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Voluntary Health Association of India is one of the largest health and development networks in the world. Started in 1970 and based in New Delhi, it is a federation of 27 State Voluntary Health Associations, linking together more than 4500 member institutions and 1,00,000 community health workers across the country. The Government of India recognizes VHAI as an institute of national importance.

VHAI is implementing a comprehensive health promotion and tobacco control programme at the national and state levels across several settings in the country. VHAI is also one of the largest publishing houses among NGOs, with over 1000 titles on health, gender, health promotion, tobacco control and development issues. More information on our activities is available at: www.vhai.org and www.rctfi.org .
Current Openings
Block Coordinator (4 positions)
Location: Khalikote, Ganjam. Chhatrapur, Beguniapada Blocks of Ganjam District, Odisha

VHAI invites applications for the post of Block Coordinator, for four blocks of Ganjam District, Odisha under "Prevention of Child Marriage" project.

Applicants should have a graduate degree in social work or social sciences from a reputed university with a minimum of 2-3 years of work experience in the areas of field coordination, community mobilization and support to outreach activities at community / field level. They should be good in making rapport with the community, front line health care providers in executing different field activities, with experience of working with team and liasoning with different government bodies, organization, village level institutions and personnel / officials. Knowledge of public health or working with Health / ICDS structure would be an added advantage.

Other essential requirements include command over English (oral and written), good computer and internet skills with knowledge of MS Office.

This position is based in the above mentioned four Blocks of Ganjam District, Odisha and involves mobility mostly with in the respective block and Khalikote. Knowledge of Odia language and local cultural context is desirable.

Candidates would be expected to:

Planning and implementation project activities in close coordination with partner organizations block health administration, ICDS and Panchayati raj Institutions.

Establishment of linkage and liasoning with different government bodies, Community based organizations, elected representatives and Civil Society Organizations.

Preparation of activities, reporting and Documentation of case studies and best practices.

Execution of planned activities in close coordination with front line health care providers like ANM, AWW and ASHA along with mobilization/support to outreach activities under health and ICDS.

Planning and implementation of IEC/BCC activities at community level.

Doing block and district level advocacy to address issues of early child marriage.

Organise and coordinate training programs at block level.

Conducting monitoring at regular intervals.

Attend to any other work besides the above, as assigned by appropriate authority.

Interested candidates may please email us their applications along with detailed CVs by 30th August 2014 at tobaccocontrol@vhai.org and healthforall@vhai.org addressed to:

The Director (Tobacco Control & RCH),
Voluntary Health Association of India,
B 40, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi -110016,
Ph: 011-47004300.
Programme Officer
Location: Delhi

Applicants should have a post-graduate degree in public health, social work or social sciences from a reputed university with a minimum of 7-8 years of experience in managing and coordinating state-level community health programmes. They should have leadership qualities with experience of team management. Knowledge of public health would be an added advantage.

Other essential requirements include excellent command over English (oral and written), good computer and internet skills with knowledge of MS Office.

This position is based in New Delhi and involves extensively travel within Orissa and to other settings. Knowledge of Oriya language and local cultural context is desirable.

Candidates would be expected to:

Planning, implementation and monitoring the activities of “Prevention of Child Marriage” Project being implemented in four blocks of Ganjam district, Odisha.

Provide leadership to the program implementation team at the Program Area level; lead the program implementation team in developing detailed implementation plans and support them in accomplishing planned activities in the Program Areas.

Monitor the overall programme, developing appropriate strategies for successful achievement of project outcomes, networking with important stakeholders, conducting policy and political advocacy at state and district level, coordinating with partner agencies and ensuring work plans, project activities, schedules, and budgets are on track.

Network actively with community-based organizations, coalition partners, develop and maintain linkages with state and district level Government departments and senior officials.

Liaise with state government officials especially from the State NRHM office, Department of Health and Department of Women & Child Development to foster institutionalized linkages with schemes and programs relevant to women and child

Planning and monitoring advocacy and campaign initiaitve, documenting and dissemination of key learnings/material in coordination with and support from other team members.

Responsible for knowledge management that includes accessing and gathering relevant information around prevention of child marriage – government programmes and schemes, research reports, government orders and policies, best practices, if any,

Report on project activities to the Director (Tobacco Control & RCH) and Chief Executive periodically.

Attend to any other work besides the above, as assigned by Director (Tobacco Control & RCH) and Chief Executive.

Interested candidates may please email us their applications along with detailed CVs by 31st August 2014 at tobaccocontrol@vhai.org addressed to:

The Director (Tobacco Control & RCH), Voluntary Health Association of India,
B 40, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi -110016,
Ph: 011-47004300.
Media /Advocacy Officer
Location: Jammu (J&K)

Applicants should be post-graduates in public health/social work/journalism/mass communication with 3-4 years of work experience in health sector or in a reputed PR agency, print or electronic media house. He/she should have excellent written and oral skills with good computer and internet proficiency, especially in MS-Word and power point. Field experience in public health, particularly in J&K would be preferred. An overall understanding of key issues related to Tobacco control would be an added advantage. Candidates would be expected to:

Develop and execute a definite long-term strategy for media advocacy on tobacco control and implement media activities in consultation with the Media Officer at VHAI.

Drafting of press releases and develop story ideas to increase the capacity of media to report on tobacco control.

Get tobacco related news in print and electronic media. Cultivate relationships with editors, journalists of key media organizations and sensitize them on current and emerging issues.

Compile and maintain lists of journalists from various media who write/report on health/tobacco-related issues. Capacitate NGO network partners/project partner members in the states to conduct effective media advocacy.

Work closely with the Health, Education and Home department to implement the tobacco control laws.

Conduct field visits on a regular basis to districts to assist in the implementation of the key provisions of the tobacco control law.

Build one to one relationships with important government contacts and collaborate with them for implementation of COTPA and its provisions.

Salary will commensurate with the work experience and qualifications. Interested candidates may please email us their applications along with detailed CVs by 15th August 2014 at tobaccocontrol@vhai.org and healthpromotion@vhai.org addressed to:
The Executive Director, Voluntary Health Association of India,
B 40, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi -110016,
Ph: 011-47004300.


Please note that women are specially encouraged to apply. Smokers and tobacco users are strongly discouraged from applying as VHAI has a tobacco-free environment.

All those persons who have applied for the above positions earlier need not apply again.
Our Contact address
VHAI, B-40, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016
Ph: 011-47004300
E-mail: vhai@vsnl.com, ceo@vhai.org