Wednesday, April 30, 2014

State Coordinator - India HIV/AIDS Alliance (Apply by: 8 May 2014)

India HIV/AIDS Alliance
talented professionals to join our North Region Project Office for the Global Fund-supported Pehchān Programme for MSM, Transgender &Hijra Communities

State Coordinator
(Based in Bihar)


The India HIV/AIDS Alliance (Alliance India) is a diverse partnership that brings together committed organisations and communities to support sustained responses to HIV in India. Complementing the Indian national programme, we work through capacity building, knowledge sharing, technical support and advocacy. Through our network of partners, we support the delivery of effective, innovative, community-based HIV programmes to key populations affected by the epidemic.

Alliance India works through NGO and CBO partners to support efforts that have a sustainable impact on HIV. We place communities at the center and work to ensure that vulnerable and marginalised people are meaningfully involved in all aspects of our response, including sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgenders, injecting drug users (IDUs) and people living with HIV. Our programming and policy efforts are driven by evidence of what works; quality and accountability are core priorities in our interventions, technical support and grant management.

Alliance India in consortium with four other organizations implements the five-year Global Fund-supported Pehchān program in 17 Indian states to build the capacity of 200 CBOs to serve as effective HIV prevention partners with the National AIDS Control Programme and reach 453,750 MSM, transgenders and hijras using a community-driven and rights-based approach.  The North Region Project Office will manage implementation in four northern states: Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Punjab.

Summary of responsibilities:

The State Coordinator will be based in Patna, Bihar. S/he will be in charge of the programme activities in Bihar and responsible for the achievement of programme deliverables within the timeline. The State Coordinator will work closely with the Compliance Coordinator, for the effective delivery of the programme activities.  The State Coordinator will report to the Programme Manager of Pehchān North Region Project Office based in Delhi.

Key Responsibilities: 

§  Ensuring high level of quality in the programme deliverables; simultaneously ensuring the achievement of target of the Sub Sub Recipients (SSRs) in the state.
§  Contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate strategies for Pehchān Project in the state.
§  Support the implementation of project plan strategies and budgets (including that of the partner CBOs).
§  Support assessment processes within Sub Recipients (SRs) and partner CBOs and in coordination with the Programme Manager ensure that organizational development and capacity building plans of partner CBOs are carried out in a timely manner.
§  Monitor, review and evaluate the progress and impact of capacity building programmes.
§  Assist in managing any relevant external technical support that may be required for the project and partner CBOs.
§  Liaise with partner CBOs in preparing and submitting programme and other reports on a timely basis, as required, for internal and external use.
§  Provide timely feedback on project reports and other documents relating to partner CBOs.
§  Support other project team members in the compilation of information about Pehchān project, including workshop reports, quarterly and annual reports and review and planning documents.
§  Support the Training Officer and Advocacy officer in training and advocacy programmes for partner CBOs.
§  To provide hand-holding visits to the SSRs and provide on job trainings to ensure the effective implementation of the programme.
§  To ensure the synergy between TI and TI Plus in the state.
§  To ensure the data sharing and synergy of data between Pehchān and SACS data.
§  To develop appropriate external relationships to foster greater understanding and support for the Pehchān programme.
§  Establish, maintain and strengthen effective relationships between SR, STU and their lead partners.
§  In collaboration with the Programme Manager (SR), support programme evaluations strategies and data analysis to provide feedback for programme planning and design.
§  Liaison with SACS/TSU/DAPCU & STRC and other stakeholders in coordination and data sharing.

Essential requirements:

§  Degree in social sciences, health or development field (or equivalent) or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 to 4 years of progressively responsible management experience in the health, development or other relevant sector.
§  At least 2 years working experience in HIV prevention programmes, including experience in working with MSM/TG/Hijra populations.
§  Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of project management at State level.
§  Knowledge and understanding of development issues and the HIV epidemic(s) in India, particularly in relation to MSM/TG/Hijra populations and other vulnerable populations.
§  Excellent analytical, writing and verbal communication skills.
§  Ability to work effectively in teams as well as independently.
§  Ability and willingness to undertake extensive travel; primarily within Bihar.
§  Fluent in English, Hindi.

The position requires a strong commitment to HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health and NGO activities in India, and a strong interest in and understanding the relevant issues.

Applications are welcomed and encouraged from people living with HIV and from those affected by the epidemic, including members of the groups served by this programme, i.e. MSM, transgender and hijra communities.

Compensation package will commensurate with qualification and experience and will be in accordance with our pay structure for the state-level positions. Interested candidates meeting the above criteria are requested to visit our website to download our application template. The completed application along with a covering note should be sent before the closing date by e-mail to  Please indicate “State Coordinator – Bihar” in the subject line of your e-mail.

India HIV/AIDS Alliance
6 Community Centre, Zamrudpur, Kailash Colony Extension
New Delhi – 110 048
Tel: (011) 4536 7700

Closing date for receipt of complete applications: 8th May, 2014

Please note that we will not be able to notify all applicants.  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified within one week of the closing date.

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