Monday, February 22, 2016

Programme Officer (STI) - Public Health Foundation of India (Apply by: February 29, 2016)

Position Code : PHFI-STMG-8

Position Title : Programme Officer (STI)

Location : Mumbai

Duration of Position : One year or co-terminus with the project, whichever is earlier.

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.

Deliverables:
  • Lead the development, successful implementation and monitoring of the TI activities
  • To provide necessary support to the TI NGO in selection and placement of the preferred providers in the TI intervention area and also provide capacity building support to all the TI NGO staffs.
  • To provide ongoing skill building and clinical support to the non MBBS providers for imparting good quality STI/RTI care to the HRG and provide supervision in drug dispensing.
  • To facilitate the supportive supervision to the preferred provider on syndromic management of STI/RTI.
  • To facilitate supportive supervision, handholding and regular STI reporting of TI intervention (FSW, MSM, IDU and Trucker) of state AIDS control society.
  • STI Designated : Works closely with the STI focal person in SACS and STI Specialist to provide all necessary support in strengthening STI program in the state (including Designated STI/RTI clinics and NRHM convergence).
  • To provide necessary support to the TI NGO in selection and placement of the preferred providers in the TI intervention area and also provide capacity building support to all the TI NGO staffs.
  • To provide ongoing skill building and clinical support to the non MBBS providers for imparting good quality STI/RTI care to the HRG and provide supervision in drug dispensing.
  • To facilitate the supportive supervision to the preferred provider on syndromic management of STI/RTI.
  • To facilitate supportive supervision, handholding and regular STI reporting of TI intervention (FSW, MSM, IDU and Trucker) of state AIDS control society.
  • To facilitate linkages between Migrant interventions with designated & franchised STI service providers.
  • To provide support to TI NGO in compiling reports from all the providers and send monthly reports in CMIS format and scrutinize the monthly report before it is send to SACS.
  • Perform data analysis and provides epidemiological pattern of STI/RTI in the community. Responsible for regular data flow to SACS / NACO.
  • To assist STI Specialist to supervise drug and condom logistics and to prevent drug and condom stock outs in the district.
  • There will be quarterly supportive supervision visits to each of TI projects for the strengthening of STI services to HRGs.
  • Ensure close monitoring of service provision by the preferred provider so that there is no misutilisation of STI budget provided to TI NGO
  • Assist STI Specialist to facilitate capacity building of Medical Officers, Counselors, Nurses & LTs of designated STI/RTI clinics of State AIDS control society.
  • Strengthening STI/RTI services by quarterly Supportive supervision of designated STI/RTI clinics of State AIDS control society
  • Ensure regular reporting of STI services.
  • Strengthening linkages between designated STI clinics & TI activities.
  • Facilitate Supportive supervision to these clinics with trained regional resource faculties quarterly.
  • Supervise and mentor every STI provider for recording and reporting.
  • Monitor patient wise prescription for quality of diagnosis and treatment given to patients through documentation audit. Any gaps identified are corrected and provider receives on site tutoring on correct syndromic case management.
  • Coordinate with TI Division SACS/DACS, DAPCU (Wherever applicable), Condom TSG and other partners for effective implementation of the TI project
  • Co-ordinate with Technical Team for developing Annual Action Plan.
  • Undertake travel to various districts/States to provide technical assistance to improve STI services.
  • In addition, activities as recommended by the TSU team Leader.
  • Ensure STI kit availability at the TIs and support in Kit relocation as and when required.
  • Validate TI level data and ensure that SIMS/CMIS/Dashboard indicators are all validated prior to submission.
  • Preparation of Monthly plan Vs activities done, Monthly Project update, Quarterly Report, Annual Report and annual action plan along with team.

Qualification:

Essential

  • MBBS with 1 to 3 years’ experience or MD with at least 1 year of experience in public health, STI/HIV/AIDS, and/ or sexual and reproductive health delivery programs, with exposure to clinical care, operations research, surveillance and/or laboratory testing.
  • Language proficiency (both spoken and written) in English and Hindi is a must.
Desirable

  • Proficiency in Marathi, Professional level of knowledge and expertise in research methods, research management and monitoring are desirable.
Experience:

Essential

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience HIV/AIDS or Public Health
Desirable

  • Ability to work in a team, excellent oral and written skills in English and computer proficiency are essential.
  • Experience with designing and developing training modules. Demonstrated writing and editing skills; ability to draft clear and effective briefing papers
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of Local languages and English (Speaking, Reading and Writing)
  • Computer literacy and Good communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel extensively.
  • 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.
Applications, along with detailed CV, may be sent to: recruit@phfi.org . Please highlight the Position Code (PHFI-STMG-8) in the subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.
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Last Date of Receipt of Applications: COB 29 February 2016
PHFI reserves the sole right to alter/modify/cancel the entire selection process or the position or the vacancy or to disqualify any candidature at any stage of the selection process
Remarks:

  • Candidates should have an excellent academic record, good communication skills, a commitment to high quality undergraduate and post-graduate education.
  • Mere eligibility will not entitle any candidate for being called for interview.
  • Persons employed in Government/Semi-Government Organization or Educational Institutions in India must apply through proper channel.
  • PHFI reserves the right to fill or not to fill any or all available positions.
  • The requirements of minimum qualification and/or experience may be relaxed in the case of candidates with outstanding credentials.
  • No correspondence will be entertained from candidates regarding any delays, conduct & result of interview and reasons for not being called for interview.
Women are encouraged to apply

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