Deputy Project Director

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


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Program Development & Management


Job Description

Qualification and Skills:

o Postgraduate (PHD, MPH or others) Public health, Social Work, Business management or allied fields

o In-depth knowledge of key populations, community networks, social protection, insurance and public health systems, in terms of technical components and program implementation

o Experience in implementing large scale social and legal protection interventions among the Key populations and PLHIV or other marginalised communities in the country

o Proven abilities in all areas of project oversight, partner, stakeholder and financial management which are detailed under roles and responsibilities section

o Excellent oratory, and written communication skills in English

o Proven ability to train and mentor staff in program and technical areas and on evidence-based decision making

o Experience in and acumen for use of data (statistical inference) for program improvement and strategy formulation

o Sound computer skills, including use of Internet and MS Office™ software

o Ability to work independently and as a team player in a complex, multicultural environment

o Willing to travel extensively across the country

o Minimum two years of commitment to the project and organization

Roles and Responsibilities:

• The Deputy Project Director (DPD) will be responsible for the overall design and operationalization of the program implementation and achievement of the project’s overall outputs and outcomes;

• National level coordination with NACO, coordination with other stakeholder and the community steering committee and ensuring the selection and induction of the SR and SSR.

• Advocacy with the departments and respective SACS for ensuring smooth roll-out of the project

• Provide technical support to the SR teams for ensuring smooth implementation and target achievement

• Regular internal program monitoring and periodic evaluations including weekly, monthly and quarterly and planning of PR team

• Ensure the training curriculum and material developed for social protection training, carry out ToT and ensure the cascade training organised across the operational states

• Coordination with the NGO partners and ensuring the insurance coverage for the non-health frontline workers is provided

• HE/ she will be responsible for development of the SOP, development of the systems for each component they are responsible for.

• Develop project reports and process documents and submit periodic reports to the national program and donor as per the agreed timelines.

Remuneration: Salary will be commensurate with skills, qualifications, years ‘of experience and current pay scale.

To apply:

Please submit a comprehensive CV in English with a supporting cover letter. Please fill-up the mandatory details in the following tabular format in the cover letter:


Age (as on 1st June 2022)

Highest education qualification

Total work experience in the relevant field

Years of work experience in GFATM funded project (if applicable)

Present Location

Present Employer

Preferred Location

Email ID

Mobile No


Current monthly salary (CTC)

Expected monthly salary (CTC)

Notice Period

Name of Three Referees (including a current or most recent employer)

Applications should be sent by e-mail to the following addresses, and clearly specify the Position Title and Job Code.

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 seeks qualified and experienced applicants who can work in a multi-cultural environment with diverse teams comprised of people of diverse religious and language backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities. SAATHII is a secular institution working to create an environment of zero tolerance for prejudice based on religion, caste/community, gender, sexuality, and gender expression.

The salary will commensurate with the candidates skills and experience and aligned with the existing market values.

Qualified applicants who are HIV-affected, women, and/or belonging to sexual/gender minority populations are encouraged to apply.

Email to send applications:

Job Code must be mentioned in email subject: SAATHII/C19RM/DyPD/0622/303

Closing date: July 8, 2022

Please send both CV and Cover letter as attachment. Avoid writing cover letter in email body. Position Title and Job Code must be mentioned in email subject

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