Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Program Officer (M&E) - PHFI (Apply by: 12th Sept'14)

Position Code : PHFI-PRME-7
Position Title : Program Officer (M&E)
Location : Kerala
Duration of Position : One year initially (to be extended based on performance of the 
incumbent or need of the project)

Brief on the Organization:

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is working towards building a healthier India.
It is helping to address the limited institutional and systems capacity in India by strengthening education and training, advancing research and technology and facilitating policy and practice in the area of Public Health. PHFI is headquartered in New Delhi with national presence through its constituent units of regional Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPHs) and Centres of Applied Research in core public health themes. The Foundation, established in 2006 as a public private initiative, is governed by an independent board comprising of senior government officials, eminent Indian and International academic and leaders, civil society representatives and corporate leaders. For more information, please visit the website

Project Brief: 

The HIV/AIDS Partnership: Impact through Prevention, Private Sector and Evidence-based Programming (PIPPSE) Project will be managed by a Consortium, led by PHFI as the Principal Recipient and, Futures Group and Population Services International (PSI), as Sub Recipients. The PIPPSE Project aims to “strengthen the institutional and human capacity in prevention programs and private sector engagement through innovative approaches to contribute to achieving the goal of accelerating the reversal of HIV epidemic at the national and state levels.” The project will achieve its goal through: (1) evidence-informed, demand-driven technical assistance to Department of AIDS Control (DAC) and State AIDS Control Societies (SACS) in project focus states (currently Goa, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh), to improve the quality of Targeted Intervention programs for Most At Risk Populations (MARPs) and Bridge Populations (Migrants and Truckers); and to promote private sector engagement in HIV/AIDS programs and services; and (2) Promotion and sustaining innovations and demonstration models to improve the coverage and access of MARPs and Bridge Populations to a continuum of prevention-to-care services. The Technical Support Unit – Kerala will be supporting the Kerala State AIDS Control Society


The Program Officer – M&E is required to focus and bring in technical and professional expertise in the Targeted Interventions (TIs) for MARPS
• Assist SACS by strengthening the M&E systems of the TI partners to ensure 100% compliance and reporting to SACS and DAC
• Ensure the quality and consistency of TI SIMS data are examined and feedback sent to TIs for rectification and corrections
• Analyse the TI data on a monthly basis and share the feedback with TSU, SACS and Program officers 
• Strengthen the quality of data through supportive supervision and monitoring visit to the TIs (12 days on the field each month) and build the capacities of the TI project team for in house analysis and strengthen the M&E/MIS system at the TI level
• Strengthen the TIs in using the data for program planning and service delivery. 
• Maintain and analyse TI and HRG – wise monitoring indicators 
• Assist Team Leader (TL) in SIMS data analysis and HRG profiling
• Documentation and dissemination of best practices 
• Take up any other work assigned by the Team Leader 
• All field visits would be followed up with a detailed tour report to be submitted on a daily basis within 3 days of completion of tour
• Liaison with TIs/ KSACS officials and external stakeholders
• Has to coordinate with HR, Admin, finance and data
• Undertake weekly/monthly data documentation
• Responsible for monthly reporting, frequent studies, analysis report

Qualification, Experience and skills: 


• Master’s degree in population sciences or social sciences or in similar field. 
• At least 3 years of relevant M&E work experience, preferably with an international development organization or donor. Experience in HIV field will be preferred. Must be conversant with data analysis software such as SPSS, EPI Info etc. 
• Experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans for large-scale projects. Familiarity with results based management concepts and tools. 
• Successful work experience with Government. Excellent communication skills; ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural work setting 
• Proficiency in Microsoft office 
• Strong analytical and negotiation skills 
• Must be precise, and capable of working with tight deadlines. 
• Excellent knowledge of local language and English (Speaking, Reading and Writing) 
• Willingness to travel extensively.
• Fluency in English, Malayalam and Hindi


• Knowledge of public health perspective and HIV/AIDS in particular will be desirable 
• Course/ certificate in Statistics, Bio-stats, analytical software like SPSS, SAS
• Familiarity with Government health policies and programmes strong communication skills
• Knowledge in health and social development sector

Annual Salary (CTC) will be approximately Rs. 480,000/- and will be based on the available skills and fitment of the incumbent as per the selection process.

Applications, along with detailed CV, may be sent to: . Please highlight the Position Code (PHFI-PRME-7) in the subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Last Date of Receipt of Applications: 12 September 2014 

Women are encouraged to apply

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