Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Programme Officer (Targeted Interventions) - PHFI (Apply by: July 24, 2015)

Position Code : PHFI-POOF-20
Position Title : Programme Officer (Targeted Interventions)
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 www.phfi.org.

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, CARE India 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 National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and State AIDS Control Societies (SACS) in five focus states (Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh), to improve the quality of Targeted Intervention programs for Most At Risk Populations (MARPs) and Migrants; 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 Migrants to a continuum of prevention-to-care services. The Technical Support Unit is a project that supports the State AIDS Control Society in providing supportive supervision and technical Support to the Targeted Intervention and STI program in the state.

The Program Officer – Targeted Interventions is required to focus and bring in technical and professional expertise in the Targeted Interventions (TIs) for MARPS and Bridge Populations, under the State AIDS Control Society in Kerala. The Program Officer is required to focus and bring in technical and professional expertise in the areas of prevention of HIV/AIDS. Program Officer is responsible for Prevention of infections in high risk groups and general population through saturation of coverage of high risk groups with targeted interventions (TIs) and scaling up interventions in the general population and co-ordinate with various stakeholders including State AIDS Society in the implementation of targeted intervention activities. In addition, the Program Officer is responsible for monitoring, mentoring and evaluation of the Targeted Intervention activities of TI NGOs/CBOs.
• Monitoring/Supervision of 12 TIs every month with a minimum of 20 days on the field every month 
• Ensure all staff are recruited by TIs in consultation with SACS according to the approved plan and guidelines 
• Ensure the TIs provide the appointment letter to all staff with detailed TOR 
• Facilitation for induction training of newly recruited or transitioned TIs 
• Ensure that all the TIs have PE wise hotspot level outreach plans that are supervised by the ORWs and monthly review of all the ORWs and PEs performance is done by the chief functionary of the TIs 
• Facilitating the identification (by TI), short listing (mapping), training and establishing linkage with the preferred providers for STI services 
• Ensuring that the clinics ( project owned/ PPP/ referral ) follow the NACO Syndromic Case Management guidelines 
• Ensure that the TIs develop referral network for ICTC, Care & Support, TB management, STI complications, medical care, social and legal support, IDU services 
• Ensure that the TIs have setup free condom outlets at all hotspots 
• Ensure that the TIs meet the condom demand of each HRGs through outreach 
• Ensure that the TIs maintain sufficient condom stock and correspond with SACS for timely delivery 
• Ensure that the TIs utilize the funds in time and as per budget guidelines 
• Ensure that the TIs have the correct understanding of all CMIS/SIMS indicators and all TIs timely submit UCs and monthly CMIS/SIMS to SACS 
• Ensure that each TI is able to do the analysis of feedback of CMIS/SIMS data at the project and outreach level 
• Ensure that all the TIs have typology specific IEC 
• Co-ordinate with the SMO to ensure that SM outlets are setup at each TI 
• Facilitate rapport building with all stakeholders, co-ordination with DAPCU and other Government agencies for program support 
• Coordinate with TSU HQ and STRC to ensure all TI staffs are trained 
• Develop learning sites in the district/region 
• Coordinate and facilitate a monthly review meet attended by all the TIs in the region where best practices are shared, key gaps are addressed and broad plans are designed

Qualification, Experience and Skills: 
• Minimum Master’s Degree in Social sciences/Public Health/Management or a related field. 
• The candidate should have minimum work experience of 5 years in development sector with minimum one year of HIV/AIDS preferably in supervisory capacity and have experience of design and implementation of Targeted Interventions(FSW/ MSM, TG, IDU) and sound understanding of issues related to High Risk Group populations. 
• The suitable candidate will be familiar with the organization and functions of the state and local public health systems/ State AIDS Control Societies. 
• S/he will have excellent written and verbal communication skills in local languages and the ability to work well in an inter-disciplinary team. 
• Strong analytical and negotiation skills 
• Demonstrated ability to analyze policy issues and to communicate findings and policy recommendations to a variety of audiences. 
• Willingness to travel extensively. 
• Excellent knowledge of Local language and English (Speaking, Reading and Writing) 
• Previous experience in the state is desirable. 
• Motivated, energetic, thorough, and responsive to the needs and interests of peers

Annual Salary (CTC) will commensurate with the available skills and fitment of the incumbent as per the selection process.

For more details to apply, visit our website: (www.phfi.org/get-involved/work-with-us).

Last Date of Receipt of Applications: COB 24 July 2015 

Women are encouraged to apply

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