Prison Peer Mobilizer

Posted By: LEPRA Society Hyderabad


Not Specified

Program Implementation

Public Health/WASH

Job Description

depending on the agreement from PR.

What PPM would do:

• 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.

• Sensitize 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

• Organize 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

Remuneration : Rs.14,000 (CTC) per month

How to apply?

If you have the skills and necessary experience and are interested in this role please email your application along with detailed resume in the specified format downloaded from (careers column) to specifying the REF.NO in the subject line.

LEPRA Society is an equal opportunity employer.

LEPRA Society’s management reserves the right to modify the contents of this position description at any time.

Eligibility Criteria


• Graduate with computer skills or twelve 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.

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:LEPRA Society Hyderabad
  • About Organization:LEPRA is a non-governmental organisation that promotes quality health care, initiates and fosters new developments and implementation. Our history dates back to 1925, when the British Empire Leprosy Relief Association (BELRA) started leprosy work in India. LEPRA was established in Hyderabad in 1989, as a partner of Lepra UK, to serve the needs of people affected by leprosy. LEPRA focused specifically on supporting the government of India’s National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) in Hyderabad. Leprosy control activities were carried out according to a Survey, Education and Treatment (SET) strategy in which identifying all patients living in an area, by means of case finding methods like mass, contact and school surveys, and treating them with multi-drug therapy (MDT) was the prime objective.