State Program Specialist_project -“Svetana EMTCT-III.” NCPI+

Closing on: May 17, 2022
Relevant Sectors: Data management Health HIV/AIDS Program Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Chandigarh

NCPI+ (National Coalition of People living with HIV in India)

NCPI + is a national body of People Living with HIV (PLHIV), affected individuals
and organizations with the vast range of experience and expertise from grass root to policy level. NCPI+ is based on the principle that, this long experience and expertise must contribute constructively and meaningfully in the policy and program decisions to bring positive change in country. NCPI+ works with the aim to increase active, transparent, and constructive participation of PLHIV and health activist to strengthen care, support and treatment response of the country and improve the quality of life of individuals and families to control HIV.
Svetana Phase III: April 2021-March 2024
Svetana Project (phase-III) is a PPTCT (Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission) program supported by GFATM and the Principal Recipient is SAATHII. Project Svetana in phase III will be implemented in 428 Districts across 24 States/UTs in coordination with National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and respective state AIDS Control Societies (SACS). NCPI+ is Sub-Recipient to SAATHII and is implementing the Svetana program in 2 states (Panjab, Himachal Pradesh and 3 Union Territories (Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh).

Subhiksha+
GOAL: To support the national program to reach the 95-95-95 fast track targets of ending AIDS among inmates in prisoner and Other Close Settings.
Objective 1: Accelerate HIV testing from 24% to 70% among 2.9 million* (approximately) incarcerated individuals in 37 states and union territories over the period 2021- 2024. *Baseline from Prison Statistics 2019
Objective 2: To increase linkages of incarcerated individuals detected HIV+ to care and treatment services from a current proportion of 79% to 100% in 37 states and union territories over the period 2021- 2024. (*Baseline from Prison Statistics 2019)

The goal of the proposed project Blended Clinical Training is:
“To contribute to the national goal of Ending AIDS by 2030 and fast track targets of 95-95-95 by building the capacity of the HIV care providers from public health and NGO/CBO sector on quality HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment services in a sustainable manner.”

Inviting application for the post of:
State Program Specialist, (01 position), Position will be based in Chandigarh and person shall be responsible for 4 states of Global Fund Project – “Svetana EMTCT-III.”

Your major job responsibilities would include but are not limited to the following:
Main Function:

Program Planning and Implementation:
• Responsible for program implementation in line with Logical Frame Work Approach (LFA) at the state level and achievement of the region-specific outputs and outcomes primarily for the component on EMTCT of HIV and syphilis among pregnant women.
• Review and develop state specific LFA, annual work plans in consultation with SACS, for the EMTCT component and provide support in developing plans for the prison and clinical training components.
• Recruitment, selection, appointment and induction of state teams with the involvement of State Director and PMU.

B. Advocacy and Coordination:
• Support the State Director to ensure state and district level networking with all key stakeholders in government.
• Coordination and advocacy with SACS, NHM, government officials, partner NGOs, Networks, Professional Medical Associations and other stakeholders at the state and district level for smooth implementation of the program. Also, responsible for formation of state and district oversight committees and organize their regular review meetings.
• Coordinate with Regional Training Manager and State Prison Coordinator for supporting the program

C. Capacity Building and Knowledge Management
• Ensure ongoing capacity building of project staff working in all the components of the program for efficient implementation. Conduct regular monthly, quarterly and annual planning and reviews meetings and monitor the project as per the plans.
• Building capacities of Program Officers/ Field Coordinators on communication, outreach, M&E, documentation and program management enabling development of next level leadership growth in the program.

D. Technical Assistance to Stakeholders:
• Provide technical assistance through supportive mentoring visits to ICTCs, FICTCs, ART, PPP, Vihaan, and other partner NGOs on PPTCT, EMTCT, and other technical guidelines of the program.
• Provide TA to DAPCU/ Dist HIV team on the management of private sector PPTCT intervention working along with the professional medical associations like FOGSI, IAP, IMA, Lab Associations, etc.
• Undertake support visits to the private hospitals to strengthen the PPTCT services and improve the quality of services provide.

E. Technical Support to Project Team:
• Review and contribute to the project system establishment (Program, MIS and Finance)
• Regular internal program monitoring and periodic evaluations including weekly reviews of Program Officers (POs)/ Field Coordinators (FCs), monthly feedback to POs and M&E Officer, and coordination with Medical Manager/consultants.
• Review the M&E analysis to jointly identify gaps in program deliverables and quality, and is responsible to translate these into program implementation and strategy.
• Review the program deliverables of Field Coordinators with the help of PO/FC.
• Monthly financial review meetings and review of QFR;

F. Development of IEC / Modules / Manuals
• Need based tools and IEC materials development;
• Development of fliers, guidelines and checklists in local language for the use of FCs

G. Reporting and Documentation:
• Ensure timely reporting from state/s managed, and consolidate report submission to PR, NHM, SACS.
• Ensure accurate and timely donor reporting (preparation and finalization of annual, quarterly and monthly technical reports).
• Keep track and ensure compliance of project related documentation,

H. Other Supports
• Represent for all the three program components in various government forums, professional medical association meetings, and other primary stakeholders and share updates as per the need.
• Provide the necessary support to the other two components of the program prevention of HIV, TB, HCV and other infectious diseases and linkage to services among the prison inmates and their families and capacity building of the health care professionals on the updated technical guidelines, strategies and programmatic approaches.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILL-SET
• Master’s Degree in public health, social work, sociology, or psychology with a minimum of seven years of work experience. Experienced and knowledgeable candidates from the community (PLHIV/KP) are also eligible to apply and will be considered.
• Passion for reducing infant and maternal mortality and elimination of HIV infections among all risk groups.
• Prior experience in managing large public health programs at state level through rigorous planning, review, and monitoring
• Proven track record of timely and accurate submission of monthly, quarterly and annual reports
• Prior experience in partner management
• Prior experience in working with national and state governments
• Proven track record of being a successful mentor
• Prior experience in budget preparation and analysis
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Ability to manage a large team of diverse and experienced team members
• Excellent oral and written communication in English and the regional language is preferred
• Willing to travel extensively across states (12-15 days/month)

Please submit a comprehensive CV in English including the names of 2 references (including a current or most recent employer), as well as expected salary, last salary drawn, and required notice period. Send in your applications clearly mentioning the post you are applying for in the subject line to the email id: recruit@ncpiplus.org by 17th May, 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be informed via email.

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