State Program Specialist

Posted By: Solidarity and Action Against The HIV Infection in India (SAATHII)


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Technical Advisor / Specialist


Job Description

Reporting: : State Director

Job Code : SAATHII/SU-APTS/SPS/1221/185

Location : Hyderabad

Date of Issue : 03rd January 2022

Closing Date : 09th January 2022

Position summary:

The position requires program implementation experience and technical knowledge on HIV/ AIDS and PPTCT, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience. The key responsibilities of the officers are to help Public & Private ANC services provider hospitals, plan and implement ICTC/PPTCT programming in assigned districts and provide on-site mentorship to government stakeholders of public health facilities, counsellors and lab technicians of private hospitals.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

A. 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

--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

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.


--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

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Desired Candidate Profile


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Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Solidarity and Action Against The HIV Infection in India (SAATHII)
  • About Organization:Solidarity and Action Against The HIV Infection in India (SAATHII), a registered non-profit organization, was founded with a vision to stabilize and reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in India and ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS receive un-stigmatized, affordable and quality care, support and treatment. Headquartered in Chennai, it has branch offices at Kolkata and Hyderabad, and field offices at, Bhubaneswar in Odisha, Imphal in Manipur, Jaipur in Rajasthan, Ranchi in Jharkhand, and Nagpur and Mumbai in Maharashtra. SAATHII has zero-tolerance towards harassment (whether sexual or non-sexual) or any form of abuse, including – but not limited to – harassment and violence targeted at children and women, PLHIV, gender non-conforming persons and member of the LGBTIQA+ communities. SAATHII, for its Global Fund supported project, has been providing technical assistance to Private Health Facilities in facilitating scale up of Integrated Counselling and Testing centres’ (ICTC)/ Prevention