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About VHAI

Voluntary Health Association of India is a non-profit registered society working in the field of Health & Development across the country. It is one of the largest health & development networks in the world.

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.

For the office of the Chief Executive, VHAI invites applications for the posts of:
Axshya District Coordinator (Rajasthan, Punjab)

District Coordinator, to coordinate implementation of Global Fund Round 9 supported Axshya Project being implemented by VHAI in selected districts. The overall aim of Axshya Project is to improve the access to quality DOTS services and prevent emergence of drug resistance.

Location: Barmer,Dungarpur & Sirohi– Rajasthan; Ludhiana & Fatehgarh Sahib - Punjab

Job Responsibility:
  • Responsible to implement the ACSM project activities in the target districts to achieve the impact committed in the project proposal.
  • Ensure quality and timely implementation of activities in the assigned districts, in line with the project design framework.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the implementation of the project activities through NGO/CV/PP in the selected districts
  • Responsible for providing the necessary support to the Programme Manager and the assistant Programme Manager in documenting and compiling and submission of reports.
  • Assist in social mobilization interventions aimed at improving community participation in improving care-seeking behavior of symptomatic persons.
  • Community systems strengthening including capacity building of Community Based Organizations and Community mobilization, in coordination with civil society.
  • Engagement and capacity building with NGOs and Self Help Groups to provide community linkages with local available state level social welfare schemes.
  • Assist in coordinating periodic meetings of RNTCP Officers and civil society for regular trainings and reporting.
  • Assist in training and engaging rural healthcare providers in RNTCP
  • Strengthening linkages between TB and HIV services.
  • Ensure quality and timely reporting from the assigned district/s to the state headquarters and Programme Manager/s
  • Community sensitization, in coordination with civil society
  • Travel widely within the selected districts of performance.

Desired Profile and Skills:
  • Drive / commitment to work and good health and willingness to travel extensively for supervision and monitoring the ACSM activities
  • Foster the development of partnerships and facilitate close and effective relationship with civil society partners
  • The DC will be responsible for upholding organizational core values, program management and achieving results in a defined geographical area.
  • Ability to effectively develop coordination with the government systems
  • Knowledge of local socio-cultural beliefs and practices
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good command over local languages and dialects
  • Preferably resident of district where desire to work

Professional Qualifications and Experience:
  • A post-graduate in social work/social sciences with at least 3-5 years of experience of managing public health programmes.
  • Experience in Program Management/ Communicable diseases/ rural/ integrated community development and experience in program / project implementation
  • Previous work experience with civil society organizations and ACSM strategy in health systems
  • Previous experience of working in RNTCP will be an asset.
  • Persons with a two wheeler with a valid driving license will be preferred
Compensation Offered: Around Rs 23,000/Month and Travel Allowance

Smart candidates with required qualifications and experience are encouraged to apply with updated CV, photograph, 2 references and one page write up on why they are suitable for the post to: vhaigfatm@vhai.org with “Application for post of DC Axshya Project – (Name of the districts)” in subject line by 15th June 2016. Short listed candidates will be required to come for personal discussion at Delhi at their own expenses.

The Chief Executive, Voluntary Health Association of India, B-40, Qutub Institutional Area,
New Delhi -110016

Smokers and tobacco users are strongly discouraged from applying.
Programme Officer (Advocacy & Communication)

Applicants should be post-graduates or M.Phil. in public health/social work/social sciences or have a degree in law from a reputed college/university. They should have at least 3-4 years of experience on public health or related issues, have basic research skills, develop policy briefs, communication briefs, and have the ability to multi task in challenging situations. Candidates with public school/convent education background will be given preference. Applications are expected to be driven and self-motivated, with an impeccable command over spoken and written English. Also essential are good computer and internet proficiency, especially in MS-Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

This position is based in Delhi but candidates would be required to undertake outstation travel to states, as and when required.

Candidates would be expected to:
  • Understand public health issues, develop proposals and concept notes.
  • Conduct quick reviews to assess the status of a particular public health policy, and develop policy briefs for purposes of advocacy.
  • Do secondary research and develop documents for advocacy purpose.
  • Assist in managing programs and document work regularly.
  • Represent the organization in important conferences and meetings.
  • Draft evidence-based representations for decision makers for advancing public health policy goals.
  • Network with national, state level civil society organizations through visits and meetings.
  • Document and develop project specific communication material /briefs as and when required.
  • This position requires working in a fast-paced environment, multi-tasking efficiently and managing timelines.

Emoluments for this position will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The positions will be on contractual basis.

Interested candidates may please email their applications along with detailed CV to : careers@vhai.org by 25th June 2016.

Smokers and tobacco users are strongly discouraged from applying.
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