ health and lives.

The India Protectors Alliance, brings together leading companies and foundations such as Hindustan Unilever, American Express experts such as Dr. Nachiket Mor and Mr. Arun Maira, knowledge partners such as BMGF, J-PAL and IDFC Institute as well as a large number of innovators, start-ups and social organisations to support our Protectors – our frontline healthcare workers and sanitation workers with the following objectives:

  • Protect and equip 500,000 protectors to combat Covid-19 effectively
  • Respond to their changing needs – business models and healthcare delivery practices of doctors and clinics are changing rapidly and we need to support them through this transition
  • Create mechanisms for corporate leaders to strengthen the healthcare ecosystem

We are looking for students of public health who can help us inspire our corporate partners to support our frontline workers to help us tide over this crisis. This role brings with it an opportunity to engage and work with the best minds in the development sector ecosystem including academic experts from reputed global universities such as Georgetown, George Washington, leading multinational companies and globally reputed brands such as HUL, Cipla; international foundations such as BMGF, USAID; entrepreneurs developing cutting edge solutions for delivery of healthcare solutions such as Tele ICU, low cost oxygenators, training solutions etc and leading community based organisations who are working on ground to fight this crisis.

You will help us identify, vet, curate and deploy immediate and long term solutions for the healthcare worker community and strengthen the healthcare ecosystem in the long run. Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level role include but are not limited to:

About Samhita:

Samhita is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) consulting firm that collaborates with companies to develop impactful CSR initiatives. We are co-creating a CSR eco-system of multi-stakeholder partnerships by leveraging our strengths in strategic consulting; research and knowledge; programme design and management; impact assessment and capacity building. Collective Good Foundation, a Samhita initiative, identifies and forms partnerships with implementers to manage CSR funds for corporates by addressing complex issues and providing end-to-end project management solutions. We embed technology in our initiatives to track and maximize real time impact.

Some of our corporate partners include Larsen &Tubro, Hindustan Unilever, Godrej, Shriram Transport Finance Co Ltd., Viacom 18, Nomura, Reckitt Benckiser India Pvt. Ltd., Credit Suisse and Crompton Greaves, to name a few. We have partnered with the Governments of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Telangana to establish multi stakeholder platforms that deliver better water and sanitation, health and nutrition, education and skills support to millions of Indians.

We are looking to hire for the following positions-

  1. Healthcare Expert-Interventions & Training
  • Keeping track of evolving needs of the healthcare ecosystem at every level- frontline worker, primary healthcare providers, government, urban poor and other marginalized communities
  • Designing the overall strategy for the alliance on healthcare solutions while being responsive to the evolving needs of COVID-19 on-ground
  • Engaging with key sector experts and a panel of advisors to adapt insights into our solutioning as well as develop knowledge outputs and best practices for the sector
  • Identifying implementing partners with evidence backed, innovative programs and managing relationships with them
  • Monitoring deployment of solutions by implementation partners and reporting impact
  • Healthcare Expert-Corporate Partnerships
  • Creating a database of corporate funders and foundations to mobilize funding support for our protectors
  • Creating compelling narratives, pitch decks to showcase interventions to our funders
  • Reaching out to corporate funders and foundations and engaging with them to mobilize funding for the India

Protector’s Alliance

  • Work with the solutioning team to give inputs on program design
  • Work with the communications team to suggest innovative ways to improve our outreach- create campaigns, webinars, mailers etc.
  • Healthcare Expert-Communications and Advocacy
  • Capturing stories from the ground and help us celebrate impact through social media,
  • Disseminating best practices amongst community based organisations, funders and other development sector peers
  • Creating campaigns that will allow us reach out to corporates to mobilize funding for their programs
  • Finding and executing creative ways to fundraise- through influencers, CEO fundraisers, networking communities etc.

Key Attributes:

  1. Prior experience of having worked in consulting environment or in the public health sector is preferred
  • Ability to engage with clients, funders and knowledge partners
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excellent PowerPoint & Excel skills
  • Self-starter, ability to work in an unstructured and dynamic environment
  • Savvy with communication channels- create social media campaigns, short articles to engage our audience

Education and Experience:

We are looking for individuals with Master’s in Public Health, albeit doctorate will be given preference. Experience in similar domain would be a definite plus.

How to apply: Please share your resume at [email protected]

Work Location: Remote / preferably based in Mumbai

What’s in it for you/Why Samhita:

  1. Leadership:

This is the perfect opportunity to go beyond traditional roles and lead cutting-edge Management and Research strategies. The candidate shall work alongside the brightest minds, in an environment that fosters growth and creativity

  • Impact:

Working with Samhita will provide you with an opportunity to bring about a positive change in the lives of millions – doing well by doing well

  • Work Culture:

Samhita has a team of young, hard-working, and dynamic individuals who strive for excellence while maintaining a humble outlook. Our work has been strengthened and supported by international and domestic donor agencies and foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Tata Trusts, GIZ, DFID, the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, UNDP and the Power of Nutrition.

  • Learning

Increase your problem-solving capabilities by delving into complex challenges.

At Samhita, we believe that great companies are built by great teams. This philosophy is at the heart of our vision for the Samhita we want to scale over the next decade. A company with people at its core, where people are the biggest moat. A 75 people strong team of 26-year olds that is based out of seven cities in India. If you are looking for an organization that truly cares about people and a CEO who is looking to bring the best of class innovation into CSR – Samhita is the place for you. We solve problems through collective action.