Prison Peer Mobilizers

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


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Program Implementation


Job Description

Location : Haridwar base station, Roorkee and Pauri Garhwal

Date of Issue : 20th Aug 2022

Closing Date : 30th Aug 2022

About the Organization: Solidarity and Action Against The HIV Infection in India (SAATHII) is a registered non-profit organization that works towards universal access to healthcare, justice, legal and social services for people living with HIV/AIDS and vulnerable groups such as transwomen, men who have sex with men, women who sell sex and people who inject drugs. Registered in 2002 and headquartered in Chennai, SAATHII has operations across the country.

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.

Description of the Project:

Position Summary

SAATHII currently has vacancy Prison Peer Mobilizer (PPM) position for Uttarakhand to be based in Haridwar base station ,Roorkee and Pauri Garhwal and responsible for Subhikhsha+ projects.

Reporting to: State Prison Coordinator (SPC). The PPM will be working at the district level covering 3-4 districts (or more, depending on the number of prisons and inmates) and would be responsible for implementing project activities and for achieving the project deliverables in their respective geographies.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Sensitize Prisons’ and OCS officials on health rights of the inmates and about the services to be delivered under the program.

• Coordinate with district health functionaries and other stakeholders to ensure their support in providing testing and treatment facilities to the inmates.

• Get permissions from Prisons and OCS and organize HIV, TB, STI and HCV screening camps with support of local SA-ICTCs, DTO, DSRC, and NVHCP officials.

• Facilitate establishment of District Oversight Committee (DOC) involving prisons, OCS, district health functionaries (such as DAPCU / DNO, DTO, TI projects, DLNs / CSC, SA-ICTC, DSRC, other health officials) and ensure regular meetings of the DOC to develop a coordination mechanism at the district level.

• Sensitise prison officials on issues related to HIV and other infectious diseases and conduct site-sensitization activities

• Coordinate with prison and OCS officials for the selection of the Prison Peer Volunteers (PPV).

• Train the PPVs on HIV and other related health issues and the project’s intervention model

• Organise various IEC and recreation activities inside prisons and OCS (such as mass awareness generation sessions, group counselling sessions, competitive games and activities)

• Educate inmates on prevention and harm reduction, positive living and treatment adherence through IEC/BCC activities and one-to-one and group counselling.

• Work in close coordination with the local SA-ICTC, ARTC, DSRC, DTO, and OST centers to ensure HIV, STI, and TB testing and treatment services for prisons and OCS inmates

• Saturate the coverage of inmates in prisons and OCS allocated to the PPM, and ensure HIV services for all new inmates

• Coordinate with prison and OCS authorities and district health functionaries towards ensuring all STR cases are sent for confirmatory testing and treatment linkages

Qualifications, Experience and Skill-Set:

Graduate with computer skills or Twelfth pass with minimum two years of experience of working on HIV projects as a field staff (experience of working on prison interventions / GFATM projects, or TI/LWS projects will be an added advantage). The qualification criteria will be relaxed for suitably experienced candidates living with HIV and/or TB, ex-convicts, and individuals belonging to key populations or other vulnerable groups.

• Written and oral communication skills in English and regional language of the state.

• Counselling and outreach and documentation skills

• Sound computer skills, including use of internet and MS office software

• Should be based at the districts allotted, for work in the respective zones

• Willing to travel extensively using public transport services

• Ability to work with large network of health care facilities from the government, private

and non-governmental sectors

• Ability to work with minimum supervision and meeting timelines

• Ability to work as a team player in a complex, multicultural environment

Remuneration: The salary offered for the position is Rs 14,000/- .

This position requires a minimum of 12-15 days travel in a month to the districts and blocks with the designated state and outside, as per needs.


Please submit a comprehensive CV in English with a supporting cover letter, including the names of three referees (including a current or most recent employer), as well as expected salary, last salary earned and required notice period.

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

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